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Another day, another Star Wars theory that you know you shouldn’t read or probably pay any attention to, but you just can’t help yourself from looking at. Yet again, this Star Wars theory revolves around the franchise’s biggest enigma: the lineage of Daisy Ridley’s Rey. But while it’s understandable if you’ve got a little theory fatigue, this one is actually supported by the 4 issue Marvel comic book series, Shattered Empire, that is set before Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Obviously, I’m about to discuss some potential SPOILERS for Star Wars: Episode 8. If you don’t want the blockbuster sequel to possibly be ruined for you, then you almost certainly shouldn’t read ahead. Instead click over to one of our other fine articles to peruse. You have been warned.
OK, are they gone? Good. Because the theory is that Rey is actually the younger sister of Oscar Isaac’s Poe Dameron.
This theory comes from Reddit user Beeslo, who took to the website to share their thoughts and findings with their fellow Star Wars brethren. Beeslo admits that they didn’t see a connection between the Shattered Empire comic book series and Star Wars: The Force Awakens immediately. In fact it only dawned on them 6 months after the film’s release.
The Shattered Empire comics are set immediately after the Battle Of Endor from Star Wars Episode VI: Return Of The Jedi, and they revolve around the antics of Han Solo, Leia Organa, and Luke Skywalker. In the aftermath of Darth Vader and Emperor Palpatine's deaths, Leia helps to defeat the last remnants of the Empire from blowing up numerous star systems, including Naboo, with the help of a sublime female pilot.
This pilot is married to another Rebel fighter, and together they have a son. Luke and this female pilot then travel to a top secret Imperial research lab to take two Force trees, which are "imbued with pure force energy." Luke’s plan is to plant one tree near a Jedi Temple, where he will then set out to train new Jedi fighters. He gives the other to the female pilot, who plants it outside her home. Once she’s done so, it’s revealed that her son is Poe Dameron. Beeslo then hypothesizes that Rey feels the Force so strongly because she was probably conceived under the force tree, while Poe is such an adept pilot because he himself is at one with the Force too because of this magical sapling.
We’ve actually yet to see Rey and Poe Dameron share any scenes together in the Star Wars universe, which adds further credence that this theory could be revealed in Star Wars: Episode VIII. While the fact that both Disney and Lucasfilm approved the Shattered Empire comic book series to be released before The Force Awakens hit means that a link between the pair is likely.
Do you believe that Poe Dameron and Rey are brother and sister? Let us know in the comments below. Star Wars: Episode VIII will hit theaters on December 15, 2017.