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Charis’s Guest Post!
Charis kindly agreed to guest post this week about Rey’s Parents Possibilities, and I’m really happy that she could guest post!
I’ll let her take over from here!
3 Theories about Rey’s Parents
by Charis Rae
Hello everyone! I’m so honored to be guest posting on Rose’s blog and to help count down to The Last Jedi! I debated between several posting options but finally settled on sharing some possible theories about who Rey’s parents are.
I’ve toyed with many of the theories… From Skywalker to Solo to having no family and being created by the Force, like with Anakin. As it was confirmed that her parents aren’t in The Force Awakens (although the director could be misleading us), we can rule out Skywalker and Solo. And Kylo Ren is both a Skywalker and a Solo, taking care of both of those family branches.
But as I looked more into it, I found a ton of other great theories that just might be the real answer to the mystery of Rey’s identity.
When Daisy Ridley saw the movie with her friends, she said she thought that it was obvious about who Rey’s parents were. To me, the most obvious answer when I look at her is Obi-Wan Kenobi. Obi-Wan’s wrapped clothing style is very similar to Rey’s, and both have British accents. Plus, during Rey’s force vision, we hear both Alec Guinness and Ewan McGregor’s voices – both who played Obi-Wan in the main and prequel trilogy.
The neat thing about having Rey be a Kenobi is that Star Wars will be reuniting Kenobis and Skywalkers after the separation in the past two trilogies. And if the Reylo theory is correct, it would be amazing to see them unite back together, after Anakin and Obi-Wan’s separation in Revenge of the Sith. Plus, it would be the perfect way to lead into an Obi-Wan Kenobi stand-alone movie.
It seems weird for Rey to be related to the disgusting Emperor Palpatine, but this theory shouldn’t be brushed off so quickly. As I said above, Rey has a British accent, and the only other characters with one are Obi-Wan and Palpatine. John Boyega, who plays Finn, also has a British accent, but the Star Wars producers specifically asked him not to use it. They let Daisy Ridley keep her accent, so it could possibly be for a specific reason.
Other similarities to Palpatine have been Rey’s fighting style. When Palpatine fights the Jedi in Revenge of the Sith, he has a signature style in which he stabs with his lightsaber. The only other Star Wars character to stab with their lightsaber is Rey, when she’s fighting Kylo Ren. Throughout the movie, she expresses intense anger and hatred, mirroring some of the expressions that Emperor Palpatine uses.
This theory isn’t as stable as the Kenobi Theory, but it definitely is something to watch for during the new movie.
Iden Versio and Del Meeko
With the new release of the Star Wars video game Battlefront II, many fans have noticed that the two characters Iden Versio and Del Meeko resemble Rey quite a bit. Battlefront II takes place in between The Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens, and follows these two characters, who start out as members of the Empire and [SPOILER] later switch to the Resistance [END OF SPOILER].
There’s a huge battle towards the end that takes place right over Jakku. And when it’s over, Iden and Del land their ship on Jakku, where the story ends. They also [SPOILER] express romantic feelings for each other [END OF SPOILER], so it makes sense that they would have a kid, who could possibly be Rey. Iden also looks a lot like an older version of Rey.
Another great reason for this theory is that it would urge fans who don’t already have the video game to buy it and learn about Rey’s parents, creating more revenue for Star Wars. This theory isn’t obvious at first, like Daisy Ridley stated, but I still think it’s a strong one.
Thanks again to Rose for letting me guest post on her lovely blog! Comment below saying who you think Rey’s parents are and when you’re seeing The Last Jedi!