Kyp Durron was unquestionably one of the Jedi in the Expanded Universe who served as a precursor for Kylo Ren, more than 20 years after his debut. Originally, Durron belonged to Luke Skywalker’s young new Jedi Academy, which was formed from the ground up following the Empire’s fall.
Durron was discovered as a Force-sensitive infant on Kashyyyk, where he was taken in and raised by the Wookiee Chewbacca. He later succumbed to the dark side’s temptations after being possessed by Exar Kun, a thousand-year-old feared Sith Lord. He recovered from Kun’s influence and became a divisive Jedi in the days that followed, particularly during the Yuuzhan Vong invasion of Republic space.