Proof Rey is a Kenobi (Which Also Means Reylo Can Be Real!) Spoilers Ahead!
(I apologize for grammatical errors in advance.)
So I found this article on the Huffington Post, written by Ben Ostrower, about how Rey is the granddaughter of Obi Wan Kenobi. I feel that his points need to be further passed on; this is for all you Reylo shippers who are praying she’s not Luke Skywalker’s daughter.
Alright, I’m going to pass on what Ostrower said, in my own words. And in the words of a Reylo shipper. (I’ll get to Reylo at the end and the proof pointing to that.)
Okay, first thing; their accents. Obi Wan, besides C3PO, is the only one who has a British accent. No one else is British. Rey has the same accent as Obi Wan! (Before you joke that she’s C3PO’s daughter, I will tell you to shut up now.)
Reason 2; the Jedi Mind trick! The scene when Rey Jedi mind tricks Stormtrooper 007 to let her go strongly parallels when Obi Wan tricked a Stormtrooper that “these aren’t the droid’s you are looking for.” Now, before you say, “Well Luke used the Jedi mind trick too!” let me remind you of this;
It. Didn’t. Work. Jabba just laughed at him and dropped him into the Rancor pit. The Jedi mind trick is one of Obi Wan’s signature traits, and I’m sure Rey will use it successfully in future films as well.
Recap; Obi Wan and Rey can use the Jedi Mind trick well, whereas it’s not one of Luke’s prevalent strengths.
Moving on to reason three; the scene where Rey is sneaking around Starkiller Base parallels when Obi Wan is creeping around the Death Star in A New Hope.
Cool. The both have super stealth skills.
“That’s nice and all, but I need more!” you say into your computer screen.
Fear not! There’s way more evidence pointing to the fact that Rey is a Kenobi.
This reason points to most everyone’s new favorite villain; Kylo Ren/Ben Solo.
The only spoken connection about Obi Wan is Kylo Ren’s name. This highlights two things;
1. The overall importance of Obi Wan and how he’s still relevant.
2. The notable absence of Obi Wan coming up throughout the film until Kylo Ren’s name is revealed. This could be a trick of the filmmakers to guide us away from a larger reveal about Obi Wan.
And what reveal could that be? That Rey is his granddaughter!
Other things pointing to the Rey Kenobi theory:
1: It was Obi Wan’s voice Rey heard- not Luke’s- when she picked up the lightsaber. This strongly suggests a relationship between the two. “These are your first steps…”
2: They have similar outfits. Simple, yet may symbolize a connection.
3: JJ Abrams (God bless that man) has suggested that Rey’s loneliness is a key part of where she comes from. Obi Wan was in exile for YEARS. Luke had always been surrounded by others; not lonely by any means.
Yes, I know Yoda was in exile for the same about of time as Obi Wan, but Rey is NOT related to Yoda. No. Stop. (That would be an amazing plot twist though. Yoda’s ghost appears to Rey and says “Your father, I am. Surprised, you look.”)
Okay I’ll stop. I’m back on track now.
Star Wars has always had obvious themes to trace; good vs evil, small vs big, light vs dark- the list goes on. The Force Awakens takes a lot of these themes from the original trilogy, as it should.
How does this relate to Rey?
Well, there’s another theme in Star Wars; the passing of the torch to others. Example: Anakin was supposed to bring balance to the Force, which was a duty passed on to Luke. Sort of, you get the idea.
Concerning Luke’s lightsaber and how that is a major controversial point; it was Obi Wan who gave that lightsaber to Luke in the first place. Obi Wan had that lightsaber for years, between Episodes 3 and 4. It was Obi Wan giving the lightsaber to Luke in A New Hope which pushed the story- and our hero- along. This is arguably the most important scene in Episode 4, but that’s a debate for later.
With this in mind, this would make the final scene in The Force Awakens even MORE important. REY IS GIVING LUKE A LIGHTSABER, WHICH WILL MOTIVATE HIM TO COME IN TO PLAY. JUST LIKE HOW OBI WAN GAVE LUKE THE LIGHTSABER. LUKE’S MOTIVATOR IS THE LIGHTSABER. Let’s face it, that lightsaber BELONGS to Luke, and Rey most likely isn’t going to keep it. Yeah, it was “calling” to her. This was because it knew she could reunite it with its rightful owner.
It’s less of a “wand chooses the wizard” deal, and more of a less evil version of the Ring of Power in The Lord of the Rings. Like the Ring, the lightsaber wants to get back to it’s master.
Get it? Sorry if my other nerd references are confusing.
Also, isn’t the reversal of mentor roles a cool parallel? Instead of a Kenobi training a Skywalker, there is the possibility of a Skywalker training a Kenobi. The Force Awakens switched a lot of roles (example: father/son roles. You know what I mean.) and it would be cool if this was a possibility.
Another thing; Revenge of the Sith, A New Hope, and The Force Awakens end with someone battling a Skywalker. A duel of the fates (get it?). Two out of the three fights, it’s Obi Wan Kenobi fighting. He fought Anakin in Episode 3, and then Darth Vader in Episode 4.
Rey would continue that pattern; Kenobi vs Skywalker.
And remember, Obi Wan left Anakin wounded and half dead on Mustafar in Episode 3, just like Rey left Kylo Ren for dead after seriously injuring him. Kenobis, amirite? It’s an interesting parallel to think about.
Skywalkers are a pretty messed up bunch, not going to lie. Anakin failed to bring balance to the force and destroy the dark, and Luke failed miserably in training Ben Solo and a new generation of Jedi. Ben Solo went crazy. Skywalkers rely on their emotions, only really using the Force when someone is guiding them.
Those aren’t traits of Obi Wan, nor are they of Rey. It’s Obi Wan who is noble and pure of heart, and so is Rey. Maybe it runs in the family…?
Okay, let’s take a moment to visit the masterpiece that is The Empire Strikes Back. Remember when Yoda says that there’s another hope besides Luke? We were led to believe that this was a reference to Leia, but how dramatic would it be to mean that Yoda was talking about another Kenobi? After all, Leia never became a Jedi. If Rey is a Kenobi and “brings balance to the force”, then the original trilogy (and the prequels, I guess. No one cares about them.) would take on a new meaning.
Okay, to cover some other questions you may have;
Obi Wan had a bunch of downtime once the Jedi fell. At the end of Revenge of the Sith, there’s nothing left of his fellow Jedi besides Yoda. That means the Jedi Code is kind of obsolete. He could have broken the whole “Jedi are forbidden to love” thing. I mean, it’s a stupid rule anyways. How are there supposed to be more Jedi if Jedi can’t procreate? Obi Wan could have had a wife, a child; he probably ordered them to leave him so they wouldn’t be in danger. Too many people with the Force in one place would have led Darth Vader to them.
If this were true, it would be like Rey being abandoned on Jakku; Kenobi’s keep other Kenobi’s out of harm’s way.
But this is all just speculation.
Let’s move on to something that has WAYYY more evidence.
Now, it’s not just a trash ship, mind you. There’s actually a lot of serious evidence backing up a possible romantic relationship between Ben Solo and Rey (Kenobi.)
If Rey is a Kenobi and not a Skywalker like Ben, then incest is a worry of the past!
Okay, here are some reasons Reylo is a thing (I’m going to use Kylo/Ben interchangeably, so bear with me):
1: Ben quickly recognizes the potential Rey has, and asks Snoke almost IMMEDIATELY if he can train her. (We all know he wants to be with her, don’t deny it.)
2: Kylo takes his mask off in front of her. He also tells her not to be afraid. If he didn’t feel strongly about her, he would have just tortured her physically like he did with Poe. He went easy on her, because he didn’t want her damaged.
3: When Ben finds out that a girl had been helping the droid with the map to Luke, he becomes obsessed with her.
4: He carried her all the way to his ship when he could have had someone else do it. Awwww.
5: OKAY, IF REY WAS HIS SISTER OR COUSIN, KYLO REN WOULD HAVE KNOWN IT. MAZ KANATA, THE THOUSAND YEAR OLD WOMAN WHO KNOWS THE FORCE, WOULD HAVE KNOWN THAT. INSTEAD, SHE SAYS “WHO’S THE GIRL?” PLUS, DONT YOU THINK, IF REY WAS HAN AND LEIA’S DAUGHTER, HAN WOULD HAVE KNOWN HE DROPPED HER OFF ON JAKKU AND THAT SHE HAS THE SAME NAME AS HIS DAUGHTER? AND, IF SHE WAS LUKE’S DAUGHTER, PEOPLE WOULD HAVE KNOW. LUKE SKYWALKER WAS FUCKING FAMOUS. PEOPLE WOULD HAVE KNOWN HE GOT MARRIED AND HAD A KID. SHE’S NOT A SKYWALKER. This frees her up for Ben nicely!
6: Now that we are seeing someone being tempted by the Light Side of the Force instead of the Dark, wouldn’t it be cool to see love as a driving factor that leads someone out of darkness, rather than into it? Rey is literally the embodiment of what is good and pure in the world. Kylo Ren is the exact opposite. He could see who Rey is and how she uses the Force for good, which could make him accept the good in him as well. We already know he respects her, as he said “she’s more powerful than she knows.”
7: “I can take whatever I want.” -Actual Kylo Ren quote when he was looking at Rey. Kind of creepy, but foreshadowing something. (Plus, Rey found him hot, you could see it in her eyes. Just saying.)
8: If Rey is a Kenobi, we could go back to the old ‘Kenobi guiding a Skywalker’. It would be a nice nod to the originals.
9: There are so many parallels to Anakin and Padame and what we’ve seen with Rey and Ben. There are too many to list here, but there is a list somewhere around tumblr talking about the connections between the romances. More parallels!
10: So in the novel version of TFA, Kylo Ren’s inner emotions are mapped out in detail. He’s conflicted by Rey, and feels like he knows her. Deep down, they have a connection. He even says “It is you.” to Rey. Their relationship is going to be further intertwined.
11: Gosh, they’d be so cute together. Look at them. Just look at them.
12: Also, Ben is a SOLO. I mean, come on. He’s got to have inherited some of his father’s skills with the ladies.
There are way more things supporting Reylo, but that’s an essay for another time. So, in conclusion, Rey is a Kenobi and Reylo is real. Okay, I’ kidding. There is a lot of evidence that backs up the theory of Rey Kenobi and the ship of Reylo. I think it would be too obvious to make Rey Luke’s daughter. After all, Star Wars likes to give us huge plot twists. Rey Skywalker would be obvious, whereas Rey Kenobi would be HUGE. Go big or go home.
Either way, whoever Rey turns out to be, I’m sure it’ll be good.
Anon requested: hello , stumbled upon your blog and i love your writing ! i was just wondering if you could possibly do a one shot or imagine with Luke where the reader is a slave for Jabba the Hutt and he falls for her and helps her escape ?
I haven’t written a Lukey Pookey imagine in a while.
You’ve never felt so violated in your entire life. You sat on a platform in a freaking metal bikini. You were working for the rebellion and Jabba and his men had captured you.
They would only return you if the rebellion had given up useful information from their base. No one has come for you and you’ve been a slave for a week.
All you could do was hope that someone would come to rescue you.
One day, you were sitting in your usual position, next to Jabba when you saw a cloaked man in the hallway, causing you to sit up straighter.
Could this be your rescuer?
The man entered the room and took off his hood. The face of the man surprised you. He was incredibly handsome. He had longer, dirty blond hair with beautiful blue eyes.
Jabba groans and speaks to the man in a deep voice, making you cringe. His translator translates, “Ah, Luke Skywalker. Nice to see you!”
Your eyes widen. You have never seen a Jedi before, only stories. The majority being about the man who stood in front of you.
“Yes, Jabba, nice to see you, too. However, I have come with one purpose. The girl. (Y/N).”
Your heart skips a beat in excitement. Finally, you were getting out of this hell hole.
Jabba laughs and speaks again. His translator says, “Nice try, but Mr. Jabba will not budge unless you have a deal prepared.”
The Jedi makes eye contact with you as your eyes beg for help. He looks back at Jabba and says, “You will let the girl go.”
The translator seems captivated. He repeats the same sentence that the Jedi had just spoken, your eyes widen in amazement.
Jabba laughs as the translator snaps out of his daze. “Your Jedi mind tricks won’t fool Jabba.”
As the Jedi continues talking, a man in a helmet approaches and slides a blaster over to you. You look at him confused.
“Aren’t you with Jabba?” you asked, confused. He looks back and forth, then pops his face out of his helmet to reveal himself. You gasp in excitement. “Lando! When did you get here?”
He holds a finger up to his mouth, telling you to shush. You grab the blaster and shoot the chains that were holding you captive. You get up and start to fire your gun at the translator, causing him to fall down on the ground.
Luke takes out his lightsaber and starts to fight the people attacking him. You and Lando start firing your blasters around everywhere, knocking out Jabba’s gang.
“C'mon, Luke!” Lando screams to him. The three of you make a run for the exit and to the ship Luke came here on. “Go, go, go!” Lando screams again.
You all board the ship and take off, leaving that horrible place behind you. Lando starts to fly your way back to Yavin.
“Thank you so much, Master Skywalker. Really. It was so traumatizing back there, I don’t know if I could have lasted another day there”, you tell him with a smile.
Luke turns around and finally takes a good look at her. He was absolutely star struck. You were beautiful. He didn’t care what you were dressed in. Your facial features were captivating. Your eyes were a beautiful hue that glistened. Your bone structure looks as if it were expertly chiseled and your hair was shiny and silky.
“The pleasure is all mine”, he says, sincerely. “I will make sure that you arrive at your base safely.”
In his head he was already fabricating a plan of how he could woo you over for the rest of the ride home.
thinking. What would it take to have the
prequel three (Obi-Wan, Anakin, and Padmé) become Separatists? Well, to my mind, it would take a lot. You’d basically have to upend The Phantom
Menace to make it happen. And that would
take a lot of doing. So here’s 2000 or
so words of outline for how something like that might happen.
newtbloodyinspiresme also asked:”Could you also do an imagine where reader is a slave at jabbas place and
where’s one of those really revealing outfits and that she gets rescued by Luke
when he is rescuing Leia and Han”
A/N: I really hope this one is okey, I haven’t seen Return of the Jedi for a while and sorry if this one turned out to be too long.
sitting in a corner at Jabba’s place, you hated this place so much. But the
thing you hated even more was the outfit you had to wear. You felt so naked and you
hated it so much, and you also had a chain around your neck so you couldn’t escape
either. You had tried a few times and it ended up with you getting punished by some of
Jabba’s men. They had hit you with whips on your back so hard that you could
hardly stand up straight for a week, and then they had locked you into a dark,
cold dungeon. You had been sitting with your bare back against the cold wall
the whole time, the coldness had felt like heaven to your wounded back. Anyway
here you are now, hiding at a corner from the others, your eyes lands on a girl
with brown hair, you’ve never seen her before. She’s sitting a few meters away
from you with her back against a wall. You walk up to her with slow steps.
“H-hi, I haven’t seen you here before,” you say in a low voice. The girl looks
up at you. “Hi, well I’m new here,” You sit down next to her with your legs up
against your chest and you wrap your arms around them. “Well I was trying to
rescue a friend the other night…didn’t really work out as I thought it would,”
You nod, that explains all the noises you heard the other night when you were
trying to get some sleep. “I’m Leia by the way,” she says with a smile. “Y/N,”
you say and try your hardest to smile back. “How long have you been here?” she
asks, you look down to the ground and sighs. “Been a slave here since I was a
kid,” your conversation gets interrupted by a door that opens. In walks a very
horrible looking creature. He says something in a different language before he
unclasps your and Leia’s chains from the wall and then he leads you out to
Jabba. He pushes down both you and Leia so you’re sitting in front of him. “Oh
Princess Leia, so good to see you, Jabba want to have you here while he’s
sleeping, I sadly don’t know why but that’s what he said,” a golden droid says.
You can hear the snoring from Jabba and you wish you could be somewhere else,
even the cold dungeon would be better than this.
on wake up by hearing voices not so far away from you. Leia must have heard it
too because she is looking around after the voices. “And you will be rewarded,”
you hear a male voice say and in walks a man who’s wearing a dark robe. “At
last, master Luke’s come to rescue me,” the golden droid cheers. Another
creature walks up to Jabba and wakes him up. Jabba starts to speak in a
language you don’t understand, but one thing you understand is that he sounds
pretty angry. “I must be allowed to speak,” the man ,Luke, in front of you
says. Jabba says something again and he sounds even more angry this time. Luke
pulls down his hood and takes a step forward. “You will bring Captain Solo and
the Wookiee to me” Jabba laughs and says something you don’t understand. Luke’s
blue eyes then lands on you and you can almost feel how your heart speeds up. “Nevertheless,
I’m taking Captain Solo and his friends. You can either profit by this or be
destroyed. It’s your choice, but I warn you not to underestimate my power,” The
conversation continues for a moment before that golden droid yells something
and all of a sudden Luke disappears. You yell out in shock and Jabba only
Alright you have no
idea what just happened. Luke survived against the rancor and then all of a
sudden he and Han got lead out of the palace. And now both you and Leia are on
board on Jabba’s sail barge while Luke and Han were transported on a Cargo
skiff. They were supposed to get eaten by the sarlacc. You really didn’t want
to watch but you had no choice. “Jabba, this is your last chance. Free us or
die,” Luke says in a confident voice. And everything after that happens so fast.
All of a sudden Luke jumps and makes an acrobatic flip and then catches his
lightsaber. You can now hear the sound of blasters firing off nonstop, suddenly
the whole barge gets dark. Leia gets up and throws her chain around Jabba’s
neck and gets up behind him. “Help me will you?” she asks, you get up at the
speed of light and help her to strangle him. Finally! You think. R2 then unclasps your chains and Leia takes
your arm and leads you to the top of the sail barge. Luke is there too now … how the hell did he get up here? He was down
there at the Cargo skiff a few minutes ago! “Get the gun and point it at
the deck!” Luke yells to Leia. She quickly runs up to it. “Hey the other girl!
Watch out behind you!” You spin around and you see one of Jabba’s men is
running up to you. You swing with your leg and kicks him really hard, you bite
your tongue so you won’t yell out in pain. Luke swallows hard as he sees your
badly scarred back. He then runs up to the canon and grabs a rope. “Come on!”
he says and waves to Leia, he then looks at you and wave to you to follow. “I’m
not leaving you here,” he says to you. Both you and Leia takes a tight grip on
him and he swings back with both of you to the Cargo skiff. “Let’s go and don’t
forget the droids,” he says to a man you’ve never seen before. “We’re on our
way” he says before you leaves and you can then hear how the sail barge
explodes behind you.
“So…the other girl?”
you ask and raise one of your eyebrows towards Luke. He chuckles and looks down
at the ground. “Well yeah, didn’t really have the time to ask what your name
is, so I’m asking you now instead,” you smile at him. “My name is Y/N, thank
you so much for saving me too Luke, I could have been dead by now and that kind
of creeps me out,” Luke then looks you straight in the eyes. “I could
never let that happen,” Your smile grows wider and he can’t help but smile