In the early hours of this morning, the final trailer for Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker landed online. And in one shocking scene, Rey and Kylo Ren are seen using their lightsabers to destroy Darth Vader’s helmet. Just why would they do such a thing? Well, there’s a popular fan theory out there that Palpatine’s soul has possessed the Dark Side artifact.
Perhaps the two are working together to stop Palpatine in his return, suggesting something of a redemption for Kylo Ren?
But just how would Palpatine be in Darth Vader’s helmet, which we’ve seen in the keeping of Ben Solo since The Force Awakens?
Well, think back to Darth Sidious’ apparent death in Return of the Jedi aboard the Death Star II.
Darth Vader picked him up and threw him over a balcony, but in doing so Palpatine struck him with Force lightning.
The redeemed Anakin Skywalker’s helmet lit up, showing his skull before he succumbed to his wounds.
Well, what if in that moment Palpatine