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0 January 5, 2016

Star Wars- Who is Rey?

by alum: Michael Tucker

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I have theories. I’ve been thinking about it a lot in my free time (IE all the time). Many people now agree, that Rey is Luke’s daughter. If you don’t, you’re wrong. The one thing I haven’t heard yet though is, who is her mother? I’ll tell you who. General Phasma.

Since I got home from the movie the first time, all I could think was how crappy a character Phasma was. Why introduce this awesome character only to have her do nothing but let down the shield so some girl can destroy a planet? Because everyone is so focused on “Where’s Luke?” They forget that it takes 2 in order to make a kid. This gives the writers time to develop this huge twist that can span all 3 movies.

What makes me think this? Disney. They said what made the original Star Wars so successful was the father/son relationship between Luke and Vader. They wanted to gather a larger audience and Disney Princess Leia wasn’t enough for them. So to get the other half of the population, and make Star Wars a movie girls can enjoy, they have to give them something to relate to.

So you have Leia, the cool aunt now. Notice that she skips hugging Chewie and goes right to Rey before they leave to find Luke. Poor Chewie always gets left out at the end of the first movies.

Phasma is the secret mother, disconnected from her now older daughter, who will eventually fight to reconnect. If you watch Phasma, she has a motherly connection to her troops, she chose to use kids for troopers. She raised them as her own rather than train clones. She lost her daughter and was trying to fill that gap by burying herself in her work. I think Phasma has a slim connection to the force, or motherly intuition, and it’s the reason she so readily let down the shield. She sensed that her daughter was there.

So what connects Phasma and Rey? I think a small detail is actually a huge one. In all 7 movies now, only 4 actors have been able to keep their British accent: Old Obi, Young Obi, Rey, and Phasma. John Boyega, who plays Finn, learned to hide his British accent to play his role. If the accent wasn’t such a big deal, why make others hide it? Because it would take away from that familial connection. You see where I’m going with this?

A friend and I talked a bit about Rey being Obi’s kid, and we both said, he’s too old and Rey isn’t old enough. But Phasma is. It gets a little thin here but hear me out. In Rey’s flashback upon grabbing Luke’s lightsaber, you hear Obi guiding her. Why would that old fool be in her memory unless they were connected? And who better to guide a Skywalker, than the Skywalker’s family mentor (and now Rey’s grandfather).

I think Disney is keeping hints of the EU stories, and saying Luke dipped his foot in the darkside to hook up with Phasma, or Phasma wasn’t always a “bad guy”. EU fans remember Mara Jade right? Similar idea.

Last thing, I promise. I don’t think Rey’s name is Rey. Rey had either a memory wipe before being dropped on Jakku, or her childhood drama caused her to block out parts of her memory. She calls herself Rey, which is very similar to the name on the Rebel pilot’s helmet she plays with on Jakku in her AT-AT home (It’s like Reih or something).

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