He admired the power of his maternal grandfather Anakin Skywalker, but particularly in his Darth Vader incarnation.Because of this, Ben struggled with his inner darkness due to this obsession. Born as Ben Solo to Han Solo and Leia Organa, he grew up in the middle of his parent's clustered lives. He wields a unique crossguard lightsaber that he constructed himself.Han Solo (father; deceased)Leia Organa (mother)Luke Skywalker (maternal uncle; deceased)Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader (maternal grandfather; deceased)Padmé Amidala (maternal grandmother; deceased)Shmi Skywalker (maternal great-grandmother; deceased)Cliegg Lars (maternal step-great-grandfather)Owen Lars (maternal step-great uncle; deceased)Beru Lars (maternal step-great aunt; deceased)Jobal Naberrie (maternal great-grandmother)Ruwee Naberrie Sola Naberrie (great-aunt)Ryoo and Pooja Naberrie (maternal first cousins once removed)Breha Organa (adoptive grandmother, deceased)Bail Organa (adoptive grandfather, deceased)"Together, we will destroy the Resistance and the last Jedi.""Is it true? Ben grew up hearing stories about his maternal grandfather, as he came to admire and revere his grandfather's power, but he also came to fear that he may never be as powerful as the Chosen One.
After failing to recover anything from the planet, Kylo and his forces slaughter Lor San Tekka and capture the Resistance pilot Poe Dameron, where Kylo interrogates Poe by mentally torturing him with the Force.Despite this, Ren chooses to believe that Vader's sentimentality was the weakness that led to the fall of the Empire.Feeling this care is what holds him back, Ren believes that to be greater than Vader - to embrace the Dark side - is to finally abandon the Light side.To establish his rejection of his past life, Ren serves the First Order with great passion towards its leader and his master Snoke.