Well, we just might officially have the answer now, thanks to a recent short story announcement straight from Star Wars themselves.
Do we finally know how Kylo Ren got Darth Vader’s helmet?
As we all know, following the Battle of Endor at the end of Return of the Jedi, Luke Skywalker is seen burning his father, Darth Vader’s, body in a funeral pyre on the forest moon. Of course, due to other events that happened after this, it’s clear to see that his remains were tampered with or messed around with at some point. Many people are wondering who would’ve done such a thing, and that person just might be Allegiant General Enric Pryde.
Thanks to a book of short stories that is coming out later this month, Enric Pryde will be getting his very own short story from his point of view. In celebration of Retun of the Jedi‘s 40th anniversary, this book will feature 40 different stories told by 40 different writers and other people. Pryde’s installment will be the 39th short story.
"“…reveals that Pryde arrived to see the wreckage of the main Imperial fleet and the second Death Star…”"
That being said, we know that Darth Vader’s helmet did not end up staying on Endor where his remains were. Thanks to The Steadfast Soldier, we may just find out how Pryde went over to Vader’s corpse, snatched that burning helmet, and brought it back to his grandson, Kylo Ren.
Vader’s helmet is literally one of the most valuable ‘trophies’ in the whole entire film franchise. Here’s just a little bit more from CinemaBlend:
"“In the decades after Return of the Jedi that Pryde becomes one of The First Order’s key leaders, so one can infer that he either willingly gives it to Kylo Ren in the immediate years before The Force Awakens or, if Kylo is feeling pretty daring, has it taken from him”."
This book, Return of the Jedi: From a Certain Point of View, will feature, like we mentioned before, 40 different stories told by 40 different writers and other people. It will become available and on sale starting on August 29th, 2023. You can find it on Amazon for $32.40.
That’s a wrap on the short story of how Kylo Ren got to Darth Vader’s helmet from Enric Pryde!
Will you be purchasing this book, Return of the Jedi: From a Certain Point of View? This would be super cool to eventually do with all of the films because as we all know, there are so many different universes and stories going on within certain ones, that it would be near impossible to run out of things to say, stories to tell, and POV’s to be reminded of. If you decide to purchase this book, let us know what you think of it and what your favorite story is/will be!
As always…….May The Force Be With You ALL!!