Is This the Name of Kylo Ren’s Starfighter in The Last Jedi? Plus Cool Theory About Luke’s X-Wing!

Yesterday we showed you some very cool images with characters from The Last Jedi from a tabletop pinball game listed on Walmart’s online store. Apart from the characters scattered around the board, one of our readers also noticed several Aurebesh writings with very interesting translations, one of which could actually point us to a new type of TIE, being piloted by Kylo Ren. Also, is it possible that this pinball image has actually revealed the fate of Luke’s X-Wing on Ahch-To? Read on for the details.

 

 

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After we made the post with the Walmart image yesterday, our reader Sean made some interesting observations in our comments section. The most interesting part is his translation of the Aurebesh writings scattered all over the pinball board:

 

  • I translated all the Aurebesh. Most of it is what you’d expect from a pinball game, like “RESISTANCE VICTORY” or “DEFEAT THE FIRST ORDER”, but one interesting bit of note is right next to Kylo Ren it says “FIRST ORDER TIE SILENCER“. Is this the first we’ve heard of a TIE Silencer?

 

Yes, this is definitely the first we’ve heard about this new type of TIE. You probably remember that it was confirmed via several toy listings in the past that Kylo Ren will have his own TIE in The Last Jedi. I doubt it’s just a coincidence that we have this TIE Silencer name next to Kylo Ren. This must be his own starfighter in the movie.

 

Toy version of Kylo’s TIE from The Last Jedi

 

It would be interesting to see what will be so special about this new type of TIE starfighter. As you know all other TIEs have something specific about them. So far we have (via Wookieepedia):

 

  • TIE Fighter –  the original Twin Ion Engine starfighter.
  • TIE Bomber – a bombing variant of the TIE line. Main source of anti-emplacement air-support.
  • TIE Interceptor – used during the Battle of Endor. It was identifiable by the addition of four arrow-shaped panels tipped with laser cannons.
  • TIE Advanced – has a hyperdrive and deflector shield generator. A modified early prototype was flown by Darth Vader in A New Hope.
  • TIE Striker – specialized for in-atmosphere missions, the atmospheric fighter was identifiable by its horizontal high-speed wings and large central pod. Used in the battle of Scarif.
  • TIE Reaper – used as a troop transport. The fighter featured flat, pointed, horizontal wings similar in design to the TIE striker. Appeared briefly in Rogue One.
  • TIE Boarding Shuttle –  used for boarding and troop transportation. In the aftermath of the Battle of Scarif, a pair of boarding shuttles escorted Darth Vader’s shuttle to the Profundity, and were later used to board the Tantive IV.
  • TIE Defender – features a hyperdrive as well as deflector shields, and has three wings mounted around an aft section of the cockpit. Appeared in Star Wars: Rebels .

 

So what could this TIE Silencer be? Could it have some kind of cloaking ability, making it invisible and silent? Perhaps Kylo uses it for a secret infiltration mission in the movie? Tell us your guesses on this ship in the comments below.

 

 

Speaking of starfighters, it seems that the pinball image actually gave us another hint, this time about Luke Skywalker’s X-Wing in The Last Jedi. Take a closer look at the image below:

 

 

As some of our Cantina members pointed out, this definitely looks like an X-Wing underwater. You can clearly see a cockpit, an engine, and the wings. The question is, is it Luke’s and did he crash landed on Ahch-To? From the look of it, this X-Wing appears to have the split engine style the Resistance used, a bit different from the stacked engine look of the X-Wings from the original trilogy. Did Luke trade up for a newer model before exiling himself? Is this someone else’s ship? Will Luke finally make Yoda proud and raise an X-Wing out of the water? Tell us what you think.

 

 

It’s really amazing how much information one simple image can reveal, especially with all the secrecy surrounding the movie. We hope to have more to discuss about the movie later today when the Disney Live Action Panel hits at D23, stay tuned!

 

 

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22 thoughts on “Is This the Name of Kylo Ren’s Starfighter in The Last Jedi? Plus Cool Theory About Luke’s X-Wing!

  • July 15, 2017 at 7:06 pm
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    Maybe we get to see him raise it from the water or he has Rey try as part of her force training.

    • July 15, 2017 at 8:11 pm
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      it’s not like the ideas are lacking… why should they make same as ESB ? Rey is not Luke. Yoda used the imerged XWING to make Luke points out what is problem was – actually lack of confidence in himself and in the Force. TFA didn’t show us a Rey like this. So i think she should be tested in other ways in order to poiny out her owns weakness.

  • July 15, 2017 at 7:07 pm
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    Just glad to see some TLJ news period.

    • July 15, 2017 at 8:06 pm
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      i hope not. i hope they stop with similarities with OT. Give us new new content ple

  • July 15, 2017 at 7:20 pm
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    I would take a wild guess, maybe he put the X-Wing under water on purpose so he would be forced to stay on Ahch To? For his self imposed exile

    • July 15, 2017 at 7:32 pm
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      Or hiding it, so it won’t stand out on a (presumably) technology free planet?

      • July 15, 2017 at 7:36 pm
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        I like that idea. Then when he needs, to he can raise it.

      • July 15, 2017 at 9:09 pm
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        That was exactly my thought after seeing it, hidden underwater away from prying sensors and probots.

  • July 15, 2017 at 7:52 pm
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    I really hope Kylo is a great pilot like his uncle and grandfather, it would be cool to see him go up against Poe in a dogfight.

  • July 15, 2017 at 7:58 pm
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    90% of makingstarwars.net’s “spy reports” this year have obviously been based on an early glimpse of this stupid future peg warmer toy, and slowly doled out as news over the last few months.

    (And I thought CNN was lame.)

    • July 15, 2017 at 9:35 pm
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      Hey! Some of us old geezers like Pinball! 😉

  • July 15, 2017 at 8:15 pm
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    If part of Rey’s training is her lifting the X-Wing out of the water my eyes will roll so far to the back of my head that I’ll go blind mid-movie.

    • July 15, 2017 at 8:17 pm
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      lol. indeed exactly my thoughts.

      • July 15, 2017 at 8:23 pm
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        There are already so many similarities we can see to ESB in just that small teaser. The whole “let’s do something different with Star Wars” doesn’t seem to be case at the moment. This is pure speculation on my end, but it’s not looking great right now. I want so many things from this sequel trilogy, continued rehashes aren’t one of them.

        • July 15, 2017 at 8:34 pm
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          i don’t remember teaser well actually. but i have the same feeling about this. i could pass on it if in the 9th we don’t have a second Starkiller base in construction. they wouldn’t dare !! lol

          more seriously i stay confident with RJ past movies but scared by the too-scared-of-doing-new-stuff-because-you-know-critics effect.

    • July 15, 2017 at 8:29 pm
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      I think it’s going to be the exact opposite. Luke will lift it to show how he achieved at least the level of Yoda.

  • July 15, 2017 at 10:13 pm
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    That x wing looks like it’s been there for some time , like a plane wreck from ww2 I don’t think it will be raised

    • July 17, 2017 at 11:33 am
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      Could be that his lightsaber is in it and she’s sent to recover it as part of her training??

  • July 16, 2017 at 12:08 am
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    he hid the xwing underwater and now rey is gonna lift it up and crush that water monster with it

  • July 16, 2017 at 2:32 am
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    R2 raises the X-Wing, toots the word, “Losers!” at them both.

  • July 18, 2017 at 1:09 am
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    It’s called a tie silencer because he “silences” his enemies with it.

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