When Disney kicked off a new Star Wars trilogy with the release of The Force Awakens, the world was introduced to Daisy Ridley as Rey, a young girl stranded on Jakku, who turns out to have an uncanny familiarity with the Force. But neither she nor the public know why she was left with Unkar Plutt — who are her parents, and where are they now?
From suggestions that she might be the reincarnation of Anakin Skywalker to arguments defending she could be Han and Leia's daughter, contesting the widespread belief that Luke is actually her father, fan theories about Rey's origins have been going wild. Now, a Reddit user has pointed out that we might find the answer in another Star Wars story: Shattered Empire, a Marvel Comics series that serves as a prequel to The Force Awakens.
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Sharp-eyed Reddit user Beeslo has pointed out that Shattered Empire might hold the key to Rey's mystery origins. Released shortly before The Force Awakens, the comic has been approved by Disney and LucasFilm and delves into the aftermath of Episode VI — The Return of the Jedi, setting the scene for Episode VII.
The comic introduced readers to two rebel fighters who have been helping out Han, Leia and Luke — Poe Dameron's parents. The mother, Shara Bey, helps Luke recover what is left from the tree of the Force that grew at the heart of the Jedi temple on Coruscant. There turn out to be two trees remaining, and Luke gives her one, which she plants in front of her house on Yavin IV.
This storyline led to a theory about Poe Dameron being Force-sensitive, but what if he wasn't the only one who benefited from growing up in a Force-imbued garden? That's right, Rey could be Poe's little sister, and the presence of the tree in her childhood would explain her natural skill with the Force.
It would certainly be amazing to see Rey and Poe reunite in Star Wars 8: Had you noticed that they haven't shared any screen time yet? What's more, the appeal of this version of events lies in the fact that it wouldn't make Rey a direct descendant of the Jedi, but rather a real newcomer, expanding the horizons of the Star Wars universe as we know it.
Do you think this theory about Rey's origins could work?