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Kylo Ren Is the New Anakin Skywalker

Ever since I’ve watched The Force Awakens I have been constantly struck by the incredible similarities between Anakin Skywalker and his grandson, Ben Solo. There have been so many parallels between the two characters and here are some of the most striking examples.

1. Their Features

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So here’s Anakin with his scar, that long hair and dark brown robes.

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And then you have Kylo Ren who looks nearly identical in everything but his face. His hair is long and curled like his grandfather’s, he bears a scar eerily similar to that of Anakin’s, and he wears dark robes like he did.

2. They Both Despise Masters

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Anakin didn’t entirely trust the tutelage of his master, Obi-Wan Kenobi, or that of the Jedi Council and that led him to eventually joining Emperor Palpatine as the Sith Lord promised him power and everything that he desired.

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And Kylo Ren didn’t fully trust Luke Skywalker either, that’s why when he saw his uncle over him with a drawn lightsaber he was so quick to turn against him and join Snoke. He even turned against his master Snoke. Both of them had issues with masters and both of them joined the dark side.

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The Five Best Scenes of ‘Revenge of the Sith’

Revenge of the Sith has its wins and its losses. On one hand you’ve got Palpatine and his horrid plan to wipe out the Jedi, which actually comes to pass and then you have Anakin…and Padme…and more Anakin. There are good scenes and there are scenes I wish could’ve been revised but overall this is one of the better Star Wars movies and the best Star Wars film of the prequel trilogy. So, I’m going to share with you my five favorite scenes from Revenge of the Sith. Enjoy!

1. The Space Battle over Coruscant

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There weren’t a lot of scenes that made me really happy in the prequels but the opening scene for Revenge of the Sith was legitimately awesome. From the shot of Anakin and Obi-Wan’s ships dipping out into a heated battle previously hidden from view by a giant Republic ship to Anakin spinning his ship to oblivion as he evades a pair of missiles. This scene has it all. In fact, Anakin isn’t even that annoying at this part which is a miracle in itself.

2. The Creepy Conversation

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There’s something deeply unsettling about this quiet scene in Revenge of the Sith. Palpatine was so crafty and calculated. He had Anakin wrapped around his pinky finger like a piece of string. I mean, he literally was telling him the story of a Sith legend! and that somehow didn’t send the young Jedi any warning signals? That’s weird. It’s silently horrifying as he throws Anakin the ultimate bait; the concept that the Force could teach those how to save people from death. He could sense Anakin’s fear of losing Padme in childbirth, he knew that information of the Force would be the catalyst to Anakin’s path as a Jedi, and he capitalized on it. And the final words spoken between Anakin Skywalker and Palpatine are utterly chilling.

Anakin: “Is there any way to learn this power?”

Palpatine: “Not from a Jedi.”

That was the beginning of the end. 😦

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The Defining Moments of Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader

Anakin Skywalker is one of my least favorite Star Wars characters but he is a major character considering that he ends up becoming Darth Vader and so there’s no way I can have this defining moments segment without him being a part of it. And so here are the defining moments of Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader. Enjoy!

1. Winning The Buunta Eve Podrace

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Most of the major Star Wars characters’ stories have really begun when they’re young adults but Anakin’s journey began when he was just nine-years-old. The Buunta Eve Podrace was a defining moment for the young hero because if he hadn’t won that race he would’ve remained on Tatooine and wouldn’t have gone to become one of the greatest Jedi in history…and eventually Darth Vader. It also highlighted how powerful he already was with the Force and that’s very impressive.

2. Destroying the Trade Federation Ship

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Like I said before, Anakin was only nine years old and he was already displaying how abnormally gifted he was at that young age. I mean he saved Naboo by blowing up the Trade Federation Ship as a young child who hadn’t even gotten into the double digits of his age yet. This highlighted how great of a pilot he already was and it showcased the heroics he would display many more times after that.

3. The First Kiss

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I’m not a huge fan in the slightest of Anakin and Padme’s love story but it was a defining chapter in Anakin’s life. I mean if it wasn’t for that first kiss the two shared on Naboo Luke and Leia would’ve never come to fruition so, whatever.

4. The Death of Anakin’s Mother

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Throughout Attack of the Clones Anakin was plagued with nightmares of his mother dying and it haunted him during the first half of the movie. When he eventually couldn’t handle it anymore and went to rescue her it was too late and he had to endure watching her die in his arms. It was a turning point for him because it was the first time he allowed darkness to consume him and fill with him boundless rage and it shook his trust in the Jedi. Unfortunately, because it was the prequels, this sequence didn’t provide the emotional impact that it should have but oh well.

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