Modern Solo Adventures

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Fanwork
Title: Modern Solo Adventures
Creator: mamalazzer (mamalaz)
Date(s):
Medium: Tumblr GIF sets
Fandom: Star Wars
External Links: Tumblr link
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Modern Solo Adventures is a series of humorous Star Wars manip AU Gif sets created by mamalazzer (also known as mamalaz). They follows the adventures of Ben Solo in a modern AU using same-actor fusion. Occasional "Retro Adventures," using footage from the original trilogy, recount the adventures of Luke Skywalker, Leia Organa, Han Solo, and Darth Vader before Ben's birth.

A video adaptation by brukaoru can be found on YouTube.

Common Tropes

  • Ben insists on being called "Kylo Ren" and the "Knights of Ren" are a "boy band". Ben frequently wears the Kylo Ren robes and mask, though it is unclear whether his professed desire for world domination is serious.
  • Chewbacca is the family dog (a golden retriever) and the "Falcon" is Han's sports car, which he usually does not let Ben drive.
  • Ben adores his mother, but is actively homicidal against his father. That does not stop him from being insanely jealous Han's relationships with Rey and Poe Dameron.
  • Ben's hero-worship of Vader frequently leads to humorous extremes, such as being arrested for tagging a building with Vader's name.
  • Both Han and Vader are fond of making "dad jokes," to the chagrin of their offspring.
  • Vader is extremely overprotective of Luke and Leia, and does not approve of Leia's relationship with Han.

Examples

  • [1] - "Han goes missing when visiting his son. Unsurprising, Kylo has something to do with his disappearance."
  • [2] - "Han organises a playdate of sorts so his son can finally make friends. It doesn’t go well."
  • [3] - "Kylo hates his father. That doesn’t mean he wants anyone else stealing him away from him."
  • [4] - "Young Kylo gets sidetracked and tries to emulate his grandfather. Han reacts the way he usually does."
  • [5] - Hux asks Leia if Kylo can come out to play.

Reactions

After the series gained a following on Tumblr in 2016 following the release of The Force Awakens, it was covered by many pop-culture websites and blogs. A Buzzfeed article about the series summed up their conclusion in its title: "A Tumblr Has Been Imagining Kylo Ren Living At Home With Han And Leia And It's So Perfect".[1]. While echoing Buzzfeed's conclusion, PopSugar noted the connection between this and other contemporaneous online-based Kylo fanworks, such as the Emo Kylo Ren Twitter account.[2]

References

  1. ^ [A Tumblr Has Been Imagining Kylo Ren Living At Home With Han And Leia And It's So Perfect
  2. ^ This Is the Amazing Kylo Ren Backstory You've Been Waiting For - PopSugar article by Ann-Marie Alcántara, June 3, 2016.