Regardless of the fact that Kylo Ren idol Darth Vader More than anyone else during star WarsThe sequel trilogy, One Piece of Extended Knowledge confirms that the two couldn’t be more different with a direct, side-by-side comparison of how they each grew into two of the most powerful Dark Side users in the galaxy.
Like his grandfather, Anakin Skywalker, before him, Ben Solo (disguised as Snoke) was corrupted by Emperor Palpatine after he was seduced to the dark side while studying to become a Jedi. In Ben’s case, he was studying under Luke Skywalker within the newly formed Jedi Order, while Anakin fell to the Dark Side after becoming a Jedi Knight and even a junior member of the Jedi Council (because he wasn’t given the rank of Master). Small differences aside, the fact remains that two people from the same family were converted to the Dark Side by the same Sith Lord, and both became incredibly powerful as a result, rightly leading fans to assume that Darth Vader and Kylo Ren are much more. Similar or not – however, the ways behind how they both sought to increase their power are diametrically opposite.
Darth Vader needs a master, but Kylo Ren wants freedom
in Star Wars: The Hidden Empire #4 by Charles Soule and Steven Cummings, Darth Vader and the Emperor prepare for their final battle against the Crimson Dawn after learning Qi’ra has the Fermata Cage in its possession. So, at the start of this issue, the Emperor asks Vader to cross lightsaber blades with him as a training exercise, since it’s been a while since Palpatine used the weapon in combat. Right before the sparring session ended, Vader had the perfect opportunity to take the killing shot and end Palpatine’s life right then and there – but he didn’t, which is something Kylo Ren can’t say.
Kylo Ren is actually more independent
in Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last JediKylo Ren killed Snoke the first chance he got, doing so because he believed Snoke was holding him back. In contrast, Darth Vader believes it is his master’s ruthlessness that continues to make him stronger every day, with this issue explicitly showing that Darth Vader will not kill Palpatine even when given the chance (with Vader’s eventual redemption in Sixth episode Although). This is an interesting dichotomy because it goes against a lot of preconceived notions about Darth Vader and Kylo Ren. Vader is seen as the epic master of the Dark Side who could single-handedly any Jedi in the galaxy, while Kylo Ren is mostly seen as a contrarian kid who throws a fit when things don’t go his way. However, it is Kylo who displays more independence in his quest for power, while Vader is the one who seems to need to hold his hand all the time.
As much as Darth Vader liked to think he’d kill the Emperor the first chance he got to replace him as Sith Lord High, this issue proves he can’t do it, having explained why in an earlier story. Meanwhile, Kylo Ren made that position of power for himself the second he had the chance by killing Snoke the same way Darth Vader could have killed the Emperor this time around. star Wars Case – prove it, as far as it goes Kylo Ren He worshiped him, and Darth Vader Nothing alike.
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