Please note that this is not only a semi-continuation of my Rey theory articles, but also a prelude to my ideas/my vision for Star Wars Episodes VIII and IX which I will talk about in a future article.
So I'm sure everyone who has read my articles knows about my theory as to who Rey, our seriously gorgeous new lead from Star Wars: The Force Awakens and the upcoming Star Wars: Episodes VIII and IX, played by Daisy Ridley is: The daughter of Luke Skywalker and Jyn Erso (from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) and the granddaughter of Obi-Wan Kenobi and Sabe (Padme's decoy handmaiden from Episode I: The Phantom Menace).
For anyone who doesn't know about my entire theory, go check out my articles: "My Theory on Rey's Identity, Parts 1" and "2." But I'm sure everything you'll need to know will be included here, so it may be necessary. It may not be. I'm not sure. That's up to you really.
What I'm here to talk about today is an element included in "Part 2" of my theory that I've been looking over and thinking long and hard about it and going back over the evidence to be sure it's true. It's Lor San Tekka. The old man from the beginning of The Force Awakens who gave Poe Dameron the map to Luke before getting killed by Kylo Ren.
We knew literally nothing about this character except for those certain things: He held Luke's map, gave it to Poe and got killed by Kylo Ren. And if you read "Part 2" of my theory, you know that I originally believed that he was the son of Agolerga, the man who pronounced Anakin and Padme husband and wife at the end of Episode II: Attack of the Clones.
I originally believed that Luke, once he had reached Naboo to learn more about his parents, had tried to contact Agolerga after learning of his involvement in their marriage. But by that time, he had passed, but Luke had managed to reach out to his son, Lor San Tekka, and the two had started a friendship since then.
However, over time, I began to put together a new theory for Lor San's origins. I think this new theory makes a lot more sense and would actually give Lor San some much better, much needed and more-deserving character development. So, to start off, I'm sure some of you may or may not be aware of Duchess Satine Kryze.
Satine Kryze was a character in the Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated television series than ran from 2008 to about 2013/2014. I am still just recently watching the show, so I don't know entirely everything about it and its characters. She was the leader of Mandalore during the Clone Wars and during the show she had a romantic relationship with Obi-Wan Kenobi until she was killed off by Darth Maul — a Sith lord from Episode I: The Phantom Menace who was believed to be dead after Obi-Wan sliced him in half — in front of her boyfriend.
If you are not familiar with Satine at all, I suggest watching at least one of these two episodes of The Clone Wars when you get the chance. Episodes 12 and 13 of Season Two: "The Mandalorian Plot" and "Voyage of Temptation." Both of these episodes do a great job of introducing Satine and setting the stages up for her and Obi-Wan for later episodes.
Just like "Sobiwan" (Sabe and Obi-Wan), a good majority of Star Wars fans ship Satine and Obi-Wan as a couple, and many believe that a child came out of their relationship — a child that Satine hid away due to Obi-Wan's loyalty to the Jedi Code as well as potential threats from the Mandalorians. Some "Rey Kenobi" supporters tend to believe that this secret love child is Rey's mother or father.
Now, although I don't ship Satine/Obi-Wan as much as I do with Sabe/Obi-Wan, I believe that a secret Kryze/Kenobi child could make a fantastic element to the storyline of the new Star Wars trilogy, along with Jyn Erso being both Rey's mother and Obi-Wan's daughter.
I think you might now know where I'm going with this:
But how can this be possible? Allow me to provide an explanation that will tie my theory in with The Clone Wars, the prequels, the original trilogy, Rogue One and of course the new trilogy.
As I said earlier, many believe that while Obi-Wan and Satine had their relationship going, a child came out of it, but that the child was hidden away due to Kenobi's loyalty to the Jedi Code as well as potential threats that could be made against the child due to it sharing the blood of a Jedi and a Mandalorian. So Satine gives birth to their son and quickly gives him away for adoption to protect him. The baby, Lor San, is then adopted by a family named the Tekkas. Miraculously, she manages to do all this without Obi-Wan finding out.
And then finally comes Satine's death. Darth Maul kills Satine right in front of Obi-Wan and she dies in his arms. Now cutting from The Clone Wars to Revenge of the Sith, Anakin is seduced by Palpatine to the dark side and becomes "Darth Vader." Anakin and Obi-Wan battle it out on the lava grounds of Mustafar until Anakin is left to burn to death, limbless. Padme gives birth to Luke and Leia before passing away from "losing the will to live" (or perhaps Palpatine did something to her). Anakin is given the infamous Vader suit and the Empire begins construction on the Death Star.
Obi-Wan splits Luke and Leia up for their safety before reuniting with Sabe at Padme's grave and starting a romantic relationship with her.
This relationship appears to be different from his with Satine. When he said to Satine: "If you had said the word, I would have left the Jedi Order for you," he felt he could actually do it for Sabe; he could actually abandon the Jedi to be with her. But he didn't even have to. He was already in hiding on Tatooine under the name "Ben Kenobi." He and Yoda were the last Jedi alive. And if anything, he intended to start fresh, blending in with normal society and doing what his friend Anakin, who he believed was gone forever, never achieved to do: Start a family of his own.
So Sabe and Obi-Wan get married and have their only child together: Jyn Erso, who inherits her mother's last name and is named after her father's late master Qui-Gon Jinn, except she's named "Jyn" instead of "Jinn". I can imagine their marriage and Jyn's birth occurring at the same time. Just them with newborn baby Jyn in Sabe's arms and a judge to pronounce to them husband and wife.
When Anakin's stepfather, Cliegg Lars (from Attack of the Clones), is killed by Darth Vader demanding to know where Obi-Wan is, Kenobi fears for the safety of his wife and daughter and sends them away into hiding. Sabe and Jyn hide out on whatever planet Jyn says she's from in Rogue One (hopefully she will). Sabe befriends a man named Galen (who's said to be Jyn's father in Rogue One) and marries him only so that Jyn has a father in her life.
Once Jyn reaches 15, Sabe passes away from a terminal illness and her daughter runs off after learning her stepfather has become a scientist for both the Rebellion and the Empire (it has in fact been recently confirmed that Galen Erso will be a scientist for both the light and the dark side). As a result, Jyn raises herself over the next three years, becoming reckless, aggressive and undisciplined.
The Rebel Alliance takes Jyn in and convinces her to join a team to steal the plans for the Death Star. Since Rogue One is not released yet, I'm gonna go ahead and talk about what I believe will happen in the film: Every member of the team, except for Jyn, will die and Jyn will go face to face with Darth Vader. She may get wounded, but she'll get out of the Empire base and get the Death Star plans delivered to Princess Leia.
In fact, if you wanna know what I think, I think that certain scene in the Rogue One trailer with a hooded figure kneeling before a Baca tank with the two red guards will either happen at the end of the movie or be a post-credits scene and that it'll be Ian McDiarmid making a quick cameo as Emperor Palpatine, checking up on Darth Vader (who's in the Baca tank recovering from his Rogue One injuries and getting his limbs repaired).
Once the Death Star plans are delivered, the events of the original trilogy take place as they were told. After the events of Return of the Jedi, Luke flies to Naboo to learn more about his parents. He meets with his cousins, Ryoo and Pooja Naberrie (the little girls from Attack of the Clones) and learns that his mother, Padme, was once the Queen of Naboo. Much to his shock, he learns about Obi-Wan's relationship with Sabe and about their daughter, Jyn.
Luke flies to Jyn's planet to meet her and talk with her. Of course Jyn didn't know that Obi-Wan was her real father, so it's all quite a big shock to her. And now, for the Lor San part of the story: While searching for answers about their fathers' lifes, Luke and Jyn visit the many different sites of the Clone Wars including Mandalore. There, Luke and Jyn learn the shocking truth that Obi-Wan had a relationship with the Duchess of Mandalore, Satine Kyrze. Luke decides they should meet with him, but chooses to wait a while since it's a lot to take in for Jyn.
Sooner or later, Luke and Jyn meet with Lor San Tekka, Obi-Wan and Satine's secret son who was already a member of the Church of the Force. While Luke is quickly on good terms with Lor San, it takes Jyn a while to come to terms that she has a half-brother from a father she never knew she had. And over the next few months or so, Luke puts together a school to train future generations of Jedi. Lor San and Jyn both help put the school together, even though they have no experience with being Jedis.
Luke asks Jyn if she wishes to become a full-fledged Jedi, but she says no, although she would like to know how to control her Force powers and maybe even use a lightsaber. And over time, Luke and Jyn begin to fall in love.
However though, Luke feels very shy about it at first because he's dating the daughter of his mentor. But things begin to get easier when Han Solo sets them up on a double date with him and Leia. And then finally, a few years later or so, Luke and Jyn get married. I can imagine it either being a big wedding or perhaps being very small and simple like (how I'd imagine) Obi-Wan/Sabe's wedding: Just them, a judge and their closest friends and family (Lor San, Han, Leia, Lando, Chewbacca, C3PO, R2-D2, maybe Ryoo and Pooja, and of course little Ben Solo).
Years later, Rey is born. The daughter of Luke Skywalker and Jyn Erso. The only human being to share both the Skywalker and Kenobi blood and abilities (i.e. piloting, mechanical work, Jedi mind tricks). However, I am no longer convinced that Rey was always her name. I remember reading a very interesting and very intriguing theory that Rey's birth name was actually "Padme Skywalker" after her grandmother.
And I believe this could in fact be very, very true. If Luke knew how special and important his mother was and could see how his daughter looked almost exactly like her at the moment she was born, of course he would want to name her after Padme.
And then in that case, both of Anakin's grandchildren would be named after the two most important people in his life. Leia's son, Ben Solo, is named after Obi-Wan "Ben" Kenobi, Anakin's best friend and fellow Jedi, and Luke's daughter, Padme Skywalker, is named after Padme Naberrie, Anakin's one and only true love and the mother of his two children.
Not only that, but Ben and Padme/Rey represent different aspects of their grandfather's life --- Ben represents Anakin's dark side (the darkness and hate within him) while Padme/Rey represents Anakin's light side (the love and loyalty within him).
But anyway, Padme Skywalker is born to Luke and Jyn. My explanation for why she calls herself "Rey" will be explained by the end of the article, but for right now, let's just say it has something to do with Lor San.
And so cut to about three or five years later, however old Rey is in that scene where she's being dragged away by Unkar Plutt. Luke is busy at the Resistance base talking with Han and Leia about his failure to train Ben into a Jedi. By that point, Ben had become fully seduced by his great-grandfather Supreme Leader Snoke (aka Darth Plagueis) and transformed into "Kylo Ren". With the help of the Knights of Ren, Ben/Kylo slaughtered every one of Luke's Jedi students by the end of the stormy night.
After seeing the carnage Ben had caused, Jyn takes one of Luke's ships and gets herself and Rey away from the planet and away from the Knights of Ren, who attempt to go after her, but Kylo insists they let her go, knowing that she would have to come back eventually. Jyn arrives on the planet Jakku where Lor San lives to be close to his family and apparently, Unkar Plutt works for him as a housekeeper. Jyn begs her brother to keep an eye on Rey for a little while; he agrees. When Rey sees her mother taking off, she runs after her, crying her eyes out. But Plutt drags her away and yells at her to be quiet.
Jyn arrives back on the planet of Luke's school (which I think should/will probably be Tatooine) and when she sees that she's all alone, she takes out her pink lightsaber (NOTE: The video below is a piece from Felicity Jones' interview for MTV News where she talks a little about Rogue One and how she would like to use a pink lightsaber) and stabs herself in the abdomen with it. She does this so that when Kylo found her and demanded to know where Rey was, it would be too late.
She lies there alone for a few moments in pain until one of the Knights of Ren finds her and drags Kylo and the other Knights along. Kylo demands that Jyn tells him where Rey is, but at that moment, Luke shows up, sees his wife, holds her in his arms and watches her die. Luke thinks Ben killed her and so he takes out his green lightsaber and he, Kylo and the Knights of Ren go head to head. Luke manages to injure every single one of them, including Kylo, before grabbing Jyn's body, taking her aboard his ship and flying off.
Luke arrives on Jakku to break the news to Lor San and much to his surprise, he sees Rey. Lor San explains that Jyn had left Rey with him shortly before she died. Luke blames himself for Jyn's death, but Lor San insists it wasn't his fault. Realizing bringing Rey with him might put her in danger, he asks Lor San to watch over her until the time is right and of course he agrees. Luke then has to do the hardest thing he's ever done: Say goodbye for however long to his little daughter. But before he leaves, he leaves a piece of a map to his new location in the hands of Lor San, who promises to give it to Leia when the time is right.
Luke gives the other piece to R2-D2, who actually went with him to Tatooine to fight the Knights of Ren and pick up Jyn and then to Jakku to visit Lor San and Rey. He puts the other piece of the map in R2-D2's system while Lor San was cremating Jyn's body on Jakku. That of course would explain this scene...
After dropping R2-D2 back at the Resistance base, Luke says goodbye to Han, Leia, Lando, C3PO and the rest of the Resistance before heading off to the distant planet we see him living on at the end of The Force Awakens. And then years and years later, the events of The Force Awakens begin to kick in.
After finding out where the map is, Kylo lands on Jakku and the new Stormtroopers fire at the civilians of Jakku until he finds Lor San, who has just given the map to Poe Dameron and his droid BB-8. In fact, this theory explains how Kylo knows Lor San so personally (hence "Look how old you've become" / "Something far worse has happened to you" / "I know where you come from. Before you called yourself Kylo Ren" / "You cannot deny the truth that is your family"). Because they technically were, at one point, family.
But then where is Rey? Well, because Rey is 19 in the film, she most likely moved out of Lor San's home when she got to the right age and therefore, found a new home for herself where she began scrapping for mechanical pieces to trade for food at a shop owned by Unkar Plutt, who hates her because her uncle fired him sometime ago and she always annoyed him as a little girl.
And so this means when Kylo killed Lor San, he killed the son and the last living offspring of Obi-Wan Kenobi. However, he still has Rey to deal, but of course, he doesn't know that Rey is actually his cousin (as far as he's concerned, his cousin, Padme, is long gone). It wasn't until an Imperial Officer brought up how a "girl" helped Poe's droid, BB-8, and FN-2187 (aka "Finn") escape and once he saw Luke's lightsaber reach out to her, it all became clear to him.
And then of course after the rest of The Force Awakens unravels, they manage to put the map together after R2-D2 awakens (after a long coma since Luke had left) due to Rey stepping onto the Resistance base, and Leia sends Rey to meet with Luke. And then when Rey arrives on the planet with Chewbacca and R2-D2, she finds Luke, but she sees that he looks exactly like her father from what she remembered of him. And then when she held out his lightsaber, she began to realize: It was her father. And Luke slowly began crying, seeing his daughter all grown up in front of him.
Of course this is just my theory, but whatever happens now happens in Episodes VIII and IX. But now what? Is Lor San Tekka just a useless character?
No. In my mind, he's the secret son of Obi-Wan and Satine Kryze. He has the abilities of a Jedi and a Mandalorian. He could return as a Force ghost if he ever wanted, maybe side by side with his father and sister, and the three could reach out to Rey and help her. But there's something else I had in my mind: Another character who could help continue Lor San's legacy. Mara Jade.
I'm sure we all know at this point that Mara Jade was a character in the Star Wars Expanded Universe. She was originally a special agent for Emperor Palpatine before she met Luke and intended to kill him on Palpatine's behalf, but then she fell in love with him, they got married and had a son, Ben Skywalker, named after Obi-Wan.
One of my ideas for Episodes VIII and IX is to reintroduce Mara Jade as Lor San's daughter, and therefore Obi-Wan's granddaughter and Rey's cousin. And that she would either be brainwashed or blackmailed into joining the First Order until she chose to redeem herself. She would still have the same badass abilities that she has in the Expanded Universe, but her backstory and blood-relations would be different. And who would play her? I would give the role to Amy Adams.
Not only does she seem perfect for the role acting-wise and resemblance-wise, but she has stated herself that she really wants a role in any of the new Star Wars films coming out.
"I'll play a creature! I don't care. Put the dots on my face and I'll crawl around. (A Wookee?) I think more an Ewok considering my stature"
- Amy Adams when asked in an interview if she would be willing to play anything in a
Star Wars movie
And who would be the mother? Jessica Chastain, who not only looks a little like Amy, but also gave an outstanding performance in Zero Dark Thirty.
And onto the question from earlier "Why does she call herself Rey?", I believe that perhaps "Rey" was actually a nickname given to Padme/Rey by either Mara or her mother. Because "Rey" in Spanish translates to "King" and because Rey/Padme is considered some sort of galactic royalty to the Star Wars universe (being the granddaughter of both Obi-Wan Kenobi and Darth Vader), it seemed fitting to either one of them. And after Mara was taken into the First Order, and assumed to be dead, and her mother was either killed by the First Order or died from natural causes in Lor San and Rey's care, Rey/Padme decided to keep the nickname in their memory.
Also, one more thing: It would also be sort of a nod to A New Hope with Luke living with his aunt and uncle if Rey were to do the same.
One last thing I'd like to argue about is the age of Lor San Tekka. Some assume because the actor, Max Von Sydow, is 87 years old that the character should be the same age as well. However, I would like to point out that some characters don't have to literally be the same age as their actors (i.e. Felicity Jones' real life age compared to Jyn Erso's age). As far as I'm concerned, Lor San is at least 60 years old and if he were to be Obi-Wan and Satine's secret son, that would make him at least 58 to 59 years old by the events of The Force Awakens.
Alright, I'll go ahead and wrap up here. So tell me, what do you think? Do you think it's true? Do you think Lor San Tekka is the secret son of Obi-Wan Kenobi and Duchess Satine Kryze? Do you agree with my ideas? Do you have something different in mind? Could this be the entire Skywalker/Kenobi family tree?