‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’: The 7 Most Outrageous Items Fans Use in Place of a Light Saber for the Ben Solo Challenge

by Jeremy Spirogis
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There isn’t any scarcity of controversy, memes, and criticism because the launch of The Rise of Skywalker late final yr. However, following the #LaunchTheJJCut pattern on Twitter, followers are taking part in one thing far more light-hearted and humorous.

On Jan. 6, 2020, a Twitter consumer coined the Ben Solo (Adam Driver) problem, the place Star Wars followers post movies of themselves pulling out a lightsaber from behind their again. Let’s check out the place this scene got here from and 7 of probably the most ridiculous objects followers are utilizing as a substitute of a lightsaber. 

[Warning: Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker spoilers forward ]

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Costume for Kylo Ren on Display | Michael Tullberg/Getty Images

Where did the Ben Solo Challenge come from?

Near the tip of the ultimate film of the Skywalker Saga, Kylo Ren reclaims his heritage as Ben Solo when he follows Rey (Daisy Ridley) to Exegol. Before he can get to Rey and Emperor Palpatine (Ian McDiarmid), Ben faces the Knights of Ren. 

It is that this second that evokes the #BenSoloChallenge. Ben pulls out from behind his again a blue Jedi lightsaber as a substitute of a purple Sith lightsaber. He then offers a halfhearted shrug and proceeds to defeat the Knights of Ren. 

“I now present the #BenSoloChallenge,” captioned the Twitter consumer, @testtube27, when he tweeted a video of himself reenacting Ben’s lightsaber work and shrug. “I expect to see people pulling baguettes and umbrellas from behind their backs,” Mike continued in one other tweet. “Don’t let me down.”

The social media world didn’t let him down. Star Wars followers pulled out the whole lot from baguettes and umbrellas to fly swatters and even youngsters. 

Ben Solo of Asgard

Several Twitter customers wield Thor’s hammer, and followers discover it hysterical. Others ask who would win, Ben or Thor?

A Glass of purple wine within the hair

Another consumer pulled out a full glass of purple wine. She informed followers later that she spilled it in her hair, making an attempt to get the video proper—nicely value it.

Rubber mallet subverting expectations

This Star Wars fan pulls out a rubber mallet and proceeds to destroy the primary two motion pictures within the trilogy within the identify of #ExpectationsSubverted. He deliberately smashes The Last Jedi first to point how a lot it didn’t dwell as much as expectations. 

One daring fan wields a cat

“Does this count,” tweets one other Star Wars fan whereas holding her cat. “Meet Storm, the beloved creature who allowed me to make use of her as my saber, an excellent sport, and a piece!

Luckily she provides the disclaimer, so we all know that no animals have been harmed within the making of her #BenSoloChallenge.

May the Force pee with you

Twitter consumer, American Dad, pulls out a plunger whereas staring dramatically at his rest room. 

The Dad model

“That’s some serious dad energy,” commented one Twitter consumer after watching the person pull a toddler from behind his again. It took some muscle to tug a 6 or 7-year-old boy over your again. Maybe he’s wielding some Jedi powers over there.

This one is for ‘broom boy’

“I think you win,” wrote one fan in response to the Star Wars broom boy reference. 

Last however not least, we have now our beloved broom boy from Star Wars: The Last Jedi. When Luke Skywalker evokes people across the galaxy that anybody is usually a Jedi, we catch a glimpse of broom boy utilizing the Force.

The Ben Solo Challenge created a whole lot of laughs—for a change—within the Star Wars fandom, which has been full of controversy because the final movie within the trilogy premiered. 

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