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Rey's Parents?

Discussion in 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' started by DBZMerciter2005, Dec 14, 2015.

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    Both my kids (8 and 10) came out just assuming that Rey was Luke's daughter.

    Do you remember the doll in her room, when she was scratching off the days on the wall. A simple stuffed figure, in an orange flight-suit? I completely forgot about that scene until the second viewing.
     
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    Xeven - How could she be a child born of Skywalker and Palpatine? Or am I missing something here?

    Personally, I think that's overcomplicating things a tad. The story is about the Skywalker family, and this is the next generation. The parallels between Anakin, Luke and her are surely saying something, as does the fact that the lightsaber was calling to her.
     
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    I am speculating of course, but Snoke certain looks like Plagius,
    http://vignette4.wikia.nocookie.net...isCover.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20110713215956

    and it would make sense to continue the Family of Palpatine if he had one on Naboo or somewhere. Might also explain Snoke being very interested in this girl that could block Anakin's grandchild Kylo's force powers.
     
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    I hope they had more than one seeing how the one we know turned out I am not really happy that they were estranged but such is life

    me too I was sure too but I am sure she is Luke's daughter and can't wait to find out more

    I agree it was very obvious
     
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    Even my parents knew she was Luke's daughter and they're usually dense when it comes to figuring out movies (also English isn't even their first language).
     
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    RE: Darth Plagueis rumors; It is possible that Kylo Ren is not get a Sith apprentice, but will become once when he completes his training. It was stated that Kylo Ren is not a Sith, and were this the case, it could mean that he has just not become one.. yet. All descriptions of Supreme Leader Snoke have been very similar to descriptions and visual representations of Darth Plagueis. Were that the case, I would certainly want to know why Darth Sidious failed to destroy his master, and how Darth Plagueis continued to exist.
     
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    I posted this as a separate thread, but I believe Luke is standing beside a grave. I think this is either for his wife or Rey. I think he believed Rey to be dead and the people who dropped her on Jakku were not her family.
     
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    If Kylo Ren had an older or younger sibling, it is possible that he killed them during the massacre at the Jedi academy. This would add to the wound, and give further insight into the distance between Han and Leia. Not only losing their son to the Dark Side, but losing their other children. However, that is something I suspect J.J. Abrams would have addressed.
     
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    of course it makes lot more sense to Rey be Luke's daughter, but what if one of her parents is the one that Yoda says in ESB "that there was another hope" ?
     
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    Just came back from my second time watching TFA, this time with my family. My younger siblings (between age 8-12) all said that Rey is Luke's daughter. They even said they expected Rey to talk to Luke with 'Father'.
     
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    While I won't completely denounce the Rey/Ren sibling theory, I am strongly leaning towards her being a Skywalker.

    Reasons

    Speculation
    1. I remember reading that her last name was not mentioned for a reason. If she is roped into the sage by mere coincidence, why not give her a last name?
    2. There are plenty of "good intention" reasons she could have ended up on Jakku. I doubt Luke dropped her off with the nasty alien. He probably trusted someone else to do it to protect her/had a vision, etc. The "parents" that left her also could have been adoptive parents. Maybe she was given to them as a baby like Luke and Leia were. There are plenty of reasons why.
    3. Star Wars is always a Skywalker family saga.
    4. She is clearly too strong in the force to be a coincidence.
    5. Another poster mentioned the Skywalker traits (pilot, machines,Force, spunky side, adventurous somewhat naive)
    6. Why would they choose another brunette that looks like Carrie Fisher/Natalie Portman? If she was a coincidental character, I feel they would probably want her to look different. The looks are intentional.
    7. Daisy said we would find out in the movie. Maybe its there for us but not spelled out....(yet).


    Movie Clues
    8. Similar music themes during certain scenes (mentioned in posts above)
    9. Similar arc- trapped on desert planet, finds mysterious droid with message, fights thugs on desert planet (like Luke vs. Sandpeople), ends up at a seedy bar, loses newfound mentor who is also a legendary figure like Old Ben, helps destroy a superweapon (although a little more indirect). The similar ANH story arc isn't unoriginal, it's brilliant!
    10. Some similar moments (see above posts) by pose or expression
    11. Why else would Luke's lightsaber call to her? She needs a connection.
    12. Other characters seem to sense there is something about her/sense a connection (Maz, Han, Ren, maybe Leia).

    Other
    13. Another poster mentioned the name meanings connection (Luke/Rey are associated with light)
    14. Like Luke, her progression into the Force is rapid and advanced (consider how long it takes to train Jedi in the prequels)
    15. There needs to be "another Skywalker" for the storyline to continue with a real connection to the OT and PT. The villain, Ben Solo, isn't enough to make the family saga complete.
    16. This article: http://www.bustle.com/articles/1308...ar-wars-the-force-awakens-you-may-have-missed

    ::Maury opens envelope:: Luke....you ARE the father!
     
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    I have a feeling that perhaps she never knew her father even as a kid, that's why she reacts in wonder at the mention of Luke Skywalker's name. That could solve the plot hole that people seem to want to fill with "memory wipes" which personally I find ridiculous
     
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    This may be a little far fetched, but still. Look at the pictures. Coincidence or not?
    [​IMG]

    Rey's first name is spelled out (in Aurebesh) on the fighterhelmet which she was wearing, just before she met BB-8. Perhaps her real first name isn't Rey at all.
    [​IMG]
     
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    I have mentioned this in a previous thread - Im still holding on to her being Leia and Han's daughter. Possibly Leia fell pregnant and Han went away and she never told him and to prevent her following the same path as Kylo, Leia sent her off to Jakku.

    I feel like there was more in that embrace between Leia and Rey than just two strangers meeting for the same time when Rey comes to the Resistance base.
     
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    Don't feel bad. They never used that concept before. Inanimate objects (including lightsabers) never had "memory" before now. ;) Heck, Anakin used to lose them at regular intervals.

    One thing that's interesting to me is when Rey gets off of the MF, Leia walks straight over to her and they hug. Why? That to me made no sense whatsoever. I don't recall Han saying anything about her to Leia at that point, or vice-versa. None of the good guys saw her use the Force, either, so they aren't bonding as people who understand that ability. They have to know each other somehow, but how? She still has as many things pointing toward her being random, a Solo, or a Skywalker, as she did before any of us saw the movie. If she's Luke's kid someone should have recognized her. But they didn't. Or did they?

    Like many things in this movie, it doesn't make any sense. And there is a difference between a mystery, and not making sense. The OT had plenty of the former, not so much of the latter, which TFA has in spades.

    The other thing to remember is that although KK said it's the Skywalker family story, Lucas also said he wanted it to be about the grandchildren of Anakin, and "they decided to go in a different direction". It's perfectly plausible that she's a random, given that. After all, Leia, Luke and Kylo are all his descendants, they're all still alive in this movie, and apparently in the next. So it's still about the Skywalkers, even if Rey is not one of them.

    And, after watching TFA, I have to admit that literally anything could happen. We can all line up lists of proof of this or that- but in the end they will do what they want to do. For instance, all they'd have to say for her to be Luke or Leia's kid, or Poe's sister, or Kenobi's granddaughter is...
    "Well, we thought she was dead. So it never crossed my mind it could be her...."
    --- Double Post Merged, Dec 19, 2015, Original Post Date: Dec 19, 2015 ---
    All of these are excellent reasons for Rey to be Luke's daughter. And would be great proof if the 1970's/1980's George Lucas were writing the story for the sequels. But, I do not think for one moment that this much thought went into lining up the stars for Rey's heritage in the sequels. Kinda makes me wish you'd written the screenplay for them, though. :)
     
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    Great post. After that ending, anything can happen.

    "Many of the truths we cling to depend greatly on our own point of view." Obi-Wan Kenobi.
     
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    Also, we can point to a half-dozen other things in the movie that don't make lots of sense, or were utterly amazing coincidences. I don't know why her parentage would have to be logical or reasonable, if it didn't suit their purposes.

    Remember, there was this whole complicated story arc regarding how Maz came to have the lightsaber. How many pages of speculation did we have going regarding that? :) And it is kind of a curious and important issue.

    But, In the end, she just said "That's a story for another time."
     
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    Yeah, I've not talked to a single person IRL who didn't think she was Luke's daughter or at least strongly suspected they were connected deeply. Even randos who have only seen the OT once on TV 5 years ago thought so.
     
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    Rey's family being dead does nothing to advance the story or add to her character development. They are alive and are current members of the Knights of Ren.
     
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    It depends how they died.
     
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