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Daisy Ridley: Fans Will Know the Complete Story Behind Reys Parents by the End of The Rise of Skywalker

Discussion in 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker' started by SWNN Probe, Jul 1, 2019.

  1. DigificWriter

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    Just give it a rest already.

    Rey is not directly related to Luke, Leia, Han, or Kylo/Ben.

    Period.

    There is a possibility that she could be related to said characters distantly, but there's just as great a chance that she is in fact a completely unconnected character.
     
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    Fully agree
     
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    Rey is Luke's daughter -- book it!
     
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    Admittedly opinion, but I believe a very plausible, if not probable, scenario:

    Pre-TFA, everyone would agree that the main protagonist being related to the Skywalkers was a predictable outcome. The whole purpose of TLJ was to subvert that predictable expectation so that any such inevitable connection would not seem to be so obvious. TROS certainly can, and in my opinion likely will, reveal significantly more about Rey's "place in all of this"... the Skywalker Saga. The production has always said that she is special in this Skywalker Saga and that she deserves her place.

    It is simple, she is the lost princess, Anastasia.
     
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    My theory on Rey is a bonkers one that was kind of half-suggested in a way in TFA supporting material and I hated at the time but now am on board with it: Rey is Anakin, reborn. The more I think about it, and ways it could be done, the more it makes sense to me.

    the R_ is_E of sk_Y_walker
     
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    Why not let Rey be her own character? Furthermore how do you explain this in the movie? But most importantly, what's the use of this for Rey?

    Luke: "Rey, don't you wonder where your force abilities come from? You're the reincarnation of Anakin Skywalker!"
    Rey: "Wow, that's... whait, who?"
    Luke: "Anakin Skywalker, the chosen one, my father."
    Rey: "Okay... Great I guess. But I would rather know who and where my parents are."
    Luke: "..."

    This whole "Anakin Reborn" stuff would be much more fitting for Kylo Ren. But I don't want it for him either.
     
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    Totally fair questions! Like I said, I used to hate the idea myself so I understand many reservations and objections there could be to it.

    The way I imagine it at least, she totally is her own character, as much as anyone is. Being 'the chosen one' reborn doesn't have to alter that. She could be Anakin 'from a certain point of view' - they have options how directly they could address it.

    A few points to consider (or I guess questions to ask) - Is Commander Cody his own character? Is Boba Fett his own character?

    (I know we're talking Star Wars and I don't know if you watched or like Avatar: The Last Airbender, but if so, is Aang his own character? I think there could be a few similarities with that show.)

    You can no doubt see where I'm going with this hopefully. It brings with it a load of philosphical quesitons abotu individuality and spirituality, but they are not questions that are new - I'd argue they are fundamental to Star Wars. Was Luke fated (*mental note: got to write a post about destiny vs fate in Star Wars one day) to turn to the dark side because his father did? No. But he's genetically very close to him. Can clones be individuals? I think the SW universe argues they very much can be, but it's the classic debate of nature vs nurture with a side helping of free will vs destiny taken to its logical conclusion.

    That is a huge question. I have ideas, but I am not screenplay writer and even if I was I couldn't knock out a full explanation in 5 minutes on an internet forum. lol.

    But I think we have kind of already seen much of the explanation without realising it. The mirror cave was perhaps showing her all the many generations of Jedi before her, yet as her(Rey)self because she is still 'just' her, and doesn't understand the rest yet.

    Finding out who she is and who her family is and where she fits / belongs, her place in all this, have been explicit driving ambitions for her. This would answer much of that, whilst still leaving open the ability to underline that anyone can be a hero and personal choice does come into it. I think she still gets to choose who she wants to be - just as Anakin did (and chose wrongly).
     
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    Numerous people directly associated with the franchise - as well as the two Sequel Trilogy films themselves - have done everything possible to make it crystal clear that this isn't what is happening at all.
     
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    I don't think it would make her any less her own character than Luke being Vader's son made Luke any less his own character.

    One of the most popular scenes in the entire PT was the opera house scene in ROTS, in which Palpatine dropped a pretty serious hint about Anakin possibly being the result of experimentation with midichlorians. Explaining Rey being the reincarnation of Anakin wouldn't really be any more difficult than that, and if handled well, could be a powerful scene, just as the opera house scene was.

    Well, she did say "I need to know my place in all of this," so I think finding out that she's the reincarnation of the most pivotal character in the saga would be significant to her.

    But, having said all that, I don't expect she will be the reincarnation of Anakin, nor do I know if I'd really like it if she was. It would, of course, all come down to how it's handled.
     
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    A certain point of view? :D
     
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    You’re going to find that many of the truths people cling to depend greatly on all the posts they made before the movie.
     
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