ByChris Moore, writer at Creators.co
Full-time writer and professional movie geek; writer of all things Star Wars, DC and Marvel for the Moviepilot Editorial team. @Irish_CGM
Chris Moore

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: Return of the Jedi... All the feels.
Star Wars: Return of the Jedi... All the 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.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Kylo Ren
Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Kylo Ren

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.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Chewbacca and Han
Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Chewbacca and Han

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 and young Ben Solo
Chewbacca and 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

Chewbacca... Kylo goes dark.
Chewbacca... Kylo goes dark.

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

Sad Chewbacca
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

Chewbacca, Kylo and Han Solo
Chewbacca, Kylo and Han Solo

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

Destraught Chewbacca
Destraught Chewbacca

Unable to kill the former Ben Solo, Chewbacca instead wounds the boy that he raised to manhood.

H/T: Tumblr, Tor.

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