Kylo Ren’s journey through the Star Wars franchise has been one of the most polarizing and fascinating plot twists in movie history. The sadistic and manipulative monster that audiences fell in love with has become one of the most reviled characters in the Star Wars Universe. Now that the franchise is returning to the big screen with Star Wars: The Force Awakens, it’s important to remember that not everyone will love Kylo Ren.
These are the best Kylo Ren Quotes
I Feel It Again. The Pull To The Light
While he was initially presented as villainous, Kylo Ren grew on us as a complex character with some good aspects and bad ones. His struggle to understand who he was and where he came from was at the heart of The Force Awakens and helped to ground the story in a realistic way that many characters lack. There are two ways of looking at this. The first is that The Force Awakens was never really about one character so much as it was about the people around them. And as we got to know these characters and their backgrounds, we came to feel for them in ways that made them more likable.
You Can’t Go Back To Her Now. Just Like I Can’t
Family has always been an essential component of the Star Wars franchise. The films illustrate the bonds that family members form, whether they’ve grown up together or been apart for most their lives. Star Wars also strives to show that family is worth fighting for. Family is particularly important in The Rise of Skywalker. Rey’s journey to find a sense of family is important throughout the sequel trilogy. In this film, Kylo is also torn between his desire to reconnect with his estranged family and his desire to be his own person that is unburdened by the Skywalker destiny.
When Rey makes a discovery about her past and the darkness within her, Kylo stresses that the two of them are alike in many ways. Kylo believes that neither he or Rey is worthy of the love that Leia is willing to bestow upon them, and that means that neither of them can go back.
Your Son Is Gone. He Was Weak, And Foolish Like His Father
Han Solo and Kylo Ren have one of the most distinct relationships within the Star Wars franchise. The relationship is antagonistic and rife with tension. This quote accurately describes the conflict between the two of them, stressing Kylo’s desire to separate from that part of himself.
Here, Kylo takes a dig at Han’s perceived weaknesses while stressing that his past is not an important part of him any longer. Kylo’s words have an air of finality to them. To Kylo, Ben Solo is another person, and that person is dead and gone.
I Never Lied To You
Across The Rise of Skywalker, Kylo and Rey both make a number of discoveries, some of them deeply uncomfortable. As the movie progresses, it becomes clear that Kylo has been more honest with both Rey and the audience than other characters in the series.
Rey has been intentionally and unintentionally hurt by the lies and deception of others. However, Kylo has fought to be honest with her, even in cases where the truth would be painful. Rey has struggled with many of these truths, but Kylo is still willing to share his words and to provide her with guidance when she needs it the most.
Show Me, Grandfather. And I Will Finish What You Started
Some of Kylo’s most distinctive lines aren’t uttered in conversations, but when he is speaking to the mask of his deceased grandfather, Darth Vader. In one such monologue, Kylo asks for the strength to finish the work that his grandfather had begun. He wants to strengthen his connection to the darkest parts of himself.
It is difficult to say what Kylo is referring to when he talks about things that must be finished. Kylo’s goal could be to restore the Empire and to bring the world back to the state it was in during the era of A New Hope. However, if you look at this line more closely, it can be interpreted in other ways as well. Anakin Skywalker had desires that were far from evil, and Kylo may want to strengthen his connection to those parts of his grandfather.
Don’t Be Afraid. I Feel It, Too
While there are many significant character relationships in the Star Wars sequel trilogy, the dynamic between powerful young Jedi Rey and the tortured Kylo Ren has been one of the impactful components of the series. When Kylo Ren meets and interrogates Rey in The Force Awakens, viewers discover that Rey is powerful enough to push back against Kylo’s abilities. It was also an early indicator of the bond this pair shared.
While this bond was explored more deeply in The Last Jedi and Rise of Skywalker, Kylo’s words in this scene suggest that there is already a strong connection between these two characters, in spite of the differences between them. Of course, when those words were first spoken, fans had no concept of just how deep that bond would run.
You Know I Can Take Anything I Want
The first shared scene with Kylo Ren and Rey also includes this memorable line. Not only is this line an indicator of Kylo’s strong belief in his own abilities, but it gives viewers a better understanding of his relationship with the Force.
Of course, Kylo’s words here don’t come to pass because of Rey’s strong Force abilities. Still, it is an excellent insight into how Kylo perceives himself and his powers at this point in the series.
I’m Being Torn Apart. I Want To Be Free Of This Pain
Kylo Ren has always been a deeply conflicted character. However, viewers don’t have a clear glimpse of that conflict until they see the man that was once Ben Solo have a conversation with his father Han Solo. While Han begs Kylo to come home, Kylo refuses his request. He believes that there is no longer any way for him to right wrongs and return to the way things were.
Beyond that, he describes himself has being in pain and torn apart. He’s willing to do whatever it takes to free himself of that pain. His desperation to end his internal struggle leads him to murder his own father. With this act, Kylo becomes more consumed by darkness. Afterwards, Supreme Leader Snoke describes his spirit as being split “to the bone.” Kylo may have wanted to end his internal conflict, but after this act, he is in more pain than ever.
You Can’t Hide, Rey. Not From Me
Although it seemed as though the Force bond between Rey and Kylo was severed at the conclusion of The Last Jedi, that connection persists in The Rise of Skywalker. The relationship between these two characters continues to be a driving force throughout the last film in the sequel trilogy.
Rey is unable to hide from Kylo in both a metaphorical and literal sense. Even though she is trying to conceal her thoughts and feelings from her closest friends — and from herself — Kylo is always able to see her. The two of them are both vulnerable because of the Force bond that they share. This means that these two characters are often closer to the truth than anyone else in the prequel series.