12 Mar 2018 8:17 AM +00:00 UTC

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Novel Reveals How Rey Learned Advanced Force Powers

Ever since she discovered how to use the Jedi mind trick in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Rey has always been a source of contention with fans. Some like how her character's struggles and backstory were portrayed with extreme subtlety while others have called her a "Mary Sue," a term often used for uncompelling leads who are good at everything.

This is all due to her learning some Jedi abilities early and The Last Jedi didn't help matters, even if it did portray her in a more vulnerable light. However, the novelization based on the film has helped answer how she was able to use the Force better and it's one that makes a ton of sense.

According to the novel (via Screen Rant), Rey inadvertently learned how to master the Force better when Snoke connected their minds. Through this, she was able to access some of the powers he had to learn from Snoke and possibly Luke, which is why she was able to lift a ton of rocks at the end of the film.

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"Kylo had retreated at finding Rey in his head – had practically fled from her. But that had not been the end of that strange, sudden connection. She had seen more – far more. Somehow, almost instinctually, she knew how he accessed some of the powers at his command – even though she didn't understand them. It was as if his training had become hers, unlocking and flinging open door after door in her mind."

Every time something from the novel is revealed, it's clear how essential it is for fixing some plot holes or just explaining a few things better. Fans shouldn't be too bothered by this since Kylo has nothing to learn from Rey in terms of powers, though she would make him a less of a jerk.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is getting its Digital HD release on March 13 and its Blu-Ray and DVD release on March 27.


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