Thanks Rei! I’ve actually found the Canonical language choices to be carefully cryptic when describing Snoke’s backstory, including the beginning of his relationship with Ben Solo.

For instance, the canon Kylo Ren wookiepedia page says:

“Despite his promising future as a Jedi apprentice, the dark side’s influence grew within him as a result of the machinations of Supreme Leader Snoke, a powerful Force wielder who saw in young Solo the potential for limitless power.

I write about more of these opaque language choices including this double-entendre in a follow-up essay:

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