Star Wars: 10 most disliked storylines, ranked

Despite differences of opinions, there are some subplots and "creative choices," that unite Star Wars fans in a collective facepalm. Let's talk about them.

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back. Luke Skywalker lightsaber duels Darth Vader. Image Credit: StarWars.com
Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back. Luke Skywalker lightsaber duels Darth Vader. Image Credit: StarWars.com /
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9. Snoke's lack of backstory (the sequel trilogy)

You're watching a magic show, and the magician keeps hinting at his most spectacular trick yet, building up the suspense until you're on the edge of your seat. The moment finally arrives, and... poof! The magician abruptly leaves the stage without performing the trick, leaving you bewildered and asking, "That's it?" That's pretty much how we all felt about Supreme Leader Snoke in the Star Wars sequel trilogy.

Introduced as the new and excitingly mysterious big bad, cloaked in shadows and oozing dark side vibes, Snoke seemed like he was going to be the next big thing in galactic villainy. We speculated wildly about his origins - was he a Sith lord we'd met before? A new character with a rich, dark past? The anticipation was like waiting for a supernova, but instead, we got a flickering lightbulb. Snoke's sudden exit stage left in The Last Jedi, without a hint of where he came from or how he rose to power, left us confused, deflated, and a bit annoyed at just how inconsistent this particular installment was. It was as if someone had promised you a journey to the dark side, only to take you on a quick detour to the corner store. Lame.

Talk about missed opportunities. Snoke's lack of backstory is like buying a puzzle only to discover that half the pieces are missing. You can see part of the picture, but you're left imagining what could have been. Star Wars has always been about epic stories of conflict, legacy, and the struggle between good and evil. Characters like Darth Vader and Emperor Palpatine had layers and histories that enriched the saga. Snoke was set up to be a character with depth and significance, potentially offering new insights into the nature of the Force or the dark side. Instead, his character was like a comet that fizzled out too soon.

We as fans love to dive deep into the lore of Star Wars, dissecting every detail and theorizing about every possibility. Snoke's abrupt end and the mystery box left unopened were like being given a rich chocolate cake that turns out to be hollow inside. It wasn't just that we wanted more - it felt like a narrative promised then pulled away at the last minute, making Snoke's lack of backstory one of the most frustrating "what could have been" moments in the Star Wars universe.