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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. RoyleRancor

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    If the answer to a parentage question in a movie is a letdown, then I think priorities have been misplaced.
    It means that you bought too hard into one possible answer instead of being open to other ideas.
    Both TFA and TLJ are not the stories I would have told, but they weren't my stories to be told in the first place.

    It's one thing to leave TLJ a bit "letdown" by it if you wanted a legacy lineage. It's another thing over a year later to STILL be mad/letdown/perturbed by it like some are.
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    Anakin was raised by a single mother and a slave. Luke to a Aunt and Uncle. The similarities? They were NOBODIES. The only difference is that we saw them on screen. I'll give them this: they didn't explain how she is so powerful though. But with that logic, every force user would need a family tree to explain their powers. The force doesn't care about bloodlines. The prequels prove this.
     
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    Actually, it's too late to be concerned about Rey's parents. I admit I was hoping she'd be the offspring of Luke and a Mara Jade-like character. I think even John Williams thought she'd be Luke's daughter. The music he wrote for the end credits hints at that. Oh well, it is what it is. I hope that Abrams can bring everything together for a rousing and satisfying ending.
     
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    This. The story needs to continue to move forward towards a conclusion. Not continue to dwell on Rey’s parents
     
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    Rey imo is irrelevant at this point..
     
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    The last Jedi is irrelevant? The only person that can stop Kylo Ren is irrelevant? The hero for the new Rebellion to rally behind is irrelevant? The person who is tasked with restarting the Jedi Order is irrelevant? You may not like the character but she is far from irrelevant to the story.
     
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    Last name/genetic connections >>>>>>>> actions/purpose/greater meanings

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    For me, the PT, OT and the ST has only been about one thing. The Skywalker bloodline. The main protagonist of every film, and the one that has the most screen time has always been a Skywalker. I don't think it will be any different in the ST. eb7d8f5b560ffcd811173652416617cd.gif
     
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    After first seeing Force Awakens, I remember suggesting to the friend I saw it with that maybe Rey herself is a bit of a red herring - that this trilogy is perhaps not really about her, but about Ben Solo, the grandchild of Anakin Skywalker.
     
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    I think that's what they want you to believe. I think this ST was prepped waaay in advance. Making her a nobody for nearly 3 films is perfect cover. Everything will fall into place in IX. I distinctly remember EVERYONE making a fuss about why Leia hugged Rey instead of Chewie when they came back from Starkiller. Damage control went full tilt, even having JJ say 'he made a mistake'. These guys don't make mistakes. They go through the same scenes about 100 times over. NO way that didn't come up.

    That includes the gif above. The mighty Skywalker saber. Ben (Heir apparent) tries, and tries. Nope, it flies past him to Rey ( a nobody from Jakku).

    ''Who are you?''

    ''Who's the girl?''

    ''What girl?''

    ''It is you''- Kylo from the TFA novelization

    Etc.....
     
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    This is a lot of gymnastics to get to the answer you want.
    JJ mystery boxed everything.
    Directors make mistakes all the time.
    Wookies are always second class citizens in opening films of a Star Wars trilogy. (no medals, no hugs)
     
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    Haha, I understand.. but there's so much more...

    “That lightsaber. It belongs to me!”

    No it doesn't, Ben 'mighty Skywalker blood' Solo.

    “That lightsaber was Luke’s, and his father’s before him and now it calls to you!”


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    it seems to belong to Rey (a nobody from Jakku)


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    LOL we're all being played hard. :D
     
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    The lightsaber Anakin used to kill younglings with. I don't get the sentimental attachment to it people have. Luke lost it and never went back for it. Why should we be so attached to a lightsaber, that quite frankly, is like being attached to Hitler's side arm because Patton used it once. It's still a weapon owned by an awful human being who did awful things with it.

    The Lightsaber didn't actually call to her. . The force called to Rey through the lightsaber.

    Yes it does seemingly belong to a nobody from Jakku.
     
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    It actually isn't I who has attachment to the legacy lightsaber. It's the main piece from TFA to TLJ. JJ almost began TFA with Anakin/Luke's saber floating through space, and the original teaser had this.

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    The ending of TFA, the beginning of TLJ. The ending of TLJ, Ben's obsession with it. Rey refurbishing it for IX. Let's not kid ourselves. That legacy saber means ALOT. it just happens to belong to Rey now ( a nobody from Jakku) Not Ben.

    Luke Skywalker: Who are you?
    Rey: I know this place.
    Luke: Built a thousand generations ago to keep these. The original Jedi texts. Just like me, they’re the last of the Jedi religion. You’ve seen this place. You’ve seen this island.
    Rey: [whispering] Only in my dreams.
    Luke: Who are you?
    Rey: The Resistance sent me.
    Luke: They sent you? What’s special about you? Where are you from?
    Rey: Nowhere.
    Luke: No one’s from nowhere.
    Rey: Jakku.
    Luke: All right; that is pretty much nowhere. Why are you here, Rey from nowhere?
    Rey: The Resistance sent me. The First Order has become unstoppable–
    Luke: Why are you here?
    Rey: Something inside me has always been there… but now it’s awake, and I’m afraid. I don’t know what it is, or what to do with it, but I need help.


    They're playing us.
     
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    I think it would have been nice to have Luke have a kid and continue the Last name Skywalker. We did not have to kill everyone off to move beyond the Saga.
     
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    I know this is the end of the Skywalker saga. Not so sure this is the end of the Skywalker name.

    We also now know one thing 100% for sure. Luke was on Jakku scavenging parts, just like Rey.

    Ken Liu's Legends of Luke Skywalker on Jakku ''After an hour or two, he would return, sometimes empty-handed but often carrying pieces of machinery or electronics he had salvaged.''


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    Dead in a pauper's grave. Sold you for drinking money.

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    Uhuh.
     
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    Well judging by the work put in here....you certainly have some attachment.

    It's not a main piece. It's something used to tie back to Luke, to give Rey her call to arms. Could have been his green lightsaber. Could have been literally anything. But the most identifiable thing is a lightsaber. Now it obviously wasn't the green one because then we'd all be panicking from then on. So it had to be *that* lightsaber since it was the force calling to Rey to get to Luke.

    Ben isn't obsessed with it. He just feels like he should have it because he's a selfish-manbaby who thinks he is owed everything.
    Luke threw it away.
    Rey/Ren shattered it.

    Now granted, JJ has never been one to end things that he could leave a mystery so it's entirely possible he would reverse course on this, but that would be bad writing.
     
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    All the work put in wasn't from me. It's from the films. They are the ones who absolutely wanted you to see it that way. I'm refreshing it all. Since peeps have gotten sooo lost in theories, which are all fun to read btw. This is the one that sticks out the most to me. Simply because they wanted us to know it's importance.

    They also wanted us to know that Ben Solo, Skywalker's blood, heir apparent, is not the one the legacy saber belongs to. It belongs to Rey Nobody.

    but keep in mind,

    Everyone is a somebody.
     
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    You are turning everything in the film into distorted versions of what's presented to suit your own theory. I'm just saying, dial it back so when she's no one you don't have an aneurysm.

    You aren't refreshing facts. No they didn't. This is just how JJ makes movies. You can post enough stuff from TFA to prove she actually is no one. Especially out of context things. Rey repeatedly says she's no one.

    No, everyone isn't somebody. Or at least not for 20 years and a creator decides to retcon.

    I really don't understand the pull of a special lineage that we've seen over and over vs a new story.
     
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    Rey's parents matter in the fact that they don't matter.

    Unless EpIX decides to change that.
     
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