Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) might have had deep-seated anger against Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) after he ended his training with the Jedi Master, however, it seems like the Supreme Leader of the First Order had even more hatred for one Star Wars hero growing up as a child.
Marvel has been releasing the Star Wars: The Rise of Kylo Ren series by Charles Soule, Will Sliney, Guru-eFX and Travis Lanham the past few weeks. In the second issue of the comic book series, we get to learn more about Kylo Ren’s past, discovering that the Jedi that Kylo Ren despises more than anyone else isn’t Luke or anyone from his family.
It turns out that the person Ben Solo hates the most is the man he was named after, Obi-Wan Kenobi.
In issue 2 of The Rise of Kylo Ren (via CBR.com), we get to see Snoke meeting with Ben Solo in his Garden where the Dark Side Force user tries to corrupt the young Padawan. Snoke tries to take advantage of Ben Solo’s neglect from his family and from Luke, teasing him with his potential by telling him that he’s named after legends.
There, we see Ben go on a little rant about a name that he doesn’t want, saying that he doesn’t really consider Obi-Wan “Ben” Kenobi as a legend, the same way he doesn’t really think of his father, Han Solo, as a hero.
Ben’s thoughts about Obi-Wan are surprising, to say the least. We’ve never really heard about Kylo Ren’s thoughts on the benevolent Jedi Knight, though we’ve heard a lot about how he’s felt towards his family and towards Luke.
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The latest Star Wars movie, The Rise of Skywalker, is currently screening in cinemas.