REY’S LAST NAME
By Gerard Baer (Editor-In-Chief)
Rey. She is 100% a Skywalker. Star Wars is about the Skywalker family. Period.
Now before you lose your mind and start posting hate mail directed at me on the Facebook group…this is my theory. It is not based on anything other than my interpretation of the events that have transpired across the 7 films we have all seen. Plus it is my gut feeling. My gut is rarely wrong. I will list a few of the things that have helped solidify this in my mind.
Let’s start with the biggest parallel between Anakin, Luke and Rey, who are all naturally powerful in the Force. Each of these protagonists have encountered a mentor figure, whom they felt a close connection too. Then, in all three cases, this mentor figure is slain by the antagonist of the film.
And then there is the lightsaber. This is a Skywalker lightsaber. This was Anakin’s until the battle of Mustafar. It then passed to Luke by Obi Wan until it was lost after Anakin/Vader removed Luke’s hand from his wrist during their battle at Bespin. While Finn used this lightsaber briefly, and quite valiantly I may add…it has appeared to choose the proper Skywalker to be wielded by. Sorry Kylo, but this lightsaber is for the better Skywalker. I LOVED watching Kylo Ren try to use the force to gain control of this historic weapon, only to have it speed past his face and end up in the hands of the girl, the scavenger, Rey. This was fantastic.
Let not forget that these all are introduced to us on a desert planet. All are very mechanically inclined and great pilots to boot.
I looked on TAOSWF today and saw Brian Wheaton’s post, and was thrilled to see I am not alone in this line of thinking.
HOPEFULLY THERE WILL BE NO EATING OF THE BANTHA POODOO.
Of course, we wont be able to prove this theory until May of 2017. I invite you to come over to The Alliance of Star Wars Fanatics (Click group name to visit!) to discuss this theory with us. Even if you disagree…everyone is welcome!
Gerard Baer is the creator of www.taoswf.com and Senior Administrator for The Alliance of Star Wars Fanatics, and Administrator for Star Wars Exposé & Star Wars Fanatics Facebook groups. He is also the Co-Founder of The Alliance Group and The Alliance/Exposé Network, along with all their associated properties. Main duties include Webmaster, content creator and graphic designer for www.taoswf.com, as well as general all around control freak.