April 13, 2018 at 2:39 am #8103
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I’ve been thinking about this alot since the last movie aired. I do not understand how Rey, a relatively untrained Jedi is able to defeat both Kylo Ren in a saber battle as well as Luke Skywalker, who many believe is the strongest Jedi of all time. The only explanation I can think of is that it makes for a better movie for Rey to be so randomly talented, but it does not make sense to me whatsoever. This leads me to the question of, who is Rey’s father? Maybe if she had some sort of famous Jedi as a father some of the skills/talents/powers were passed down?May 26, 2018 at 2:30 pm #8700
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I think this is reaching but here’s an explanation that makes sense to me:
Anakin Skywalker was created by the Force to bring balance and apparently destroy the Sith (according to the Jedi at the time). Fast forward and we have Anakin kill Darth Sidious on the second Death Star. With Luke being basically a blank slate or hanging somewhere on the edge between the Light and Dark you would presume this balance has been reached.
The Force would want to retain this balance and do something if the balance were to swing either way. When Snoke corrupts Ben Solo and Luke’s students are killed or run off with Ben during/after the destruction of the new Jedi school Luke decides to run off and hide, cutting himself off from the Force as well.
Now we have the balance of the Force tilted to the Dark again and the Force will want to regain balance. Anakin had no father and Shmi did not display any Force potential that I am aware of, but he was incredibly powerful. The Force could have selected Rey to carry a similar power because of where the events of her life would carry her. We do not know how this will ultimately end up without having episode IX but she could easily have been chosen to restore balance.
Historically, though I am pulling from the EU now, we also have other Force users who were incredibly powerful. Darth Bane was very powerful and did not seem to have any significant Force users as parents. We also have Revan, Emperor Palpatine, Yoda, Mace Windu, and the list could go on. I just don’t believe that we need a Force user’s parents to be significantly powerful to justify how powerful any given character is.
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