This Fan Theory Reveals Who Rey's Parents Are, And We Can't Handle The Scandal

Diply 9 Aug 2018

Whether people are raging against the latest chapters in the Star Wars franchise or obsessively trying to solve its many mysteries, it seems like we can't stop thinking about these films.

And if anything has sparked more debate than whether The Last Jedi was good or not, it's the identity of Rey's parents. With one movie to go in this new trilogy, we still don't have any concrete answers.

Or do we? A new theory from Film Threat on YouTube promises to bring all of it together, but Twitter is not feeling the uncomfortable revelations it's hitting us with.

So far, all we know is that at least one of Rey's parents left her on Jakku and peaced out in this spaceship.

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And since we've established that Rey is Force-sensitive, they'd need some connection with the Force, as well...

...which just makes the mystery more maddening.

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And it also can't be ignored that the Force keeps connecting her with Kylo Ren for reasons neither of them really understand.

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I mean, not even trained Jedi can pop into their buddy's head while he's chilling with his shirt off, but Rey definitely did.

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According to the theory, this is because Kylo and Rey are actually half-brother and half-sister.

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Luke and Leia could sense each other from afar in The Empire Strikes Back, so Rey and Kylo are doing the same thing.

And yeah, this means Han Solo is Rey's dad.

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Yeah, I can already hear you asking, "Wait, what? How does even work?"

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Believe it or not, the answer comes from the movie Solo, where we meet Han Solo's first love, Qi'ra. By the end of that story, we learn that she has ties to the dark side.

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Basically, the theory says Han cheated on Leia with Qi'ra after they had Kylo Ren, and Qi'ra gave birth to Rey. 

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Han Solo likely didn't know this, and Qi'ra just abandoned Rey without telling anybody. That would explain Rey's Force-sensitivity and the Kylo connection.

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This theory also fits into the Star Wars universe's emphasis on bringing balance to the Force.

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Kylo Ren is the dark-sided child of the light-sided Leia, so it kinda makes sense that Rey would be the total opposite.

Plus, Rey and Han formed a fast, unexplained bond, right?

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But what about the part where Kylo Ren tells Rey her parents were just filthy junk traders? 

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It's easy to assume that he was just talking out of his butt, but there's still a way for those words to fit nicely into all of this, too.

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After all, that seems like exactly the way he'd describe his unfaithful dad and the woman he ran away with.

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The Last Jedi told us why Kylo Ren hates Luke so much, but we're still unclear on his beef with dear ol' dad.

Does this finally answer that?

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As those of you clenching your fists right now might have guessed, this theory has made some people a little mad.

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The greatest love in the galaxy gets broken by a cheating scandal? They's not trying to hear that.

Han was gone for a long time, though...

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The shock has obviously left this fan so far in denial that he refuses to accept that's even a possibility.

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Instead, he's scoffing at the absurdity of Qi'ra having Rey before Han even met Leia. It's OK, I know these things are hard to accept.

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And it looks like some folks are just getting tired of wild fan theories in general.

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Although, if Jar Jar turns out to be Snoke, it means we did finally get what we wanted. The fall of Jar Jar just happened seven movies too late.

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So, does anybody actually like this theory? Yeah, it turns out it does have its fans. 

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We'll really have to see what happens in the next movie, though, because it only takes one little hint against it for the whole thing to fall apart.

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