KYLO REN COMMITTED TO THE DARK SIDEabril 20, 2018
KYLO REN COMMITTED TO THE DARK SIDE
He has sacrificed everything to become the dark lord his master wishes him to be, and yet there is still conflict within Kylo Ren.
The Force is strong with Ben Solo. The son of Leia—daughter of Darth Vader and sister of Luke Skywalker—Ben trained to become a Jedi under the guidance of his uncle Luke. But the darkness swiftly rose in him, and Ben was soon seduced to the dark side by the shadowy Snoke, taking the name Kylo Ren. The malign influence of the First Order’s Supreme Leader sent the young man down an ever darker path, leading him to destroy the Jedi training temple, to reject his family, and finally to murder his own father, Han Solo, on Starkiller Base.
Shortly after committing patricide, and before the mobile ice planet was destroyed, Ren faced Rey in the woods which surrounded the base. As they fought, Rey bested him, severely wounding him in single combat. Rescued by General Hux, Kylo Ren returned to his master, to fi nd Snoke manifestly disappointed. Snoke taunted his apprentice, further destabilizing the young man’s already fractured mind. As an obedient servant, Ren follows Snoke’s orders to pursue and crush the fleeing Resistance, but the words of his father echo in his mind— that Snoke is merely using him for his power.
Fueled by the dark side, Ren’s ambition drives him to desire more, to plan on taking the place he thinks he deserves in the First Order. But there’s something else he cannot ignore. He and the scavenger from Jakku share a strange bond in the Force, a mysterious connection whose true nature and meaning Kylo Ren is still attempting to comprehend…