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Snoke's throne room,[3] situated on the Supremacy, served as the base of operations for Supreme Leader Snoke of the First Order. The throne room was protected by the Elite Praetorian Guard — an elite force of eight human warriors served as bodyguards.[2]

HistoryEdit

During the cold war, in the year 34 ABY,[1] Snoke communicated with his comrades General Armitage Hux and Kylo Ren via hologram, and later in person as they visited the Supremacy. In his throne room, Snoke taunted Kylo about not living up to his expectations and that he was just a child in a mask. When Kylo aggressively responded, Snoke knocked him to the ground with Force lightning, causing his guards to assume combat stances.[2]

It was also in his throne room that Ren brought Rey before him, and where his apprentice betrayed him, and killed him via igniting his grandfather's Jedi lightsaber through the Supreme Leader's torso. The throne room then became a battleground as the Praetorian Guard attacked the two Force-wielders in an attempt to avenge Snoke. Ren and Rey defeated all eight of the guards in a short but brutally close fight, setting the red banners ablaze in the process. Ren attempted to convince Rey to side with him, but she refused and they grappled over her lightsaber, eventually splitting it in two and releasing a huge burst of energy which knocked Ren unconscious and allowed Rey the opportunity to flee in Snoke's escape craft.[2]

General Hux later visited the throne room after the Supremacy suffered catastrophic damage via the Raddus entering light-speed in front of the ship, where he was distraught to find Snoke's bisected corpse and Ren's prone form, especially when it ruined his chances at killing Snoke himself. Hux briefly toyed with the idea of assassinating Ren, but put the idea aside when Ren awoke just before he could. Ren proceeded to pin Snoke's assassination on the conveniently absent Rey and then claimed the title of Supreme Leader for himself, seizing Hux’s throat with the Force when the man protested and forcing him to submit to his authority.[2]

Behind the scenesEdit

McQuarrie throne

Ralph McQuarrie's concept art for the Emperor's throne room in Return of the Jedi

Snoke's throne room was created and developed for Star Wars: Episode VIII The Last Jedi,[4] the eighth film in the Star Wars saga, which was released on December 15, 2017.[5] The throne room was first revealed in the Force Friday II toy and action-figure previews released on August 31, 2017.[6] The first footage of the throne room was released in The Last Jedi trailer on October 9, 2017.[7]

The design of Snoke's throne itself was inspired by a concept art for Emperor Palpatine's throne room featured in Episode VI Return of the Jedi, designed by Ralph McQuarrie[8]—the legendary conceptual designer responsible for many of the designs and aesthetics featured in the original trilogy.[9]

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Notes and referencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Star Wars: Galactic Atlas places the events of Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens in 34 ABY. Star Wars: Episode VIII The Last Jedi takes place immediately after the ending of The Force Awakens, placing it events in the same year.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 Star Wars: Episode VIII The Last Jedi
  3. Star Wars: The Last Jedi: The Visual Dictionary
  4. SWCustom-2011 Directing The Last Jedi on StarWars.com
  5. SWCustom-2011 The Official Title for Star Wars: Episode VIII Revealed on StarWars.com
  6. SWCustom-2011 Force Friday II: First Look at Select New Star Wars Products on StarWars.com
  7. SWYTlogo Star Wars: The Last Jedi Trailer (Official) on the official Star Wars YouTube Channel
  8. TwitterLogo @rianjohnson (Rian Johnson) on Twitter. "👍" (screenshot) (in response to "Do I sense another #RalphMcQuarrie inspiration in #TheLastJedi? 😉", with images of Snoke's throne and Ralph McQuarrie's aforementioned concept art attached)
  9. The Art of Ralph McQuarrie