Is Rey a descendant of Qui-Gon Jinn?
Another popular theory at one time was that Qui-Gon and Shmi may have gotten together during their time on Tatooine, creating another Skywalker bloodline. Qui-Gon was somewhat of a rebel Jedi that did not always adhere to their strictest principles. He was regularly in trouble with the council for having a mind of his own. Finally, as Obi-Wan pointed out, he should have been on the council, but they kept him off for his “grey” leanings.
There are other similarities that may be coincidental, but maybe not. They both have an accent. Both have the same hair. They are both powerful in the Force. It would not have been hard to hide the bastard child of a slave, and just as easy to dismiss them as a nobody. This means there could be even more Skywalkers out there.
We know what we don’t know
The scene in the elevator before Kylo takes Rey into Snoke’s throne room has a very important piece of dialogue easy to miss. After their awkward hand-touch in their Force visions, Rey says she’ll help Kylo turn from the dark side, to which he responds:
“I saw something, too. Because of what I saw, I know when the moment comes, you’ll be the one to turn. You’ll stand with me. Rey, I saw who your parents are.“Kylo Ren
What did he see? He would tell her later that her parents were “filthy junk traders”, but I think it’s safe to say that will not be true. So his vision makes us think back through all the canon we know. Who else has unexpectedly turned? Anakin turned on the Jedi Order. Vader turned on Palpatine. Luke (arguably) turned on Kylo. Bohdi turned on the Empire. Lando turned on Han. Qi’ra turned on Dryden. There is no shortage of turncoats in Star Wars history, so which one is it?
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