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Mr. Smarty Movie-Pants

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Oh, Rey…

I’m not going to mince words.

Like the rest of the internet, I have a Star Wars theory, and because it could be a doozy I will now type something in red all-caps:



And because this isn’t a spoiler about The Force Awakens per se, but rather about things that could be revealed in future Star Wars movies, I’m gonna do it again:


That should do it.

I don’t mean to make a big deal out of it, but I try to avoid spoilers and I don’t want to be that guy.

So…If I were going to add layers and depth and conflict into a character and a story, this would sure be a way to go:

Rey did it.

Rey was…whoever’s daughter. She was super-strong in the Force, even at a very, very young age.

Some Dark Side influence got their claws into her and twisted her inexperienced mind.

Rey was responsible for the slaughtering of Luke’s students and/or whatever atrocity it is that Rey sees in the visions induced when she touches Luke’s original lightsaber. She was responsible either directly or indirectly: she killed them herself, helped kill them, colluded with someone who did, or was used as a way to get at those victims.

What is Kylo Ren’s connection to that terrible event?  We see him, red lightsaber in hand, with other black-clad guys (one assumes these are the Knights of Ren, but who knows), all standing amidst strewn dead bodies. The standing theory is that this is a vision of the slaughter of Luke’s students. There’s reason to think Kylo knows who Rey is, or how powerful she is, was, and could be. Was he her co-conspirator? Were they both serving or being manipulated by Snoke? Does Kylo regret not stopping her, or not being able to continue his evilness with her?

Rey’s memory of these events was wiped from her mind by some Force-user. She was hidden away where it was hoped no one would find her, in an attempt to protect her from those who would seek to kill her, to protect others from her, to shut her off from memories that would torture her, or some combination thereof.

I could probably go into more detail, but that’s the basic idea, and I’d rather discuss it than proclaim it, so comment if you see fit.


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