This is a theory I’ve been toying with for a while. This is absolutly speculation and there are probably some holes in this but it could work.
Star Wars Ep 8 theory: the Origin of Kylo Ren.
Han and Leia are not Ben (Kylo Ren) Solo’s biological parents. In fact he is the estranged son of Luke Skywalker.
Fearing that raising Ben while leading the New Jedi Order would lead to Ben’s fall to the darkside, Luke asks his best friends, Han and Leia to raise Ben as their own. Knowing that Leia was focusing on her political career, He makes them promise to keep him away from any use of the Force so that Ben is not tempted by the dark side.
Unfortunately Ben finds out that he is force sensitive and begins to secretly practice on his own. Leia, sensing Ben’s darkness rising, begs Luke to take his ‘nephew’ on in his school. Luke reluctantly agrees but insists their secret remain intact.
During Ben’s Training, Luke subconsciously holds Ben back, fearing that if he gets too powerful he would fall like Anakin once had. Ben becomes jealous of Luke’s apparent focus on another Jedi trainee and her daughter (Rey?) so he begins searching for answers in the holocrons, hoping to prove to his value to his Uncle.
Ben soon discovers his true heritage , and, after Luke refuses to discuss Vaders history with him, Ben seeks answers of his own. In his journey, He finds a former Crimson Guard to the Emperor that witnessed the death of the Emperor and survived the destruction of the second Death Star with horrible scars. Wishing revenge on Luke Skywalker, the Former Crimson Guard Snoke, stokes the flames of the Dark Side in Ben and leads him to become Kylo Ren. Kylo is then sent back to destroy the fledgling Jedi Order with his new Order of Ren companions, all trained as ‘antiJedi’ by Snoke. He is unable to finish the job when he comes face to face with the daughter of the Jedi Luke had been training. Unable to kill this innocent, he flees before ending Luke’s life, inadvertently leaving Luke broken and a failure. Luke flees after seeing that his son had fallen and blames himself for not choosing to be his Father.
This will all lead to an epic scene in episode 8:
Luke and Kylo face off. Luke tells Kylo that he can still sense the good in him. Kylo says that’s impossible because he had killed his father and nothing could bring him back now. Luke says, ‘No, you didn’t kill your father because I am your Father.’ Kylo flees unable to handle The truth he had never known. The circle is now complete.
Let me know what you think?
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