Why We Think Kylo Ren Will Be Redeemed in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
1The Knights of Ren
The Knights of Ren were first teased in The Force Awakens and were conspicuous by their absence in The Last Jedi. However, in the first teaser trailer for The Rise of Skywalker, we see Kylo Ren drive the cross guard of his lightsaber into what certainly looks like one of the Knights of Ren.
Granted, this scene is devoid of any real context and Kylo Ren is also flanked by First Order Stormtroopers. Still, why would he seemingly kill one of his allies unless he (or perhaps the Knights of Ren) had a change of heart? Or, could this just be another power move like when he killed Supreme Leader Snoke?