Ever since Lucasfilm released the most recent teaser for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker during Disney’s D23 Expo last month, fans have been going wild over a short scene where Rey (Daisy Ridley) dressed in dark robes, armed with a red lightsaber.
While reports suggest that Dark Side Rey may very well be the product of a Force Vision, there are those who believe that Rey might end up turning to the Dark Side. That or whatever wild fan theory suggests Rey might become. One of the most recent theory that’s been making the rounds online suggests that the Jakku Orphan may actually be revealed to be a Sith apprentice who finds herself mind wiped so that she turns to the light.
According to Inverse, a Star Wars fan recently offered a theory suggesting that Episode IX may very well reveal Rey’s origin as an apprentice of Emperor Palpatine. According to this theory, Rey may have actually been mindwiped before the events of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, allowing the former apprentice of Palpatine to diverge from the path towards the Dark Side and head towards to the Light.
This narrative is similar to that of Darth Revans, however, as interesting as it might sound, we doubt that this theory is going to be proven to be true in The Rise of Skywalker. It would retcon the narratives built by Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Star Wars: The Last Jedi and while it would be an interesting twist, it seems a bit too late in the game to reveal something as big as a mindwipe.
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Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is set to premiere on December 20, 2019.