Rey’s parents: Are they truly insignificant in the Star Wars story?


Are Rey’s parents truly dead and gone, being of no importance? Or, did Star Wars: The Last Jedi close the case on them?

Star Wars: The Last Jedi, like The Empire Strikes Back before it, revealed a bombshell of truth on our main hero(ines) true origins, this time around with Rey’s parents.

Ever since The Force Awakens, the most prominent inquiry was the identity of Rey’s parents. Is she a Skywalker? Kenobi? Or, even linked to Emperor Palpatine/Darth Sidious?

Luke Skywalker was the son of Darth Vader — the former Jedi Knight and Clone Wars hero, Anakin Skywalker. So, the assumption was that Rey’s parents were someone of significance.

Come to find out, those predictions  were way off, with Rey’s parents being indeed no one important.

However, much like the reveal back in 1980 with Luke Skywalker, people are still questioning the reveal of Rey’s parents.

Many believe that Kylo Ren is lying to Rey, attempting to seduce her to the Dark Side of the Force in the process.

But, if Kylo’s Ren was really  lying, why would he tell her that she’s nothing? Why not tell Rey what she wants to hear?

If Rey were a Kenobi or even a Skywalker, that would open her up to the advances of Kylo Ren immensely. He has no reason to deceive Rey in that situation, where he has already gained her trust up to that point.

Also, in The Force Awakens, it’s clear that Rey is no one “special.” Maz Kanata reveals it to her, and us, plain as day.

"“You already know the truth… Whomever you’re waiting for on Jakku, they’re never coming back. But… there’s someone who still could.“"

That someone is Luke Skywalker, the only remaining Jedi left in the galaxy. Rey is active with the Lightside and in need of a teacher. That is the only reason Maz sees Luke in her future. Period.

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She is part of a bloodline of parents who are, well, scum and terrible people.

Rey’s parents left her with Unkar Plutt, which says all you need to know about their real character.

Moving forward, it would be a tremendous mistake to change Rey’s parents for Episode IX.

Please Lucasfilm, stick to your guns and let Rey be just a girl in a large galaxy from a backwater planet.

That’s the whole point of The Last Jedi, is that a “nobody” is capable of being something truly special.

The ending showcases the orphan Temiri Blagg, telling the audience that you do not have to be a Skywalker to be strong in the Force or linked to a famous Jedi to become a hero.

Next: We break down the most shocking moments from The Last Jedi

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is currently playing in theatres worldwide.