Thanks to New York Comic Con, the official explanation for why Kylo Ren wears a mask in the Star Wars universe has been revealed. Adam Driver debuted as Kylo in a big way almost two years ago during Star Wars: The Force Awakens. His new force abilities, internal struggle, and Vader-like design made him an intriguing villain to follow in the new film trilogy, and one that fans are eager to see more of come Star Wars: The Last Jedi this December.

However, ever since his design was first revealed, many have continued to question why exactly Kylo looks the way he does. Unlike the grandfather he so admires, ...

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