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There are a lot of moments in the final Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker trailer that stand out. Like the appearance of Rose Tico and that emotional line from C-3PO. But one dramatic scene is turning into a horny fan meme. Adam Driver, who plays Kylo Ren, emerges from the edge of a seaside storm completely drenched and carrying his lightsaber.
KYLO REN LOOKS LIKE A KNIGHT pic.twitter.com/1PrTSnI5H1— 𝐤𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐞 (@sithreylos) October 22, 2019
The image of Kylo Ren soaking wet was reminiscent of scenes in romantic comedies.
Like Colin Firth’s Mr. Darcy in the BBC’s Pride and Prejudice.
I'm doubling down on the Mr Darcy shtick and hoping it works pic.twitter.com/bmDM6dklBd— Sad Kylo Ren (@KyloIsSad) October 22, 2019
The comparison also works with Matthew Macfadyen’s Mr. Darcy.
And Ryan Gosling in The Notebook.
“It wasn’t over. It STILL isn’t over!” pic.twitter.com/fhm9yVMDsm— Toby Herman (@tobyherman27) October 22, 2019
Overall, people are here for wet Kylo Ren.
4 years of being a kylo ren stan and i finally gets my rights with this pic.twitter.com/EHVTYAX6gg— lauren (@thumosren) October 22, 2019
Kylo Ren has inspired memes since his first appearance in a Star Wars film. The emo-like character, with his all-black ensembles and sullen expression, is an all-too-perfect fit for online fandoms. People also just really like Driver as an actor. So Kylo Ren will likely become the most-memed character in The Rise of Skywalker. Whether his drenched, brooding scene is a hint that Kylo Ren will eventually become good—or a romantic prospect for someone—is yet to be determined. We’ll have to wait until December to find out.
If you want to watch the full scene, it’s about 45 seconds into the trailer.
Tiffany Kelly is the Unclick editor at Daily Dot. Previously, she worked at Ars Technica and Wired. Her writing has appeared in several other print and online publications, including the Los Angeles Times, Popular Mechanics, and GQ.