Supreme Leader Snoke is killed in The Last Jedi

do sparks fly out of

him or the chair behind him?

Not going to ask a speculative question as to whether or not someone might in fact be a robot. But someone if someone who has seen the movie already could sees it again soon could they keep an eye out for that?

  • is there a reason to think this happens or is it entirely speculation?
    – NKCampbell
    Dec 18, 2017 at 14:59
  • @nkcampbell I'm sure there were sparks, it's just a matter of whether they came out of him or the chair Dec 18, 2017 at 15:00
  • i think it was the chair. time to rewatch it on thursday.
    – CptEric
    Dec 18, 2017 at 15:54
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    Could it be ash instead of sparks? Lightsabers are extremely hot and will burn anything they go through.
    – Skooba
    Dec 19, 2017 at 13:21

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The sparks did fly out of the character. I found this rather poor-quality clip, which shows enough, however, to prove your observation.

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    – Edlothiad
    Dec 19, 2017 at 12:53
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    Looks like they're embers from the lightsaber burning through his smoking jacket. Good find
    – Machavity
    Dec 19, 2017 at 13:19
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    Guys, there are no robots in Star Wars, only droids. ;-)
    – Essen
    Dec 19, 2017 at 17:39
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    You have to think, if he was a droid, General Hux might have commented on it. Unless it was common knowledge of course, in which case it doesn't seem like being chopped in half would necessarily be a death sentence, and you'd expect Hux to suggest reassembling him. I think the lightsaber burning his clothing seems more likely.
    – delinear
    Dec 22, 2017 at 15:57
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    Yeah, I agree with @Machavity - that looks like glowing ash or embers rather than sparks.
    – Omegacron
    Dec 24, 2017 at 17:52

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