Well, I am watching Star Wars The Force Awakens and I just blew my own mind! I have come up with a theory to who Rey parents are…well at least her dad.
I think Rey’s dad is…Lor San Tekka. If you don’t remember him, he is the guy who gives Poe the missing piece of the map to find Luke at the start of the film before being killed by Kylo Ren.
I don’t know how I though about it but it came to me…like a force vision I guess [sic]. I then checked the bio of the character and thought about the comments J.J. Abrams said over the last week and the potential plot potentials. So lets discuss the “clues”.
Bio – Lor San Tekka (according to starwarswikia) is a human explorer and member of the Church of the Force. He apparently helped Luke during the Rebellion (after Endor) and lives now on Jakku. He would be the right age to be her Rey’s dad and hiding ‘in plain sight’ might not be as silly as you think, as she was young when she was abandoned and maybe he looked after her/watched over her from a far.
As Lor knows Luke and worked with the New Republic, it would also be safe to assume Leia know him (and Rey) too and that explain the hug Leia gave Rey!
It may also explain why Luke’s lightsabre ‘reached out’ to her as she knew Luke (she was probably a baby when he met her) and the “Force” knew she would find him. Her ability with the “Force” could be the result of the level of spirituality that Lor found, in the Church of the Force.
Side note – There is also reference to a “sacred egg” when he was the with the Crèche. They believed ‘egg’ would hatch the salvation to the galaxy…Is Rey the egg?
-J.J. Abrams has helped spark a lot of speculation with these comments to EntertainmentWeekly : “Rey’s parents are not in Episode VII,” he told the audience. “So I can’t possibly say in this moment who they are. But I will say it is something that Rey thinks about, too.”
And then clarifies with this statement:“What I meant was that she doesn’t discover them in Episode VII. Not that they may not already be in her world.”
Now, these may seem contradictory but everyone seems to think “Rey” will meet her parents but what if they are dead (well her dad at least). Is this what he meant when he says “Not that they may not already be in her world”. This leads no to the last and I think from a filmmakers perspective one of the most important…plot!
-Plot – My last part of the theory is best explained with a few short sentences and rhetorical questions… Finn saw her Lor get killed on Jakku. He stood by and did nothing. What if Lor was her dad? What would happen if this ‘news’ came out? Would Rey trust Finn? Would she be angry? What would she do? How about Ren/Ben? Will she want revenge and maybe tempted to the dark side?
The above is a writers dream…certainly mine! And I cannot believe this was over looked as the dramatic potential is massive! And this would echo the Amidala/Anakain story – where she could not believe the “things” Anakin had done).
Well, thats my theory. A big part of this relies on the ‘biography’ that may be made up mind.
I am a geek yes. Who’s the mother? I don’t know…perhaps I have too much time on my hand…guess I need to watch it again! What are your thoughts?