I would bet that if Luke or even Han said “there’s still light in him” in reference to Kylo the audience would believe it with little doubt compared to the hellish debate it is now. but for some reason half this fandom is determined to erase Leia’s importance from story and the fact that she is a Skywalker by blood just as much as Luke is. Leia, being another force sensitive Skywalker I would defend to the death, is a women who hardly lets her emotions cloud her judgement and yet she is saying there is still light in her son. somehow there are still people trying to erase, cover it up, or just outright tell the narrative that it’s wrong despite it continuing to push that point home.
I mean, we have a whole sect of the fandom that is convinced Kylo is not the Skywalker of the series because he’s problematic and are willing to preform Olympic-winning acrobatics in order to find a way around him being that. But honestly when has a Skywalker ever been perfect? Luke is a pretty good boy but Anakin? no I think not. some of y'all act like this is a tradition spanning so many different characters and movies when in reality you only have anakin and Luke to look back on because everyone forgets about leia anyway. Kylo is so often written off as not a real skywalker because he’s taken the name Solo or Organa when the fact is he couldn’t be more of a real skywalker unless Luke and leia did get together like some weird George Lucas dream.