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The name Kylo Ren sounds vaguely familiar to me. Is he a new character created for the new movie? If so, is there a related character with the last name Ren already in the canon (movies, books, comics, video games, cross-stitchings, etc.) somewhere?

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    Are you perhaps thinking of Ryu and Ken from the Street Fighter game series? HADOKEN! – Paul D. Waite Aug 28 '15 at 8:22
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    @PaulD.Waite - Maybe he typed up his answer on a tablet and was staring at his "stylus pen" – Valorum Aug 28 '15 at 17:16
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    I was actually doing it on my mobile device while pondering what new features will Apple put in the next "iPhone Gen" – xdhmoore Aug 28 '15 at 17:20
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Kylo Ren appears to be a wholly new character invented for the Star Wars 7 film. There are no mentions of him in any other literature pre-dating the revelation of his name in a trading card in 2015.

You may be confusing him with any one of a dozen Rens found elsewhere in the Star Wars universe, notably Kybo Ren, a pirate from the 'Star Wars Droids: The Adventures' TV series.

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    That was it, Kybo Ren. I watched that as a kid. – xdhmoore Aug 28 '15 at 17:15
  • @xdhmoore - for what it's worth, I suspect the names are merely coincidental. – Valorum Aug 28 '15 at 17:17
  • It so close! It's just one penstroke off and it rhymes! – xdhmoore Aug 28 '15 at 17:18

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