Let’s simply get this clear, after I was a young person watching The Phantom Menace for the primary time in Palmerston North, New Zealand and the Jedi Council began speaking a few prophecy a few Chosen One who was to convey stability to the Drive, I used to be like, eh, what a plot contrivance. I’ve a definite reminiscence about that second.
Particularly so after the subsequent two prequels confirmed Anakin’s flip to the darkish facet of the Drive – “A prophecy that misinterpret might have been…” mentioned Grasp Yoda to Mace Windu in Revenge of the Sith.
And although Return of the Jedi introduced Vader as bringing stability to the Drive thus signaled he was the Chosen One (A truth confirmed by director and author George Lucas a number of occasions) maybe the little Inexperienced Man was proper all alongside in his evaluation of the misreading of the Prophecy.
Why? How did this occur?
A misplaced soul, stranded on a desert planet, craving for one thing extra from her life.
A grand journey or two later she’s immediately had some brusque Jedi coaching by the broken Luke Skywalker and is deemed herself to be a Jedi.
The final one in actual fact…
The Rise of Skywalker’s conclusion sees Rey participate within the remaining Jedi versus Sith battle.
It’s vital to notice that Kylo Ren (Ben Skywalker) isn’t a Sith Lord nor a Jedi. This movie has revealed that he has successfully been a puppet of Sith Lord Darth Sidious.
So, let’s reduce to the chase.
The ultimate confrontation between Rey, Kylo and Sheev Palpatine sees the Sith Lord looking for to take the lifeforce from Rey and Kylo so he can rejuvenate to ‘full energy’ and start to take again his Empire throughout the galaxy which he misplaced when ‘died’ by the hands of Vader.
Rey lands a mortal blow on Kylo. She heals him with Drive energy however Palpatine dispatches Kylo down a pit to his demise.
Rey and Palpatine then duke it out with some Drive lightning. Rey’s just about executed for at this level, and Palpatine has the higher hand.
It shouldn’t be misplaced on you at this level that there’s a symmetry to the finale of Return of the Jedi at play right here.
It’s all going deja vu for Palpatine right here as SUDDENLY Kylo climbs out of the pit (which is a Skywalker rising) – Ben is not Kylo Ren however Ben Skywalker). He makes use of the final of himself to heal Rey after which he dies.
As the one Jedi left, urged on by a bunch of Drive ghost observers, Rey is now in a position to make use of each her and Ben’s lightsabers to repel the Sith Lord’s Drive lightning assault and kill Palpatine.
The Sith Lord is FINALLY useless.
Rey has ended that individual disturbance within the Drive – by eradicating Palpatine’s management over the Drive, it’s stability is lastly restored.
Which means Rey was the Selected One, it was by no means Anakin Skywalker (and even as typically argued Luke).
It was solely ever Rey.
Rey, the granddaughter of Palpatine.
Which places the Skywalker future in fairly the bind.
The purpose, from the viewer’s perspective, is that Rey, as The Final Jedi, is the mantle of hope for the inhabitants of this distant galaxy from this level on.
Rey takes the Skywalker title because the image of that mantle.
Sure, she hardly knew the Skywalkers as a household however she is aware of what Luke and Leia stood for, what they fought for and what they died for.
In taking over the title Rey, because the granddaughter of Palpatine, is saying to the universe, “that is who I’m, I used to be the chosen one, I introduced stability to the Drive and now, I’m a Skywalker.”