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REY'S LINEAGE

Discussion in 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' started by Amalgam, Dec 22, 2015.

  1. Amalgam

    Amalgam Rebelscum

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    I have a new theory that I'm really leaning on for Rey's lineage.

    In this theory my basis is that Rey's father is Luke Skywalker. I have many feelings for why this is the case, & such has been demonstrated across the forums & across the internet so I don't feel I need to rehash. For this theory, I am operating on the assumption that Rey is Luke's daughter.

    This theory is RIFE with spoilers, so reader beware!

    This leaves almost as many questions as it answers, however.

    If Luke is her father, why not protect her? Why leave her? Why doesn't she remember him? Why don't Leia or Han know her? Where is her mother? Who is her mother?

    1. Luke left Rey on Jakku much the same way as he was left on Tatooine. To protect her from those who would want to harm her, capture her, or turn her to the Dark Side like Kylo Ren.

    2. In doing this, Luke wiped her memory using an advanced form of the Jedi Mind Trick & the Mind Reading that Kylo Ren employs. He did this to protect her identity as well as her obviously destructive memory of the Jedi Academy Massacre, which I believe she was present.

    3. Rey was NOT left alone on Jakku as many suggest.

    4. As anyone who had their ears perked while watching TFA would know, Obi-Wan Kenobi speaks to Rey as she grasps Luke Skywalker's lightsaber. Why would this be the first time Obi-Wan spoke to her? I don't believe it is. Much as Luke Skywalker was guarded by Kenobi on Tatooine from afar, Rey was guarded & guided by Kenobi from the beyond, from WITHIN the Force.

    5. In addition to Kenobi's ghost, & possibly Yoda's (the clip was deleted, but he spoke to her as well allegedly) I believe Rey had another guardian on Jakku. Someone physically closer. Someone in Kelvin ridge, right around the bend from Niima Outpost, & from Rey's own AT-AT. Someone with a history, an "old soldier", a knowledge of the Force & membership in the Church of the Force, someone who knew the Skywalkers closely, close enough to be the protector of THE map leading directly to Luke Skywalker, the only one with such information..

    6... Lor San Tekka, Rey's grandfather. This answers 2 fundamental questions: Why was she left alone? (She wasn't? & 3. Who was Rey's mother? & answers a 3rd if you really want it (Who was Lor San Tekka?)

    7. My theory finalizes in that Rey's mother isn't shown & doesn't need to be shown. She was the daughter of Lor San Tekka, also a member of the Church of the Force, therefore had a connection with Luke that could translate into romance, as well as a reason for her non-existence in the story...

    8.... She's dead. She was killed during the Jedi Academy Massacre by Kylo & the Knights of Ren. It would make PERFECT sense that the Church of the Force members would assist Luke in his formation of the new Jedi Academy. It also makes perfect sense in that it explains why Kylo Ren knows Lor San Tekka.

    9. Finally it compounds on why Luke went into exile. He not only felt extreme grief in that he failed his Padawans (he wasn't present at the massacre to stop it & save his wife & students, hence why in the novelization of TFA when he clutches R2 in Rey's vision he drops to his knees first, in grief, similar to Yoda feeling the loss of the Jedi in Order 66) but he also lost his wife in the process.

    10. Rey's lineage is explained. Her presence on Jakku explained. Luke's exile explained. Rey's mother's status explained. Kylo & Tekka's relationship explained. Tekka's status on Jakku explained.

    Let me know what you think please! & LIKE this post if you find it interesting as well!

    May the Force be with you.
     
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  2. Dormé

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    What still bugs me though is that she was left with Unkar Plutt, which honestly seems like a horrible creature. Why would Luke leave her with him? Why not leave her directly with Tekka? Because Kylo would look for her there? Then why not look for someone less awful to leave little Rey with?

    The Unkar Plutt thing bugs so much that honestly it makes me think that whoever left her there doesn't love her.

    Another thing: in your theory Luke is the one who leaves her there, but Maz's line implies the person(s) who left her on Jakku and Luke are two different people. Since Maz is supposed to be this wise character, I'm putting weight on what she said, but maybe that's my mistake. I'm talking about this line:

    So the people who left her on Jakku (ie, her family) are not coming back for her, but there is someone (not the ones who left her there) who still could come back (as in come back to his family/his fight), which is Luke.

    But I like the connection you made with Luke and Tekka, that would be an interesting development and it would make sense for him to be the one who "found" the map.
     
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  3. Pestelous

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    Tekka knows a lot about the force, I completely agree with all of the points that you made here!

    I would like to add something and twist alil bit if I may!

    Luke was not the one who left Rey on Jakku, but her Mother. Her mother left her with Tekka (Grandfather) and Momma Skywalker went in search of Luke. Rey would not refer to her father as "Luke" when Maz mentions who could come back for her unless she:
    A) Has no idea he's her daddy
    B) Has had her mind wiped

    Luke is not the one who left Rey on Jakku.

    Han did say that "Those who were closest to him said he went in search of the first Jedi temple." Luke had failed to train Kylo, he had failed to reboot the Jedi. he needed to go and collect his thoughts, gather his focus for the battle ahead. He knew Snoke and Kylo would be coming for him. It would make sense for Rey's mother to leave her in the hands of someone they trust in order for her to find Luke.
     
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    What I really hope when all this is said & done, is that we have a solid answer to why she was left on Jakku as a toddler, entirely alone for all we know. I do believe that the Force ghost theory supplies our answer, however it isn't confirmed that the ghosts have been watching her. BUT if they were, the ghosts of Obi Wan, Yoda, possibly even Qui Gon & Anakin could be a prime reason that she has survived without injury all these years.
     
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    True, however in the movie we see someone holding onto young Rey's arm and hear a voice to tell her to come on. So she is not alone.
     
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    I dont think Luke left her on Jakku to protect her from people who wanted to harm her and I don't think she did it to protect her from Kylo, I think he left her their to protect her from himself. He was worried that, while his training made her stronger, his lack of experience with the force would allow her to be tempted by the dark side. I think Luke figured that a life of seclusion would be better for Rey than a life on the dark side.
     
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    Once I saw this awesome artwork I simply had to do this :D

    rey-BHanother1B.jpg
     
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    They are going to make her a Skywalker somehow. Most likely Luke's daughter.

    But it would be so much cooler if she was a decendant of a powerful Sith lord who was also 'fathered' by the force at a previous point in history when it was trying to achieve 'balance'.

    That is what I think anyway.
     
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