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Prepare Yourself For This 'Star Wars' Fan Theory Regarding Who Rey's Granddad Is

Prepare Yourself For This 'Star Wars' Fan Theory Regarding Who Rey's Granddad Is

Holy fuck.

Mel Ramsay

Mel Ramsay

Featured image credit: Vincent Vendetta/YouTube

I know there's loads of fucking fan theories. You're probably as sick of them as I am. BUT. WAIT. This one actually has legs and after watching this video I'm 100% convinced that I know who Rey's granddad is.

In fact, I fancy putting £100 on it, I'm that convinced.

The basic premise of this theory is that Rey's grandad is Emporer Palpatine. Yes, her lineage is on the dark side.


I bet you're all thinking, yeahhhhh but it's OBVIOUS that her dad is Luke Skywalker, everyone knows that.

Well, maybe Disney decided to completely throw us off the scent? Who knows. Check out the compelling evidence in this video. It is 12 minutes long, so don't worry. I've simplified it below in easily-digestible chunks.

Rey's fighting style

As you can see from the video, the first move Rey does with her lightsaber is a forward thrust. This is EXACTLY the same as Palpatine. In fact, their fighting style is so similar that I'm already convinced less than one minute in.

Rey's pull to the dark side

As you can tell from the movie, Rey has a tiny bit of a temper. At one point, the novelisation of the movie also mentions an 'unidentifiable voice' that tells Rey to kill Kylo Ren. Is this Palpatine?!

Luke's too obvious

As I alluded to earlier, every man and his dog is convinced that Luke is her father. It's just too obvious.

Rey's accent

Rey is very British. Maybe this is just because Daisy Ridley has an English accent? NO. Because John Boyega is also British and had to change his accent for the role. Weird, right?

Rey was left on Jakku for a reason

Why was she left behind? Was it for a reason?

Kylo Ren knows who she is

When she came face-to-face with Kylo Ren, he knows who she is...

Palpatine's voice can be heard in Rey's Force vision


Rey is positioned somewhere in the middle of the artwork

Credit: Disney/Star Wars

Okay, it might be getting a bit desperate in terms of evidence now, but this is weird. Why's she towards the dark side when she's a 'good guy'?

It's just good storytelling

It makes sense. It's a good idea and it adds a new dimension to the movies.

What do you reckon? Spot on or a load of balls? Let us know in the comments.

Words by Mel Ramsay

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Topics: fan theory, Star Wars