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Kylo Ren Rey wasn't using the dark side. Possibly even stronger than Palpatine( Darth Sidious). Hence, his knowledge of the darkness came from records from thousands of years ago… from arcane lore that applied to Sith Lords and Force-wielders from a time when the Dark Side was more crude and aggressive. What is frightening is that, unlike Vader’s battalion, Kylo’s Knights are more focused and more aggressive in their methods. What if I told you that the man once known as Ben Solo is probably the most powerful character we’ve seen so far in any Star Wars movie. Together, they seem unstoppable. However, Ben likely had a loving relationship with Leia. Kylo Ren. This means Rey is likely the only one who could bring him back to the Light. It’s a testament to the connection he had with his mother that she was only able to reach her oneness with the Force when her son did. He’s meddling with her training, and it’s to her eternal frustration. When she quickly learns how to use mind tricks and then beats Kylo at the end of The Force Awakens , it might’ve seemed as if her skills came out of nowhere, but two key factors helped Rey catch up with Kylo’s experience and surpass him. Every saga has its hero, and every hero needs to face his/her greatest villain. What’s interesting is that the crossguards serve dual purposes; one, to protect the hands of the wielder as well as block attacks by an opponent, but more importantly they serve as vents for the saber’s energy. With Hosnian Prime gone, the First Order will march on to conquer the remaining systems in ways the Empire never thought possible. He was born into a world of peace and was a child to loving parents who were also inherently good, noble and decent. Having studied Jedi skills as well as arcane Dark Side lore, Kylo Ren is the physical embodiment of conflict. Here's what makes this duo unique. That’s what we’re going to explore. Where did it start, and what does it mean now that we’ve seen the end? But, the idea that Kylo Ren knows more about Rey than anybody else is much more interesting, and from a story perspective, kind of essential. While the Emperor seemed more methodical and political in his approach, the methods of Snoke seem more aggressive and brutish, which is what makes him a dangerous enemy in the grand scheme of things. Kylo Ren has a lot of... anger issues in The Force Awakens. So many questions surround the true identity of the shrouded figure but one thing is for certain - he’s old enough to be an ancient entity. In fact, he would go on to hunt Rey and Finn in the snowy forests of Starkiller Base, before taking down Finn and only losing out to a newly Force-sensitive Rey in lightsaber combat. It's an intriguing possibility. This act defies the known powers of Jedi and Sith alike. But Luke only started training at 19 and he's still way stronger than Kylo Ren. News on all your favorite celebs, reality TV, and movies. Kyber Crystals power all lightsabers, but Ren’s decision to use a cracked, unstable rock further reflects his fractured mindset. When we first see Rey in The Rise of Skywalker, she very quickly goes into a training exercise. One thing that isn’t well known about Kylo Ren is his penchant for collecting ancient artefacts. And who knows what other powers the Supreme Leader will impart onto his newfound protégé in the chaotic times to come? With arguably nothing to build upon after the fall of the Empire, a newly-named Kylo Ren had to step in and take control of the fanatical faction known as the First Order. Fans who noticed Kylo thumping on his wounds would know that Ren did this to cause himself more pain, because it served as fuel for the darkness within. 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Where was he during the prequel trilogy? Kylo Ren is a chaotic character whose origins place him somewhere in the middle between the light and the dark side of the Force. Kylo Ren tried to protect Rey, by telling Snoke that he is stronger than her force powers. It’s safe to say that the war against the Empire would have never been won had it not been for the holy trinity in Star Wars lore; Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia Organa, and Han Solo. For better or worse, Kylo Ren’s parents consist of not one, but two extremely powerful characters in the Star Wars universe. While the design of the weapon is ancient, its components are new and apply modern technology. Ben had everything he needed to become a Jedi, a keeper of the peace, and a warrior with a steady moral compass. While Vader was infamously regarded as the “Jedi slayer” around the galaxy during his time, Ren’s Knights have somehow managed to once again destroy the last remnants of the Jedi, forever labelling themselves as Jedi killers and a merciless gang of mercenaries in the process. Though Luke and Leia might not be a “dyad,” they are still bonded through the Force. One that doesn't require any mind wipes, and that might tie Rey and Kylo together a little more elegantly. Even in the afterlife, Leia wouldn't go until she was ready. You know who can survive a shot from Chewbacca’s bowcaster? The films' creators have established this power across three films, and it pays off beautifully. To start, we have to go back to The Force Awakens and the moment when Kylo Ren first hears of the scavenger on Jakku. Did you enjoy these Kylo Ren quotes? The seductive call of the Dark happened more naturally and more organically to Ben than even Anakin Skywalker… which is why Kylo Ren is an entirely different beast altogether. Whatever he’s teaching Kylo, it’s working. At least Finn had military training. He was even influential enough to drive Kylo Ren to destroy his own father, Han Solo. [Fandom Files #16], Rian Johnson explains that bonkers Star Wars: The Last Jedi cave scene. The presence of his grandfather, despite finally turning to the Light, still looms heavy in the galaxy, and Kylo Ren is bent on finishing the work of the Empire so that Vader’s legacy can ascend to prominence once again. After she leaves on her mission to track down a Sith Wayfinder, Kylo Ren reaches out to her once more, this time while she’s in the middle of a celebration on the planet Pasaana. “I’ve never felt so alone,” she tells him. Ben Solo did not grow up in chaos. It’s also why Supreme Leader Snoke sensed the magnitude of potential within Ren and began his sinister plan to pluck the young Jedi from Luke Skywalker and turn him to the Dark Side. And then, as if in a cosmic version of Romeo and Juliet, they each sacrifice their lives for the other until Ben ends up on the losing side of that coin. Because the Empire was no more and the supposed last two members of the Sith had perished during the Battle Of Endor, Ren and his Knights didn’t have a true source to derive their Dark Side teachings from. He’s a tinkerer of sorts and prefers to make with his hands what he uses – which pretty much explains his rag-like cloak and the crackling, frightening variation of a lightsaber he wields, aptly named the “trisaber”. Either way, it was a beautiful moment. The pain amplified his Force powers and the rage helped him survive what would otherwise be deadly wounds. Prior to his fall to the dark side - when he started to struggle with his inner darkness - Leia was terrified that he might end up like his maternal grandfather Anakin Skywalker, so she sent him to study u… Kylo knew that, in order to succeed, he needed to heed the siren of the Dark Side, and laid the Light within him to rest as he drove the trisaber through Han Solo’s chest. While answering questions from fans at a recent Q&A session, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker director J.J. Abrams commented on the relationship between Rey and Kylo Ren and stated that their connection was originally developed as that of siblings rather than romantic or sexual partners. Had Lord Vader not succumbed to emotion at the crucial moment—had the father killed the son—the Empire would have prevailed. It transported across the galaxy. He was trained by the best of the best; Luke Skywalker, the beacon of hope who toppled an Empire and brought peace to the galaxy. This was just another way he emotionally manipulated them for his own gain. As if such things were solid and real instead of simple subjective judgements. What if, after he is taught how to hone the Force more effectively than ever before, Kylo Ren truly becomes the most dangerous adversary Luke – or any other Jedi – has ever had to face? And a lil’ charm never hurt anybody, either! Next: Most shocking moments from TLJ 'Spy Kids' reboot in the works with Robert Rodriguez back in charge, Debris creator hopes his new NBC series will appeal to those missing Fringe, Debris: NBC's new UFO mystery drama unveils first out-of-this-world footage, Paul Bettany claims WandaVison has more VFX than Endgame; teases 'intense' twists to come, Comics Wire: Inside Marvel's Heroes Reborn; Image's horror anthology; & this week's hot reads, Want to help pick the next X-Men team? What if Kylo Ren is more powerful than even Darth Vader? 15 Characters Stronger Than Kylo Ren. Kylo Ren undoubtedly looks awesome on screen, but he could also easily pass as a random alien knight with a mask. In the opening scene of The Force Awakens, we see Kylo Ren freeze a shot by Poe Dameron midair and then release it many minutes later once Poe is taken into Ren’s ship. Like Comic-Con. As headstrong and unfazed as General Organa can be, so can her son… the tenacious warmonger of Supreme Leader Snoke’s First Order, Kylo Ren. In Star Wars, an easy answer is that it was their "destiny" all along, but there’s more to it than that. In the new Star Wars trilogy, starting with The Force Awakens, that villain is Kylo Ren; ruthless commander of the First Order, a skilled tactician in the art of war, and a ferocious wielder of the Force. Fangrrls is about kicking down doors, breaking boundaries and celebrating female fans with fun, witty and entertaining content. Now that you have had the chance to get to know Kylo Ren better, you can understand why he is such a compelling character. One ability that was prominently highlighted in The Force Awakens was Kylo Ren’s psychic prowess. Given his sacrifice and his ability to come back as a Force ghost, I would bet that death is not the end of the story between Rey and Ben Solo and their unbreakable connection. Did the Empire know of his existence? Not only is Kylo Ren extremely attuned to the Force, he’s also sensitive enough to sense the slightest changes in the level of Dark and Light in the surrounding vicinity. Not only can Kylo freeze a blast midway, but he can also use the Force to freeze people where they stand, as seen when he froze Rey when he was hunting her down. Because Ben was born into a family of Solos and Skywalkers, his Force sensitivity is extremely strong, which is why Luke Skywalker trained him to be a formidable Jedi. Whatever the case, Supreme Leader Snoke was powerful enough to have swayed young Ben Solo to the Dark Side. The Rise of Skywalker introduced us to a new term in Star Wars: “Force dyad.” A dyad is defined by the Merriam-Webster dictionary as “two individuals (such as husband and wife) maintaining a sociologically significant relationship.” There’s a significance to "dyad" in biology as well, meaning the splitting of chromosomes in meiosis, which is defined as “a type of cell division that results in four daughter cells each with half the number of chromosomes of the parent cell, as in the production of gametes and plant spores.”. That act alone makes one wonder if part of Padme’s death was, in fact, some machination of the Force in this same way. But who are you more like? At first she’s in perfect harmony with the world around her, but when Ben reaches out he disrupts her concentration. For better or worse, Kylo Ren’s parents consist of not one, but two extremely powerful characters in the Star Wars universe. The ability to stop a blast midair is one thing, but to hold it there while doing something else is an act of multitasking unlike anything we’ve seen from any other character in the Star Wars cinematic universe. Sith vs. Jedi, once again. While it’s possible that Kylo didn’t make it off Starkiller Base, he’s more than likely still alive and will almost certainly play a role in Episode VIII when it’s released in 2017. Well, there’s another option. Ren’s Force-sensitivity is so unique that he picks up on changing mindsets, changing sentiments, and an increase in the Light side of the Force, much like Chirrut Imwe was able to do in Rogue One, when he sensed a change in Captain Andor’s demeanor. Is Snoke old enough to be Darth Sidious’ master? Either way, Kylo Ren’s command of the Force is unparalleled, and only time will tell how powerful be will eventually become. The historians have it all wrong. However, Hux interfered and stated that the fact he brought the girl foiled his plans, and that because of it, The Resistance may have got the map back already. Back on his Star Destroyer, he looks down at his glove and sees the rain from Rey's location. Unlike Darth Vader and the Sith Lords of the modern era, Kylo Ren’s knowledge of the Dark Side of the Force comes from a much older place. Say hi on Twitter @ninjarvin. Also loves going to the movies on weekday mornings. The fact that Kylo Ren was able to master the art of mental infiltration at such as early age further proves why his Force abilities are frighteningly powerful and unlike anything we’ve seen before. Except every week in your inbox. It showcases the mental prowess of the fallen Ben Solo, and lays to rest any doubt that he may not be as powerful as his grandfather. While the amalgamation of Han Solo’s instincts and General Leia’s willpower does make their son, Ben Solo, a force to be reckoned with, those traits are nothing compared to the dominant factor that makes the master of the Knights Of Ren who he is… and that is the dark, destructive nature of his grandfather, Anakin Skywalker – better known throughout the galaxy as the genocidal tyrant, Darth Vader. Although not Force sensitive, Han Solo played a pivotal part in carrying out the plans to thwart the Emperor and his dynasty by using his incredible intellect and slick thinking. His powers are more honed and less contained, while his ferocity is a frightening reminder of his corrupt bloodline. So then, how does Kylo Ren know about Rey? The gullible prattle on about the triumph of truth and justice, of individualism and free will. In fact, he may be more powerful than Darth Vader in many aspects. Cue Kylo Ren… the Jedi Killer; a name that has been whispered among every rank of the First Order, because no one except for Darth Vader himself has committed such a vile act of treason and cruelty that was Kylo’s descent to infamy. The Knights of Ren have been suspiciously prominent despite barely being present at all. This bond developed slowly over the course of their three films together. Its safe to say that either of them would wipe the floor with Kylo, but he's 29! While the so-called “dark Jedi” most definitely inherits the cunning mind of his father, Han Solo, it’s the unbreakable perseverance and stubbornness of his mother, General Leia Organa, that runs through his blood and has made him the ruthless leader of the First Order that he is today. And while those in Darth Vader’s bandwagon might hate to hear this, Vader couldn’t exactly read minds, otherwise he would have used the tactic on Princess Leia when she was his captive. Clearly, one had more knowledge and experience than the other, but that alone is not enough to make Kylo Ren more powerful. It was neither poor strategy nor arrogance that brought down the Empire. This gives him an advantage on levels only seen in great Jedi masters like Yoda and Obi-Wan Kenobi. Such a foolish error of judgement. Kylo Ren tried to protect Rey, by telling Snoke that he is stronger than her force powers. Not much is known about his relationship with his mother. 06 - Kylo, some other reason 07 - they are the same strength Rey has become more stronger than Kylo, as expected by the previously noted trend. While both characters are powerful in the Force, Kylo Ren is almost certainly more powerful than Rey, at least throughout The Force Awakens. Aptly nicknamed “Jedi Killer” for the massacre of dozens of Jedi students, Kylo Ren was once a promising protégé of none other than Luke Skywalker, and is the son to both Han Solo and General Leia Organa. 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