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The Kylo Ren Theory That Makes A Lot Of Sense After Obi-Wan Kenobi Part II

Contains spoilers for "Obi-Wan Kenobi" Part II

"Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope" not only introduced the world to the Jedi and the Force, but a new group of heroes to root for. We also saw the beginning of many relationships formed and alliances made, with one of the most notable being mentor Obi-Wan Kenobi (Alec Guinness) and hopeful student Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill). It was obvious Luke looked up to Kenobi as a father figure, and we could feel his pain when Kenobi was struck down.

But one relationship we never saw was Kenobi with Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher), even though it was her message to Kenobi sent through R2-D2 (Kenny Baker) that set everything in motion. While Luke tells her that he's there with Ben Kenobi to rescue her, she exclaims "Ben Kenobi? Where is he?" Unfortunately, Darth Vader (David Prowse) kills Kenobi before he and Leia ever meet. While this left the unanswered question as to how Leia knew to contact Kenobi, many fans, like one Redditor, just assumed Leia's father told her to contact him.

With the new series "Obi-Wan Kenobi" focusing on Kenobi (Ewan McGregor) saving Leia's life, a Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) theory bandied about by fans suddenly makes sense.

Leia cared about Kenobi when she was a child

In "Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens," fans were surprised to learn that Kylo Ren was actually Ben Solo, the son of Han Solo (Harrison Ford) and Princess Leia. As far as we knew, Leia hadn't even met Obi-Wan Kenobi, and Han's relationship with him seemed indifferent. But with the release of "Obi-Wan Kenobi" Part II, and Kenobi rescuing young Leia Organa (Vivien Lyra Blair) after she's kidnapped, it makes sense why Leia would name her son after him, and fans are loving it.

There has been a lot of excited chatter about the new development, with Redditor u/spiderbabyinapram posting on an "Obi-Wan Kenobi” discussion thread, "Indeed. Han isn't very sentimental, and Leia never met Obi-Wan on the Death Star so it's always been a bit odd. Now it makes perfect sense and I love it." While fans were convinced the new series would focus on Kenobi watching over young Luke (Grant Feely), many viewers are thrilled with the change of course, coming out with different theories for why she didn't originally share their personal connection. Redditor u/mikedamike wrote, "I like to think she was keeping her personal connection to Obi-Wan hidden, in case the imperials found the message." Whatever the reason, viewers are enjoying the new series, and the newly discovered relationship between Leia and Kenobi is just a small reason why.