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SPECULATION Will you stop watching Star Wars if Rey is not a Skywalker ?

Discussion in 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' started by Bandini, Jun 17, 2016.

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Will you stop watching Star Wars if Rey is not a Skywalker ?

  1. Yes

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  2. No

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  3. Depends of the story

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  1. GingerMook

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    True, but that doesn't mean he can't still become a Skywalker by blood and character again just as Darth Vader became Anakin Skywalker before becoming 'one with the Force.' ;)
     
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    The thing is i don't want KR 2 get a redemption. No just a repeat of DV but look how many characters switch sides or get redemption.

    Lando, Wedge, Sabine Wren, Ventress, Quinlan Vas, Finn, Crix Madine, Han (if they stick with his imperial pilot past), K-2S0 (although it was probably done against his wishes), Bodi Rook, Hobby & Biggs.

    All were bad, evil, worked for or were members of The Empire.
     
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    So here's the deal. I think it's important to Reys character that she isn't a Skywalker at this point and I think it's a pretty important fact. The way I see it, the franchise this point has been thus far," Chosen One outshines everyone in existence because they have hereditary mini-force-boosters in their blood that make them have pretty good plot armor". Rey is basically the American Dream. " Hey, I'm a nobody without any familial connections and somehow I can stumble upon being a B.A hero". I think it plays on her insecurity of not fitting in anywhere in this crazy story of ours but I think thats GREAT. I think we need a random thrown in that really shakes up the entire formula. The Jedi Order failed twice, our fabled "Good Guys". While she is the last legacy of the Jedi (that we know of), she's facing the biggest baddie that the universe has ever known, a Skywalker with a hankering for the Dark Side. Only this time she's not some character in a prophecy, just a woman with a lightsaber and group of buds that also are just trying to fight for whats right and make it to the end of the day. I think that's how many feel in the modern climate (on either side) and I think it resonates with the audience (at least it does with me).
     
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    I would never say I would stop watching Star Wars but I would be highly disappointed to the point of near rage if they make her a Skywalker after Last Jedi. The duality in with her and Kylo is the most interesting thing in Star Wars to me.
     
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    After reading comments on here, the more interesting question would be "Would you stop watching SW if Rey is a Skywalker?". Personally I wouldn't care either way. They'd have to explain why Luke didn't react to her, but beyond that I think a good writer could figure out how to explain that. At this point it would be easier to make her not a Skywalker, unless JJ had or has an interesting idea for her being a Skywalker.
     
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    To add to the list of things that would need to be explained?
    1. Why was she given to Unkar?
    2. Why did Rey herself admit they were nobodies?
    3. Why does Rey not remember him?
    4. The timeline does not work out. Rey was born way before Luke was disillusioned and his temple destroyed. So if Rey was his daughter he dumped her while he was a full fledged master.
     
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    "The Last Jedi" didn't stop me from going to see "Solo", thank goodness. But I'm really not that inclined to watch the Sequel Trilogy that often, if hardly at all.



    At this point, I'm not inclined to view the ST as part of the Skywalker family saga . . . if this trilogy is about her and Finn.
     
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    No I would not stop watching if Rey turns out to not be a Skywalker. Like many others have said already, she doesn't have to be a Skywalker for me. She represents the "regular" person in the galaxy. Her powers hit home the notion that the force will find a way to balance out and that it doesn't need a Skywalker to do so. Maybe in the long run, Rey is actually the chosen one. Who knows.

    Furthermore, as stated by many above, I think I just have to trust the story group at this point. I get the feeling that people think that Disney are just playing fast and loose with the franchise but I disagree. Although I may have had a different idea in mind for all these characters, I think they have really tried to create something special with the franchise to make it viable and fresh for the future. Disney doesn't sink billions of dollars into something and then give it no thought as to how to develop it. Love the direction or hate the direction, there is some sort of plan.
     
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    Only if they choose to continue the Saga with Episodes X - XII further down the line and Ben/Kylo is dead, simply because then it's not the Skywalker Saga.

    At that point though we will have two new series of films started, RJ's and the guys from GoT. If they both perform badly then I fully expect the Saga to be continued in some form or another, with links to the Skywalker family.
     
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    I think there are ways to work out the rest of them. Unkar could be Luke didn't know he was a Dad, or he felt proximity was more dangerous, as Snoke may try to do to her what he did to Ben. She may believe she's a nobody just like Luke believed his father was a freighter pilot. Rey could not remember him because she was sent away before she got to know him. The last point, there could be reasoning, and Snoke could easily factor in there considering what he did to Ben.

    I think the biggest issue is that it would feel like retcon to many, and that would insult some of the fans who stood by TLJ, while some of those who hate it could be smug about it, causing more division. We're not always our best selves after all.
     
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    "Snoke may try to do to her what he did to Ben."
    Ben was turned way after Rey was abandoned

    "Unkar could be Luke didn't know he was a Dad"
    No idea what this means.

    "he felt proximity was more dangerous"
    So dropping her off on a planet like Jakku with Unkar Plutt will ensure her safety lol.

    "She may believe she's a nobody just like Luke believed his father was a freighter pilot"
    Rey was old enough to remember her parents. Luke never met his father until ANH. So him not knowing the whole truth is understandable. Rey is in denial her whole life and finally admits hard truths to herself (hard to get around that) in TLJ.
     
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    While I have been if the opinion that Rey is a random person since TFA, I still contend that it is possible that they could still make Rey a Skywalker in IX. The only way I see it being possible that Rey is Luke’s daughter without making Luke look like a dirtbag father at this point would be for Luke to be unaware that he has a child or that he thought his child died at a very young age. However, it seems very late in the game to flesh out a storyline like that. I have been always high on the idea that at the end of IX, Rey, girl with no current last name, takes on the name Skywalker in honor of Luke. This way you still get the powerful message that you don’t have to be somebody to become someone special but still have someone to carry the Skywalker name forward if they ever decide to do so.
     
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    It's implied in at least one book (I haven't read it, but have read others who claim Leia believes Ben was being manipulated in her womb by Snoke) that it reaches far before that. If Snoke has that ability to affect Ben so early, removing Rey from him could be an explanation to protect her from Snoke, possibly with Rey's mother or at least in the care of others with whom he trusted... events with those people led her to Unkar Plutt. Rey would therefor not know Luke was her real dad, but may believe her foster parents are her real parents...which they may be from a certain point of view. All I'm saying is that there's a large enough gap there that any reasonably talented writer could manipulate to fit almost whatever event they chose. I'm not saying that's what it's going to be, it's simply one quickly thought up theory to prove a point... the point being that the story could be manipulated in such a way to play with viewer perception.
     
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    Some who read the book believed that it was implied, but there's some debate about that.

    This all goes back to the narrative that George create. Even though he sold Lucasfilm his people run Lucasfilm. They're going to respect his lore for this saga. They may depart from it for the upcoming series, but George never intended on Luke having kids or getting married. If Rey is related it'll be through Leia.

    Rey being related to Luke as a daughter would just be odd at this point. He's dead and he'll be a force ghost ready to help her start up the Jedi Order again. I'm not sure what it adds to the story for her to be a lost daughter.
     
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    Ah ah !

    You shouldn't taunt people like this old man !

    You didn't expect that you would be the one to quit on the franchise first :D

    This is called a life lesson.
     
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    The Sequel Trilogy has been Out Legacy I Consider Rey an Honary Skywalker no the sequel trilogy is about passing the Baton
     
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    I was sad when the prequels were over not because I wasnt going to see more Skywalker movies, it was because I thought I wouldnt see any more Star Wars movies. I dont need or want Skywalker movies, I want more Star Wars movies.
     
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    She could have been created with Luke’s lost Hand, the one the saber was in. That would connect the clone thread of SW. Maybe something was suppressing her Force powers until TFA. Would explain Luke not knowing and she could have foster parents that left her on Jakku.

    This would make her a nobody and a Skywalker.
     
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    While that is possible, I personally would not find that storyline very satisfying
     
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    It's disappointing for me cause it would have been a nice 3 Trilogy arc for the Skywalker Saga:

    -Anakin (Dark) Empire Wins

    -Luke/Leia (Light) Rebellion Wins

    -Rey Skywalker/Ben Solo (Light/Dark) Balance The Force


    Now you have Rey Nobody who may balance out the Force, and while that's an interesting narrative (Which should have been explored in a future Trilogy), it doesn't quite fit with the Skywalker Saga, IMO.
     
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