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So in Star Wars: The Force Awakens,
Han Solo dies, killed by his own son, Kylo Ren.
But there's something that's been bugging me about that.
Why didn't Han stop Kylo Ren (aka Ben) from killing him?
Here is the scene right after Kylo Ren says that he knows what he needs to do, but he needs his (Han's) help, and he hands Han his lightsaber, and drops his mask on the bridge. The thing is, as you can see in the picture, he holds the lightsaber horizontally, with the live end pointing to his right (Han's left). And Han has a hand on the weapon as well. So, practically, he would feel is Ren tried to turn the saber to the side, or to point it towards Han.
Ok, I'd understand if Han had died because Ren drove the 'sidebar' of his lightsaber through him. Eventhough Han had spent a lot of time around Luke, and was familiar with the lightsaber, Luke's lightsaber didn't have the sidebars. Han has probably seen Ren's unique lightsaber before, but I could accept that he forgot about the sidebars. This is if Ren had stabbed Han with the sidebar.
But in this scene, it's pretty obvious that Ren did not stab Han with the sidebar, but with the full length of the lightsaber. Which means that he must have turned it from facing his right to facing his front. And Han had his hand still on the lightsaber! So he must have felt Ren turning it around to face him.
Why didn't Han stop Ren killing him? If he was that much older and weaker than Ren and couldn't physically stop him, why didn't he just jump out of the way?
EDIT: In another question, it was asked if Han knew Ren was going to kill him. But that question addresses what was going through his mind as he confronted Ren solo (pun intended). My question is asking why he did let Ren kill him. It's as if he not only knew Ren was going to kill him, but he wanted it. Why?