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SPECULATION Do Rey's Parents Matter?

Discussion in 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker' started by DailyPlunge, Apr 7, 2018.

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Do Rey's Parents Matter?

  1. No - Kylo Ren and the new Jedi Order are Rey's priorty

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  2. Yes - The key to Rey's future is in her past

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  1. Cunir

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    I’m still stuck on the idea that Rey is obi wan kenobis granddaughter. That means she can still have nobody important as her parents, which ties up with the story so far.
    I just think it will complete the circle so perfectly because it avenges the death that began the entire saga... Darth Vadar killed obi wan, and now we’ll have vadars grandson killed by obi Wans granddaughter.
    You could argue that obi wan v anakin is the most important relationship in the entire saga. That’s what drove the prequel trilogy. Then it continued on with obi wan v Darth Vadar. And now it will end with them again, as rey v kylo
     
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    This. Rey Kenobi or Rey Darkside are still my favorite theories. Maybe you can even combine them.

    Either way in my opinion Kylo (or even Luke) should have killed Rey's parents (I know the timing doesn't work that well).

    Or just imagine Rey's mother (let's call her Kira Kenobi) being one of Luke's students.

    So many possibilities.
     
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  3. DailyPlunge

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    I really don't understand this fixation with bloodline. How does it make the story better if Rey is related to some force user she doesn't know? How does that tie the story together? At this point her DNA serves more for fan service than it does to drive the story forward. I wonder if some of this is due to Game of Thrones since the whole Jon Snow bloodline thing has been discussed ad nauseam, but the root goes back further than that.
     
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    Rey being from a non special bloodline is still ideal in my eyes. However if she were to come from a special bloodline I like the idea of kenobi the best.
     
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    Agree so hard.
    Between Game of Thrones, what Rowling has done with Harry Potter...I think people are just dead set on this stuff.
     
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    I would like that famous line obi wan said when he died to mean something... that bit where he says “If you strike me down, I shall become more powerful than you can possibly imagine”. What did he do after that? Zilch. It just turned into an idle threat.
    But if his granddaughter turns out to be the most powerful Jedi around then they can finally make that line mean something. She already seems to be more powerful than Luke was when he started out, and he had anakin as his father. So surely she must be related to somebody.
     
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    For the sake of argument let's just say Rey is Kenobi. Why would Obi-Wan's line make sense? Vader striking Kenobi down has nothing to do with his DNA. Kenobi's line has always rung hollow with me as well, but I don't see how his grandchild would make it right.
     
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    I think a lot of people like Rey Kenobi because it would be very poetic. Obi-Wan was responisble for the creation of Darth Vader and the destruction of the Jedi Order (Luke's words in TLJ). His granddaughter would be responsible for the redemption of Kylo Ren and for rebuilding the Jedi Order.

    Obi-Wan and Anakin loved each other like father and son (later like brothers). Now imagine a "real" love between their legacy. You have to agree, this would be kinda awesome.

    I like Rey Random and IMO Rey Kenobi won't happen. But if Rey is related to anyone, then it should be Obi-Wan.
     
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    I get the fan service angle, but from Rey's point of view why would she care who her grandfather is? Also, my reply was in regards to the "if you strike me down" line. Kenobi sacrificing himself does nothing to help his granddaughter.

    This is kind of a separate topic, but the Kenobi line would make more sense to me if Yoda/Luke/Obi-Wan have some kind of profound impact on Episode IX. The common thread in this 9 episode arc isn't DNA it's the force ghost thing. To me Star Wars has always had a haphazardly thrown together feel about it. That's why Padme's death and Leia memory of her mom is so bad. It's why Kenobi's death doesn't really make sense. Hey, I love Star Wars, but I don't pretend that this story has some issues. I doubt Abrams is worried about resolving some of those old questions.

    I just hope the new Star Wars stories are a little better planned.
     
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    Rey must be related to Vader to be the torch bearer of this Saga. We f not just rename the trilogy and take away the 7,8 and 9 cause it’s not.
     
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    It makes sense why people are disappointed after TLJ. If you come in to a film with a list of demands then you're setting yourself up for disappointment.
     
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    I don’t have a particular preference however they choose to take the Rey parentage thing, but my wife has been team Kenobi the whole way.

    We were talking about it tonight and the subject of the Mandalorian show came up, and how the MacGuffin of the show was rumored to be finding and protecting a Mandalorian baby who is the heir to Mandalore. What if this heir is Rey, the secret granddaughter of Satine Kryze & Obi Wan? Not sure how/if the timing of the show works, but just thought it was interesting with the Kenobi talk that’s popped up in here recently.
     
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    For me it matters. Not bc it makes or breaks her bc she's who she is regardless but as far as the saga goes absolutely! She has to be a skywalker! If not then i don't think I'll be interested in any Star Wars films from now on. That would be like replacing the royal family with a new set of people not blood related and thinking we'd be interested in them. We grew up with the skywalkers. We want them to continue. Its not just the sagas history these people even though fictious are a part of us. We want them to go on. We want them to continue. Otherwise why now fire the Kardashian's and replace them with new unrelated people. Will the show work? No! No one would care anymore. Please please let her be a skywalker.

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    Exactly! I totally agree. She needs to be a skywalker! That's like replacing the royal family with new non blood related people. No one would care. Ive been obsessed with princess Leia my whole life. Id be interested in her daughter. But if shes not related im done. Id have no interest going forward.
     
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    I’m curious what your interest in the state of SW movies going forward is. It appears that all of the movies coming up are going to be new stories with new people. It sounds like they won’t be tied to the name Skywalker or the current saga. Are you not going to be interested in them?
     
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    She doesn't need to be a Skywalker. They are not a royal family. They were the first family we were introduced to in 1977. And their lineage wasn't even important until 1980. And not *confirmed* important until 1983.

    If you keep going down the rabbit hole like this, you run out of stories to tell pretty damn fast.
     
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    One problem with the obi wan kenobi theory is how would Rey find out about it?
    Everyone in the ST who might know about her grandad is already dead, and even they probably didn’t know anyway. So they can’t have a big dramatic “I am your father” moment.
    I suppose they could take the easy way out and just have kenobi tell her as a force ghost, but that would mean using Alec Guiness’s CGI face which probably isn’t going to happen
     
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    I removed the spoiler tags from this (I hope you don't mind) since it's just a theory. I believe the Mandalorian takes place 5 year after RotJ so this doesn't work for Rey. She was born around 10 years after.
     
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    It's actually about three years after RotJ (seven years after battle of Yavin), but, yes, Rey's birth does not match that timeline.
     
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    Have mercy on fans who want Rey's parents to matter. The "who's Rey?" question was the main thing people wondered after TFA. And not just Star Wars fans. All sorts of people--my dad, coworkers, people who don't even watch Star Wars--saw TFA and asked me "Who do you think Rey's parents are?" It was THE big question.

    Does the "your parents are nobodies" thing work as a story beat? Sure. But the letdown is understandable.
     
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    I get the letdown. It is very undetandable. However not being able to move on and accept it is the problem some seem to have
     
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