Star Wars’ Pablo Hidalgo Midi-Chlorian Explanation Sheds Light On Rey’s Origin

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August 12, 2019  11:41 AM


Star Wars fans might know very little about what J.J. Abrams has planned for the story of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, but there have been multiple theories circulating online that’s usually fuelled by wild speculation.

Now, new posts from Lucasfilm Story Group writer Pablo Hidalgo have helped shed light to these theories, this time, towards those alluding to Rey’s (Daisy Ridley) origin. While Star Wars: The Last Jedi might have declared the Force-sensitive Jakku orphan as the daughter of drunken junkers, a few fans have been hoping that Episode IX might reveal a new origin story for the Star Wars heroine.

Some believe that Rey could actually be the daughter of a legacy character – either Luke (Mark Hamill), Han Solo (Harrison Ford) or Obi-Wan Kenobi (Alec Guinness/Ewan McGreggor). Some also believe that she might be the incarnation of Anakin Skywalker. Others think that she could be a clone of some of the most powerful Force Users we’ve known like Palpatine, Anakin, or Luke.

Thanks to Hidalgo’s posts on Twitter, we’re learning that cloning or engineering Force Users isn’t possible in Star Wars galaxy far, far away. Taking to the social media site, the Star Wars Story Group member responded to a fan wondering whether blood donation could turn anyone into force users.


I think this might dispel the whole “Rey is a Clone” theories? from r/starwarsspeculation


According to Hidalgo, “organelles” can’t be “transferred bodywide via transfusion like that.” As cool as it might sound to engineer Force Users, the Force just doesn’t really work that way.

So no, Rey can’t be the result of Palpatine’s lab experiment. She can’t be a clone.

Let’s wait and see whether Episode IX reveals who Rey really is.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker premieres December 20, 2019.

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