Emo Kylo Ren is the best thing on Twitter right now

Adam Driver Emo Kylo Ren

SOME SPOILERS AHEAD. Please read only if you have already seen The Force Awakens.

Kylo Ren was billed as the new “big bad” to lead the forces of darkness against the Jedi and Resistance, and he didn’t disappoint. The character, portrayed with complexity by Adam Driver, was the embodiment of inner conflict. It’s unclear as to where his motivations truly lie, with some fan theories suggesting he could be driven by a desire to end the dark side by taking out Snoke, while others point to his role in destroying five planets and a certain hero as a pretty clear indication that he is moving towards pure darkness.

Whatever the case, his family history and lack of control over his base emotions point to an angst-ridden soul. This, plus the dark, broody physical appearance of the unmasked Kylo, have led many to draw connections between Master Ren and moody, hormonal adolescents.

The finest embodiment of this notion is a new Twitter account – suitably named “Emo Kylo Ren” (username KyloR3n) that serves as a pseudo journal for the character during his teen years; revealing the inner drama he faces dealing with his parents, school mates and challenging relationship with Nazi-inspired Hux. It’s a parody piece, of course, with its author identified as witty Washington Post contributor Alexandra Petri.

Below is a sampling of some of Kylo’s most emo – and borderline hipster – journal entries.

What do you think? Will Ben ever emerge from this emotional rut?

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