We’re continuing our look at Star Wars: The Force Awakens this month with our weekly installments of Fan Art Friday. So far, we’ve featured Rey and Poe Dameron, but now it’s time to jump to the Dark Side. We’ll finish what we started. Kylo Ren showed himself to be a dangerous villain. He’s unpredictable and temperamental, and he doesn’t take bad news so well. He’s also incredibly strong with the Force.
Think about it. Anyone else who took a blow from Chewbacca’s bowcaster in the film was knocked off their feet. Chewie may have intentionally avoided hitting Ren with a fatal shot, but a gut wound would have been a crippling injury for most people. But Ren got up, made it outside in an incredibly short amount of time, and mostly held his own in a lightsaber battle. I wouldn’t want to take him on when he’s at his full strength.
His emotional range is more formidable to me than his skill with the Force, though. Then there’s his hair. It’s conditioned and stronger than anything. Look:
by James Hance
Visit the gallery below to see all sorts of interpretations of Kylo Ren, a.k.a. Ben, a.k.a. the Master of the Knights of Ren.
Favorite Kylo quotes
- “I’m being torn apart. I want to be free of this pain.”
- “I feel it again… the call from Light.”
- “They’re certainly skilled at committing high treason. Perhaps the Supreme Leader should consider using a clone army?”
What are your thoughts about Kylo Ren? Did you think he was an effective villain? Share your feelings or your favorite fan art or quotes in the comments.