If one invests time in an lengthy animated series in which he appears. The character ought to be able to stand alone without benefit of watching TCW.
You keep bringing up the show for no reason. Pretty much everything contextual we learn about him comes from one movie. And it’s more than we get with Snoke.
Plus he’s not even played by Lee in that show and he’s still fun to watch, so there goes that.
What did we learn about him in AOTC other than he was Qui-Gon’s master, left the Jedi for some reason, and now henches for Sidious? Even Lucas can’t seem to decide if he’s totally evil at times.
Exactly. We learn his former employer, his current employer, his organization’s plan and and his role in said plan, in his former master and how that relates him to our main characters, and we learn through subtext(?) that he followed Anakin’s potential trajectory of leaving for political reasons and then becoming corrupted by Sidious.
Also Lucas was not wishy washy with Dooku at all. He was a bad dude who wasn’t always bad.
With Snoke we learn that he corrupted Ben Solo, and that he commands the “First Order”, whatever they are.
Unlike Dooku also, Snoke is mostly a walking question mark.
Why was this super powerful dude (as evidenced by Luke hiding) not doing anything during the first six films?
The most we learn about Snoke comes from the new EU. All the stuff about him having a ring from Vader’s castle and being from the unknown regions etc isn’t even in the movies.
And now he’s dead so even an 11th hour exposition dump won’t really help your point since Serkis won’t be playing him again.