Star Wars 8 Theories: Darth Vader Returns from the Grave as Rey

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Star Wars Episode 8 is the most awaited film in 2017. Even before the film’s launch, various Star Wars 8 theories have surfaced regarding the plot. Some of these theories are controversial, which will surely give the fans something to anticipate.

There are several Star Wars 8 theories making rounds on the internet. The most prevalent theories discuss the origins of Rey (Daisy Ridley). Some theorists claimed that Rey’s father might be Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill). A lot of fans widely accept that Luke is Rey’s father. However, there’s a speculation far more controversial than Rey’s parents.

Star Wars 8 Theories – Is Darth Vader Back From the Grave as Rey?

The Guardian suggested that Rey could possibly be the reincarnation of Darth Vader. Rey was introduced in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which ended with Rey reaching out to Luke. The cliffhanger left many questions unanswered.

The theory discarded the idea that Rey is Luke’s daughter. The report explained that it is unlikely for Luke to leave his Jedi vows to get married and have a child. The report also debunked Rey’s possible connection to Obi-Wan Kenobi. The theory debunked all other possibilities leading to the point that Rey could be Darth Vader.

The theory further suggested that Rey could be Darth Vader from the grave. This idea started after fans noticed that Rey had no formal training but is regarded as a powerful character. The Week reported that Rey’s strength could match the Force, which puzzled a lot of fans.

In addition, Rey is stronger than Kylo Ren. Before turning to the dark side of the Force, Kylo Ren underwent rigorous years of Jedi training. To have a character who has no training outmatch another character with years of experience causes the theories to form.

Rey’s Similarity to Kylo Ren and Anakin Skywalker

Moreover, Rey’s power seemed to emerge rapidly while it took years before Luke gain mastery over his power. Rey also had brushes with the dark side. Anakin Skywalker, Kylo Ren and Rey are similar in the way that they can harness the light and the dark side.

Many people might dismiss the theory that Rey could potentially be Darth Vader. However, Darth Vader’s background is awfully similar to Rey. Before Anakin Skywalker became Darth Vader, he was a kind-hearted Jedi.

Anakin was also the most powerful Jedi in the entire galaxy. Rey might be good, but she shot an unarmed Kylo Ren upon seeing him. She was also too close in killing Kylo Ren during their last battle in the forest. The truth about all the Star Wars 8 theories will be revealed once the movie is out on theaters in December 2017.

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