Okay guys... get ready for some heart-wrenching shit. Spoilers for Star Wars: The Force Awakens lie ahead, as well as some serious feels.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens premiered in the final weeks of 2015 and has been met with an incredible reception from fans and critics.
One aspect of The Force Awakens which has prompted speculation and debate amongst fans is Adam Driver's character, Kylo Ren: the powerful leader of the Knights of Ren, apprenticed to Supreme Leader Snoke.
Time for a little reminder!
We all know that Kylo Ren was revealed as the son of Han Solo (Harrison Ford) and Leia Organa (Carrie Fisher). Yes, young Ben 'Kylo Ren' Solo – the grandson of Darth 'Anakin Skywalker' Vader – really did fall far from the tree.
But what about the forgotten victim: Chewbacca? In now non-canon comic books the young Jedi Solo's we're practically raised by the big fur-ball. Yes, these stories are non-canon, but it's still logical to assume that Ben Solo would have been rather close to his uncle Chewbacca.
Now, remember that Kylo [spoiler alert] killed his father in front of an enraged Chewbacca. With this in mind, Chewbacca didn't just watch his best friend die, but watched a child he practically raised do it!
Need some visuals to really get the feels flowing? Alright, well let's turn to Tyson Murphy, Lead Character artist at Blizzard Entertainment, who recently posted a comic-strip to his Tumblr. Have a look, but beware... the feels are strong with this one.
1. Chewbacca raising a young Ben Solo
Chewbacca raises young Ben Solo, and apparently hands him a high-powered bowcaster blaster rifle... but let's ignore that. Look how close they are!
2. Chewbacca comforting Ben Solo
Kylo is clearly struggling, perhaps with his parents, or even the Dark Side. Chewbacca then comforts Ben Solo, who he has known since childhood.
3. Sad Chewbacca
That's one damn sad wookie. He's lost a friend and a boy he raised to manhood.
4. Kylo kills Han... Chewbacca takes aim
Watching his oldest and closest friend as he's murdered by his only son, Chewbacca is enraged and readies a killing shot with his bowcaster.
5. Sad Chewbacca intentionally misses
Unable to kill the former Ben Solo, Chewbacca instead wounds the boy that he raised to manhood.