Kylo Ren Believes The Empire Was Too Lenient Now That He’s Supreme Leader

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The Galactic Empire might have been a Force to Reckon with in the original Star Wars trilogy, however, the autocracy was eventually destroyed together with the powerful Sith Lord, Emperor Palpatine. The First Order rose out of the Empire's ashes in Lucasfilm's Star Wars sequel trilogy, and now that he's become the Supreme Leader after killing off his own master, Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) is set off to dominate the galaxy.

While the estranged son of Han Solo (Harrison Ford) and Leia (Carrie Fisher) reveres his grandfather, Darth Vader, Kylo Ren seems to think little of the Empire, suggesting that the organization was too "lenient" for its own good.

Marvel just recently released Journey to Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker – Allegiance #2 and in the comic (via CBR) fans get to see what happens right after Star Wars: The Last Jedi. In the comic, the Resistance is still struggling to recover from the First Order's attack. They stop at various locations including a shipyard on the planet of Fondor. However, the citizens turn them away in fear of what might happen if the First Order finds out about their assistance.

Despite the fact that Fondor refused to have anything to do with the Rebels, Supreme Leader Kylo Ren decides that communicating with the First Order's enemies is still an act of treason. Ren then personally beheads the leader of the station but before his death, the representative tries to argue with the new head of the First Order saying that the Empire never even really tried to force the shipyard to work for them.

Kylo Ren then reveals that this was because the Empire was too "lenient," and that the First Order wasn't going to run things the same way. Of course, Kylo might be undermining the Empire – though it does seem that the new Supreme Leader plans to have a tighter hold on the galaxy that he's running.

Will we see Kylo soften in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker? Let's wait and see.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker premieres December 20, 2019.

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