Jul 31, 2016

Was Anakin Skywalker drawing Kylo Ren to the light?

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In TFA, was Anakin Skywalker drawing Kylo Ren to the light?

If so, he failed and failed badly.

But let's chat first before we crucify the former Sith Lord.

In The Force Awakens, Kylo Ren appears to be struggling with his place in the Universe. He clearly wants to embrace his dark side and follow in his Grand Father's foot steps and finish what he started (whatever that was). He also states to Vader's mask that he wants to be shown again.

We have no idea what he was shown.

But we do know as he told his father Han Solo just before he murdered him that he was struggling with what turned out to be being drawn to the light side of the Force.

What was calling him? What was causing this? Was it Anakin Skywalker? Was he trying to bring Kylo Ren back from going full retard by partnering fully with Snoke? 

If so, he failed.

But what if it was not Anakin, was there another entity drawing Ben back to the Light? Who else had reason to try? A certain Jedi Knight in self isolation at the first Jedi Temple? 

If so he failed too. 

My spidey sense tells me, that if this theory has any basis of reality, it will be Luke.

Of course, given that Vader is making an appearance in Rogue One, the clamour for more Vader will be big - and what film studio could resist the cash cow that Vader is? So, if Vader's Force ghost could appear in Episode VIII or IV, having him working to redeem Kylo Ren could be a way to do it.

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  1. To my mind,the return to the light is caused by the wish to join back is family and make peace with Han and Leia. We do not know yet what caused him to slip so strongly in the dark. But he is clearly struggling between going back to his family and continue on fighting them. Even Snoke is concerned that Ren has to meet a gun his father. When Kylo kills Han he solves this delimma and erase the light side by destroying his father and therefore the risk to accept to go back to him and Leia.

    I do not think Anakin plays a role here. But your point of you is interesting.

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  3. It's most definitely an interesting thought. I feel that "being shown again the power of the darkness" is Disney's ticket to remaking the original trilogy. What Kylo says is indicative of Vader never being redeemed by Luke in episode 6. It suggests that Vader dies a Sith. Unless Snoke has clouded the mind of Ben/Kylo. That is also a possibility. Nonetheless, your idea is interesting.