something that gives stability (as in character or conduct)

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Ballast

\ ˈba-ləst \ – noun

something that gives stability (as in character or conduct)merriam-webster.com
equilibrium, balance, brace, bracket, counterbalance, counterweight, sandbags, stability, stabilizerSynonyms
Ultimately, though, its ballast lies in the relationship between Rey and Kylo Ren, whose mysterious mind-meld is fleshed out and deepened, its mysterious origins cleared up only slightly.Ann Hornaday, The Washington Post, "Star Wars: The Last Jedi' movie review: Another winning chapter," 13 Dec. 2017