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*It generally does that already. The references to Kylo Ren are appropriate given the context they're used in, which is to reflect that he's Kylo Ren now, but was Ben Solo. After introducing him as (and I'm paraphrasing here) "Kylo Ren, who was born as Ben Solo", it uses Ben up until his fall. - [[User:Brandon Rhea|<span style="color: #1A2BBB;">'''Brandon Rhea'''</span>]]<sup>[[User_talk:Brandon Rhea|<span style="color: #1A2BBB;">(talk)</span>]]</sup> 02:07, June 6, 2016 (UTC)
*It generally does that already. The references to Kylo Ren are appropriate given the context they're used in, which is to reflect that he's Kylo Ren now, but was Ben Solo. After introducing him as (and I'm paraphrasing here) "Kylo Ren, who was born as Ben Solo", it uses Ben up until his fall. - [[User:Brandon Rhea|<span style="color: #1A2BBB;">'''Brandon Rhea'''</span>]]<sup>[[User_talk:Brandon Rhea|<span style="color: #1A2BBB;">(talk)</span>]]</sup> 02:07, June 6, 2016 (UTC)
[[User:DN345Real|DN345Real]] ([[User talk:DN345Real|talk]]) 14:04, July 12, 2016 (UTC) Where in the book Bloodline was written that Kylo Ren began his training with Luke in age 23?

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Powers and abilities

Gonna throw this out there: Ren is strong in the force, strong enough to brute force his way to results against non-force users, but is not very skilled at all. He has to work pretty hard to interrogate Poe, is completely unable to break the untrained Rey, and is wounded in a light saber duel with a non-force user. He screws up everything in the movie requiring skill, or finesse, or even a little forethought. Anyway, long story short, Kenobi taught Luke to deflect blaster fire within a few days, and that's basically the only light saber skill we see Ren get right. I don't think "skilled" is the best way to describe any of his force powers or dueling abilities. 15:07, December 20, 2015 (UTC)

04:45, March 7, 2016 (UTC) I would debate since his training wasn't complete that's a major factor in why he was stumbling so hard. I would say he is strong in the force as his connection comes from the bloodline of the Skywalkers. You can use the force to help influence your Saber skills but i think Saber skills and Force powers can also be separate. He didn't complete his training in Saber fighting hence the reason he had a bit of a hard time against Finn. Though he did defeat him. And Rey was being over-matched before she drew upon the Force. Which was most likely the reason she beat Ren. That and Ren already had been wounded by Chewbacca's Bowcaster and gained wounds prior to battling Rey by Finn. Lack of Saber training aside It can be presumed Force Sensitives are just harder to break than non-Force Sensitives when speaking on his difficulty with The Mind Probe Force Power. A example could be Kanan Jarrus while he was at Padawan Level training was able to resist the interrogation of the Grand Inquisitor. And on that note it could be considered even Kanan had lack of Saber training and was repeatedly on the defensive in his duels with The Grand Inquisitor. Granted he trained himself little by little with each duel he had with The Grand Inquisitor he was still clearly no match until their final duel when he cleared his mind and allowed the Force to work through him(as Rey did)then he was able to best The Grand Inquisitor with renewed focus and resolve like Rey in her duel with Ren. But in terms of force powers yeah i believe he was totally skilled. Non-Force sensitives like Poe Dameron can have strong resolve and will-power so they'll be tough to break but just because Poe was resisting doesn't mean Ren is weak because of it. Ren's Force powers were successful against Poe when he encountered him on Jakku and against Rey after that when he encountered her on Takodana and he was also able to extract information from Rey during that encounter. So yeah i would say he was skilled in the force. Untrained. But he was skilled.The Force Is With Me (talk) 05:19, March 7, 2016 (UTC)


This might seem really stupid and nit-picky, especially coming from me, but shouldn't this character be gender neutral as of now? Even with a voice over, we don't specifically know if this is a female or male character (Okay, someone might know, but source it then). Regardless of what we know is coming (Or don't know), I'm just wondering aloud and suggesting. I suppose I'll just make the changes, but if someone wants to fix it or what have you, go ahead with a source, I suppose. --Clonehunter(Report your W.M.D.) 23:02, December 2, 2014 (UTC)

  • I intended to do that, but a "his" slipped in there. Thank you for correcting that. - Brandon Rhea(talk) 23:04, December 2, 2014 (UTC)

Sith or at least dark sided

Would it be a stretch to say that he or she is a dark side individual, because no jedi uses red like ever.-- 22:52, December 7, 2014 (UTC)[Tacolyte3] 22:52, December 7, 2014 (UTC)

  • Common sense says that you will be right, sure, but we can only add what we can source, and we don't know who this character is yet. We've never seen a Jedi use red before, but maybe they do after Return of the Jedi? (I know I would write a Jedi with a red lightsaber if it were up to me.) So until we know for sure, we can't say that this person is a dark sider. - Brandon Rhea(talk) 22:55, December 7, 2014 (UTC)
    • Hmm. What about the fact that as this guy appears, a voiceover is heard saying "the dark side." Or is that too out-of-universe? ProfessorTofty (talk) 00:58, December 12, 2014 (UTC)
      • Too much of an assumption. The narrator says "There's been an awakening. Have you felt it?" right before John Boyega pops up. Does that mean he just woke up? =P - Brandon Rhea(talk) 01:01, December 12, 2014 (UTC)

Lightsaber link

Could we please hyper link this in as his lightsaber - will make it easier for people trying to find out what kind of weapon it is rather than just a lightsaber. I think it is safe to say that while many of us are aware of the crossguard existing in the universe before there will be a good number of people who are unaware of it's existence prior to episode VIII. -- 01:44, December 12, 2014 (UTC)

  • That's a Legends page, so it doesn't apply to a canon page. However, Kylo Ren's lightsaber is indeed linked to on the page. It's hyperlinked on "special design." I've changed where the link appears, though, in order to make this clearer. - Brandon Rhea(talk) 01:56, December 12, 2014 (UTC)

That this is a crossguard lightsaber is just speculation, there are more than this theory, for example (instable lightsaber crystal/valve) so please do wait until you have facts until you state something.

Ren's Mask

Is it just me, or does anyone else see a resemblance between Kylo Ren and Darth Revan; Dark cloak, red light-saber, similar Mandalorian style mask. It is too speculative to suggest that Ren's using Revan's old mask, and add this to the article? --501st scout (talk) 15:04, April 17, 2015 (UTC)

  • KOTOR does not exist in Disney Wars, so no, we would not add that to this article. — DigiFluid(Whine here) 15:23, April 17, 2015 (UTC)
Actually, the people working on the reboot stated that while the Expanded Universe is not cannon, they're going to use it as an inspiration. This could just be a nod to KOTOR though. ChildofKyne (talk) 20:51, May 4, 2015 (UTC)


While I think it is likely that Kylo Ren is affiliated with the First Order, isn't it still speculation at this point? I think the only evidence towards this would be him and First Order Stormtroopers in the same shot, but there could be a lot of ways that could play that don't require him to be a affiliated with the organization.--CptSteam (talk) 16:39, April 22, 2015 (UTC)

  • No longer following today, IGN released some information on him. Nicktc 18:59, April 22, 2015 (UTC)
    • A user-created wiki is not an appropriate or official source of canon information. It is still speculation.--CptSteam (talk) 20:37, April 22, 2015 (UTC)
      • IGN was considered Canon before on this wiki. Nicktc 20:41, April 22, 2015 (UTC)
        • IGN is not a "user-created wiki," it is a news network. No reason why it should not be treated as legitimate information—with the caveat that verification from an official source is better. — DigiFluid(Whine here) 20:44, April 22, 2015 (UTC)
          • IGN also has a wiki, and that's what was linked to. If it was a news story, that'd be different. That being said, I think removing First Order on the grounds of "it's still speculation" is pretty silly considering we see him fighting for the First Order in the trailer. - Brandon Rhea(talk) 21:06, April 22, 2015 (UTC)
            • It may be nit-picky, but I prefer to not state what we can't source. For all we know those two shots in the trailer could be Rylo leading renegade Stormtroopers against the First Order. Unlikely, but the point is we don't know.--CptSteam (talk) 21:16, April 22, 2015 (UTC)
            • Ah, I see. IGN is blocked by my work's internet filter, which is where I was posting from earlier today. Didn't realize. — DigiFluid(Whine here) 23:17, April 22, 2015 (UTC)

(reset indent) Do we see him fighting with the First Order? Or do we see him fighting in the vicinity of the First Order? If one saw Anakin Skywalker fighting battle droids on Mustafar totally out of context before Revenge of the Sith was released, wouldn't one assume he was fighting for the Republic? Save your speculation for places like Reddit, which is where, incidentally, that wiki "sources" its information. -- Darth Culator (Talk) 21:25, April 22, 2015 (UTC)

  • Another point still is, the IGN wiki has been considered before, so why not now? Nicktc 07:49, April 23, 2015 (UTC)
    • IGN news stories are considered, not the wiki. Besides, the wiki page in question is full of questions, of "possibly" and "unknown." --LelalMekha (talk) 07:57, April 23, 2015 (UTC)
      • I citate, 'the IGN wiki has been considered before'. Nicktc 10:46, April 23, 2015 (UTC)
        • You may be quoting alright, but you seem to be quoting yourself. The only thing it proves is that you agree with yourself. --LelalMekha (talk) 10:58, April 23, 2015 (UTC)
          • I'll citate us both, then. IGN news stories' are considered, not the wiki', 'the IGN wiki has been considered before'. You should understand my point now. Nicktc 11:01, April 23, 2015 (UTC)
            • I sure don't. IGN news articles are worthy of news citation. A wiki, regardless of its owner, is a platform that anyone can edit, and is therefore not a valid source of information. IGN has both platforms, but only the news articles are a valid source. What part of this is it that's unclear? — DigiFluid(Whine here) 14:31, April 23, 2015 (UTC)
              • I don't know where you got the information from that it was not clear, given that it was clear, which you would understand if you'd understand my point. Information on this wiki has come from the IGN wiki before, that is my point. Nicktc 15:29, April 23, 2015 (UTC)
                • Then whoever added it was wrong to do so. IGN wiki is not a valid source. - Brandon Rhea(talk) 15:32, April 23, 2015 (UTC)

Major Spoilers? Really?!

Everyone who saw the trailer(s) already knows the stuff that's written on the page, so it's not a spoiler (not to mention that the info provided isn't all that important to the story anyway, I mean, it's just what he wears and the saber he uses...)--Lucasart don't care about their fans 06:03, April 29, 2015 (UTC)

  • Who says everyone saw the trailer? Fact is, everything in this page - no matter how vague - is a spoiler. There are different sensitivities towards spoilers, and we're not just going to cater to the people who watch trailers and are more OK with spoilers. We mark it clearly so everyone can be comfortable if they encounter the page. - Brandon Rhea(talk) 06:11, April 29, 2015 (UTC)

I know I'm late to the party, but wanted to support Brandon's point. A friend of mine will watch no trailers, read no articles, and hear no character names until she enters the theater this December. I can't even discuss my guesses with or around her. Some people are VERY spoiler sensitive and the spoiler tag should remain on this article until *at least* a month or so after release. What is the official length of time after a release that the wiki leaves up spoiler tags? 16:12, October 24, 2015 (UTC)

Infobox image

Because images from the Vanity Fair photo shoot keep being added, and I disagree with that, I figured I'd outline my case on this talk page - the key page in all of this - to see what others have to say:

  1. Vanity Fair photo shoots do not necessarily reflect the events of the film. Do we know that Kylo Ren is going to take his mask off in The Force Awakens? Not officially, no. Some of you may recall, back before Episode I, that there was a promotional image from a very similar Vanity Fair photo shoot that showed Obi-Wan Kenobi fighting Darth Maul on Tatooine. Clearly, that never happened. That image was not reflective of the film. It was a staged photo shoot for the magazine. Maz Kanata's castle utilizes the relevant image better by specifically calling it a behind the scenes photo.
  2. We have to consider what readers are looking for when they come here. If people are searching for the guy in the trailer wearing a mask, they’re going to want to learn more about Kylo Ren. Vanity Fair is the only set of photos that shows him without a mask on. The average person is going to want to know they've found the guy with the mask and the crossguard lightsaber. The previous image instantly reflects that, and I think it's better for readers.

What do others think about this? - Brandon Rhea(talk) 19:57, May 4, 2015 (UTC)

Agreed, we don't even know if Kylo Ren looks like Adam Driver canonically. It's like sticking an on-set picture of Dave Prowse in Vader's article if we had been around in '76. --Alientraveller (talk) 20:12, May 4, 2015 (UTC)

Wording of last sentence in biography

"Ren desired the destruction of the Resistance, an organization that opposed the First Order, and the Jedi." it sounds like the resistance wants the destruction of the jedi too. This could be misleading. Skywalker2255 (talk) 13:23, September 17, 2015 (UTC)


When we were treated to that photo of an unmasked Kylo Ren, I thought it was a given that he was a human, yet this article seems to be species neutral. Are we being a little too cautious here? --Effect 05:46, September 23, 2015 (UTC)

  • Not sure, but the article is actually still listed in the "Humans" category. I'm actually going to go ahead and remove that for now until this is hashed out, given that it isn't listed anywhere else in the article. I'm not saying I disagree with you, to be sure, I just think we need to be consistent. ProfessorTofty (talk) 06:11, September 23, 2015 (UTC)
    • Now, given that Kylo Ren was seen in the new trailer (albeit from the back) without his helmet on, it seems to be confirmed that Kylo Ren is Human. He's shown in photos without his mask on, played by Adam Driver. In the trailer, he's attacking Finn with his hair flowing behind him. It seems like the obvious choice to add this now, or am I wrong? --Effect 06:03, October 23, 2015 (UTC)

I would agree. There is no evidence to suggest that he isn't human. Skywalker2255 (talk) 06:06, October 23, 2015 (UTC)

SPOILER WARNING: Kylo Ren is entirely human. Both of his parents are human, and one of them is Force-sensitive. LuciaMoore (talk) 21:42, December 16, 2015 (UTC)

Birth date

Where does it say that he was born two years before the Battle of Endor? Unless I`m mistaken it`s not in the article that is cited.--Wipein (talk) 21:43, September 28, 2015 (UTC)

  • I agree that we should not assume he was born after the battle of Endor, but the cited article does reads "that dark lord of the Sith [Vader] who met his demise long before Ren’s birth" I think the author of the article wrote that, assuming Kylo Ren is young based on Adam Driver's young look. Which still doesn't make that much sense, since Adam Driver is almost 32, and isn't Star Wars VII supposed to take place about 30 years after Battle of Endor? Also, we cannot assume a Sith's age based on the portraying actor. The Force can greatly influence the aging process, make people appear much younger or older than they actually are. --Kaliam (talk) 21:13, October 22, 2015 (UTC)
    • The source says that he was born after Vader's demise, which was during the Battle of Endor, so unless another source overrides that then it is accurate to say he was born after the Battle of Endor. The EW article was part of a major PR push by Lucasfilm, and the info in the article all came from Lucasfilm and the production team behind the film. If the author had inferred things that ended up being incorrect, Lucasfilm would have contacted them to make a correction. - Brandon Rhea(talk) 21:59, October 22, 2015 (UTC)

Abd also, we can't cite actor Adam Driver's real age for the character's birth date either. The source in the article is as good as we got right now. Skywalker2255 (talk) 22:01, October 22, 2015 (UTC)

About the image in the Infobox

Might seem nitpicky and unimportant, but I feel like the images in the infoboxes should be more like "pictures" of the character rather than screenshots with transparent images. It feels more encyclopedic to me personally; see Padmé Amidala, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Yoda, Darth Sidious, Hux, etc, and even Anakin Skywalker as reference. For articles on, say, the First Order Stormtroopers, the transparent background makes more sense, but less so for the actual characters in my opinion. This not only applies to Kylo Ren's page of course, but as well as Phasma's, Rey's, etc. What do you all think? (If this is a new formatting policy my apologies.) Reddyredcp (talk) 03:20, October 20, 2015 (UTC)

  • I think those images are just being used because they're official promotional images and the best ones we have right now. Once more material starts coming in, we'll probably get better images. You're welcome also suggest a better specific alternate for any particular one if you have one. ProfessorTofty (talk) 04:29, October 20, 2015 (UTC)

Snoke is Kylo's master

Here is a link about JJ Abrams talking about the characters of Kylo Ren and Snoke. Skywalker2255 (talk) 04:14, October 22, 2015 (UTC)

First Order infobox

Can the shade of red used in the First Order character infobox be altered slightly? It's very difficult to read the headers at present.--Ser Patrek (talk) 09:42, October 22, 2015 (UTC)

  • I think the text color could be changed that grey color against that red is kinda hard to see. Skywalker2255 (talk) 22:05, October 22, 2015 (UTC)

Merge with 'Legends' Page

Now that we know who Kylo Ren is, would it be right to merge this page with his Legends counterpart, or is he still considered a "100% original character"? -- 04:38, December 18, 2015 (UTC)

  • I disagree that the page should be merged. Kylo Ren is still a different character than his Legends "counterpart", even if they seem to share some similarities. Reddyredcp (talk) 04:41, December 18, 2015 (UTC)
    • Kylo Ren is an original character. He may be the son of Han and Leia, but he's not Darth Caedus/Jacen Solo. - Brandon Rhea(talk) 04:47, December 18, 2015 (UTC)

Rename page?

Should we rename the page to Ben Solo? That's kind of a tradition of the wiki to keep their true name as the title of the article. [Anakin Skywalker, Palpatine, Jacen Solo, etc] --Mandon (talk) 06:32, December 18, 2015 (UTC)

  • Nope, Kylo Ren is his new name. Also, Palpatine's page is Darth Sidious, Jacen's is Darth Caedus, and Anakin's page is named the way it is because Vader is redeemed at the end of RotJ. Cwedin(talk) 06:37, December 18, 2015 (UTC)
    • By this logic, shouldn't Count Dooku's page be renamed to Darth Tyranus? Just curious. Reddyredcp (talk) 21:01, December 18, 2015 (UTC)
      • No, because he always went by Dooku and rarely identified as Darth Tyranus. - Brandon Rhea(talk) 21:02, December 18, 2015 (UTC)

Ben... Solo?

Do we know for certain that his last name is Solo? Leia Organa is still General Organa. It is entirely possible that he is also Ben Organa. --UnimportantHero (talk) 15:22, December 18, 2015 (UTC)

Children always inherit the surname of their father unless the father is estranged from birth. —Jak Himself (talk · contributions) 18:41, December 18, 2015 (UTC)
Is that a specific rule mentioned somewhere in a canonical work? Regardless, his given last name is never mentioned in the film and there are two possible options. Assigning him a last name without confirmation in a canonical work is courting inaccuracy. --UnimportantHero (talk) 01:14, December 19, 2015 (UTC)
It's more a matter of the fact that there's no reason his surname would be anything else. Solo would be the default. Maybe Leia did use Organa instead, but there's no evidence to suggest that. —Jak Himself (talk · contributions) 19:40, December 19, 2015 (UTC)
There is also no evidence to suggest that it is not his last name. For now, until some canonical source confirms either possibility, I think it is better to leave both the Solo and Organa surnames out of his given name mention. --UnimportantHero (talk) 06:19, December 20, 2015 (UTC)
I would now be set, that Han Solo is father. Ben Solo is full name! Han Solo and Leia Organa was married, later separated, why? Ben Solo was dark side of the force, fallen Jedi, and new name: Kylo Ren Therefore, Han Solo and Leia Organa was now separated. -- 20:06, December 21, 2015 (UTC)
It's also possible that Leia and Han chose to give Ben BOTH their last names so it'd make him Ben Organa-Solo or it could be Ben Solo-Organa. Until we get confirmation just leave it as he was born simply as Ben.Chawk1993 (talk) 23:39, January 3, 2016 (UTC)

"Ben Solo" has been used in at least one article, but I'm not sure if that counts. 23:41, May 18, 2016 (UTC)

Character inspired by Darth Caedus?

Disney said they will have characters similar to the ones in Legends. I think Kylo Ren is made to be Disney's version of Darth Caedus. 21:49, December 18, 2015 (UTC)

  • There's no direction connection/inspiration we can cite at this point, though the Behind the Scenes section of Kylo Ren can certainly mention Jacen/Caedus. - Brandon Rhea(talk) 21:58, December 18, 2015 (UTC)
    • Brandon, I'm not trying to challenge you or anything. But I'm just curious, if we could have a link to Kylo's lightsabers and Robilo's lightsaber, why not Ben and Jacen? I mean, Kylo is pretty much at this point the canonical equivalent of Caedus. I mean the parallels between Kylo/Caedus are more striking than the parallels between the lightsaber of Kylo and Robilo. Just my two cents. Vidboy10 (talk) 20:48, December 19, 2015 (UTC)
      • The Canon/Legends connection between the lightsabers was purely for SEO purposes and getting readers to the right page. Traffic spiked in a massive way after that lightsaber was first revealed because people were searching for "crossguard lightsaber" and landing on that page. We wanted to make sure that they found the page about Kylo's lightsaber. - Brandon Rhea(talk) 21:01, December 19, 2015 (UTC)
        • Alright, alright. Fair game. But I think this should have consideration if more parallels occur between the two characters down the road. I'm just saying. Vidboy10 (talk) 03:02, December 21, 2015 (UTC)

I added a mention of Caedus to the behind the scenes section. JagoAndLitefoot (talk) 21:27, December 19, 2015 (UTC)

Just to mention, Darth Zannah's page is merged with her canonical page, in which it doesn't state anything about "her" other than being "Darth Bane's apprentice". We don't know if Bane's canonical apprentice was female, or even a human. Why should Kylo Ren's page be separate to Darth Caedus? 16:42, December 23, 2015 (UTC)

There are similarities between Jacen and Kylo seeing as they are both sons of Han and Leia and both turned to the Dark Side but Kylo is totally ORIGINAL as stated by Lucasfilm when the character was revealed. Also, there are massive differences between them too. They were born at different times and Jacen had two siblings while as far as we know, Kylo/Ben is an only child.Chawk1993 (talk) 23:51, January 3, 2016 (UTC)

TFA timeline and Kylo/Ben's age

TFA takes place 32 years after RotJ, and since Kylo/Ben is between 29 to 30 years old as of TFA according to Pablo Hidalgo, he was born between 2 to 3 years post-RotJ, not 0-1 years as the Wiki currently says.DigificWriter (talk) 20:58, December 20, 2015 (UTC)

  • TFA takes place 30 years after Endor, not 32. Cade StupidRepublicEmblem-Traced-TORkit Calrayn 21:02, December 20, 2015 (UTC)
    • Not according to the timeline on this Wiki.DigificWriter (talk)
      • I'm not sure what you're talking about; the movie article uses 30, as that is the date stated in official sources. Any use of 32 is wrong. Cade StupidRepublicEmblem-Traced-TORkit Calrayn 21:14, December 20, 2015 (UTC)
        • It's 34 years after ROTJ. I quote from an interview with Abrams:
  • “But the idea was that in that scene where R2 plugged in, he downloaded the archives of the Empire, which was referenced by Kylo Ren,” Abrams said. Thirty-eight years later, in both our own and galactic time, that data becomes useful in The Force Awakens when a new droid approaches the dormant." So there you have it Primarch Dysley (talk) 21:56, December 20, 2015 (UTC)
    • That is unfortunately a bit of writing from the author of the article. It is not part of the Abrams quote. --UnimportantHero (talk) 08:17, December 21, 2015 (UTC)
    • I read somewhere that Kylo [Ben] is 28. Also, I think the opening crawl to the movie said that it had been 30 years since the events of RotJ so Ren was born 2 years after the Battle of Endor not 0-1 like the wiki says unless Leia was pregnant during or after the Battle of Endor. I'd get on Twitter and send a tweet to Pablo. He'd know.Chawk1993 (talk) 23:46, January 3, 2016 (UTC)

First Order "ally"? (relisted)

The word "ally" in the article strikes me as a bit weak, considering the Databank suggests he commands the First Order. Especially if he's supposedly Snoke's underling, and if Snoke is supposed to be the Supreme Leader of the First Order, it seems to me as though saying Kylo is "allied" with the First Order is inaccurate.

Mind you the definition of "ally" is "combine or unite a resource or commodity with (another) for mutual benefit." I don't think it's as though Kylo cooperates with the First Order simply for mutual benefit, as if he's some third party like a bounty hunter would be, but that he's formally involved within the Order. Thoughts? —Jak Himself (talk · contributions) 20:05, December 15, 2015 (UTC)

I'm relisting this so that someone might be interested in responding. I still maintain that "ally" is wholly inaccurate in describing his role within the First Order. Having seen the movie, you can clearly see First Order officers reporting to him, and he even commanded storm troopers during the raid on Jakku. He's more than just an ally. An ally would imply some third party who cooperates with the First Order for mutual benefit, this is clearly not the case. —Jak Himself (talk · contributions) 05:53, December 22, 2015 (UTC)


"This page has been protected to prevent editing" But regular users who aren't admins or moderators uploaded the picture for pages such as this and Rey? Is this because editing was restricted recently? How does that work? Unsigned comment by (talk • contribs).

  • It's been semi-protected, which means you need an account that's over four days old to edit. Cheers, 1358 (Talk) 19:51, December 24, 2015 (UTC)

Force Stun

I'm sure I'm not the only one who has noticed this, but is Kylo Ren's technique really just telekinesis? I mean, yes, I know he can use it, but his ability to freeze blaster bolts and people dead in their tracks is looking more like Force Stun/Stasis to me. Thoughts? Ten Tailed Fox 19:51, December 24, 2015 (UTC)

  • We have to go by the terms we're given in canon. While what Ren did may look like "Force Stun / Stasis," as far as I know, there's never been material outside of Star Wars Legends that uses those terms. Thus, his use of those abilities is telekinesis, unless we get canon material that applies a different term to it. ProfessorTofty (talk) 20:50, December 24, 2015 (UTC)

Main image

Can we return to using a maskless photo for the main image? Daxus Ren (talk) 22:14, December 25, 2015 (UTC)

  • Do you have a specific one in mind, and if so can we see it? Reddyredcp (talk) 22:16, December 25, 2015 (UTC)
    • I believe he means the Vanity Fair image. Judging by the Snowtrooper Databank image, which seems to borrow from that image, I'd ay its safe to call the entire image canon, even if we don't see that exact scene in the film. --Clonehunter(Report your W.M.D.) 22:21, December 25, 2015 (UTC)
      • Yeah, that'd do. Having said that it's probably the only one that currently exists that isn't illegally leaked/poor quality. Daxus Ren (talk) 22:41, December 25, 2015 (UTC)
        • Anymore thoughts on this? I feel the current profile image lacks... energy. It could easily be a photo of an empty costume. The way it is lit also doesn't show the silver details of Kylo's mask; it makes it look like the whole thing is black. Daxus Ren (talk) 12:02, December 31, 2015 (UTC)
      • I suppose we could crop the pic here but I think it's all wrong for a profile pic, angles are very awkward. It's best to wait until the film is released on Blu-ray. --Alientraveller (talk) 14:51, December 31, 2015 (UTC)
        • The only available maskless image is very awkward, I agree. I would use either a different one of him in the mask (the masking being more iconic for readers at this point) or just waiting until we get better images. - Brandon Rhea(talk) 15:12, December 31, 2015 (UTC)
          • Those are valid points. Still, there are definitely more dynamic images of him in the mask... I'll have a search around. Daxus Ren (talk) 15:24, December 31, 2015 (UTC)
            • There's an image in the Visual Dictionary which is a marked improvement over the current, in my opinion; it's properly lit, and shows the reflected light and fine details of Ren's mask. I've created a head and shoulders crop (as appears to be standard here) but can't upload the file myself due to not being autoconfirmed. Would it be possible for me to e-mail it to someone so that other users can consider it for the article? Daxus Ren (talk) 17:12, December 31, 2015 (UTC)
              • Send it to me at and I'll take a look! - Brandon Rhea(talk) 17:18, December 31, 2015 (UTC)
                • Thanks Brandon. Daxus Ren (talk) 17:31, December 31, 2015 (UTC)
                  • This is the image I had in mind.Kylo-Ren-Profile Dax (talk) 14:38, January 6, 2016 (UTC)
              • Looks good, doesn't look like a black statue or Monopoly mold. --Alientraveller (talk) 17:20, January 6, 2016 (UTC)


To prevent an edit war, I'll start a topic here. It's clearly stated that Kylo Ren was being trained as a Jedi by Luke. It's also stated in the visual dictionary that he betrayed and killed his fellow Jedi students also being trained by Luke. Should the affiliation of Jedi not be included in his infobox? Reddyredcp (talk) 09:10, December 27, 2015 (UTC)

What happened after the massacre

"Having felt the dark side from killing his peers, Ben went out in search of what remained of the Galactic Empire, which had been reformed into the First Order under the leadership of the mysterious Force-user Snoke. Sensing Ben's Force potential, Snoke took Ben as an apprentice and taught him how to use the dark side of the Force, eventually shaping the young man into a powerful Dark Jedi."

The source for this is listed as the movie, but this is never said or even implied in the movie. Was this sequence of events described in one of the books? If not, this is pure speculation. Lele Mj Green Squadron (Holoprojector) 00:23, December 30, 2015 (UTC)

Referring to him as Kylo or Ren?

Typical practice is to refer to characters by last name in biographies (unless it creates ambiguity) so I quite often see several articles referring to the character as "Ren". However, as I understand, Ren is a title that gets added after another name similar to how Darth is a title before the Sith name. Should we not then refer to him as Kylo? It would be like calling Vader "Darth" each time in the article 23:24, January 3, 2016 (UTC)

  • The script, as well as characters like Hux and Finn, refer to him as "Ren" so I think using that is fine. We don't actually know if Ren is a title that gets added like Darth. We just know that Kylo took the name Kylo Ren after joining the Knights of Ren. - Brandon Rhea(talk) 23:38, January 3, 2016 (UTC)

The film did not specify that the thing his grandfather started that he wants to finish is wiping out the Jedi. It carefully left out that detail. Did some other canon source state this? If not, I suggest this be changed to the exact quote from the film, because the ambiguous phrasing may well be an important plot point. 12:49, January 7, 2016 (UTC)

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This will most likely apply to other sections of the website, too, but I'm just wondering what the current guideline is on commas in a speaker tag for a quote? Because sometimes on this page there is one and sometimes there isn't, and I haven't been able to find anything about it on the MoS so far. For an example of what I'm talking about (with the comma)-

"I know where you come from. Before you called yourself Kylo Ren."
―Lor San Tekka, to Kylo Ren[src]

And an example without the comma-

"I'm being torn apart. I want to be free of this pain. And I know what I have to do, but I don't know if I have the strength to do it."
―Kylo Ren to Han Solo — Quote-audio Listen (file info)[src]

Two instances on the same page. Anyone have any idea? AllHailTheFirstOrder (talk) 19:53, June 3, 2016 (UTC)

  • It should be whichever one is grammatically correct. If they're both correct (admittedly, I don't know) then the page should just have one style, whichever one that may be, so it's consistent. - Brandon Rhea(talk) 19:54, June 3, 2016 (UTC)
    • I never went to journalism school or anything, so I don't really know either. Personally, I think it's just the latter (without the comma) that's correct? Former just seems like it has an unnecessary comma. AllHailTheFirstOrder (talk) 19:57, June 3, 2016 (UTC)

Early Life section: Kylo Ren or Ben Solo?

Although he may be known as Kylo Ren now, when he was growing up, he was known as Ben Solo. Should we use Ben Solo in the Early Life section up until his fall to the dark side? I didn't want to change it without hearing other people's thoughts. Gaang112 01:11, June 6, 2016 (UTC)

  • It generally does that already. The references to Kylo Ren are appropriate given the context they're used in, which is to reflect that he's Kylo Ren now, but was Ben Solo. After introducing him as (and I'm paraphrasing here) "Kylo Ren, who was born as Ben Solo", it uses Ben up until his fall. - Brandon Rhea(talk) 02:07, June 6, 2016 (UTC)

DN345Real (talk) 14:04, July 12, 2016 (UTC) Where in the book Bloodline was written that Kylo Ren began his training with Luke in age 23?

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