The Mandalorian: Major Star Wars sequel trilogy character spotted? Fans are CONVINCED
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The latest episode of The Mandalorian’s second season has dropped on Disney+ in Chapter 12: The Siege. And in this week’s adventure, Mando and Baby Yoda headed back to Nevarro. But in one scene fans were convinced they spotted a major Star Wars sequel trilogy character. WARNING: POTENTIAL SPOILERS AHEAD.
During the episode, The Mandalorian, Greef Karga and Cara Dune infiltrated an old Imperial outpost that appeared to be abandoned…at first.
But inside they came across a lab with deformed organisms growing in tanks.
Star Wars fans were quick to point that this could indeed by a Supreme Leader Snoke clone.
One fan tweeted: “OH F*** IS THAT SNOKE?”
To which other fans replied: “Definitely looks like it due to the head scar!”
While another added: “Yup I think that’s a prototype of Snoke definitely.”
Star Wars fans will remember that Supreme Leader Snoke was set up as the First Order’s ruler in The Force Awakens, which took place few decades after The Mandalorian.
Snoke was then slaughtered by Kylo Ren in The Last Jedi before The Rise of Skywalker revealed him to be a clone secretly engineered on the Sith world of Exegol.
Snoke had free will but he existed as a proxy ruler, serving the reborn Darth Sidious’ purposes.
Perhaps the clones in this Imperial lab in The Mandalorian are early prototypes that were maybe outsourced by the Sith Eternal to be worked on by those still loyal to Palpatine.
Let’s not forget that there are similar-looking pickled Snoke clones grown in tanks in the opening scene of The Rise of Skywalker on Exegol.
Plus, The Mandalorian is set just five years after the end of Return of the Jedi, when Darth Sidious was first defeated.
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The Emperor transferred his consciousness by the power of the Dark Side of the Force to a cloned body designed by the Sith Eternal.
So during these events in The Mandalorian, it makes sense for Palpatine to be working on creating his puppet king in the form of Snoke, who could lead the First Order for him in the future.
Aside from what appeared to be Snoke, the latest episode of The Mandalorian featured some original trilogy references.
During the classroom scene that Baby Yoda is put in, the teacher is a 3PO-series protocol droid.
Additionally, The Mandalorian’s first bounty Horatio Sanz returns, who is threatened with being put in carbonite just like Han Solo was in The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi.
Aside from connections to the original and sequel trilogies, The Mandalorian has been bringing animated series characters to live-action from The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels shows.
So far we’ve seen the Darksaber and one of its former wielders Bo-Katan Kryze.
While we’re soon to finally see a live-action version of Anakin’s former Jedi apprentice Ahsoka Tano.
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