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Who left Rey on Jakku in Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens?

Along with the burning question of her parentage, this has been a fervid probe for fans since the film dropped in December 2015. An image posted on Reddit by eagle-eyed user smokey_sunrise (thought to be a resubmission of a post on Star Wars: Anything & Everything) points to a stunning comparison between the ship we see ditching Rey during the Force vision/flashback sequence and a ship that had a one-off appearance in the old Star Wars comics:

Source: Imgur
Source: Imgur

The ship in question appeared in Marvel's Star Wars Issue 89 from 1984, a year after the release of Return of the Jedi. In the issue, Luke Skywalker deals with the fallout of the Battle of Endor, the collapse of the Empire, and wrestles with the death of a love interest, forcing him to confront his thirst for revenge on her killer, while challenging him to resist the pull to the Dark Side.

Definitely interesting subject matter and some food for thought in context of the events of The Force Awakens — and the theory that Rey is Luke's daughter, hidden by Luke after Kylo Ren turned on his Master and possibly murdered Luke's wife/Rey's mom — though it's more likely that this is simply a case of a design element inspired by the old comics.

Even Lucasfilm Story Group Creative Executive Pablo Hidalgo joined in on the speculation:

What do you think?

(Source: Reddit and Imgur)


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