With Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens coming out on DVD, we still have some unanswered questions about the characters in the movie.
Is Rey Luke's Daughter?
Why is C3-PO's arm red?
Or... Is Supreme Leader Snoke Jar Jar Binks?
But there has been one question that has been bugging me ever since I saw the first trailers for [Star Wars: Episode VII — The Force Awakens](tag:711158). Why is Kylo Ren talking to Darth Vader's Mask?
Through extensive research and wasting my time on dissecting Star Wars movies and binge watching YouTube videos on fan theories, I believe I have found an answer to this puzzling question!
We learn from Return of the Jedi that Luke gave his father a traditional Jedi funeral by burning Vader's body.
We then learn how Kylo Ren got Vader's Helmet through the small back stories that are now canon.
Anyway, if you noticed with the way Jedis communicate with their dead, they always have a ghost who is their constant guide to help them with the Force.
Luke had Obi-Wan help him destroy the Deathstar. Qui-Gon tried to stop Anakin from killing the Sand People AKA Tusken Raiders. Close to the end of Episode III, Yoda was going to teach Obi-Wan how to communicate with Qui-Gon.
But we really don't know how the Sith are able to communicate with their dead... Or do we?
In The Force Awakens we see Kylo Ren obviously talking to Vader's helmet asking him to help him in the Force. Despite his best efforts, Kylo Ren doesn't get an answer back. But why is he even expecting an answer in the first place?
The answer to that my friends is simple. Before Ben Solo went to the Dark Side, he was being trained by his uncle Luke. During his training, Luke was able to train Ben how to communicate to his grandfather, Anakin Skywalker.
Ben developed a strong bond with his grandfather when he was using Force, but upon meeting Snoke everything changed.
Snoke slowly brainwashes Ben into thinking that the ghost of his grandfather was just an illusion clouding his reality about the Force.
After embracing the Dark Side, Ben is torn and struggling to reconnect with the bond he once had with his grandfather. He thinks that having Darth Vader's helmet will replace that missing piece in his life. That... or this is just simply how the Sith try to communicate with their dead much like when the Jedis communicate with theirs.
To me, that's symbolism for life and death. With the Jedi Ghosts you're able to talk with them, interact with them and they do the same. Whereas the Sith talk to a dormant object that doesn't respond.
Who knows? Maybe this question will be answered in the Blu-REY?
What do you think? Is this Why Kylo Ren is talking to Vader's Helmet? Let me know in the comments below!