Again, this was originally posted on January 8th and is being updated on February 26th.
As with my previous post, now titled Star Wars Musings 2, this contains Star Wars: The Force Awakens spoilers.
I will not be held responsible if you have not seen the movie and are stupid enough to continue reading!!
I love reading fan reviews and theories.
I read this one the other day and it struck me big time.
Obviously at this point it is still speculation and anything can happen.
We have two years to wait to find out any more about the characters we have been introduced to.
Two years to find out what theories were correct.
If this one is the way they are going, I’m going to need a big box of tissues by the end of it all!!
Letícia Piroutek is a 23-year-old blogger from Brazil and she recently posted an amazing fan theory about Star Wars: The Force Awakens on her Tumblr.
She blogged about a theory her dad revealed to her after seeing the new Star Wars movie.
Her Dad is a huge Star Wars fan and he had come up with a completely out of the box theory about who Kylo Ren is and what he’s trying to do.
He said that maybe “Kylo Ren actually joined the Sith to finally kill Snoke”!
Now as a HUGE Kylo fan, this sent me into a bit of a tailspin!
There’s nothing I like more than an angst riddled character being pulled every which way and struggling to achieve.
Note how he says, Kylo Ren ‘joined’ the Sith.
Kylo Ren is ‘not’ a Sith yet. To become a Sith you have to fully embrace the dark side by killing something you truly love.
This is why Luke was encouraged to kill Darth Vader by the Emperor and this is what Kylo knows he must do in order to either fully embrace the dark side, or be convincing enough to trick Snoke. Depending on your point of view.
Leticia wrote the following (with a little editing from me)……
WE GOT OUT OF OUR SECOND THE FORCE AWAKENS SHOWING AND MY DAD WAS DRIVING US HOME AND OUT OF NOWHERE HE WAS LIKE: ………………….oh my god. WHAT IF KYLO REN CHOSE TO GO TO THE DARK SIDE SO HE COULD HELP THE LIGHT SIDE! AND I WAS LIKE WHAT! SO HE WAS LIKE HEAR ME OUT WHAT IF HE WENT TO THE DARK SIDE JUST SO HE COULD KILL SNOKE!!!!
AND THATS WHY HE’S SO CONFLICTED, AND THATS WHY HE FEELS THE TEMPTATION OF THE LIGHT SIDE STRONGER THAN THE DARK!!!!!
HE HAD TO COMPLETELY TURN AWAY FROM HIS FAMILY IN ORDER TO DO THAT! TO BECOME A SITH FULLY AND COMPLETELY YOU HAVE TO SACRIFICE SOMEONE YOU LOVE TO DEATH, IN HIS CASE IT WAS HAN!
THATS WHY HE TELLS HAN HE FEELS LIKE HE’S BEING TORN APART.
KYLO LITERALLY UTTERS THE WORDS “WILL YOU HELP ME” TO HAN, AND HAN SAYS “ANYTHING YOU NEED”
WHAT HE’S ASKING IS IF HAN WILL DIE IN ORDER FOR HIM TO COMPLETE HIS FUCKING TASK.
THEY ARE ALWAYS SAYING THAT THE DARK SIDE AND THE LIGHT ARE TOGETHER IN THE FORCE.
THEY NEED THE PERSONIFICATION OF BOTH SIDES (KYLO AND REY) IN ORDER TO BE STRONG ENOUGH TO DESTROY SNOKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
HE LITERALLY HAS TO BECOME A SITH TO JOIN FORCES WITH A JEDI.
BECAUSE THE LIGHT IN HIM IS SO MUCH STRONGER THAN THE DARK AND HE HAS TO GET RID OF IT IN ORDER TO DO WHAT HE HAS TO DO AND SAVE THE GALAXY WITH REY AND LUKE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
HAN DYING WOULDNT BE FOR NOTHING, HE LITERALLY DIED SO HIS FAMILY COULD FINISH SAVING THE GALAXY.
REY, KYLO, LUKE, LEIA, FINN AND POE ARE GONNA DESTROY THE LAST SITH TOGETHER AND BRING BALANCE TO THE FORCE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Although my husband will completely disagree with me, I love this theory!!
After seeing the film now 9 times, I see little nuances and hints that this theory could have some truth to it.
When Kylo is confessing his feelings to Darth Vader’s helmet, saying “Forgive me. I feel it again… the call from light. Supreme Leader senses it. Show me again the power of the darkness, and I’ll let nothing stand in our way. Show me, grandfather, and I will finish what you started.”
What Darth Vader started was finishing off the Emperor and destroying the Empire by turning back to the light and saving his son!
Kylo and General Hux clearly hate each other and at several points Kylo steps in to shoot him down in front of Snoke.
Most notably with the whereabouts of BB-8 and the map.
When Hux is ordered to fuel up the weapon ready to destroy the system where the resistance is located, Kylo steps in and says that he can get the map (from Rey) he just needs Snokes guidance.
Is he trying to delay the weapon being used or stop it from being used at all, knowing that it could possibly mean the end of the resistance and his Mother!
For me, the most powerful scene in the entire movie is the Han and Kylo confrontation.
Adam Driver delivers a stunning performance. The angst, the tears, the heartache. Then he delivers the line…
“I’m being torn apart. I want to be free of this pain. I know what I have to do but I don’t know if I have strength to do it. Will you help me?”
That one line alone makes me believe this theory could be right.
He is being torn by both the dark and light side of the force. It’s literally killing him.
He knows he has to kill Han to prove to Snoke that he has completely turned to the dark side.
He literally asks Han for permission to do it!
As he dies, Han places his hand gently on Kylo’s cheek and Kylo thanks him!
Did Han just sacrifice himself for the greater good and to help Kylo complete his mission by joining forces with the light and destroying Snokes and the First Order?
Right now it’s all speculation and theories.
I’m sure there will be a lot more between now and the next movie.
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