Star Wars: The Last Jedi might have already revealed Rey’s (Daisy Ridley) parents as no one important in Lucasfilm’s galaxy far, far away, but some fans are still hoping that J.J. Abrams retcon’s the character’s origin in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.
There’s barely been any concrete news about the third and final film in Lucasfilm’s sequel trilogy, but fans have been busy finding ways to link Rey to all the different legacy characters in the Star Wars franchise. There have been theories naming Luke (Mark Hamill) as Rey’s father. There have been theories naming Rey as the daughter of Lando (Billy Dee Williams).
One of the newest The Rise of Skywalker fan theories links Rey to both Luke and Emperor Palpatine, but in the most horrifying way possible.
A Star Wars fan has been making waves with this incredibly wild Anakin Skywalker fan theory that might explain where Rey might have really come from.
"Rey is a clone of Luke made from his hand that got cut off in Empire Strikes Back. The clone was made by Palpatine in one of his labs in Jakku,” Redditor vaderr21 explains on the site, “Two Junk traders found Palpatine's lab and were scavenging for goods they could have sold off for 'drinking money'. They found Rey and sold her off to Unkar Plutt."
The idea of Rey being a clone of Luke sounds horrifying – but Star Wars fans fond of the expanded universe might actually buy into the idea. After all, the EU does have a fair amount of clone stories.
What do you think of this idea? Could Rey be a clone of Luke made by Palpatine? Or could this be another story for the “Strange Star Wars Fan Theory” compilation?
Star Wars: Episode IX premieres December 20, 2019.