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Snoke made a brief appearance in The Force Awakens, giving instructions from the shadows.
The new trailer opens with him seemingly addressing his apprentice Kylo Ren, “When I found you, I saw raw untamed power. And beyond that … something truly special.”
However, later in the trailer, Snoke has captured Rey, ordering her to “fulfill her destiny.” So perhaps the opening line is addressing her instead of Kylo.
One thing is for sure; he has formidable powers, causing his captive to tremble and scream (even Kylo Ren couldn’t break Rey in The Force Awakens) via telekinesis.
So what do we know about the Supreme Leader of the First Order?
He is humanoid, but disfigured. And while he appears physically frail, he has mastery over the Force. He was able to lure Kylo Ren (the son of Leia and Han Solo) over to the dark side. Whereas the Emperor, Darth Vader, and Kylo Ren all have a penchant for wearing black, Snoke is seen wearing an ornate golden robe.
Will Snoke be able to do the same with Rey? Only time will tell.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi opens in theaters on December 15.