Questions tagged [kylo-ren]

Kylo Ren is the primary antagonist of the Star Wars sequel trilogy (Episodes VII - IX). Use this tag for questions about the character, but not for questions which merely mention him. Always use in conjunction with the [star-wars] tag.

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Why does Kylo Ren wear a mask?

Is there an explanation on why Kylo Ren wears that mask in The Force Awakens? It even has a voice synthesizer and everything. It makes him look like a Darth Vader fanboy and really tries to be/look/...
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Why hasn't Anakin Skywalker's Force Ghost advised Kylo Ren?

We know that Anakin Skywalker has become a Force Ghost — at the end of Episode VI, Anakin's Ghost is a wallflower at the ewok party on the Forest Moon of Endor. We also know that it doesn't ...
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Why does Kylo Ren's lightsaber look different from normal lightsabers?

Kylo Ren's lightsaber is very confusing. It has a cross-guard, which was discussed in another question, but I don't think this was: Why does Kylo Ren's lightsaber look different from a normal ...
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Is Kylo Ren a Sith?

Kylo Ren is obsessed with Darth Vader and vows to finish what he started. He wields a red lightsaber. He opposes the Jedi. He fights for the Empire... err First Order Does that mean he is a Sith?
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Why was Kylo Ren mistaken about Rey?

In The Last Jedi, both Kylo Ren and Rey see visions of the future that make them think the other one would turn. I could understand that Rey seeing But what exactly did Kylo see that made him think ...
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What exactly did Darth Vader leave unfinished that Kylo Ren intended to finish?

In a Star Wars: The Force Awakens TV Spot there is a scene of Kylo Ren saying "I will finish what you've started" to Darth Vader's mask. Do we know what exactly Kylo Ren means? What does he want to ...
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Is Kylo Ren talented with the Force or not?

I just watched "The Force Awakens", and have been obsessively reading through all questions tagged with it for the past couple days. It seems to me like there is a little bit of a debate with whether ...
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Why is Kylo Ren fixated on just one of his parents?

Kylo Ren mentions or alludes to his father multiple times in the movie, and in the end, as some sort of "proving his worth" or I dunno what. He never once mentions his mother, Why the daddy-...
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Why does Kylo Ren keep hitting the side of his body?

In The Force Awakens Kylo Ren is shot in the side by Chewbacca. Later on in the forest, we see him hit himself repeatedly in the area where he was shot. Why does he do this? Wouldn't that, like... ...
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Who turned on the lightsaber?

Spoilers for The Last Jedi: he narrates Kylo Ren's thoughts/feelings (saying things like "he turns the lightsaber towards his enemy" and so on) we see the Skywalker lightsaber being manipulated ...
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How could Kylo Ren move Luke's lightsaber in The Last Jedi when he couldn't in The Force Awakens?

In Star Wars: The Force Awakens, before the battle between Kylo Ren and Rey we watch Kylo trying to force pull Luke's blue lightsaber but without success. Now, in The Last Jedi, Kylo uses the Force to ...
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Why was this major Star Wars character killed off in The Force Awakens?

Towards the end of the new Star Wars film The Force Awakens, This event caused a lot of grief among fans who were devastated to see this character go, and the filmmakers surely anticipated such a ...
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I was told that “Kylo Ren” was his rank and order (i.e. Kylo means captain or similar) but I can't find a ref. Is it true?

This was told to me with some confidence by 'some guy', but I can't find anything that backs this up. It makes more sense being "Captain of the SAS" rather than "Johnny SAS" Alternatively, is there ...
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Where did Ben Solo get his red lighsaber and mask when attacking Luke's Jedi School?

I have re-watched The Force Awakens after going to see The Last Jedi. In TFA, Rey has a vision of Luke's Jedi school in ruins with the Knights of Ren standing in the ashes. But in TLJ Luke gives ...
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Why would Kylo Ren be named after this person?

Kylo Ren’s real name is But his mother never met the person he was named after, and his father knew the person just for a short time, and wasn't too fond of him then. Why would they name their son ...
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Does Kylo not know the fate of Darth Vader?

It seems Kylo has an obsession of Darth Vader and has an interest in the dark side because of it. Does he not realize that Darth Vader turned good and helped destroy the Empire (Spoilers?)? I feel ...
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How can Kylo Ren recognize this item?

During the last part of The Force Awakens, Kylo Ren faces Finn in a snowy forest on Starkiller base. Finn lights up Luke's lightsaber to fight against Kylo Ren. Kylo immediately says something like: ...
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Have Kylo Ren's Force abilities been shown before?

I'm only familiar with the movies, so in The Force Awakens I saw some use of the Force that was new to me. Most notable were these two abilities: Have either of these happened before?
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What is the meaning behind Kylo Ren's name?

The main antagonist in The Force Awakens is called Kylo Ren, but that's not his real name. The "Ren" part is a title, from the Knights of Ren, but we also learn that his birth name was Am I being a ...
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Did Chewbacca hold back and miss on purpose?

So today I passed by a small comic showing how Chewie was there since The comic made it as if that was a flashback to the moment Chewie was about to shoot his bowcaster. Back when I saw the scene, ...
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What did Kylo Ren say about the Supreme Leader?

I watched the movie and feel like I misheard or missed completely. So why would that cause Hux say that as from what I can see he is now being Surely something else should be said?
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How old are Kylo Ren and Rey?

The actor for Kylo is in his early thirties, so I assumed his character is as well (which would also fit with the age of his parents), but I keep seeing people refer to him as a moody teenager (which ...
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By the end of The Force Awakens, who knows about Kylo Ren's family?

During the course of The Force Awakens we learn that Kylo Ren is the son of Han Solo and Leia. My question is, by the end of the film which characters know this fact? It is plainly obvious that in ...
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Why does Kylo Ren even fight with Finn in the forest?

After seeing what he can do with Poe(freezing him momentarily) and the blaster shot, couldn't he have just stopped Finn with telekinesis and taken Luke's lightsaber with his own hand? Why even ...
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How certain are we about the results when Kylo Ren sees Han?

(I apologize for so many spoiler tags... I suggest staying away from this question entirely before seeing The Force Awakens.) In what is probably considered to be the most pivotal moment of the ...
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How Does Kylo Ren not stop Chewbacca's blaster?

How does Kylo Ren stop the blaster shot in the beginning when being shot at by Poe, only to be unaware of the coming blaster shot from Chewbacca, which seems much more predictable. I am sure he knew ...
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Did Kylo Ren ever find this out?

Did Kylo Ren ever find out this bit of information?
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Why does Kylo Ren respond to his birth name?

Kylo Ren knows the full history of Anakin Skywalker from his former master. Kylo Ren is a Darth Vader fanatic. He should therefore know the concept behind how the two are different: How Anakin died ...
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Kylo Ren vs. Kybo Ren

Star Wars has two characters with almost the same name: Kybo Ren the space pirate, and Kylo Ren the villain of the upcoming episode The Force Awakens. Are these characters linked in some way? Even ...
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What is Kylo Ren thinking during his confrontation with the heroes?

Near the end of The Force Awakens, there is a major scene with Kylo Ren where he confronts Kylo shows a suspicious turn of emotion, seemingly conflicted about his turn to the Dark Side, to the point ...
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How is Kylo Ren's lightsaber able to have a cross at the hilt?

From Wookieepedia how a lightsaber works: The weapon consisted of a blade of pure plasma emitted from the hilt and suspended in a force containment field. The field contained the immense heat ...
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Did Kylo Ren read Poe Dameron's mind?

In The Force Awakens, Kylo Ren is able to successfully retrieve the information from Poe Dameron that he was looking for during interrogation. It at first appears that Kylo's using the force to ...
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Why doesn't Kylo Ren simply Force Push his way to victory?

Towards the end of The Force Awakens, Kylo Ren has one last fight: As the beginning of the movie establishes his power, the audience are set up to believe our heroes stand no chance against this ...
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Why was Kylo Ren wrong about Rey's lineage?

With the big reveal that this whole bit Kylo Ren says in The Last Jedi is definitely not true (slightly edited for brevity) Do you want to know the truth about your parents? Or have you always ...
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Is Kylo Ren's mask instrumented?

We have seen during the movie that Kylo Ren's mask is really heavy. We also can guess that the primary reason Kylo Ren wears his mask is to mark his link with the Knights of Ren, as an intimidation ...
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Why aren't Kylo Ren's eyes yellow?

As far as I always understood it Vader's yellow eyes were because of his fall to the dark side and had nothing to do with the sith themselves. If that is so as I think then why does Kylo Ren who is ...
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Why was Kylo unable to use simple Force telekinesis?

In the climax of The Force Awakens, Kylo Ren is sees a weapon lying a few feet away in the snow. He reaches out to telekinetically pull it to him, as we've seen Force users do plenty of times in the ...
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Why would Kylo Ren even want the Skywalker lightsaber?

In The Force Awakens, Kylo Ren makes it very clear that he wants the Skywalker lightsaber. That lightsaber belongs to me! My question is, why did he want it? It belonged to two people, Luke, who ...
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Did Kylo Ren ever actually start training with Snoke?

Is there any canon reference that Kylo Ren actually started learning from Snoke? We hear Snoke saying something like: It's time to finish your training. But he is resuming his training of Ren or ...
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Why did Kylo Ren attack Quinn in this scene?

Quinn: This fleet, what is it, a gift? What is he asking for in return? [Ren uses the Force to slam him into the ceiling] KYLO REN: Prepare to crush any worlds that defy us. My knights and I are going ...
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Why does Kylo Ren tolerate the disrespect of General Hux?

We see many times that Darth Vader does not tolerate insubordination or disrespect through his chokes. Sometimes he follows through, other times he is told to back off, ...
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Was Kylo Ren's Blaster Bolt Freezing Really Force Telekinesis?

In this questions answer its stated that Kylo Ren freezes the blaster bolt in midair with telekinesis: Have Kylo Ren's Force abilities been shown before? Because he is extremely skilled in ...
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How did Kylo Ren know how to obtain Darth Vader's helmet/skull?

In Episode VII: The Force Awakens we see a scene with Kylo Ren meditating in the presence of Darth Vader's helmet. Given that in Episode VI Luke burns Darth Vader's body on the moon of Endor, I think ...
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How does General Hux find Kylo Ren in time? [duplicate]

Shortly before Starkiller base explodes, Supreme Leader Snoke tells General Hux to retrieve Kylo Ren. Kylo Ren was on the ground dying in the middle of a forest. (Movie logic says that he found Ren, ...
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Does Kylo Ren's fractured crystal put him at a disadvantage?

I've been reading the cause of his abnormal lightsaber glow is due to a fractured crystal. Does that mean his lightsaber is less reliable in any sort of way? Was there any proof that his lightsaber ...
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Why does Kylo Ren repair his helmet?

Near the beginning of The Rise of Skywalker, Kylo Ren reforges his helmet with the help of some lackeys. A couple of First Order personnel comment on his helmet, but as far as I remember, he doesn't ...
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What happens to Kylo Ren's mask at the end of the movie?

Is there any information in the novel about what happens to his mask? Because the last time I saw it was left behind on the planet that was later destroyed.
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How did Kylo Ren get to the forest so quickly?

In The Force Awakens there is a scene inside Starkiller Base. Rey and Finn were right by an open door leading to the snowy exterior Kylo Ren is about 3 or 4 levels down on a long bridge Rey and Finn ...
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What happened to Kylo Ren?

At the end of Star Wars: The Force Awakens we see two related events: Also: However, there is no visual indication about what happens to Kylo Ren after the final events on the planet. We see the ...
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Why did Finn and Kylo's fight not end sooner?

We know Kylo wasn't at his best when he fought We know from questions like this: Why doesn't Kylo Ren simply Force Push his way to victory?; and this: How could the trained, physically stronger ...