10 Fascinating Theories About Star Wars: The Last Jedi

9. Rey And Ren Are Brother And Sister

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Two Force-capable characters? Each young and wayward, uncertain how to use their magic space wizard powers? Both naturally capable with a lightsaber?

Rey and Kylo Ren have a lot in common, which in the galaxy of Star Wars speculation means they’re connected by more than their Millennial intensity.

If Rey and Ren are siblings, it explains how Rey got her Force affinity (from her grandfather Darth Vader via Princess Leia). It also sets them up for a heart to heart, there-is-still-good-in-you emotional showdown in the second or third movie, and creates yet another reflection of the original trilogy where Luke and Leia were revealed to be siblings.

All the important characters in Star Wars seem to be related to each other which gives this theory the spicy tang of likelihood, as does the opportunity for a character to utter the words “No, I am your brother.”


Ben Counter is a fantasy and science fiction writer, gaming enthusiast, wrestling fan and miniature painting guru. He was raised on Warhammer, Star Wars and 1980s cartoons that, in retrospect, were't that good. Whoever you are, he is nerdier than you.