The Last Jedi: New Details on the Praetorian Guards Weapons and Why Kylo Ren Wears a Mask
The first day at New York Comic Con is over and it was very exciting as always. Our own @JohnnyHoey is on site covering the event for us so make sure to follow him on Twitter for some interesting Tweets and photos. John will do a recap report of his visit in a few days time, but until then we will cover the most interesting bits revealed during the con. Definitely the most interesting bits came from The Last Jedi exhibition which offered some interesting bits of info on Snoke’s Praetorian Guards, Kylo Ren, the ships, the weapons and more from the movie.
So let’s get straight from the most interesting photos from The Last Jedi exhibition.
The Praetorians carry weapons that are high-tech versions of unpowered analogs found in primitive societies across the galaxy. The tempered blade of this long axe, or vibro-voulse, connects to a compact ultrasonic generator that creates a high frequency vibration across the cutting edge, increasing its deadliness.
The Praetorian electro-chain whip is one of the most unique weapons in the elite praetorian guard arsenal, able to function as a sword-like melee weapon or be shifted into a plasma laser whip depending on combat style.
Single Blade Sword
This single blade sword belongs to the elite Praetorian guard, Supreme Leader Snoke’s personal guard force. The curved blade, paired with an electro-plasma energy filament running along the blade’s edge, creates a devastating ofensive attack.
Double Blade Sword
Elite Praetorian guards who wield the doubled blade sword were capable of adjusting fighting style mid-combat by splitting the two ends of their weapon to be dagger-like single blades. This makes elite Praetorian guards fearsomely unpredictable in battle, capable of adjusting to any scenario instantly.
The mysterious and fearsome figures known as the Praetorian guard serve as Supreme Leader Snoke’s personal protector. Eight in total, their features are completely hidden behind striking red armor meant to evoke memories of the Emperor’s Royal guard.
Kylo Ren’s Helmet
Kylo Ren is the son of Han Solo and Leia Organa, protege of Luke Skywalker, and eventual master of the knights of Ren. He is known as the “Jedi Killer” among the rank and file of the First Order. His helmet was crafted to mask his visage and voice, concealing his identity as he delves further into the power of the dark side of the Force.
Kylo’s TIE Fighter
Kylo Ren has inherited amazing piloting skills from his father, though he uses these abilities to pursue the FIrst Order from the seat of his unique, angular TIE Silencer armed with laser cannons and warhead launchers.
Now reinforced with new combat craft, the Resistance fleet dispatches haroy bombers into battle with the first order fleet. Escorted by swift starfighters, these munitions-laden carrier ships drop powerful proton bombs onto their capital ship targets.
There is obviously a typo in the TIE Silencer description. Kylo is pursuing the Resistance, not the First Order. This being a typo was confirmed by Pablo Hidalgo himself, so no conspiracy here.
The following images don’t reveal anything new but you can read them by clicking on the images for bigger versions:
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