Star Wars Reveals No One in the First Order Knows Kylo Ren's Real Identity

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Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is on the way, providing us with the final chapter of this long and bloated Skywalker Saga. We're finally going to see if Rey really did come from a special family and whether Kylo Ren deserves redemption (he doesn't) so fan reception to this final movie is going to be fun, whether it's extremely positive or negative. It's also a decent excuse for Disney to expand the Star Wars lore via other media, like this article's title.

Revealed by the Ultimate Star Wars New Edition (via Screen Rant), the guide tells us that Kylo Ren's face and identity isn't known by most of the First Order, with only a few members of the wannabe Empire seeing him without the mask, like General Hux. It's an interesting bit of info that makes Kylo Ren more compelling than he already is.

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Here's what the book had to say about Ren:

"Kylo Ren's helmet is designed in the style of the Knights of Ren. It is also reminiscent of the infamous mask of his grandfather, Darth Vader, connecting Kylo Ren to the dark side of his family heritage. The helmet conceals his former identity as Ben Solo (also obscured by the helmet's vocoder which makes his voice sound more threatening), and serves to intimidate both his enemies and his subordinates in the First Order. Beyond this and the protection it affords, the helmet has no special functions."

Many of us are compelled to finish this flawed Star Wars saga simply because of Kylo Ren and how fascinating he is. Sure, he's still a villain who killed his father but is clearly conflicted by his actions and the fact that Luke thought about killing him for being close to the Dark Side messed him up. No, he doesn't deserve redemption but how the franchise and Force decide that will be interesting.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker comes out on December 20.

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