View Poll Results: What’s your final prognosis of Rey’s parentage and the Skywalkers?

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  • Rey should have been introduced as a Skywalker in TFA, but afterwards would have been too late.

    3 9.68%
  • Rey should have been revealed as a Skywalker in TLJ, but not afterward.

    5 16.13%
  • Rey could have been retconned into a Skywalker even in TROS, even at the cost of discounting TLJ.

    6 19.35%
  • Rey Random was always the best idea for the character in the end.

    14 45.16%
  • Rey’s story in TROS regarding her parentage and the Skywalkers was good enough.

    3 9.68%
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anthony W View Post
    Rey Skywalker is for the best. Can you imagine what name Rey would have come up with If she didn't use that one?

    Old woman: Who are you?

    Rey: Rey

    Old woman: Rey who?

    Rey: Rey Picard Potter Bourne Connor Hunt Ripley Django Spengler Shaft Bond Frankenstein.
    *takes a breath*

    Swan Steele Skywalker Solo Flowerfields Wren Granger Targaryan...

    *Old woman backs away slowly as strange girl continues to recite names*

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jackalope89 View Post
    *takes a breath*

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    *Old woman backs away slowly as strange girl continues to recite names*
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anthony W View Post
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    This trilogy was always going to come down to Skywalker vs Palpatine. Any other resolution would have been silly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JamesonAnders View Post
    This trilogy was always going to come down to Skywalker vs Palpatine. Any other resolution would have been silly.
    Skywalker vs Skywalker would have been better. Palpatine was dude and his story was over. The Skywalkers were the central figures and family across the six previous films.
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    Quote Originally Posted by godisawesome View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anthony W View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by godisawesome View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anthony W View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by godisawesome View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anthony W View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by godisawesome View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by thwhtGuardian View Post
    ... being a mysterious heir to an established character just feels like bad fan-fiction to me.
    Last edited by Güicho; 05-29-2020 at 06:00 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Güicho View Post


    It's specifically because we already had that particular trope in the story that made it feel like fanfiction, not the actual plot device itself. You do it once and it's a tantalizing twist, but you do it again after that and it just feels like you're over compensating.

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    You're arguing with the wrong guy; I'm fine with the Rey could have been nobody narrative, even though they telegraphed Rey was likely Luke's descendant, they almost had no choice but to flip it (which became just as predictable).
    Still, I actually love the scene of Rey's infinite "vision"; expecting to see some answer that suposedly defines who she is, looking back at her. Yet all she sees is herself, looking back at herself, gong to infinity.
    That ^ is my favorite scene in the whole sequel trilogy. It's powerful and a beautiful message. It's what it should be*.
    My split is with those pretending like Rey being a found nobody was some surprising or radical new paradigm shift in story
    When the whole premise was already built off a random slave, found by chance in the desert. That's the main trope already built on, It's not new either. A bunch of twitters pretending it is new or saying it's new to them cause it's Rey now, doesn't mean it actually is new.

    It's like the whole let's have a "grey Jedi" who walks both paths supposed "new" idea.
    ...What?
    Did you even see the first films?

    The whole premise is Luke doesn't follow the Jedi dogma- you must complete your training, no, his instinct is to save his friends, even though it leads to his failure, it leaves him with the most symbolic lesson, he wears it on his "hand".- You must kill him or we've lost, no he doesn't do that either, and doesn't become a slave to the Emperor and fear like his father did either.
    How and why does he achieve this?!
    **He creates and walks his own path, accepts his vision, recognized and no longer afraid accepts both halves of himself. Who came before doesn't and won't define him.
    It's his own choices that do that. And by recognizing and doing so, transforms who he is, and with that act transforms (and saves) those around him (his father who had been hopelessly lost, seeing his son achieve an act and path he could never take, now finds a way to redemption)).
    Again he did this by choosing and walking his own path- between the two halves/sides he recognizes as part of himself.
    That grey path, was the story of Luke.
    It's not new either. It just didn't have an easy tweet label, and giving it one now, with a bunch of fan articles agreeing with themselves, claiming it's some potential radical new spin, doesn't mean it's "new" either. It's not, why pretend it is?


    Quote Originally Posted by thwhtGuardian View Post
    ...we already had that particular trope in the story that made it feel like fanfiction, not the actual plot device itself. You do it once and it's a tantalizing twist, but you do it again after that and it just feels like you're over compensating.
    Last edited by Güicho; 06-08-2020 at 04:24 AM.

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