With The Rise of Skywalker hitting theaters in less than 24 hours there are a lot of questions that fans want answered. Some of those questions are who are the Knights of Ren and how did Snoke help Ben Solo find the path to the Dark Side? Well, we now finally got our first look into these questions thanks to Marvel’s six-part comic series STAR WARS: The Rise of Kylo Ren.

Ben Solo

This article contains spoilers for The Rise of Kylo Ren

This comic wastes no time in setting the story for us. It takes place when Luke Skywalker has made the decision to destroy his padawan, Ben Solo for turning to the dark side. It then takes us to a flashback showing us the Knights of Ren and their leader. No, their original leader wasn’t Ben Solo as some thought, it was a force user named Ren. Ren, who named himself and has no mercy for good or evil lead the Knights of Ren, destroying everything in their path. Even though we didn’t get much on who the Knights of Ren were, we now know how the name came to be and that the members had the same beliefs as Ren.

Ren not Ben Solo was the first leader of The Knights of Ren

Ben Solo Flees

Now we return in the comic to when Ben Solo destroyed the Jedi Temple. Thinking that Luke was dead, Solo attempts to flee. After him were a few of Luke’s students that survived. But instead of killing them Solo disabled their vehicle and escaped. This showed that there was still some good in Ben. Then here is where it gets more interesting. Instead of going back to Leia or Han, Ben Solo flees to Supreme Leader Snoke on what seems to be some sort of space station.

Snoke and Ben Solo

Supreme Leader Snoke

When we see Supreme Leader Snoke he looks much younger and has hair. We soon learn that Snoke and Luke battled at one time, leaving the Supreme Leader with the scars that we see in the films. Solo even becomes upset when he sees Snoke… “Snoke… Look what Master Luke did to you.” Snoke then turns the tables telling Ben not to worry about him and that Ben didn’t kill Skywalker like he thought.  

Supreme Leader Snoke

So, now we know that Ben Solo has had contact with Snoke well before his fallout with Luke. And as told in the movies Snoke has been guiding Ben on his path to the dark side for a while. Unfortunately Luke caught wind of it to late and the damage was done. It will be interesting on how this story grows in the next comic issue..

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So, now we are getting more of the back story that left Star Wars fans in the dark for some time. This at least gives us some insight on the mysterious Knights of Ren and Ben Solo’s path to the Dark Side. We will have to wait to learn more about the Knights of Ren and Ben Solo until issue number 2 of this 6-part series comes out on January 15th, 2020.  

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