ByMatt Conlon, writer at

The original Star Wars trilogy had Luke, the prequel trilogy had Anakin, but Obi-Wan Kenobi was in both to watch over the two most powerful Jedi who have ever lived in that galaxy far, far away. In this new trilogy, the current generation now has Rey to reach that level of prominence and cinematic immortality. All we know about Rey so far is that she is residing on the Jakku system. She is but a mere scavenger for spare parts from old walkers and starships from the Galactic Civil War when she embarks on the journey towards her destiny. As to her origins, I think she is not only descended from one strong being trained within the Force, but two!

Rey with her new astromech sidekick BB-8.
Rey with her new astromech sidekick BB-8.

Rey: Who, How, and Where?

Rey's origins are as hard to decisively deduce as are as to whom turned Sheev Palpatine into Darth Sidious. My guess is simple but not impossible: I believe she is the descendant of both Obi-Wan Kenobi and Luke Skywalker. Her skills at piloting spacecraft as well as wielding a lightsaber are as grand as her superiority with Jedi mind tricks. I know many readers viewing this post would call the theory ridiculous if not ludicrous, but it's kind of right there out in the open.

As far as we know, there's know records of whom Rey is or where she's from. The theory I'm supporting has these key elements as to how she came into existence:

  • Like Luke and Anakin, she can pilot a spacecraft at a flawless level.
  • As to Obi-Wan, she has not only great skills with mind tricks but her portrayal by Daisy Ridley uses an English accent.
  • Her prowess with a lightsaber is uncanny, as Luke, Anakin, and Obi-Wan were all master duelists with the iconic weapon.
  • The fact that Ewan McGregor recorded new dialogue used in The Force Awakens for the scene depicting the discovery of Anakin's lightsaber only makes us wonder even more about Rey's origins.

Possible Challenges to the Theory

There are some holes within my theory, of course. The parts I'm trying to deduce have left me puzzled and confused. One problem is if Obi-Wan and Luke are Rey's grandfather and father respectively, then who's the mother? Here are some questions I've been asking myself:

  • Why did Luke violate the rule of celibacy? Since the rule wasn't mentioned until the prequel trilogy was released, it's debatable whether Luke Skywalker even had knowledge of this rule at all.
  • If Obi-Wan is indeed Rey's grandfather, why did he break his Jedi vows and with whom did he fall in love? My guess is that Obi-Wan fell in love with a woman during his exile on Tatooine and had a daughter with her. He, along with all possible surviving Jedi did this because had to stay under the Emperor's radar and live a somewhat normal life. That includes marrying and having children, possibly as a method of passing down the ways of the Light Side.

Until the next installment is released in December 2017, the readers of this blog are free to believe whatever theory they desire, but just keep mine in mind as a possibility.


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