Jan 4, 2021

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker - a house of Jedis not extinct

"Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker" 2019 outlines the Resistance's confrontation with former Emperor Palpatine - who is nurturing his ambitions to establish the Final Order in the galaxy. In a major and fianl twist, Ren returns to the bright side of the Force and sacrifices himself to help Rey terminiate Palpatine.

Rey (Daisy Ridley) claims to have the surname of Skywalker and crafts her own lightsaber.

Rey (Daisy Ridley) claims to have the surname of Skywalker and crafts her own lightsaber. 


Related Posts:

Ren, Rey and Ex-Emperor Palpatine

Emperor Palpatine, who was presumably dead at the Battle of Endor, conveys to the entire galaxy his threat of revenge against the Siths. Kylo Ren retrieves the Sith's navigation device on the planet Mustafar and tracks the Emperor to the mysterious planet Exegol. There, he meets with an old and physically exhausted Palpatine, who reveals to him that Snoke is just a scarecrow controlling the First Order and his purpose is to bring Ren Kylo back to the dark side of the Force. .

Rey's past is gradually revealed: she is in fact Palpatine's granddaughter - and it was Palpatine that killed her parents for treason. Knowing the truth, Rey tries to go to Exegol planet to kill the former emperor for revenge. Meanwhile, Palpatine who currently owns a fleet of Star Destroyers secretly orders Ren to kill Rey because he could sense the dramatic destruction she may cause to him.

At Kef Bir (Endor's sea moon), Ren chases after Rey and they fight, it seems that Rey is weaker and about to receive the death blow from Ren. Princess Leia now calls Kylo Ren through the Force, distracting him; Rey takes the opportunity to stab Ren in the stomach. Sensing Leia's death, Rey heals Ren Kylo and gets on his ship to fly away.

At Exegol, Ren comes to help Rey in her confrontation with Palpatine, but the two are drained of their engergy by the villain to rejuvenate himself. He attacks the Resistance fleet with the Force of lightning and overwhelms Ben. Devastated, Rey heard the voices of the predecessor Jedis, giving her the strength to pull herself up. Palpatine attacks her with lightning, but Rey deflects it by using both Skywalker swords, using all her life force to kill him. Ben comes to  energize Rey and revives her; they kiss before he die.

Rey, Princess Leia and Luke Skywalker

Leia had known Rey was a Palpatine bloodline before, but she still believed in the honesty and bright side of the Force in her so she still passionately trained her to become a true Jedi after Luke died. She also used some of the remaining Force inside her to save Rey from Ren's deadly blow at the Battle of Kef Bir.

Luke Skywalker is dead in "Return of the Jedi", but he seems to foresee the future and has pre-made arrangements to help Rey in her fight with Palpatine.

When Rey feels confused and scared at the prospect of being taken over by the dark side of the Force, she finds the place where Luke once hid and wants to escape from the outside world. Luke's soul embodies and admonishes and shows her the weapons he has arranged: the spaceship, the light sword of Leia and the device that leads the navigation to Exegol.

After Palpatine's death and the fall of the Final Order, Rey visits Luke's former home in  Tatooine and buries the light swords of the Skywalkers there (Luke's and Leia's), crafting her own saber. An old traveler comes over to ask her name; with the souls of Luke and Leia by her side, she introduces herself "Rey Skywalker".

As he prepares to fight Ben in "The Return of Jedi", Luke says that he is not the last Jedi, maybe he refers to Rey, or maybe there are other Jedis that have not yet been introduced in the Star Wars universe. If relating to "The Mandalorian", we wonder whether one of the other Jedis is Baby Yoda Grogu?