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Han and Leia's relationship is the heart of the Star Wars saga. Yet even after all these years, this iconic love story has a lot of secrets behind it. Love—or, at least, sex and sometimes romance—in the Star Wars universe used At any rate, Ben became Kylo Ren, and Han and Leia's marriage . girl in the package, you can bet they won't market (gasp) gay characters. Ben Solo turned to the dark side, so Han and Leia failed as parents, but a new he means well and desperately yearns to have a healthy relationship with his son . Per marketing for Solo: A Star Wars Story, we know he was.
After all, he won the Millennium Falcon in a bet against Lando Calrissian, and the sequel trilogy has decided to use his golden dice as the emblem for his character from The Last Jedi onward.
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After she learned-- and as ever, she was quite the quick learner-- Leia soon proved herself to be an expert in the game, beating her opponents routinely regardless of whether the odds were in her favor. Worried at every turn about potentially screwing up their child, he frankly admitted to Leia that he had never imagined having children. Leia, however, was quick to counter with her own confession regarding their life together. She was quite certain he would be a great father, she assured him, before going one step further and saying he would be a wonderful grandfather, too.
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At that, however, Han joked that he would never get that old-- and we don't even have to explain why that line hurts so much. Part of what makes them so exciting as a couple to begin with is their mutual tendencies to buck convention and go wherever the wind may take them.
Rather than staying put at home while Leia served in the Galactic Senate, Han in turn took up work as a racing pilot and instructor for up and coming generations of pilots who wanted to learn how to fly from the greatest hotshot pilot there ever was.
An outsider to the connection shared by Luke, Obi-Wan, and even Leia herself, he served as a voice of "reason" when things seemed like they were headed into the entirely elemental and spiritual territory of the Force.
However, it was Han's status as an outsider and a non-believer that perhaps led to one of the most avoidable tragedies in the entirety of Star Wars. Leia had sensed from the womb that there was something dark inside of Ben-- thanks in large part to her awareness of Snoke's interest in him-- but she never thought to tell Han of anything that was happening, because-- as he was non-Force-sensitive-- he couldn't possibly have understood.
So rather than talk it out, Ben was sent off to Luke's for training, and the rest is history. By the time the sequel trilogy begins, Ben has already turned to the dark side, shattering his family in his pursuit of becoming the galaxy's ultimate evil.
Bits and pieces of his past are alluded to in dialogue and flashback sequences, but the films simply don't have the time to offer highly detailed explanations of Ben's youth.
A younger Ben Solo has been a supporting character in multiple canon novels. There are passages in the text that indicate fatherhood wasn't exactly a job cut out for Han. It's just that he was woefully unprepared for the responsibility. There was a point in his life when Han never thought he'd marry, yet alone raise a child. He brought Ben a play blaster from Burundang and he was encouraging his violent side; took it away and the boy wouldn't stop crying.
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He tried to replace it with a build-a-space-center set and there were too many small pieces Ben could choke on. The worst part was, it wasn't like Leia was just nagging or inventing stuff to one-up Han; she was right about all of it. So he couldn't even properly resent her for it!
A Star Wars Storywe know he was scamming people on the streets of Corellia since he was 10, and probably never had a father figure in his life until he met Tobias Beckett. Even then, it's not like that was a stable lifestyle, since Beckett was a down-on-his-luck criminal eager to land a big score.
It's true Tobias probably had a good heart, but he wasn't "Dad of the Year" material either.