We are really dead set in finding out Rey‘s backstory and who her parents really are. In Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens, there are broken clues as to her true origin. And everyone is baffled just as we are, with questions hanging at the back of each and every one’s mind. Some fans think she is Han Solo and Leia’s daughter, which is really more possible and would lead to the realization that she is actually Ben‘s (Kylo Ren) long-lost twin sister.
But for some, there is this curiosity that Rey might be Luke Skywalker‘s daughter. And if it’s true, then Mara Jade rings a bell or two.
Stop. Before you go any further, let us warn you first that this post may contain some spoilers and we don’t want you to feel bad about it. We recommend that you watch Star Wars: The Force Awakens first before you dig deeper. If you already have, then you’re most welcome to join the discussion!
Perhaps, Rey’s origin is the most arguable and questionable story-line of Episode VII which we think will be revealed in Episode VIII. But 2017 is yet too far long away in the galaxy. And we want some answers now. Is she Luke‘s daughter? Or, Han and Leia’s?
We took a rundown of possible scenarios which may lead to Rey’s real identity. It’s up for you to decide which one is more believable.
Why Rey is Han Solo and General Organa’s daughter
- She knows how to fly a spaceship, a Millenium Falcon that is, like Han Solo. “We need a pilot,” says Finn as they try to escape the First Order‘s attack. “We got one,” Rey answered, pertaining to herself. And when Finn points at the Millenium Falcon, Rey said, “That’s garbage.” But they were left with no choice and have to to fly the Millenium Falcon instead. “That garbage will do,” said Rey as they aboard the ship that once was Solo‘s property.
- She understands and speaks the alien language. “Tah lah mah parkwah. No mah!” she shouted at an alien scavenger who tried to capture BB-8 to be sold as junk.
- When Rey and Han first met, they engaged in a conversation inside the Millenium Falcon just like a father-daughter would have.
- Rey knows not just to fly the Millenium Falcon but how to operate and fix it. Like bypassing the compressor.
- She can talk to Chewbacca, just like Han Solo.
- She’s a fugitive, a scavenger. Much like the smuggler, Han Solo.
- Kylo Ren feels the Force flowing from Rey, which somehow proves their twin-brother-sister kind of feelings toward each other.
- Kylo taunts Rey with words like “You see Han as a father that you never had.”
- Rey’s first name spells with three letters, just like Han.
- Chewie likes Rey.
- Rey was present when Kylo kills his father, Han Solo.
Why Rey is Luke Skywalker’s daughter
- Rey meets a droid that is sent for a mission. Just like when Luke found R2-D2.
- She’s left in a desert by her parents (if that was the case), just like Luke.
- She had a vision of the Force and the Jedi massacre after she touched Luke’s lightsaber.
- The lightsaber was Luke’s and his father before him and now it ‘calls’ to Rey.
- Rey’s Force is stronger than Kylo’s. She even did a Jedi mind-trick to a Stormtrooper who held her captive inside a cell.
- Rey uses the blue lightsaber, just like when young Luke used it first.
- Han and Leia never did mention in the entirety of Star Wars: The Force Awakens that they have a daughter.
- Guess who beeps and boops when Rey joined Leia inside their command ship? R2-D2. Need to explain more?
- During the last scene, which was epic, Rey meets Luke in an island. It looked like as if Luke was expecting her arrival.
So which of the two possibilities put much greater weight?
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