ByCaroline Ryan, writer at

Going into the theater, prepared to watch Star Wars the Force Awakens, I expected a lot from the main villain, Kylo Ren. To be honest, I did not know what Kylo Ren looked like unmasked prior to watching the movie so I was in for quite a shock (almost as shocking as seeing Darth Vader unmasked!). Prior to watching the movie, and about halfway through the movie, I thought Kylo Ren was this apathetic and ruthless character. Eventually, the audience comes to the realization that Kylo Ren is not who he pretends to be. Beneath that mask, is an unstable character who does not know what he really wants.

Kylo Ren unmasked.
Kylo Ren unmasked.

Kylo Ren is still just a boy who is forever living in the shadows of greater powers that have been established before him. Without spoiling the movie for those of you who have not watched it yet, Kylo Ren is put to the ultimate test. The test transforms Kylo Ren into pure evil, but you can still see this instability lurking in his eyes; you cannot help but wonder how this character will transform in future installments of the Star Wars saga. And as always, I do have a video you can check out of a speed painting featuring, Kylo Ren (with his mask of course!). Let me know what you think, and how you think Kylo Ren will develop throughout the Star Wars saga.


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