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 Luke Skywalker's Jedi academy. 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]
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]
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 part.
Confrontation on Elphrona[edit | edit source]
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. 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 was not interested but only sought to avenge the death of Hennix. 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 Ren and the 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
Personality and traits[edit | edit source]
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.
Powers and abilities[edit | edit source]
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.
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 (Appears 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, Luke Skywalker's Jedi academy 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