Warning: spoilers for Star Wars: The Last Jedi are present. If you haven't seen the film yet, and are afraid of ruining the plot, please bookmark this story and come back once you're current.
By the end of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, there's quite a few surprises thrown our way. A new generation seems primed to learn the ways of The Force, Luke is now out of the picture and presumably a Force ghost, and the temporary budding friendship between Kylo Ren and Rey looks to turn to an adversarial relationship. But in the middle of the film, a pretty big truth is dropped on us... or at least, we think it's the truth. If we're to believe the film's narrative, Kylo tells Rey just who her parents were, and how important they are to the Star Wars universe on the whole.
But should we take this revelation at face value, or is this another ploy in the long game that is a typical Star Wars trilogy? Well, we're here to talk that out, as the revelation about Rey's parentage is definitely worth talking about on its own, as well as why it's potentially either a proper truth or a dirty lie. Last call for those who are worried about spoilers, as we're heading into hyperspace, and landing on the matter at hand.
What The Last Jedi Tells Us
During a conversation between Kylo Ren and Rey in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Kylo is trying to seduce Rey to the his side. In that moment, he claims that Rey has always known who her parents have been, and their significance to the world. But instead of the Skywalker or Solo lineage folks thought would be present, Kylo states that her parents were no one special at all. In fact, they were drunk gamblers that sold her into her orphan state on Jakku. Nothing parents, consigning their nothing daughter, to a nothing planet. Of course, Rey turned out to be something more than nothing, but as far as her parents are concerned, we've been flapping our Porg wings over nothing. That having been said, should we really believe what Kylo Ren has revealed to Rey? Well, let's take a look at both sides of the argument.
No, Because The Sith Are Known To Lie
Obviously, trusting Kylo Ren isn't always good for your health. Just ask his dearly deceased father, who found out the hard way at the end of a lightsaber. Whether he doesn't self-identify as a Sith or not, Kylo Ren is indeed a practitioner of the Dark Side of The Force. He really wants Rey to be won to his side of the galaxy, so the two of them can break the old system and bring order to all. So obviously, he's going to tell her what he thinks will break her spirit, convincing her to go against her lighter intentions. The man killed his own father, was ready to kill his own uncle, and has been known to do what he feels he has to in order to make the winning play. But then again, is it really in Kylo's nature to be like this?