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I think this goes without saying, but......

Ever since the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, fans of the operatic space franchise have been wrestling over where the mysterious Rey character - portrayed by newcomer Daisy Ridley - originated from within their beloved canon. It's been speculated that she is the secret offspring of Luke Skywalker, given the connections they share and path she follows in Episode 7, it does certainly seem plausible. Others have suggested she's the daughter of Han Solo and Leia Organa, and given the circumstances of their relationship with another child of theirs, I can see where it would totally make sense for them to have felt they had no choice but to let her go.

But I'm here to offer up three more suggestions about who I think holds the key to unlocking what could be one of Star Wars' best kept secrets.

First Choice: Obi-Wan Kenobi as played by Ewan McGregor and Alec Guinness

Anakin and Luke Skywalker have many connections to many people in the galaxy, but none as strong or as vital in both their lives as Obi-Wan Kenobi, Master to Anakin and more of a spiritual guide to Luke. If Obi-Wan is indeed the father of Daisy Ridley's Rey, it wouldn't be that hard of a thing to grasp. Obi-Wan always had his difficulties with the Jedi ways, maybe not as obviously as Anakin did, but still, they were there. And surviving the mass slaughter that was Order 66, it's perfectly plausible to conclude that even after taking Luke into hiding on Tatooine, he may have formed a strong connection with someone else..which leads me to my next person of interest.

Felicity Jones' Pilot in the Upcoming, 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story'

Very little is known about the December 2016 release other than we may finally see the epic return of Darth Vader we were so horrendously misled of in Revenge of The Sith. So it's perfectly acceptable to assume that maybe Felicity Jones' character has a special connection to both Obi-Wan Kenobi and our fearless young Rey. Jones and Ridley do seem to have an eerie lookalike thing going on. And if Jones' character is as important to the franchise as I believe she is, one can also assume that she was present for the battle of Jakuu and in a similar fashion to why Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson) gave up her child on The X-Files, she may have thought there was no better way to protect her other than to simply set her free.

And Finally: The Late Addition to Episode 8, Laura Dern

Another secret of the newly resurfaced Star Wars franchise is the secret identity to the character being portrayed by Jurassic Park veteran, Laura Dern. This is another situation where little to nothing is known about the character, certainly not enough to make a plausible case as to why she's the missing link in the Rey chain. But it does gather suspicion at why her identity is being kept such a secret and why she was added last minute to the cast. Until further information about Episode 8 is revealed, or potentially some premature spoilers, we'll have to wait and see.

Personally, even with all the evidence to suggest that Rey belongs somewhere within the Skywalker family tree, I'm leaning more towards her being a Kenobi. We have absolutely no idea what he was up to during all that time when Luke was growing up. You can't expect us all to believe he just stayed on Tatooine that whole time, especially given how much he cared about the galaxy and the people who live in it.

I'm just saying, sith happens.

What do you think? Where does Rey come from? And should it be answered in the upcoming Episode 8? Let us know in the comments below!


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