This text incorporates potential SPOILERS for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

The primary trailer for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker reveals the return of Emperor Palpatine, but it surely additionally confirms our suspicions concerning the beginning of Kylo Ren–and precisely who seduced Ben Solo to the darkish facet of the Drive.

Our concept is not as outlandish and even as speculative as others being made among the many Star Wars fandom, particularly contemplating the query of simply what type of the Emperor is laughing on the finish of the trailer. As a substitute, we’re specializing in the proof seemingly provided within the trailer itself. There was at all times one thing that did not add up concerning the thought of Supreme Chief Snoke someway enjoying a extra convincing mentor than Luke Skywalker.

Luke performed a job in chasing his nephew Ben into the arms of the First Order, with out query. However with Star Wars 9 revealing what nonetheless lives on Endor’s moon… Kylo Ren’s fall out of the blue makes excellent sense.

The Motion pictures Declare Snoke Seduced Ben Solo

Kylo Ren and Snoke in Star Wars The Last Jedi

Any power within the argument that “Ben Solo was seduced to the Dark Side by Supreme Leader Snoke” fully evaporated when Snoke made his first look. An important pupil is a mirrored image of an excellent mentor, so Kylo Ren’s standing when the viewers meets him–emotionally uncontrolled, overcome with rage, internally torn, and unable to grasp his Drive energy with any finesse, simply uncooked anger–is all of the proof wanted to say Snoke is a Horrible grasp. A gifted manipulator, and wields verbal, emotional, and bodily violence pretty much as good as any tyrant. However in comparison with even the worst Sith Lords, the thought of him “persuading” Ben Solo to do something at all times felt… nicely, like a part of the story was lacking.

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The movies themselves provided a couple of rationalization, each within the film and provided in expanded universe fiction (comics, novels, and TV reveals). The truth that Kylo Ren had Darth Vader’s helmet in his possession was a extra convincing notion on its own–suggesting that similar to within the comics, the Sith helmet was possessed by Darkish Facet power, which might maintain Kylo again from the sunshine higher than Snoke’s barked orders ever may. And with The Final Jedi revealing Luke’s betrayal, maybe Ben was merely operating for his life to the closest Drive delicate who would oppose him. Fortunately, the trailer for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker has ended the questions.

Star Wars 9 Reveals The Reality?

Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker Trailer - Death Star

The true significance of the second could also be misplaced within the general rush of recent Star Wars footage, however followers will need to take up it. We’re referring to the ultimate shot of the trailer revealing Rey, Finn, and Poe approaching the grassy cliffs overlooking a roiling sea. And marking that sea from the waves to the clouds is the unmistakable dish of the second Demise Star, destroyed within the orbit of Endor’s forest moon. Which implies the ocean, just like the heroes, are all however definitely situated on the floor of that very moon.

Simply because the tomb of Emperor Palpatine comes into view–the closing resting place of no matter remained following his explosive demise at Darth Vader’s hands–the display screen cuts to black, with solely the Emperor’s disembodied laughter echoing. Within the course of, giving the ultimate clue we wanted to grasp what had REALLY triggered the autumn of Ben Solo… and Kylo Ren’s true grasp, even when he would not understand it himself.

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Key Launch Dates
  • Star Wars 9 / Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) launch date: Dec 20, 2019