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Just like in the prequels and the classic films, the act of training and completing that training are significant scenes: Obi Wan receiving his knighthood from Yoda, Anakin’s elevation to Jedi in the Clone Wars, even Luke’s promotion at Yoda’s deathbed are all excellent examples of the emphasis placed on the completion of a Jedi Knight’s training in Star Wars.
In Episode IX, Rey’s completion of training should be no different, and given the examples of her potential we’ve seen thus far, there are some interesting concepts that could be in the film to make this event truly memorable.
What if Luke Skywalker himself returns as a Force ghost to complete her training? Not bad huh? What if in addition to that, we also get to see the Force ghosts of Yoda, Obi Wan, or Anakin Skywalker? How cool would it be to have all these perspectives in one place at one time to guide this era’s Chosen One through her final training?
With the greatest Jedi of the past half century and more on hand to dole out their wisdom, to teach Rey how to avoid the mistakes, instruct her in a way that holds true to the Jedi Code and also give her the knowledge necessary to see the Jedi Order thrive in the days after the saga comes to an end, Rey could possibly represent the best of the Jedi ever.
Or, seeing as how she has a natural affinity for the Force, her promotion to knighthood could go entirely untold, with we as the audience expected to assume that the trials she’s already been through to be sufficient.