The Newest Proof That Rey Is A Skywalker

The Newest Proof That Rey Is A Skywalker

"Star Wars" fans are beginning to connect the dots before "Rogue One" hits theaters.

Whether you've seen "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" or your only knowledge of it comes from the buzz that's surrounded the newest addition to the "Star Wars" franchise, you know that one of the biggest topics of discussion is Rey's parentage. The fact that she is the protagonist of the new trilogy would suggest to most that she is a Skywalker, either the daughter of Luke or Leia. Some, though, refuse to believe that theory, arguing that Kylo Ren, as Leia and Han's son, is the only descendant that will appear in the new trilogy. Since the movie was released nearly a year ago, those looking for the answer to this argument haven't gotten very far in developing their theories outside of what the movie gave them. Trying to find proof of Rey's parentage has become a series of overanalyzed details, like the fact that Rey wears a poncho in the novelization, something every other Skywalker has done in at least one of their movies, or picking up personality traits like Anakin and Luke's penchant for whining that Rey seems to lack. However, the details pulled from a summer interview with Daisy Ridley that's beginning to make the rounds might have just tipped the scales in favor of Rey being a Skywalker.

This theory has its initial roots in a video from May earlier this year. Mike Zeroh, a popular "Star Wars" theorist with a few connections to people living near the set of Episode VIII, explains in the video that an inside source near the set of Episode VIII saw Daisy Ridley wearing a green sleeve on one arm. This could mean an effect is going to be added to change the look of her arm, but most "Star Wars" fans took this to mean the entire arm would be edited out, going off of the fact that the franchise does seem to like lopping people's limbs off and both Luke and Anakin lost a hand in the second installment of their respective trilogies. This idea was based solely off of the claims of one man on the set, though, so many just brushed it off as someone trying to start rumors and the theory was largely ignored.

The idea of Rey losing an arm began to pick up traction again recently, though, as people began to connect the dots to an interview with Daisy Ridley from August. In the interview, she is asked a series of "yes" or "no" questions, all of which she answers "maybe" to, except one: "Will Rey be injured?" to which she answers, "Yes."

This wouldn't seem like all that big a deal in any other action-based franchise, but "Star Wars" protagonists actually rarely seem to get injured until it is essential to moving the plot forward. In "The Force Awakens," Poe is tortured into revealing where he hid the map to Luke, Rey is tortured until she manages to manipulate the Force successfully against Kylo, and Finn is rendered unconscious in his fight with Kylo, allowing Rey to take the lightsaber and finish the fight. In the original and prequel trilogies, characters often make it to the end of the movie without receiving any kind of substantial injury, too (Anakin being the unlucky outlier). The writing reserves injury for the moments when it is most poignant.

So, Daisy confirming that Rey will be injured, a source from the set claiming to see Daisy in a green sleeve, and the protagonists of both trilogies that came before the current one losing a limb in the second movie all point toward Rey losing one, too. Fans of the idea of Rey being a Skywalker were quick to point out that those protagonists were father and son, both Skywalkers, and that Rey losing a limb in her second installment but not being a Skywalker would seem odd, especially since "The Force Awakens" was very purposeful in its references to its predecessors.

However, some who oppose the theory argued that the sleeve may be used in a scene in which Rey experiences Luke's previous experiences again, like she did when she first touched the lightsaber. My first thought upon reading that idea was that if she were reliving Luke's experiences, she would be losing a hand, not an arm, and an entire sleeve on Daisy's arm wouldn't be all that necessary. However, the lightsaber did belong to Anakin, as well, who lost the majority of his arm in the Episode II, so Rey may be reliving Anakin's experiences this time, not Luke's. Either way, evidence of Rey losing a limb, either literally or in her own mind, is beginning to pile up, though we'll have to wait until December of next year to uncover whether they're the key to understanding Rey's parentage or not.

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20 Disney Channel Original Movies That You HAD To See As Soon As It Came Out

You know you still have a soft spot for #11.

My friends and I were having a movie night and like many other movie nights before we couldn't decide on what we should watch. We scrolled through Netflix for what seemed like forever until I remembered that I had some Disney Channel Original Movies through an app my Dad set up. This opened up a whole new ball game because we all grew up watching these movies. I got to the app and started looking at all of them.

My friends and I were reminiscing about the movies we had seen when we were younger.

To people that may not know, a Disney Channel Original Movie (or DCOM for short), is a movie that was aired on Disney Channel and was not ever in a theater. Here is a list of the top DCOMs.

1. "Double Teamed" (2002)

Who doesn't love twin girl athletes originally wanting to do different things but both ending up playing basketball?

2. "Right On Track" (2003)

A sister movie where they are trying to be better than each other at racing. There's nothing wrong with some sibling competition is there?

3. "Quints" (2000)

After this movie, I was definitely glad I didn't have any younger siblings, especially not five.

4. "Cadet Kelly" (2002)

Cadet Kelly wanted me to join a military school; however, I know I definitely wouldn't have survived.

5. "Pixel Perfect" (2004)

Making a robot girl that is practically perfect? Yes, please! This movie also inspired me to want to learn how to do a one-handed cartwheel, which I did.

6. "The Cheetah Girls" (2003)

Every young girl and her friends would sing along to these songs and pretend to be them. And let's be real, the other two weren't as amazing as the first, especially after Raven, left.

7. "The Zenon Trilogy" (1999, 2001 & 2004)

Who didn't want to live in space after watching these movies?

8. "You Wish!" (2003)

I definitely know I wanted to wish on a lucky coin that I didn't have any siblings, but after this movie, I'm very glad I never did in case it actually came true.

9. "Starstruck" (2010)

It's every girl's dream to fall in love with a dreamy poster, and the song "Something About the Sunshine" is so catchy, and I have it on a Spotify playlist and have no regrets about jamming to it in the car.

10. "Twitches/Twitches Too" (2005 & 2007)

I definitely wanted a twin that was also a witch after watches these movies.

11. "High School Musical 1 and 2" (2006 & 2007)

These don't need explaining. If you haven't seen them or at least heard about them, then you probably live under a rock. I just wish high school was really like this. Also, "High School Musical 3" was also amazing but did not make the list because it was technically not a DCOM since it was released in theaters.

12. "Lemonade Mouth" (2011)

This one is pretty new, but it made me want to get detention to potentially meet my future bandmates even though I have no musical abilities.

13. "Gotta Kick It Up!" (2002)

If this movie didn't have you shouting "Si se Puede!" then you didn't appreciate it enough.

14. "Get A Clue" (2002)

This made me want to be a spy more than I already wanted to be one as a child. Solving crimes with your best friends sounded like a very great time.

15. "Smart House" (1999)

Winning a house that could talk to you and listen to what you told it? Seems like a dream come true, until the house gets a little too attached.

16. "Eddie's Million Dollar Cook-Off" (2003)

Baseball or cooking? Waiting to see what Eddie chose was a nail-biter.

17. "Camp Rock 1 & 2" (2008 & 2010)

A movie with songs that made you get up and dance and want to go to summer camp.

18. "Descendants 1 & 2" (2015 & 2017)

These movies are really new so, not many people that are over the age of 10 have heard of them, but I thoroughly enjoyed them. They have really catchy songs even if they are pretty cheesy.

19. "Jump In!" (2007)

Who doesn't love Corbin Bleu jumping rope?

20. "Stuck In The Suburbs" (2004)

Another movie where a teenager gets befriends a dreamy pop star. Come on why couldn't that happen in real life? I'd totally be down to be best friends with Justin Bieber. DCOMs will always have a special place in my heart.

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Poems On Odyssey: "Stages"

As life moves through its stages.


I see it now.

I see that there is a distinction,

A difference,

Between the present.

Between the future.

Between the past.

We roam through the present,

Making the most of each day,

Living life to the fullest of capacities.

We aspire and discourage.

We succeed and we fail.

We love.

We hate.

We dream of the future,

Hoping to achieve our goals,

To exceed the expectations and break the stereotypes.

We imagine and dread.

We wish and obsess.

We accept.

We fear.

Yet, we live in the past,

Reminiscing on the best of times,

Wishing that we could relive those moments.

We have no choice but to remember the worst of times,

As old memories are forced to the back of the brain,

Crammed inside of a dusty storage box,

Exactly where we hope they will remain,

Until we are ready to revisit them.

That is,

If we are ever ready to revisit them.

We pray to remember,

We pray to forget,

As life moves through its stages.

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