Star Wars has secretly revealed just how Palpatine corrupted Kylo Ren. It’s gradually become clear Kylo Ren never truly fell to the dark side.
Where Darth Vader embraced his own inner darkness and became a Dark Lord of the Sith, Kylo Ren experienced the darkness as a trap from which he could not escape.
In Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, he suggested Rey should “surrender” to the dark side, unintentionally hinting at his own relationship with it. It took the death of his mother Leia – her decision to spend the last of her precious life energy telling him he was still loved rather than continuing to lead the Resistance, to persuade Kylo Ren he ever had a choice.
How in the Hell The Emperor Influence Kylo Ren Strongly
But just how did Palpatine influence Kylo Ren so strongly? The recently-published in-universe fact book Secrets of the Jedi details Force powers associated with both the light and dark sides of the Force.
It gives particularly interesting insight into the Force Bond, which – surprisingly – is considered a dark side power by Luke Skywalker. As he explains,
“On occasion, the Force allows us to connect with another living being and communicate with them across great distances, seeing what they see, and feeling what they feel.
Though this may seem like a harmless – and perhaps even valuable – ability, it is easily manipulated by those on the dark side. Some powerful Force users have been able to create secret bonds with others who are unaware of their connection.
They then use these bonds to corrupt their target and steer their actions. Even if the unwanted bond is detected, it can still be extremely difficult to break.”
After reading the explanations, what are your thoughts about it guys?