Matt the Radar Technician
|Fandom:||Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Saturday Night Live|
|Other:||Parody character, crack!ships|
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In a Saturday Night Live sketch, Adam Driver (Kylo Ren in Star Wars: The Force Awakens) played a parody of Kylo Ren as a reality show participant in "Undercover Boss: Starkiller Base". He wears a blond wig, a safety vest, and giant aviator glasses. In the sketch, he fails at basic technical tasks, and at subtlety when he asks staff how they like the boss. There are also outtakes which fandom as a whole considers adorable.
From this, fandom has created action figures, cosplay, and quite a lot of fanfiction. On Archive of Our Own, he is frequently paired as Kylo Ren/Hux (as Kylo, as Matt, or both names), in Rey/Kylo Ren, and paired with "You" or "Reader" in unashamed self-insert.
In a feat of extended crossover, fans pair him with Clan Techie, a minor character played by Domnhall Gleeson in Judge Dredd Some fans tag this pairing as Kylux Adjacent, as it is a pairing of two characters other than Kylo Ren and Hux, who are played by the same actors. Thus it is considered an Adjacent Pairing
- Star Wars Undercover Boss: Starkiller Base - SNL on YouTube, accessed 2016-06-19
- Undercover Boss: Starkiller Base Behind The Scenes on YouTube, accessed 2016-06-19
- Outtakes From SNL Kylo Ren Undercover Boss Sketch Funnier Than the Sketch Itself. Also, we love Matt the Radar Technician by Teresa Jusino | 4:34 pm, January 22nd, 2016, accessed 2016-06-19
- "Matt" the Star Labor Radar Technician bootleg action figure...revealed! by Scott Tolleson x 2BitHack on spankystokes.com, posted 2016-01-20, accessed 2016-06-19
- Matt the Radar Technician Cosplay posted on 2016-02-09, accessed 2016-06-19
- Clan Techie on the judgedredd wiki, accessed 2016-06-19.