Friday, January 29, 2016

I Still Like This Theory The Best

Reasons why Rey is totally not a Skywalker:
1.) Her vision when she touches the lightsaber features BOTH young and old Obi-Wan

2.) Rey and Obi-Wan are the only characters to have English accents (aka Corrsaunt accents in the SW universe)

3.) Rey demonstrates an innate ability for Jedi Mind Control, which was Obi-Wan’s speciality
4.) Maz Kanata heavily implies that Rey’s (immediate if not all) family is gone & that a non-relative will be important in the future

5.) It makes THEMATIC SENSE for Rey to be a Kenobi because Star Wars is about bringing true balance to the Force

6.) Rey’s time on Jakku can easily mirror Obi-Wan’s exile (compared to Luke’s)


This is why I refuse to believe in her being apart of the Skywalker lineage. While many argue that he would never break his vows, who’s to say that she has to be Obi-Wan’s granddaughter? Not a direct relative, but a true descendant; a grandniece for example.

We have no official, definitive back story on Obi-Wan. His parents could have had other children after he was taken in by the order. The force might have laid dormant in the Kenobi family up until Rey. Knowing of her importance, the last of her family might have sacrificed their lives to keep Rey protected.

Another thing I noticed was how Luke looked at Rey when she arrived on the planet at the end of the film. There was symbolism in that scene. Luke is haunted for various reasons (let’s be honest, he felt Han die too), but not as much as what he saw in Rey’s eyes - a familiarity. He’s seeing his old master again; handing him that exact same lightsaber. The scene lingers there before the credits roll, as if it’s a still photo. It’s time for Luke Skywalker, last of the jedi order, to accept his role and confront his destiny. Old Ben Kenobi, even in death, protecting and guiding those he cares for.

Which brings me to my final point. This new trilogy, in my opinion, is looping itself back around to the prequels. Maybe it’s a meta thing. Trying to redeem a series of films that many often lambast. Ultimately, it’s about the struggle to save the soul of a Skywalker. When Anakin fell to the dark side, he took every single life form with him to suffer - a suffering which lasted well over twenty years. A path that Kylo Ren is quickly being pulled into. Where Obi-Wan failed on the doomed planet of Mustafar, Rey can and will succeed. Bringing total and complete balance to the force.

Rey Kenobi: Savior Of The Galaxy

(PS: The immense ‘light’ Kylo/Ben feels is Anakin doing his damnedest to knock some sense into his grandson. I like to think Obi-Wan and Anakin made a game plan in the jedi afterlife to individually help their predecessors. With Anakin obviously getting the short end of that stick.)


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