Rey’s parents might have been revealed in Battlefront II


The lineage of Rey may have been revealed in the newest campaign canon story mode for Star Wars Battlefront II. Rey’s parents may not be who you think…

Ever since The Force Awakens was released in December of 2015 — has it been two years already? — the identity of Rey has been hanging in the balance. Who is she? Luke’s Daughter? Is Rey in the lineage of the great Jedi Obi-Wan Kenobi? Or even from a Darker (Side) family tree, being the offspring of the evil Sith Lord Darth Sidious/Emperor Palpatine? Who are Rey’s parents?

After watching the entire Star Wars Battlefront II first-person story (which is canon and part of the Star Wars story), I have strong evidence on who Rey’s parents truly are. Spoilers for Battlefront II are incoming and hear us out on this theory.

It’s not Luke, Obi-Wan, or anyone “important” within the movies. However, if you’ve been indulging in the canon storyline via the new novels, comics, etc, they are now important thanks to the Inferno Squad novel and the newly added Battlefront II.

Del, a defector from Inferno Squad who joined the Church of the Force — the group led by the “old man” at the beginning of The Force Awakens — is interrogated by Kylo Ren. While being tortured for vital information to the last Jedi himself, he attempts to withstand the advances of the Dark Side enforcer.

Del’s accent is the same as Rey’s and he screams out, saying to Kylo: “Get out of my head. I won’t tell you anything.” Almost “word for word” what Rey says in response to her own mind probe done by Kylo to her in The Force Awakens. After his interrogation he his murdered by his former friend and now First Order Commander Hask.

Remember that Maz tells Rey in The Force Awakens that “the belonging you seek is not behind you, it is ahead.”  She goes on to tell Rey that who she is waiting for will never return, which makes perfect sense mixed with these new details.

Another important detail is also revealed that he had a child, likely raised on Jakku. Also, earlier in the story, right after the Battle of Endor, Luke saves him on the unoccupied planet of Pillio. This planet has a Force observatory — if you’ve read Empire’s End it’s the same as the one located on Jakku.

Luke had a major impression on Del, who not only saves him from the Empire but allows him to find newfound faith in the Force. He becomes a believer in the Jedi and the Light Side on that very day.

He’s also the one who gives the map of Luke Skywalker to Lor Sen Tekka, the very map used as a plot device during The Force Awakens. What spawned all of this — including Rey — was an encounter with Luke Skywalker in the same world decades before when the noble Jedi saved his life. It was a life-altering event, leading to Del’s defection, as well as Iden Versio, also of Inferno Squad.

Speaking of Iden, we still haven’t discussed Rey’s mother. If Del is her father, then Iden would be the mother, where it’s revealed that the two former Imperial agents became lovers following the Battle of Jakku.

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Both joined the Alliance, later the New Republic, who apparently lived a peaceful life following the great war, likely on Jakku. The fate of Iden is unknown at the end of the story, but Del, like we’ve discussed, dies shortly before the events of The Force Awakens. Iden’s story will be finished up on an add-on, releasing just a few days before The Last Jedi.

Watch the entire story yourself here. 

Keep in mind this is only speculation and we are having a little fun, but we may be on to something here. If so, I’m glad that Lucasfilm and the story group are giving major payoffs to those who follow all of the content. In several interviews, I’ve noticed a trend of those connected with The Last Jedi expressing that Rey’s lineage isn’t too important moving forward, meaning that a reveal in Battlefront II would not be too far-fetched.

Next: Go behind enemy lines with the Inferno Squad

We will find out for sure if Star Wars Battlefront II drops Rey’s parents reveal when The Last Jedi hits theatres December 15.

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