It's been over a week since The Last Jedi trailer was released and fans are still just as excited as ever for the next Star Wars film. Confusingly, there's one thing that's been over looked by most people: The whole plot of The Force Awakens was about both sides finding #LukeSkywalker. Think about it: Isn't it odd that a group as powerful as the First Order would be scared of one man after already killing off their young order? Additionally, it took a whole council of Jedi Masters to rise and also fall more gloriously than most YouTube videos.
Let's take a look at the reasons Supreme Leader Snoke is probably shaking in his dashing gold robe that the Resistance found Luke first in The Force Awakens. Also, could there be more to Luke's necklace which he doesn't want The First Order to find more out about?
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Killing The Last Jedi Ensures Only The Dark Side
While everyone is talking about how the Jedi needs to end — or how they should just add a color in front of it — the bigger question that has yet to be answered is why was Snoke was so passionately looking for Luke? Kylo and the Knights of Ren destroyed Luke's last order, so what makes him so valuable that you dispense the best of the best of The First Order to find him?
Maybe it's as simple as destroying the last Jedi? Snoke understands how powerful hope can be, and by wiping out the last in the universe he may finally rest freely. Also, this would persuade all the other Force-sensitive people to join him, creating an order such the galaxy has never seen before. I mean, one Jedi did destroy an entire empire not so long ago.
What If It's Personal?
How could it possibly be for personal reasons? Honestly, there's been a 30-year gap between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens. Maybe Luke knows something about Snoke that could devastate how The First Order views him, or he has learned something that has the utmost value while he was in exile and Snoke felt it. Maybe Luke has a Jedi Holocron (more about that later!): Basically, the possibilities are limitless until we finally see The Last Jedi.
Maybe they were lovers? Just kidding. Coming back to the idea, what if Luke knows something about Snoke that could harm his reputation — how would've this happened? Maybe Luke found Snoke after ROTJ and he wanted to learn something from this great and powerful Force user that somehow dodged the war, and Luke wanted to learn all he could from him.
Also, the way Leia speaks of Snoke sounds like she's more familiar with him than we may have thought. So, after the two of them became close, Snoke revealed his master plans and Luke rejected him to start a new order of Jedi. The attack of the school — burning it to a crisp — and stealing Luke's own nephew somehow feels way more personal that it rightfully should.
Lastly, this could explain why Luke has been in exile for so many years: He was the sole cause of the destruction and he nephew turning to Snoke. All right, now comes the most logical of reasons:
He Has Something Extremely Important
Besides being the last Jedi and the possibility of starting a new order, the answer on why he's so important has been so rarely talked about in the movie and even less now since Luke stated the Jedi must end. Snoke already destroyed the New Order, so what exactly makes Luke Skywalker such an immediate threat against The First Order?
It takes a long time to train Jedi and The First Order has the galaxy on lock down! Also, I highly doubt they will be defeated in the same fashion once more, with Rey pulling a Thanos and doing it all her by herself. But wait — what if Luke has something that could help speed along the process and also a way to permanently eradicate the Dark Side?
Y'see in the animated adventures they have these things called Holocrons, both the Sith and Jedi kind. In Star Wars Rebels, Darth Maul and Ezra Bridger opened one and found out some pretty amazing information. What if, in Luke's exile, he's managed to accumulate a couple of them, but somehow he could open them up by himself? This would make Luke incredibly powerful and worthy of spending one whole movie hunting him down.
So, the top two answers: The word Jedi gives hope to the galaxy; secondly, Luke has some sort of power that can threaten The First Order, which was why The Force Awakens stressed how valuable Luke has become since his failings with his last order. Or, maybe Snoke just really hates him because he owes him some money. We'll sure to find out come this December!
Do you think Luke is so vastly important because he's the last Jedi?
Or, do you think Luke has a way grander scheme than the director is letting on?