View Poll Results: Which backstory of Rey did you prefer

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    Default Rey's Parentage. (Spoilers)

    Who else preferred her back story in Last Jedi where she is a nobody and her parents sold her for drinking money

    To anyone who is still asking why I prefer last Jedi to Rise of Skywalker, I found Rey's back story more believable than her been Palpatine's grand daughter. what I consider one of the worst plot points in the movie.

    I always felt out of the last jedi backlash, her backstory was overplayed. I think many fans had no issue with her being related to nobody important. JJ Abrams was very misguided too think fans wanted her to be a Skywalker or a Palpatine.

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    I never cared about her parentage until they labeled EPs 1 - 9 the Skywalker saga. Before that, I just assumed she was a nobody on a journey to become a somebody and was perfectly fine with that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arsenal View Post
    I never cared about her parentage until they labeled EPs 1 - 9 the Skywalker saga. Before that, I just assumed she was a nobody and was perfectly fine with that.
    the rise of skywalker does not even make any sense. a good story that will fit this term rise of skywalker would have been for luke to help kylo ren become a skywalker again and actually succeeding at it. how rey fits the rising of skywalker does not have any logic to it, but nooooo. this Disney overlord thinks rey must be someone of importance.

    Last Jedi may have had it flaws but it is still the best we got in the ST

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    I am one of the few that actually enjoyed Last Jedi. I prefer Rey as a nobody, instead of coming from a "force family". The next big question is who is broom boy's dad then? lol

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    Personally I think the speculation came because of the force vision in TFA and that speech Maz gave about the lightsaber.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beaddle View Post
    the rise of skywalker does not even make any sense. a good story that will fit this term rise of skywalker would have been for luke to help kylo ren become a skywalker again and actually succeeding at it. how rey fits the rising of skywalker does not have any logic to it, but nooooo. this Disney overlord thinks rey must be someone of importance.

    Last Jedi may have had it flaws but it is still the best we got in the ST
    I read somewhere that Kennedy wanted it to be all about Rey and her friends, hence the lion's share of screen time going to Poe, Finn and Rey, and that she also wanted Rey to end up alone as 'strong women don't need boyfriends.'
    Hence the killing off of the last real Skywalker, both to quash the hopes of Reylo fans and establish a new era with new characters.

    The problem is, none of these new characters are as interesting and fascinating as Kylo Ren/Ben Solo. I'd happily watch Adam Driver play him in a dozen movies or an ongoing series. I had enough of Poe after The Last Jedi, Finn after The Rise of Skywalker, and sadly I really really have had enough of Rey.

    I doubt if I'll ever watch another SW film, series or comic which features that irritating trio as the sole characters. They send me to sleep.

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    As if Disney was going to put out an entire trilogy of Star Wars movies and not have the heroine be a princess somehow.

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    I prefer her to be a nobody or failing that maybe a modified clone of Palps. I simply don't care for the idea of the Force being dynastic (the Skywalkers were bad enough in that department), which is why the Clone Wars & Rebels cartoons represent my favorite periods in Star Wars (there were many non-related Jedi & Sith/Dark Jedi). Plus, if Rey is Palps' granddaughter it means he fathered (at least) one child a disturbing thought. *shivers*
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    Quote Originally Posted by PwrdOn View Post
    As if Disney was going to put out an entire trilogy of Star Wars movies and not have the heroine be a princess somehow.
    Princess of what though? The empire she would have inherited is gone and that is very much a good thing. Unless they wanted to make her a villain protagonist, I don't think wanting her to be a princess was the motivation. Some writers are just not capable of telling a story about someone without talking about who they are related to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PwrdOn View Post
    As if Disney was going to put out an entire trilogy of Star Wars movies and not have the heroine be a princess somehow.
    Haha, well, you just made this thread worth reading.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beaddle View Post
    Who else preferred her back story in Last Jedi where she is a nobody and her parents sold her for drinking money

    To anyone who is still asking why I prefer last Jedi to Rise of Skywalker, I found Rey's back story more believable than her been Palpatine's grand daughter. what I consider one of the worst plot points in the movie.

    I always felt out of the last jedi backlash, her backstory was overplayed. I think many fans had no issue with her being related to nobody important. JJ Abrams was very misguided too think fans wanted her to be a Skywalker or a Palpatine.
    In isolation, I actually liked the idea of Rey being somebody because of who she was in and of herself, not her heritage. In every bloodline or family, there's a first one to become famous. The only problem was that it was not what TFA set up.

    I did like the way it was resolved to maintain the original premise but explain away the second movie and her adoption of Skywalker as her last name with Luke and Leia watching and more or less nodding for her to do it because family is more than blood.
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    Rey works just fine as nobody important until she is. She doesn’t need the heritage to be important to the universe when she’s already an active player in the plot.

    You really could omit Palpatine entirely and miss next to nothing if all it amounts to is her taking on the Skywalker name.
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    I liked the Rise of Skywalker. It had a lot of twists I didn’t expect, and resolved some plot points I didn’t know were there, like where do all these Sith come from?

    But what this really dredges up is, what now? We already had a neat conclusion to Star Wars the last time when Palatine and Vader got supposedly killed. Who says Ren and Palatine will be dead after this? My thinking is that the universe has a balance of the Force. That if you have one Jedi, you must a Sith, so there has to be a bad guy around somewhere who wasn’t in that auditorium when it exploded. And like already mentioned, we have to have either a Jedi or Sith broom boy appear in some future movie.

    I’m thinking what happens next is that Rey starts another Jedi academy, and collects all the kids with the Force, and we get how the original Jedi Council gets formed all over again from Star Wars I. I don’t think you can kill Palantine, so he’s still around. I don’t know why Palantine killed his children though in this plot. It certainly fits to form his character as this atypical, moustache twirling, cackling, bad guy. That’s another revelation we got in this movie.

    I’m happy with the schmultzy pre-attack speech, because you have to get the troops enthused to go out and kill themselves. That didn’t bother me. For some reason I didn’t notice Rey’s distinctive accent as much this movie. And Kylo Rens flat monotone dialogue eventually had an effect on Ren. Kylo’s spell eventually got through to her, and made her want to kill Palatine. That was quite a victory for Kylo.
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    The thing that always amuses me, is that a lot of Star Wars fans loath the idea of mediclorians, claiming that it ruins the idea of Force being about faith. Yet, many of these same people will also argue that making Rey a Palpatine (or Skywalker) 'fixes' the character, because as we all know, faith is inherited....
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    Rey should have been Luke's child instead of a Palpatine. The entire saga is clueless.

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