When I saw Star Wars: The Force Awakens on opening night, I was very interested in the character Kylo Ren. In terms of personality, Kylo Ren is very much like his grandfather Anakin Skywalker AKA Darth Vader in that he is psychologically torn and conflicted between both the light and dark sides of the Force. A lot of people say that he is a weak character, but I disagree with this argument. He has demonstrated considerable Force potential by stopping a laser blast in midair, which was something even Darth Vader could not do. Also, everyone saw how much firepower Chewbacca’s rifle had and the fact that Kylo Ren could take a shot that strong and still be able to fight is impressive. Due to his ragged appearance, lack of emotional discipline, and unstable lightsaber, I believe Kylo Ren has received only basic training both as a Jedi and as a dark side practitioner. My guess is Supreme Leader Snoke only taught Kylo Ren basic dark side techniques and was not ready to invest all of his knowledge and power in him until Kylo Ren proved his commitment to the dark side. Since Supreme Leader Snoke said he was going to complete Kylo Ren’s training, I suspect that Kylo Ren will be more refined, more powerful, and more dangerous than he was before. Also, everyone might find him irredeemable now, but let’s not forget that Darth Vader did terrible things as well and he found redemption in the end so let’s not count Kylo Ren out of redemption just yet. With this in mind, I cannot wait for Episode VIII!