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Why No One Knows Who Rey's Parents Are | Star Wars Explained

Maybe Kylo Ren was telling the truth.

The newest Star Wars trilogy has raised several questions, and one of the most notable ones is the mystery of who Rey's parents are. We've never gotten a real identity as to who her parents are and if she's related to any characters from the original trilogy.

And people have been theorizing about this for a while. Her last name was never disclosed, so she could be anyone's daughter, right?

Well, I originally wrote this article as a theory for who Rey's parents are, but I've debunked the theory I was writing about, so I decided to reformat this article. So, here is the identity of Rey's parents.

In The Last Jedi, you may recall Kylo Ren telling Rey that her parents were drunk gamblers that sold her to Unkar Plutt for drinking money.

And I was very skeptical of this at first, but now, I do believe that Rey's parents were nobodies.

Now, Rey's parents most likely weren't drunks that sold her for drinking money because when Rey had her Force vision in The Force Awakens, she sees her parents leaving her behind on a ship that seems way too luxurious for a bunch of drunk gamblers.

The only way for Kylo to be telling the truth about this, and for all this to add up, is if her parents won that ship through gambling or if they stole it.

Not everyone has been impressed with this explanation: a lot of Star Wars fans wanted this movie to explain her Force-sensitive capabilities as a result of her being the daughter of a character from the original trilogy.

But...that's just not possible.

Let's think about every single candidate that people have theorized is Rey's father. Some people believe that it is Obi-Wan Kenobi.

But this can't be true, because Obi-Wan died in the year 0 BBY. Rey was born in 15 ABY, fifteen years AFTER Obi-Wan died.

Now, something that would make more sense is if Obi-Wan had a wife and child and that kid had Rey, making Obi-Wan her grandfather. But this goes against the Jedi Code, which explicitly prohibits Jedi from attachments or marriage.

So, this rule that states that Jedi can't marry wouldn't just rule out Obi-Wan. It would rule out Luke as well.

And if that's not enough evidence to prove that Luke isn't Rey's father, then you probably haven't seen The Last Jedi yet.

I mean, if you watched this movie, it was very clear that Rey and Luke were meeting each other for the first time, and if they were father and daughter, they would have recognized each other.

And even without that, in The Force Awakens, Rey explicitly says this:

"Luke Skywalker? I thought he was a myth."

What? She thinks her own father is a myth? Like, no, man. Even if Luke left her when she was eight, she would at least remember what he looked like, and she DEFINITELY remembered his name.

And there is another couple who I did believe were Rey's parents for a while: Han and Leia.

I mean, this would explain the weird, motherly hug that Leia gives Rey at the end of The Force Awakens.

But here is why Han Solo is definitely not Rey's father, and it is because of the scene in The Force Awakens where Rey and Han meet face-to-face on the Millennium Falcon.

Rey refers to Han as "THE Han Solo," as if she had never met him, and sees him as some sort of celebrity. And she would likely recognize Han and Chewie together, even if she hadn't seen them in a while.

And also, Han doesn't recognize Rey, his own daughter? Like, no.

So, I have just ruled out Luke, Obi-Wan, and Han as Rey's potential father. Who else could it be?

Now, it likely isn't anyone from the Star Wars movies. I googled "Star Wars characters," scrolled through what they gave me, and found NO POSSIBLE CANDIDATES.

The SuperCarlinBrothers have theorized that Rey's parents were revealed in the video game, Star Wars Battlefront 2.

But I think it's a good thing to have Rey's parents be nobodies. It shows that greatness can come from anywhere, whether your parents are drunk gamblers or if your father is a Jedi-turned-Sith Lord.

So, that's why we don't know who Rey's parents are. She is a Force-sensitive person who came from nothing. And as much as we'd like to believe that her parents are, Obi-Wan, Luke, Han, or Leia, it's just not possible at this point.

And that's it!

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