Kylo Ren, the caped crossguard and lightsaber-bearing Star Wars villain, may have enamored some fans because of his unique characterization in The Force Awakens, and it seems like his popularity has successfully crossed over onto social media.
A fake Twitter account called Emo Kylo Ren, was set up and now has more than 300K followers, which is pretty impressive considering that the character does not pretend to be either Adam Driver or the real Kylo Ren.
— The Mary Sue (@TheMarySue) December 26, 2015
Bearing the handle, @KyloR3n, the account narrates comical stories of what could have been the villain’s experiences when he was a child growing up as Han Solo and Leia Skywalker’s son, Ben.
The Twitter user does not even capitalize words in his tweets, unless the words are “Darth Vader,” “Death Star/s,” and “My Chemical Romance.” These hints alone show how he could have chosen the Dark Side of the Force while undergoing his training.
One of Emo Kylo Ren’s tweets shows a message to his mom, reminding her to check her texts, because he accidentally crushed his retainer using The Force.
mom please check your texts i had a fit of extreme power and rage where i mistakenly force-crushed my retainer
— Emo Kylo Ren (@KyloR3n) December 24, 2015
Another popular tweet is where @KyloR3n told her dad that the wookie (Chewbacca) used all of his “garnier fructis,” referring to a popular brand of shampoo and conditioner.
dad the wookiee used all my garnier fructis
— Emo Kylo Ren (@KyloR3n) December 23, 2015
The parody Twitter account also speculated on how Ben Solo met the ultimate villain of the new series, General Hux.
“Dear diary I am taking grandfather’s helmet to school today to show to hux at lunch I expect he will be quite impressed,” he tweeted on Dec. 22.
dear diary i am taking grandfather’s helmet to school today to show to hux at lunch i expect he will be quite impressed
— Emo Kylo Ren (@KyloR3n) December 22, 2015
The account also poked fun at Kylo Ren and General Leia’s hairstyles.
“My mom has done a lot of crazy things with her hair but i strive for more of a classic look myself,” the tweet said.
my mom has done a lot of crazy things with her hair but i strive for more of a classic look myself
— Emo Kylo Ren (@KyloR3n) December 26, 2015
Adam Driver, who portrays Kylo Ren in the film, has definitely gotten his big ticket to stardom. Kylo Ren leads the Knights of Ren and is said to be the commander of the First Order. He has an unhealthy fixation with his grandfather Darth Vader and is bent on fulfilling his evil legacy.