Though she is the center of the movie and is, from all appearances, going to be the protagonist of the new films moving forward, Daisy Ridley’s character Rey is the great mysteries of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Though we get to know her in the movie, we don’t really know much about her, especially her past and her familial connections. There has been a great deal of fuss made about who she is or isn’t related to, and as we’re going to be speculating about this for the next 18 months until Star Wars: Episode VIII, we thought we’d break down a few possible candidates, from likely to not so much.

There are going to be SPOILERS for The Force Awakens. Do what you must.

Luke
She's Luke Skywalker's Daughter
This is one of the most popular theories floating around, that Rey is the daughter of Luke Skywalker and some as-yet unidentified woman. It’s apparent that there is some connection between the two. When Kylo Ren gets into her head, he sees that she has dreams of an isolated island in the middle of an ocean, which we now know is where she finds Luke at the end of The Force Awakens. Such a genetic link would also explain how she is so strong with the Force, and be a very good reason why Han and Leia each immediately look at her with such affection; she would be their niece after all.

At the same time, however, there’s not enough information to really know how legitimate this is. Luke has been gone for quite some time, but we don’t know how long. Is it long enough to have a daughter Rey’s age? If he did have a daughter, do Han and Leia even know? It could have been in secret, after his disappearance, and they just feel a connection, but it seems like there’s more going on. Also, I know Star Wars is big on abandoning kids in order to protect them, but is Luke really a big enough dick to ditch his daughter on a desert planet (he, of anyone, knows how much that will suck for her) with no one to look after her? This is possible, but we’re not convinced just yet.

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