There have always been Star Wars Twitter parody accounts. But not quite like these. While TR-8R, the baton-wielding Stormtrooper who faces off against Finn at Maz Kanata's castle, has been enjoying some Internet notoriety with an ocean full of memes, it's really three Twitter accounts that have caught everyone off guard. They are hilarious. And offer an accurate view into the lives of Kylo Ren and the hermit exile Luke Skywalker as we've come to know them in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
There are two new prominent joke Twitter accounts that are quickly accumulating followers. It starts with @emo_kylo and continues with VeryLonelyLuke. They have since been joined by the second Knights of Ren account Kylo3n, which continues the notion that Ben Solo is a very bothered goth kid who just ran out of conditioner.
Beware. If you have not seen Star Wars: The Force Awakens yet, there will be Spoilers for the movie. By the end of this long awaited sequel, we finally know the true identity of Kylo Ren. The new villain is played by Girls star Adam Driver, a former Jedi pupil of Jedi Master Luke Skywalker who turned to the Dark Side. He began his journey as Ben Solo. He's the son of Han Solo and General Leia. A lanky, raven-haired child of the Force, he wears all black and sometimes hides behind a mask. And his locks are luxurious. It's not hard to imagine the younger Ben shopping at Hot Topic for all the latest Goth trends. And the best shampoo. Which is where most of these jokes draw their humor from.
Then we have Luke Skywalker. Taking a page from the Yoda playbook, he's placed himself in exile after Kylo and the Knights of Ren killed all of his young Jedi students (never called Padawans in the film for good reason). VeryLonelyLuke follows the troubled Jedi master's remote and lonely existence protecting the ancient Jedi temple, where Rey finds him at the end of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. This Twitter parody account draws us into his fortress of solitude, where we learn more about his daily routine.
And even though Han Solo may have been killed at the hands of his own son, Ben, that hasn't stopped the old space pirate from getting in the final word. Because, yes, there is also a BadFatherHan parody account, which finds that Solo has had just about enough of his ungrateful son's petulance. We've collected the best of these accounts for you to read here.
mom please don't even pretend you know what I'm going through right now also we are out of conditioner— Emo Kylo Ren (@KyloR3n) December 22, 2015
*comes to school after a three-day weekend* my name isn't Ben any more it's KYLO REN and i'm a dark knight— Emo Kylo Ren (@KyloR3n) December 21, 2015
i hate everything pic.twitter.com/KThW6oSwNB— Emo Kylo Ren (@KyloR3n) January 4, 2016
dad the wookiee used all my garnier fructis— Emo Kylo Ren (@emo_kylo) December 30, 2015
just once i wish my dad would respond to "I love you" with "I love you too" mom too for that matter— Emo Kylo Ren (@emo_kylo) December 30, 2015
dad said i remind him of jabba's palace because i have a little rancor in me it felt like he'd planned it mom didn't think it was that funny— Emo Kylo Ren (@emo_kylo) December 30, 2015
just to clarify: it is not a blankie it is an heirloom piece of darth vader's cape and i don't technically NEED it to fall asleep— Emo Kylo Ren (@KyloR3n) January 5, 2016
i told my dad he should let me get my license since I share DNA with the best starpilot in the galaxy he was touched but I meant darth vader— Emo Kylo Ren (@KyloR3n) January 2, 2016
Lightsabers cut deep, but words cut deeper. Just kidding. Nothing cuts deeper than a lightsaber. It's a sword made of lasers.— Very Lonely Luke (@VeryLonelyLuke) January 2, 2016
My existence on this island has been one of deprivation. I yearn for human contact. But not as much as I yearn for cheesecake.— Very Lonely Luke (@VeryLonelyLuke) January 2, 2016
I wonder what's going on in the the galaxy now I bet that Kylo Ren thing sorted itself out I was right to run I won't second guess myself— Very Lonely Luke (@VeryLonelyLuke) January 2, 2016
Everyone in my family gets murdered: Grandma - sand people Aunt & uncle - stormtroopers Dad - emperor Mom - Dad At least Han & Leia are OK— Very Lonely Luke (@VeryLonelyLuke) January 4, 2016
I’m sad today because no one remembered my birthday. I don’t even know what the current date is. I’m sad every day just to be safe.— Very Lonely Luke (@VeryLonelyLuke) January 5, 2016
I met my dad & sister on the same day We didn’t recognize each other Dad tried to kill me I blew up his house Worst family reunion ever.— Very Lonely Luke (@VeryLonelyLuke) January 4, 2016
I had 10 minutes on an exploding Death Star to really get to know my dad. It was about 5 minutes too long Most of that was awkward silence— Very Lonely Luke (@VeryLonelyLuke) January 4, 2016
This isn't a parody account. The force. The Jedi. My idiot emo son. It's true. All of it.— Bad Father Han Solo (@BadFatherHan) January 2, 2016
"Your father wants a scavenger named Rey to stab your nephew with that someday." pic.twitter.com/LKn1Zwn1uJ— Bad Father Han Solo (@BadFatherHan) January 4, 2016
My son Ben is the McRib™ of children.— Bad Father Han Solo (@BadFatherHan) January 3, 2016
Your name is BEN. We named the dog "Kylo."— Bad Father Han Solo (@BadFatherHan) December 26, 2015
Hey, "Kylo." I know who you got your dark side outfit from. pic.twitter.com/N8RbGCyrC9— Bad Father Han Solo (@BadFatherHan) January 3, 2016
During his Jedi training, Ben went through several awkward phases. This one was AWESOME. pic.twitter.com/lQuFzGjwkG— Bad Father Han Solo (@BadFatherHan) January 4, 2016
Ben used to be TERRIBLE at the force. pic.twitter.com/HI4WLSEjY6— Bad Father Han Solo (@BadFatherHan) January 4, 2016
"Kylo" thinks his cellphone case is funny. *I don't. pic.twitter.com/T4fyCEMHeN— Bad Father Han Solo (@BadFatherHan) January 2, 2016
"Fear leads to hate. Hate leads to anger. Anger leads to Darth Vader's awful emo grandson. And suffering. That too." pic.twitter.com/6fGZ60h0zM— Bad Father Han Solo (@BadFatherHan) January 3, 2016
"Luke, you were right. Your nephew IS the worst." pic.twitter.com/7U95MpzgbO— Bad Father Han Solo (@BadFatherHan) January 3, 2016
"Someday our grandson will be the biggest emo crybaby the galaxy has ever seen, Annie." "Yippee!" pic.twitter.com/H2rOnekSLQ— Bad Father Han Solo (@BadFatherHan) January 5, 2016