There has been more speculation about Snoke’s identity than pretty much anything else in The Force Awakens.
Is he alive (and shown as a hologram), or dead (i.e. a spirit/”space ghost” like Yoda and Obi-Wan)? Is he Vader? The Emperor? Obviously, he is not Porkins.
Andy Serkis was quoted as saying that Snoke is a new character, so maybe any and all speculation is pointless. Still, my favorite theory is that Snoke is the “dead” Darth Plagueis, re-appearing as a “space ghost”.
There is really nice symmetry to that. The canon (or what used to be the canon) implies that Plagueis, who was the most powerful Sith that ever existed, is Anakin’s Dad (that Anakin was conceived through the “Force”).
In Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith, Darth Sideous (Plagueis’ former apprentice) tells Anakin that Plagueis had the power to overcome death. Anakin is intrigued and sees this as a way to prevent Padmé’s demise. But it can also mean that Plagueis had the power to become a spirit (“space ghost”), the same way Yoda did. (If you have not watched Clone Wars, the last seasons deals with this knowledge, and it is a really interesting set of episodes)
So for Plagueis to show up in The Force Awakens as a spirit, to finish what he started feels right considering how the Star Wars stories are very cyclical in nature.
What do you guys think? I would love the hear some other theories!
Now, this was the hardest of The Force Awakens patterns to make. We don’t really get a good look at Snoke in the movie, and what we do see is through a diffused blue light so I had to do a fair amount of guessing. But this will have to do until we get a better view in Episode 8.
Here is the 17th of our The Force Awakens patterns, and #46 in the Perler bead/cross stitch/crochet/knitting/Lego/pixel/mosaic pattern series.
NOTE: We spent A LOT of time making these designs, and are absolutely thrilled to see that they are becoming so popular, but we want to remind you that we should get credit when they are used. So, if you show your work using our designs anywhere (online as well), put a “Pattern © Anette Nam Design” and link to “Maythefourthbewithyouparty.com” somewhere close by. THANK YOU! … and as always, you may not sell any products made with these patterns.
Needed if you make Perler Bead Coasters:
- Perler Beads
- Tweezers (optional)
- Perler Clear Pegboards
- Removable Tape
- Printout of Pattern (download above image)
- Baking Parchment Paper (Perler Ironing Paper)
- Heavy Object with Flat Bottom
- Cork sheets with Adhesive Backs
- Scissors or X-acto Knife
- Bantha Milk (optional)
- Download and print out the pattern provided (mirror it, if you only plan on ironing on only 1 side).
- Cut out, then tape pattern to the back of the Perler Pegboard so the dots line up with the pegs.
- Add the Perler beads (tweezers are pretty handy if you don’t have a 6 yr old’s tiny fingers).
- Carefully move pegboard to ironing board, place parchment (or Perler ironing paper) on top.
- Iron until the beads start melting together (If you have never done this before, it might take some practice to get it “just right”).
- Let cool for a bit, remove from Perler Pegboard and remove paper.
- Optional: turn over, cover with parchment paper and iron on other side. (put something solid and heatproof underneath to make ironing easier)
- If you only iron on 1 side, place it under something flat and heavy while it cools, to avoid curving.
- Cut cork about 1/4” smaller than the square, affix to the back.
- Don’t forget the Bantha milk. Enjoy!
Usually people iron on both sides of the Perler bead design, but I prefer to only do the back. The designs look crisper and more “pixely”. With the cork on the back, I have not had any problems with the coasters falling apart, but feel free to iron yours on both sides.
Note, if you only plan on iron on only 1 side, you need to mirror the pattern.
Also, the coasters are pretty hard to clean, so try not to get anything too gunky in there.
Perler Beads – Black
Perler Beads – Red
Perler Beads – Dark Grey
Perler Beads – Grey (Light)
Perler Beads – Rust
Perler Beads – Sand
Perler Beads – Butterscotch
Perler Beads – Tan
Peeler Beads – Light Brown
Feel free to use these patterns for any personal use – but please do not sell items made with them. Also, feel free to link to this blog so others can download the pattern, but do not download and then re-upload in order to offer them as downloads on your own site/blog. THANKS!