Any fan already knows that the world of Star Wars is extremely vast and detailed. Even characters seen in the films who may appear to be used as mere extras in the background have in fact been given in-depth backstories whether they be from animated features such as Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Star Wars books, or other fan sites.
I don’t know about you, but a set of characters I had been wanting to know more about since The Force Awakens came out were the Knights of Ren. Aside from presumably taking down the Jedi Temple with Kylo Ren in hopes of destroying Luke, there wasn’t as much information given to fans as I had hoped.
CBR reported that the Star Wars: The Rise of Kylo Ren and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: The Visual Dictionary provide more information including names, weapons, and fighting styles. The Knights are Force-sensitive and at one time were more than likely trained as Imperial Inquisitors tasked with hunting the Jedi’s as part of Order 66. The Knights were then given to Kylo Ren by Supreme Leader Snoke after he found him worthy of leading them. Below is a breakdown of each member.
Leader during the era of the New Republic prior to Kylo, he dons a lightsaber and can use the force. Presumably a Sith Lord.
Most Force-sensitive, uses a scythe to kill others which makes him more powerful. Advanced reflexes and has the power to instill fear in others.
Uses a flamethrower, plasma bolt launcher and blaster pistol. Can change himself and his team members by advancing their weapons and armor.
Ultrasonic vibrocleaver. Also wears a piece of a death trooper mask as a trophy for one of his previous victories in battle.
Modified blaster used for sniping as well as rapid-fire and pump-action. He is also the pilot of the Knight’s ship.
Uses a mace with concussion blasts. Ushar asks his victims to beg for mercy, and if they refuse, he kills them quickly.
Uses a Mandalorian axe. Uses stealth, confusion, tracking to trick his victims into traps he has set. His Force-sensitivity also allows him to see through sensor distruptors and smoke screens.
The Knights of Ren have always been intriguing to me and I would love to see more of them in some capacity. I felt the same way after Episode 1 when I first got to see Darth Maul only for him to be cut in half at the end! Luckily they did delve further into his character in Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Nevertheless, I do enjoy how much the Knights’ skills complement each other making them extremely deadly adversaries.
What are your thoughts? Were you hoping to see more depth out of the Knights of Ren? Would you like to see more of them in some way? How so? Leave your thoughts in the usual spot, and thanks for reading!
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