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I am called Ren. But that's not my name.
~ Ren
The Ren just is. It lives, and it consumes, and it doesn't apologize. It is its nature and nothing else. I believe in that principle on a deep, deep level.
~ Ren

The man known as "Ren" is a minor antagonist in the Star Wars franchise, featuring in the Star Wars: Rise of Kylo Ren comic miniseries.

Ren was the charismatic and enigmatic leader of the Knights of Ren, and the predecessor to Kylo Ren. He was Force-sensitive and wielded a red-bladed lightsaber.

He lived by the "Ren" ideology, a code of living which consisted of Ren doing anything he wanted without worrying for those he might hurt in the process.


Despite being a mass murderer and a user of the Dark Side, Ren was polite and friendly to those he crossed paths with. Ren's perceived charisma was a faux, however, as he was completely willing to kill those he was friendly to if he felt the urge to. He was a passionate believer in the "Ren" ideology.

Mirroring the "Ren" ideology, Ren had no remorse. He was completely willing to kill innocents, often enjoying the depraved act.


Master of the Knights of Ren

Sometime prior to the rise of the First Order and their war against the Resistance in the future, the mysterious man known simply as Ren was the leader of the secretive Knights of Ren of which he lead under the title of Master. The Knights of Ren was a secret order of force users that utilized the dark side of the force to their advantage and Ren used his red bladed lightsaber that bore his name to lead them as he and his followers traveled the galaxy in search of people to recruit into the enigmatic dark order. Throughout his journey across the galaxy, Ren would sustain injuries and burns on his body. 



  • As he doesn't appear nor is mentioned in the Star Wars sequel trilogy, it's likely to assume that Ren will be eventually defeated and/or killed by Kylo Ren once The Rise of Kylo Ren comic series ends. This would be very fitting, as Ren is nowhere to be seen among the Knights of Ren in either The Force Awakens or The Rise of Skywalker.
  • Essentially, Ren serves as a foil to Darth Vader: they are Force-sensitive, are users of the Dark Side of the Force and were burned and scarred at some point of their lives while using the Dark Side. The difference, however, is that whereas Vader was ruthless and emotionless, Ren was more charismatic and open.


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