Kylo Ren is a fictional character and major antagonist in the Star Wars franchise. Introduced in the 2015 film Star Wars: The Force Awakens, he is portrayed by Adam Driver. Kylo Ren is the chosen name of Ben Solo, the only child of original Star Wars trilogy characters Han Solo and Princess Leia Organa. Though trained by his uncle Luke Skywalker as a Jedi, he was seduced to the dark side of the Force by Supreme Leader Snoke, and aspires to be as powerful as his grandfather, the Sith lord Darth Vader. Ren is eventually redeemed and helps Rey in her fight against her grandfather, the revived Emperor Palpatine.
Ren is also the master of the Knights of Ren, as well as a commander and later the Supreme Leader of the First Order, an organization spawned from the former Galactic Empire. He appears as the main antagonist of The Force Awakens, The Last Jedi (2017), and The Rise of Skywalker (2019).