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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 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
YOU'RE CONVINCED NOW, AREN'T YOU?!
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.
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