- "You came here to take, to destroy, to kill. You thought no one here could stop you. That you are strong and they are weak. But I am strong. I was trained by Luke Skywalker."
- ―Voe, to the Knights of Ren
Voe was a Force-sensitive human female Jedi Padawan who was part of the Jedi Order under Jedi Master Luke Skywalker. While under the tutelage of Luke Skywalker, Voe trained hard, but felt her abilities were inferior to those of the more naturally gifted Ben Solo.
Voe was away on a mission with fellow students Hennix and Tai during the destruction of the Jedi Temple. When they returned to find the temple destroyed by Ben Solo, they confronted the perpetrator and began a pursuit. Voe was impatient to bring Solo to justice and led a confrontation against him on the planet Elphrona. Solo nearly killed her when she called him a murderer, and in the confusion, Solo inadvertently killed Hennix.
Tracking down Solo to the moon of Minemoon, Voe and Tai faced Solo and the Knights of Ren. While Voe managed to hold back the Knights for a while, their leader called Ren killed Tai, and Solo turned to the dark side as he killed Ren. He then disarmed Voe and used Ren's lightsaber to kill her.
Biography[edit | edit source]
Jedi apprentice[edit | edit source]
- "We all studied together. I was first, but they came not long after. Voe, Hennix and Tai."
- ―Ben Solo
As a child, the Force-sensitive Voe trained as a student at Jedi Master Luke Skywalker's Jedi temple alongside Ben Solo, Tai, and the Quarren Hennix. She learned several Jedi techniques including telekinesis, lightsaber dueling, and meditation. Despite Master Skywalker's assurances that everybody had varying levels of connection to the Force, Voe was jealous of Ben's mastery of the Force and sought to best him.
The burning temple[edit | edit source]
- "We have to face facts, Tai. You heard what Ben said. He killed our Master. We need to bring him to justice."
While Voe was returning from a mission with her fellow Jedi Tai and Hennix, the three discovered that Luke's Jedi Temple was burning. After landing their starship Verity, Voe found that she was unable to sense anyone on the ground. However, Tai was able to sense the presence of Ben Solo.
Ben told them that Master Skywalker had tried to kill him in his sleep and believed that the Jedi was now dead. Due to the animosity between the two, Voe did not believe Ben, who responded that he was stronger than all the three Jedi combined. Despite Tai's attempts at diplomacy, Voe and Hennix drew their lightsabers. Voe charged at Ben but he froze her in mid-air and hurled her into Hennix.
The three Jedi drew their blades but Ben used the Force to hurl debris at them. Hennix was stabbed in the chest with a piece of wood. While Voe and Tai attended to him, Ben escaped on his starship Grimtaash. Voe attempted to remove the debris but Tai advised that it would be better to do it aboard their ship. The three Jedi returned to their ship.
While Tai attended to the wounded Hennix, Voe piloted the Verity and pursued the Grimtaash. However, Solo was able to escape by damaging one of the Verity's engines before fleeing into hyperspace. Later, the three Jedi debated their next move. Hennix proposed tracking Ben using a transponder inside his droid Geegee. Tai suggested alerting Ben's mother Senator Leia Organa but Voe convinced them to investigate the truth behind Ben's apparent betrayal and the destruction of the Jedi temple before involving a third party.
Confrontation on Elphrona[edit | edit source]
- "You're a murderer, and you must face justice."
"You think I'm a murderer, Voe? Is that what you want me to be? Fine."
- ―Voe and Ben Solo
Voe, Tai, and Hennix managed to track Ben Solo down to the Jedi outpost on Elphrona. Ben was about to set out to meet with the Knights of Ren, a shadowy dark side cult, on the planet Varnak. Unwilling to let anyone get in his way, Ben engaged Voe, Tai and Hennix in a lightsaber duel within the outpost. Tai attempted to penetrate his mind but Ben cast him aside and fled outside the outpost.
Ben fled on top of a high rock. Giving chase, Voe used her Force powers to Force jump after Ben. Unable to keep up with Voe, Hennix urged her to stop and think but she was determined to pursue Ben. When Voe denounced Ben as a murderer, an enraged Ben Force pushed her, causing her to lose her lightsaber. However, he was soon overwhelmed with guilt and tried to levitate her to safety, only to lose his grip. 
Believing that Ben had sent Voe to her death, Hennix attacked Ben but was accidentally killed by the fallen Jedi. Meanwhile, Tai managed to catch Voe's fall using the Force. Before they could go and help Hennix, Ben caught up with them and hurled them into the Jedi outpost. To prevent them from following him, Ben collapsed two statues on top of them before leaving for Varnak.
Using their Force powers, Voe and Tai managed to dig themselves out of the rubble. Tai disclosed that he had learned that Ben was seeking a cult known as the Knights of Ren. Voe, not interested, picked up Hennix's lightsaber and only sought to avenge his death. Tai, who had tried to help Ben, came to the conclusion that Ben was lost and needed to be stopped.
Ben later recounted his encounter with Voe to the dark sider Ren and the other Knights of Ren. Ren regarded Voe as brawn. While he accepted that Ben had killed Hennix, he regarded it as not a "good death" since Ben had not intended to kill the Jedi. Nevertheless, he invited Ben to join their group, hoping that Ben could prove himself.
Death on the Minemoon[edit | edit source]
- "You're not a Jedi, Voe, and you never will be. There's no one left to train you."
"No… oh no…"
"Why do you even want to live?"
- ―Ben Solo and Voe, before her murder
Using Tai's Force connection to Ben, the two Jedi managed to tracked their former comrade down to Minemoon, where the Knights of Ren were attempting to seize a Force relic known as the Mindsplinter from the local Mimbanese. While Tai attempted to reason with Solo, he dispatched Voe to aid the Mimbanese.
Voe fought with the Knights' leader Ren, stopping him from killing a second Mimbanese with his red lightsaber. When Ren boasted that he had fought Master Skywalker, Voe countered that she was familiar with that story and that Skywalker had defeated the Knights of Ren. She kicked Ren in the head.
Ren used the Force to shove Voe, who ordered one of his fellow acolytes Kuruk to shoot her with his blaster. However, Voe managed to dodge his blaster bolts. She then led the Mimbanese against the Knights of Ren, denouncing them as destroyers and killers. Voe then knocked Kuruk to the ground during the ensuing charge, stating that she had been trained by Luke Skywalker. The skirmish entered a new level after Ren murdered Tai. Overcome by rage and grief, Ben killed Ren in combat, completing his fall to the dark side.
During his fall to the dark side, Ben also unleashed Force lightning which scattered the combatants. After using the Force to retrieve Voe's lightsaber, Ben faced his former comrade. A fearful and awed Voe remarked that Ben had killed Ren. Solo responded that he was a murderer and that told Voe that she would never be a Jedi because there was no one left to train her. As the mine began to flood, Ben killed Voe by impaling her with Ren's lightsaber, questioning why she would even want to stay alive.
Following the deaths of Voe, Tai and Ren, Ben embraced the dark side and claimed the mantle of Master of the Knights of Rens. As a symbolic commitment to the dark side, he also bled his kyber crystal.
Personality and traits[edit | edit source]
- "I just… I don't get it. He really was the prize student. I didn't always like him, but the Force is so strong in him. I'd have given anything to…"
- ―Voe, on Ben Solo
Voe was a female human with dark skin and white hair. She was an ambitious and aggressive Jedi who was jealous of Ben Solo's ease with mastering the Force. Voe became angry and ashamed about her inability to best Ben, things that Jedi were not meant to get angry about. Voe was a fiery and impulsive Jedi who tended to instigate fights.
Voe's tense relationship with Ben led her to assume that he had a role in the destruction of the Jedi Temple. Her aggressive approach sparked a confrontation with Ben, causing him to flee to Snoke. Voe also convinced Tai and Hennix that the trio should not involve other parties in their investigation into Ben's purported role in the destruction of the Jedi Temple and Master Luke Skywalker's presumed death.
Voe's hostility towards Ben aggravated tensions between Ben and his former Jedi comrades during a confrontation on Elphrona. Despite Hennix's warnings, Voe attempted to pursue Ben by Force jumping. She was also ready to believe that he had destroyed the Jedi Temple and killing Skywalker and the other Jedi despite the lack of clear evidence. Though Ben Force pushed her in a fit of rage, his subsequent regret led him to try to pull her to safety. Though Voe was ultimately saved by Tai, Hennix was killed during an attempt to avenge the harm done to Voe. Hennix's death at the hands of Solo only hardened her feelings against Solo.
Voe was shaken and awed by Solo's mastery of Force lightning during his fall to the dark side. Solo ultimately reciprocated their mutual animosity by killing her following the deaths of Tai and Ren, which cemented his fall into the dark side.
Powers and abilities[edit | edit source]
- "Why is Ben so much stronger? I work just as hard as he does."
"Ben isn't stronger, Voe. That's not how it works."
- ―Voe and Luke Skywalker
Voe was Force-sensitive and wielded a green lightsaber. She was also able to levitate objects, duel with lightsabers, meditate, and could also Force jump to great heights. Voe lacked Ben's mastery of the Force and felt jealous and insecure, attempting to best him in the various Jedi powers and skills
Voe also knew how to fly the starship Verity. Besides her lightsaber skills, Voe was also able to dodge Kuruk's blaster bolts with the help of the Force. She also showed leadership when she led the Mimbanese in combat against the Knights of Ren.
Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]
Voe 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. She was created by comic writer Charles Soule and illustrated by Will Sliney.
Appearances[edit | edit source]
- 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
Sources[edit | edit source]
Notes and references[edit | edit source]
- According to Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: The Visual Dictionary, the Jedi Temple of Luke Skywalker was destroyed six years before the Starkiller Incident, which Star Wars: Galactic Atlas dates to 34 ABY. The events of The Rise of Kylo Ren 4 are set sometime after the temple's destruction in The Rise of Kylo Ren 1, meaning that the events of the comic take place around 28 ABY.
- The Rise of Kylo Ren 4
- The Rise of Kylo Ren 1
- The Rise of Kylo Ren 3
- The Rise of Kylo Ren 2