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SPECULATION The Official Rey's Parents in Ep. IX Thread

Discussion in 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker' started by master_shaitan, Jan 3, 2018.

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Who are Rey's parents?

  1. A couple of drunkards lying dead in a Jakku grave.

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  2. Nobodies...but not dead drunkards.

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  3. People with/from a Force sensitive background.

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  4. The Kenobi's...duh!

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  5. Luke Skywalker and his child bride Aya.

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  6. Mr & Mrs Sheev Palpatine.

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  7. The Force!

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  8. The So...the Sol...I can't say it..ok ok...The Solo's! *scoffs*

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  9. Plagueis/The Prime Jedi/Snoke

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  10. Other

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  1. The Futurition

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    Again, Rey is not a nobody. While other's take solace from interpreting the films verbatim, there is a lot of reading between the lines.

    As Obi-wan says,
    ''from a certain point of view''....

    Rian Johnson:

    "Similar to Rey’s parentage, Snoke is here to serve a function in the story. And a story is not a Wikipedia page"

    They're playing us.

    From ''Journal of the whills'':

    "The truth in our soul

    Is that nothing is true.
    The question of life
    Is what then do we do?
    The burden is ours
    To penance, we hew.
    The Force binds us all
    From a certain point of view."


    Waay more surprises to come in IX. ;)
     
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    I've always found it very interesting how little Rey has said about her parents, yes she could be tightlipped because she's ashamed or embarrassed. But there's clearly other possibilities as well. I believe she has quite a good memory of them and who she was/is. I think her "waiting for them" was her holding out hope for them to return, but knowing it was unlikely and not wanting to let go of that dream. If they were "drunks" would she really pine for them and hold on to that dream so stubbornly? I feel like Rey's moral center has to come from them, her conviction and fearlessness seems more noble than streetwise. To me the topic has been danced around, even when addressed. There's gotta be a twist related to it, and I won't be mad if there is... or isn't.
     
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    Even if they were just some drunks, there is no reason to believe they are dead. Kylo should not know that and Rey certainly does not.
     
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    Either they're dead, or they couldn't get back to her... almost the same as dead. Is there another option? Sure, they could get back to her, but it was too dangerous or she was a secret and their association with her couldn't be revealed. I don't think "they were drunks" is the real story.
     
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    Over a year ago I posted my idea on how to resolve "Rey's Parents".
    Once the title "Rise Of Skywalker" was announced, I decided to take it a step further.
    Check out the video below. Any feedback good or bad is appreciated!



     
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    Well JJ said we will get to know more and Daisy said it will all make sense (not me quoting, just paraphrasing). RJ promised us details too. He gave us two sentences that barley lasted half minuet. So we shall see, I hope there is more care this time around with the reveal and some effort. At least let us have some backstory at least.
     
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    I had this thought while in the shower. What if that "force collector" (from the book that was recently announced) is Rey's father? And that he (Rey's father) found a mask on Jakku that would end up being Kylo's mask (okay, it doesn't even have to be found on Jakku)? And that's how he knows of this girl (Rey) and knew that her parents were "junk traders".
     
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    "Ben, when we touched hands, I saw your future...you will turn." WRONG
    "I saw something too...you will be the one to turn." WRONG
    "[Your parents] were filthy junk traders who sold you off for drinking money...dead, in a paupers' grave in the Jakku desert." RIGHT?

    …hmm…
     
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    Technically she looked at junk traders as kind of her parents. Unkar Plutt was kind of her parent. She was surrounded by filthy junk traders. From a certain point of view Kylo was correct. She looked at everyone as her father figure or parents such as Han. She was alone and lonely.
     
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    I have a feeling this is going to be at topic of the film based on some of the leaks out there. Rey's family tree is still in play. For Rey I'm not sure it really matters, but it might matter to other characters.
     
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    She calls herself Rey Skywalker at the end of the Ep. 9. But that could still mean a lot of things.
     
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    I agree

    there are also rumors that she is a descendant of Palpatine. If both are true then it would appear that Rey takes the Skywalker name at the end.
     
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    Or just throwing it out there #Reylo. The leak never mentions what happens to Ben. I refuse to believe that they're going to kill him off in the same way Lucas did Vader.
     
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    According to MSW new release

    Rey shows powers to heal/bring back the worm like monster on the podcast they say this may set the stage for something that happens later in the film. The implication is that she uses those powers to heal/bring back Kylo/Ben
     
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    Palpatine claimed credit for creating Anakin Skywalker in Lucas's draft to Revenge of the Sith. I don't see any need for a Rey connection to Palpatine other than potentially that being revisited on down through the rest of the Skywalker family. It's a really forced idea otherwise if I'd ever seen one.

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    From Making of Revenge of the Sith

    George Lucas: "Now, there’s a hint in the movie that there was a Sith lord who had the power to create life. But it’s left unsaid: Is Anakin a product of a super-Sith who influenced the midichlorians to create him, or is he simply created by the midichlorians to bring forth a prophecy, or was he created by the Force through the midichlorians? It’s left up to the audience to decide. How he was born ultimately has no relationship to how he dies, because in the end, the prophecy is true: Balance comes back to the Force." (June 2, 2005) (archive)
     
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    Since 2016 there has been speculation that Rey is the daughter of Palpatine. From my own analysis this is quite possible:

    • Her lightsaber form on Starkiller base is Vapaad, the style Palpatine used fo duel Windu.
    • Luke said to her “You went straight to the Dark.”
    • She said she could find no answers on Ahch To and goes and seeks them with Kylo and in Snoke’s Throneroom.
    • Her identity was hidden from her, like Revan in Knights if the Old Republic, where the Jedi wiped his memory of being a Sith Lord.Rey is a female Revan.
    • The Emperor in TROS is behaving like the Sith Emperor in The Old Republic and hus words “I have long awaited..” indicates he had major machinations and schemes in play.
    • Kylo Ren said in TFA, “what girl?!” Because he knows Palpatine’s heir is a girl. His great challenger.
    • Luke’s line “It is time for the Jedi to end,” will be fufilled. As well as “The Force belongs to no one, to say that if thd Jedi die, the Light dies, is vanity.”
    • Rey and Kylo have such a strong bond because she is tapped into the Dark Side and doesn’t know it yet.
    • The reason Palpatine says “you coming together will be your undoing..” is that Sheev knows the only way to foil Rey rising as his star, is if her love for Ben blinds her. Just as Vader’s love for Padme undid him at Mustafar; and his love for Luke undid him.
    • Palpatine knows the Skywalker line is hopeless to bring a new Sith Empire. So he created Rey as a new heir.
    The question then becomes who is Rey’s mother? I have another theory (don’t hate me), that Asajj Ventress is Rey’s mother. Asajj was the only prominate Sith apprentice that was female.

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    It would make sense Palpatine would hedge his bets in case Vader did not work out. I even wonder if Sidious made Anakin his acolyte because he feared the Skywalker destiny, and perhaps Darth Plagueis even created a bloodline (Skywalkers) to undo Palpatine.
     
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    I'm still not sure how I feel about the Rey Palpatine theory, but I do think her parents were dark siders. Having dark side parents who abandoned her and were possibly close to the Emperor himself (or even the Emperor himself) would up the stakes and motivations for her in this trilogy, especially because of Kylo and Palpatine's presence in her story.
     
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    In the 2016 theory, Rey was abandoned on Jakku by Luke after her memory was wiped. The theorist also said Han Solo was orbiting Jakku to make sure if Rey ever left planet side, she would be intercepted. The plan was to keep the heir to the Emperor isolated and blind to her bloodline.

    I trampolining off this I add that Asajj Ventress is Rey’s mother. And that Palpatine really planned all along for Rey to be his heir while Vader was seduced to neutralize him as a threat (Chosen One). In the Book of Sith Palpatine commenting on the Sith’ari, the God who will destroy the Sith and ressurect them to perfection, says he does not think Darth Bane fufilled the prophecy of the Sith’ari, because Bane was not free of limits:

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    Perhaps Sidious was trying to usher the Sith’ari prophecy into reality via Rey.
     
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    Wow you just about convinced me. Well written thought out theory
     
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