- "Should we… Should we call his mother? Tell her what's happening?"
"And say what, exactly? "Hey, Senator Organa…Hennix here. Your brother supposedly tried to kill your son, but your son killed him instead, and now we're off to hunt him down"? Sure."
- ―Tai and Hennix
Hennix was a Force-sensitive Quarren Jedi Padawan who was part of the Jedi Order under Jedi Master Luke Skywalker. Following the destruction of the Jedi Temple of Luke Skywalker, Hennix along with Voe and Tai questioned Ben Solo. They were skeptical of his account that Master Skywalker had attacked him. When Solo tried to leave, Hennix and his fellow Jedi tried to detain him but Solo escaped after wounding Hennix. The three Jedi tracked Solo to the planet Elphrona where they fought a lightsaber duel. Hennix was killed and as a result Voe and Tai believed that Solo was lost.
- "Every holocron is unique, based on the teachings held inside. You have to hear what it's trying to tell you before it will open."
"Is it speaking Huttese? Because I only know like three words in Huttese, and two of them are curse…words."
"That's it, Hennix. Listen. Just listen."
- ―Luke Skywalker and Hennix
Growing up, Hennix lived at Jedi Master Luke Skywalker's Jedi temple alongside his fellow trainees Ben Solo, Voe, and Tai. As a child, Hennix and his fellow pupils learned how to levitate rocks. He viewed the Force as a puzzle, taking an interest in the holocron of the High Republic Era Jedi Avar Kriss.
Attack on the temple
- "Last chance."
"Couldn't have said it better myself."
- ―Ben Solo and Hennix
Shortly after Ben destroyed Skywalker's temple with a storm, Hennix along with Voe and Tai returned on their starship Verity. Searching for survivors, the three Jedi confronted Ben who told them that Master Skywalker had tried to kill him in his sleep. Ben told them they should leave but Hennix and his friends wanted to question him.
Despite Tai's attempts to defuse the situation, Hennix and Voe drew their lightsabers. Voe attacked Solo but he froze her in mid-air and threw her into Hennix. The three Jedi tried to take on Ben but he used the Force to hurl burning wood and rubble at them. A piece of debris hit Hennix in the stomach, wounding him.
With Hennix wounded, Ben fled aboard his starship Grimtaash. The Jedi returned to the Verity. While Tai attended to Hennix's wounds, Voe pursued Ben's ship. However, Ben managed to escape by damaging one of the Verity's engines. Wile Voe and Tai debated how they should respond to Ben's actions, Hennix suggested that they track down Ben Solo's ship using a transponder inside his droid Geegee, who was aboard the Grimtaash.
Skirmish on Elphrona
- "You killed her! Monster!"
- ―Hennix, to Ben Solo
Hennix, Tai and Voe managed to track Ben Solo down to the Jedi outpost on the planet Elphrona. They engaged Ben in a lightsaber duel. While Tai tried to calm Ben by probing into his mind, Voe pursued Ben, Force jumping onto a large rock. Hennix, who was unable to keep up with Tai, tried to tell her not to get too far because he could not catch up with her.
Voe and Hennix tried to corner Ben, who Force pushed Voe off the cliff. A remorseful Ben tried to pull her to safety but was attacked by an enraged Hennix, who believed that Ben had sent her to her death. Managing to reach the cliff's peak, Hennix threw his lightsaber at Ben, but it was deflected, and, caught off guard, Hennix was killed by the oncoming blade. In an attempt to get the Jedi to stop following him, Ben buried Tai and Voe under two Jedi statues.
- "I can…solve th…AIEEE!"
- ―Hennix's last words
While Ben fled offworld to find the Knights of Ren, Tai and Voe used the Force to free themselves from the rubble. After attending to their dying comrade, Voe and Tai resolved to avenge Hennix's death and to stop Ben, whom they regarded as lost.
Ben later recounted Hennix's death to the Knights of Ren and their leader Ren. However, Ren considered Hennix's death not to be a "good death" since Ben had not intended to kill the Jedi. Nevertheless, he allowed Ben to accompany his Knights, believing that Ben could earn his place through a "good death."
Personality and traits
- "Hennix was different. He was funny. Smart too. Voe thought the Force was a contest she could win. Hennix thought it was a puzzle."
- ―Ben Solo
Hennix was a male Quarren with brown skin. He was a close friend of Solo, Voe and Tai. He was known for approaching the Force as a puzzle which could understand through study. Solo noted that while Hennix knew he could not solve the mysteries of the Force, he would have been happy to spend his life trying. Hennix was regarded as smart and funny by the other apprentices at Luke's Jedi temple including Ben Solo.
After Master Skywalker attacked Ben, Hennix and Voe believed that Ben had destroyed the temple and killed Skywalker while Tai advised caution. Hennix came up with the idea of tracking Ben through hyperspace by following the transponder on his droid Geegee.
Like Voe, Hennix believed that Ben needed to be stopped. When Ben Force pushed Voe down a cliff, an enraged Hennix tried to avenge her.
Powers and abilities
- "Just because we're Jedi doesn't mean it always has to be the bloody Force."
Hennix was Force-sensitive and wielded a blue lightsaber. Despite his Force powers and lightsaber skills, he was still outmatched by Ben Solo. Hennix was also interested in holocrons. While he could not understand Huttese, Hennix was fluent in Galactic Basic Standard.
Behind the scenes
Hennix first appeared in the Marvel Comics comic mini-series Star Wars: The Rise of Kylo Ren, which premiered with the release of The Rise of Kylo Ren 1 on December 18, 2019. He was created by comic writer Charles Soule and illustrated by Will Sliney.
- The Rise of Kylo Ren 1 (First appearance)
- The Rise of Kylo Ren 2
- The Rise of Kylo Ren 3 (In flashback(s))
- The Rise of Kylo Ren 4 (Mentioned only; in the opening crawl)
- "Luke Skywalker" – Star Wars Encyclopedia
- "Kylo Ren and Other Dark Side Followers" – Star Wars Encyclopedia
Notes and references
- Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: The Visual Dictionary states that the Jedi Temple of Luke Skywalker was destroyed six years before the Starkiller Incident, which Star Wars: Galactic Atlas dates to 34 ABY. Therefore, the destruction must have taken place in 28 ABY. Hennix's death and the Duel on Elphrona happen shortly afterwards, so they must also take place in 28 ABY.
- The Rise of Kylo Ren 3
- The Rise of Kylo Ren 1
- The Rise of Kylo Ref 2