Rey (Star Wars)
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Rey Palpatine, later known as Rey Skywalker, is the main protagonist of the Star Wars Sequel Trilogy (Ranging from episodes VII, VIII, and IX). Ever since she was on the big screen, there was a huge controversy.
Why She Sucks
- Rey is a dull and overpowered protagonist, as she learned to use the Force very quickly as opposed to Luke Skywalker and his father Anakin, both of whom had to be trained during the original saga to become Jedi masters. It also just screams "We had a strong independent female" type character. Making her a Mary Sue.
- Continuing on that topic, in The Force Awakens, she infamously defeated Kylo Ren in just a few hits when yet comparing Rey's fight to Luke Skywalker's fight with Darth Vader in Return of the Jedi, it took several hits for Luke Skywalker to take down Darth Vader.
- She also becomes the greatest greatest pilot, mechanic, blaster marksman, light saber user and force user that was instantly adored by all who met her with no training whatsoever.
- On the topic of Anakin Skywalker, his position as the Chosen One was almost given up to her. However, it ended up failing as even the actors in the sequel trilogy films acknowledged that Anakin was still the Chosen One.
- She was supposed to be the main protagonist of the sequel trilogy (similar to how Jar Jar Binks was supposed to be the comic relief of the prequel trilogy), but failed miserably, as Rey lacked a personality.
- Rey and Kylo Ren have a rather strange relationship despite the two hating each other, especially the latter.
- Not helping is that in The Last Jedi, their relationship still ends up as poorly-developed and forced.
- Their romance in The Rise of Skywalker was very rushed and they didn't have any romantic interest in each other beforehand.
- The moment in The Rise of Skywalker where she used Force lightning, which was shown to be exclusively used by powerful dark side Force-users, contradicts established Star Wars lore. Not helping is that she used it without any training, where the usage of it requires a lot of training.
- At the same moment, she even screeches "CHEWIE!", which is laughably awful.
- The training scene on Ahch-To in The Last Jedi doesn't make sense at all, because Rey is already so overpowered to the point that she outclassed almost every other Jedi in the franchise.
- Not only is her line "I am all the Jedi" in The Rise of Skywalker a rip-off of Iron Man's line "I am Iron Man" in Avengers: Endgame, it's one of the highlights of the laughable dialogue of The Rise of Skywalker.
- Daisy Ridley just widely opens eyes and stands around with her mouth open to express every type of emotion. She also speaks with a Coruscanti accent (the Star Wars equivalent of a British accent), something she was never shown to use as a child, and despite growing up as a loner in the middle of nowhere.
- She never acts like a Jedi as she isn't calm or focused but is always fighting in anger, screaming and yelling.
- Most of her character twists ended up poor. For example the twist involving Rey's parents being nobodies was awful. Also, the granddaughter of Emperor Palpatine twist in The Rise of Skywalker ripped off of a Star Wars novel involving Palpatine's grandson.
- Both Han Solo and Luke Skywalker are disposed of just to prop her up.
- Her taking the Skywalker name goes against the moral of “Don’t be afraid of who your are”, meaning that Emperor Palpatine sort of indirectly won anyway as there are no more Skywalkers left and the Palpatines truly take everything from them.
- It also shows that Rey learned nothing as just ditching the Palpatine because a better and more heroic one was up for grabs thanks to everyone associated with it being dead.
- She endlessly receives blind praise, going as far as to have Yoda call her his best ever.
- She's yet another example of this weird rule that female characters have to have male names rule.
- She also somehow avoids being possessed by Palpatine despite his claims that killing him would allow him to possess him.
- The idea of an all-powerful protector of the Jedi legacy is decent but poorly executed.
- Daisy Ridley's performance as her is decent.
- Some of her powers and Mary Sue-like characteristics may have been inherited from her grandfather Palpatine, given that he was the most powerful Sith Lord of all time.