So someone else may have discovered that Kylo Ren’s production stand-in name ‘Jedi Killer’ could come from [here] so it got me thinking about Rey’s main stand-in name ‘Kira’ and where it could have come from.
A quick google search led me to Kira Carsen, yet another character from the Old Republic. [x]
Kira Carsen was born to Human parents on Dromund Kaas, in the territory of the Sith Empire during the Great Galactic War. Early in her life, the Empire learned that Kira was Force-sensitive, and her parents were forced to give her up to the Sith academy on Korriban. At age six, she killed her first tuk'ata. However, during her time at the Academy, Carsen noticed that other children would disappear for unknown amounts of time. When they returned, they were different, unable to remember where they had been or sometimes who they or others were.
At some point, a ten-year-old Carsen discovered she could not recall days or weeks of time and realized that she too had been taken. She became a Child of the Sith Emperor, meaning that the Emperor could possess her mind and body at will. Fearful of what the Emperor could do to her, she stowed away on a cargo ship headed out of Imperial space. She got off the ship when it stopped at Nar Shaddaa, where she spent years living in alleys and stealing to survive.
Carsen was later captured by agents of Darth Angral on the Ord Mantell space station. Angral, who had sworn a vendetta against Carsen’s new Master, demanded to know where the Knight was. Carsen misled him into believing that her Master was on Corellia.
Kira Carsen was a headstrong and confident Jedi, with a strong sense of loyalty towards her friends and allies. Behind this confident front, she hid fear of her past and a near-desperate desire to prove herself. She believed that her past in the Sith Empire would cause those she knew to turn on her if they ever found out, so Kira was determined to prove her loyalty and worth to the Jedi Order. She was also mildly claustrophobic, and she masked fear behind a quick tongue and sharp wit.
Kira Carsen was adept with a double-bladed lightsaber. Her combat skills allowed her to deal a large amount of damage over a short period of time. Kira was considerably strong in the Force, being able to break free of the Emperor’s control over her during the Desolator Crisis.
Kira Carsen vs. Concept art for ‘Kira’ in The Force Awakens:
Nice short bob with sidebangs, a little ponytail, smooth curved nose, and same eyes, the two of you!
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