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Andrew Trimble

Hey there! Just a little idea to ponder on. A lot of ya'll know the very famous fan theory buzzing around, that Rey is the daughter of Luke Skywalker. This is the best theory I've seen so far.

It makes sense, when you think about it. Rey clearly has a strong connection to Force. You would have to if you want to be able to move a lightsaber without any training whatsoever. But who has a strong connection to the Force, and is old enough to have children other than Luke? Han and Leia are knocked out of the picture, I don't care what you have to say about it. In the movie, they wouldn't shut up about how they lost they're son and I think if they had a daughter they would have felt it through the Force and they would have exchanged words about how they lost their daughter.

Then the question comes, why would he have a child?

When you consider Luke's purpose, he was the one who would bring back the Jedi and was, according to Obi-Wan Kenobi, the Jedi's last hope. It would only make sense for Luke to have a child to carry on the Jedi Order.

Who's the mother?

When you think about it, the whole point of The Force Awakens, was that 30 years had passed since the death of Vader and Sidious. There are going to be blanks which won't be filled in, and one of those blanks is who Luke got married to since '83 and got pregnant.

In Rey's vision, she saw herself being separated from her family on Jakku. I don't see why anyone would get flashbacks of themself from a lightsaber of Luke Skywalker if Luke wasn't involved in this separation. Was he the one who let her go? I honestly believe so. If Luke was training a new generation of Jedi, and they all became corrupt. Wouldn't he be afraid that his daughter would turn on him, and that the last hope would be dead and the dark side would have an infinite reign?

Let me know what y'all think and REPLY!

-Andrew Trimble // December 30, 2015


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