Fast, deadly, and with an advanced stealth field generator that makes it perfect for some attempted matricide – lets look at the TIE Silencer.
The Twin Ion Engine design, first developed by Sienar Fleet Systems who later became Sienar-Jaemus Fleet Systems is infamous throughout the galaxy. The TIE line is synonymous with tyranny and oppression, and of course, flying a ship that is associated villainy itself is exactly the sort of thing that one Kylo Ren née Ben Solo is drawn to.
The young Dark side user felt the pull of the Light side of the Force so strongly that he felt the need to cloak himself in the trappings of malevolence to try and make up for what he ultimately lacked. And nowhere is this more apparent than in the TIE Silencer, a TIE/vn space superiority fighter used by Ren during the First Order’s war with the Resistance.
The starfighter proved to be more than a natural fit for Ren, and his inherited piloting skills (as Ren is the son of Han Solo and grandson of Anakin Skywalker, both famed pilots in their day) helped Sienar-Jaemus Fleet Systems refine the onboard workings of the TIE Silencer, evolving the space superiority fighter into a beast noted for its speed and ferocity.
The TIE Silencer was developed as a multi-role strike fighter, ad as such it came with two SJFS L-s9.6 laser cannons, two SJFS L-7.5 heavy laser cannons, used for taking on larger targets and punching through armor, launchers capable of delivering ST7 concussion missiles as well as mag-pulse warheads as well as a proton torpedo launcher to be kept around in case he needed to blow up a reactor core.
It runs in the family.
Though family is ultimately what led to one of the greatest failures of the TIE/vn starfighters–during the battle after the evacuation of D’Qar, Kylo Ren, piloting the TIE silencer made an attack run on the Raddus’ bridge, where General Leia Organa, his own mother, was stationed. Though Kylo Ren set out with the intent of killing the Resistance, and in particular his mother, the Dark Side user would ultimately fail to pull the trigger, abandoning his attack run, allowing the Resistance to escape–a move that would ultimately lead to the destruction of the Mega-class Star Dreadnought, the Supremacy.
Events in the galaxy sure do seem to often hinge around the familial dynamic of a single relationship don’t they?