23 Facts About Kylo Ren


Kylo Ren is a fictional character in the Star Wars franchise.

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Kylo Ren is the chosen name of Ben Solo, the child of original Star Wars trilogy characters Han Solo and Princess Leia Organa.

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Kylo Ren was first seen from behind, but still not named, in the 88-second The Force Awakens teaser trailer released by Lucasfilm on November 28,2014, wielding a jagged red lightsaber with a crossguard.

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Leia never really gave up hope that Kylo Ren could be redeemed, and she knew that Rey was probably the way that it would happen.

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I'll say this – the moment when Kylo Ren makes his appeal for her to join him, and Adam captured it so well in his little please, it was important to me that it wasn't a chess game, it wasn't just a manipulation.

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Kylo Ren first appears in The Force Awakens as a high-ranking member in the First Order, a tyrannical regime that has risen from the remains of the Galactic Empire.

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Kylo Ren soon learns that the pilot had entrusted his astromech droid, BB-8, with the map.

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However, Kylo Ren still feels the pull of the light side of the Force and seeks the strength to overcome it from his grandfather Darth Vader, whose burnt helmet is in Kylo Ren's possession.

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Kylo Ren tells Han he feels conflicted, and asks his father for help, which Han promises to give; Kylo Ren then ignites his lightsaber, impaling and killing Han.

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Meanwhile, Kylo Ren is reproached by Snoke for his failure to defeat Rey, and Kylo Ren tries to prove himself by leading an attack on a lead Resistance starship.

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Rey refuses, but Kylo Ren is unwilling to kill her and follows her to Kef Bir, the location of the second wayfinder.

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The duel ends with Rey impaling Kylo Ren, who had been distracted by his dying mother, Leia, reaching out to him through the Force.

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Kylo Ren'sbody fades away simultaneously as his mother's body becomes one with the Force at the Resistance base.

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Kylo Ren appears in the Marvel Comics miniseries Age of Resistance, part of the Age of Star Wars maxi-series composed of one-shot issues focusing on various characters from each trilogy in the Skywalker saga.

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Kylo Ren is a point of view character in the 2015,2017, and 2019 novelizations of the Star Wars sequel trilogy by Alan Dean Foster, Jason Fry, and Rae Carson.

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Kylo Ren is a playable character in the 2015 The Force Awakens add-on to the Disney Infinity 3.

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The Lego version of Kylo Ren appears in the 2016 short form animated series Lego Star Wars: The Resistance Rises, and as a playable character in Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

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Kylo Ren is mentioned in the 2017 novel Star Wars: Phasma, which takes place before The Force Awakens.

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Kylo Ren appears in Star Wars Battlefront II, voiced by Matthew Wood and Roger Craig Smith, masked and unmasked respectively.

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Kylo Ren is one of the numerous voices heard in the fourth and final season of Star Wars: Rebels in the episode "A World Between Worlds", with an excerpt of Driver's dialogue from The Force Awakens being used.

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Kylo Ren appears as a walk-around character within Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge at Disneyland and Disney's Hollywood Studios.

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In January 2018, Kylo Ren was voted seventh greatest movie villain of all time by the readers of Empire.

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Many reviewers commended Kylo Ren's conflicted nature and depth, as well as his costume design, and noted there were many places the character could be taken in future installments.

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