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The Star Wars Book – Ben Solo

So I received my copy of The Star Wars Book today by Pablo Hildalgo and others and as I was quickly skimming through it, I noticed at the bottom of each character page there is a section that says “Status Report” as you can see below:

“Converted to the light side and deceased” is what it says for Ben Solo. For other characters that also died such as Luke Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi, it simply says “One with the Force”. So this means and confirms that Ben Solo did not become one with the force as many fans thought. If he did, it would have stated that there.

Now I think this is because Ben was never taught how to do that and when he faded at the end of The Rise of Skywalker, that was just the light shining on him once more because he had converted back to the light side of the force and was redeemed. It is a “bluish” light or light that has a blue tint to it so that’s most likely why so many fans thought he had become one with the force:

So that is it, he never became one with the force which means there is absolutely no way that he can come back as a force ghost. And that is going to make a lot of fans very unhappy. As for me, I am okay with this as much as I love Ben’s story, I am kinda over that whole thing now. I’ve given myself enough time to grieve the loss of the characters I adored and I am happy to say that I am okay with this.

Although it does irk me that after going back to the light and even his mother becoming one with the force, they didn’t or couldn’t do that for Ben. If anything, that is the only part that makes me feel a little annoyed at the writers. But on the flip side of that, my understanding is that Ben was never supposed to be redeemed, at least not in Colin Trevorrow’s version. And to be honest, I would have much preferred that ending than the one we got but I am okay with it, really.

So, what do you think about any of this my Star Wars friends? Do you think it was right the way Ben’s end was written? Do you think it could have been better?

Let me know in the comments and stay safe out there and I’ll see you tomorrow!

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How Do You Feel About Rey Taking the Skywalker Name?

I’d like to tie-in content from the blog with content I am uploading to Instagram to make things more “seamless” from one platform to the other. But Instagram is not really the place to have an in-depth discussion about a topic as it’s primarily a visual platform. Which is why I want to do this here so I’m testing the waters to see how things go.

I blogged about this on IG yesterday and received a few replies but I’m really keen to know what my readers here think about this particular part of the final trilogy.

Do you agree with the ending for TRoS that Rey deserved to become a Skywalker? Do you think she did enough to earn that right? Or do you think the writing about this was sloppy and simply silly and that Rey shouldn’t be a Skywalker?

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Personally, I am torn over this. A big part of me doesn’t agree that the trilogy should have ended this way because Rey was never a Skywalker. There is also the fact that Rey was a Palpatine, even if she denied that blood-tie to Darth Sidious. It’s still canon that she had her power primarily because of her bloodline.

That said, however, Rey did overcome a terrible and lonely existence on Jakku and never had a family to truly belong to. She also chose to pursue the light side of the Force even though she was tempted several times including Kylo Ren’s pursuit of her as his partner in darkness. As a character, this shows a lot of strength and resilience which I admire. It’s the same trait that led me to admire Luke as a Jedi.

And here’s a little GIF I made for IG the other day:

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So let me know in the comments what your thoughts are on Rey becoming a Skywalker!

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“I Am All the Jedi” Fan Edit

If you spend enough time on Twitter, you’ll get to see just how much fan-related content is shared over that platform.

Here’s an awesome fan-made edit of the scene where Rey confronts Darth Sidious and he utters the words “I Am All the Sith!” to which Rey responds with “And I Am All the Jedi”. the fan who made this edited that part to include Anakin Skywalker, Yoda, Luke Skywalker and Obi-Wan as force ghosts helping Rey defeat the Dark Lord. It’s so well-done, I really enjoyed it and felt I just had to share it here.

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I hope you enjoy this clip and let me know if you’ve found any other content online that you think is awesome if it’s fan-made, I’m interested!

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Kylo Ren Edits – The Rise of Skywalker

I’ve always really liked this close-up image of Adam Driver as Kylo Ren on Pasaana so I’ve used it in several edits but these are the latest ones I made on my phone:

I also didn’t realise until now that this is the actual quote from the film that Kylo Ren says to Rey which really surprised me. I didn’t realise that his words were “because I needed to see you”… (REYLO ALERT!)

And yes, I like my GIFS HUGE if anyone was wondering 😂😂

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Ben Solo Motion Art

I was going to blog about the countrywide lock down in New Zealand at the moment but I’ve decided that’s beginning to depress me. So I’m blogging Star Wars edits and art instead!

I’ve made quite a few edits over the last few weeks as well as writing in various places and I’m going to get back to writing about Star Wars here again. I’m hoping to use excerpts from the new Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker novelization that was delivered the other day! So excited for that!

Ben Solo fans, brace yourself 😄😄

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There is a larger image that shows more of Ben which is this one: