With the DVD release of The Force Awakens, everyone here has been full of theories. The prevailing theory is that Rey’s father is none other than the mysterious Luke Skywalker, and we’ve discovered PROOF! Okay, so it can’t literally be called proof, but you can read my observations and decide for yourself.
Here are 7 clues that Rey is Luke’s daughter.
- Her family left her when she was young. We don’t know the identity of her parents, so we can assume anything.
- When BB-8 and Finn escape with Rey in the Falcon, Hux tells Kylo, “The two were accompanied by a girl.” And Kylo responds, “What girl?” HE KNOWS. He knows she is significant.
- When Rey sees Luke’s lightsaber, Maz says, “That lightsaber was Luke’s. And his father’s before him. And now, it calls to you.”She’s practically saying it straight out.
- Directly after that, Maz says, “Han told me.” WHAT DID HAN TELL YOU? If you watch this movie assuming everyone knows who Rey is (except Rey) every ambiguous line points to the idea that she is Luke’s daughter.
- Rey has the force- strong enough to compete with Kylo Ren. Kylo is a direct descendant of Darth Vader, who was stronger in the force than anyone else. That’s why he’s so powerful. Rey had to get the force from somewhere, and there’s only a few choices since almost all the Jedi are dead.
- R2-D2 went into low power mode when Luke disappeared and there was little hope he’d ever wake up again. When does he wake up? That’s right. When Rey arrives.
- At the end of the movie, Rey takes Luke’s lightsaber to him. WHY in the world would the Resistance send Rey alone to the Jedi Temple (that they’ve been searching for for years, by the way) to find Luke Skywalker (who she’s never met before) unless it was her father? I’m convinced you can see it on her face.
Case and point.
And if you’re still not convinced, imagine this:
If she really is his daughter, Luke gets to say, “Rey. I am your father.”