Kylo Ren’s Rise Of Skywalker Arc Has Already Been Done… By Stranger Things – Screen Rant

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Warning: This article contains SPOILERS for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.Disney's Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker serves as the conclusion of Kylo Ren's 3-movie arc, and, surprisingly, it does so in a way that's reminiscent of Billy Hargrove's journey on Netflix's Stranger Things. After the 1980-set science fiction series proved to be a surprise hit for the streaming service, Stranger Things season 2 introduced a number of new faces: notably, Sadie Sink's Maxine "Max" Mayfield and Dacre Montgomery as Billy, her older stepbrother. Season 2 saw Max rapidly integrate with the established party through Lucas. Billy, meanwhile, served as more of an antagonistic force. The Stranger Things season 2 finale, however, offered a brief glimpse as a different side to Billy — a scared boy in the face of his clearly abusive and domineering father. Continue scrolling to keep reading Click the button below to start this article in quick view. Start now Similar to how the show evolved Steve Harrington beyond his initial disposition, Stranger Things season 3 delved deeper into Billy's character. After a fateful night, Billy found himself under the thrall of The Mind Flayer. .


As the otherworldly entity tried to gain a new foothold in the world, Billy was tasked with doing some unspeakable things. Throughout it all, however, it was clear how much Billy was trying to resist, often tearful just prior to numerous enforced actions: a trait not dissimilar to how Kylo's conflict manifested. Billy's conflict came to a head when Eleven psychically prompted a memory from Billy's childhood to come to the forefront of his mind. Remembering his mother allowed Billy to regain control of his body during the epic Stranger Things mall show-down. Standing up to the Mind Flayer, Billy actively protected Eleven from the creature's attacks — even at the tragic cost of his own life. Related: The Mandalorian's Stranger Things Mind Flayer Line Explained The parallels between Billy Hargrove and Kylo Ren are clear to fans of Star Wars. .

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