Film Theory: Rey is the Next Darth Vader! (Star Wars Episode 9 The Rise of Skywalker)

  • Published: 17 August 2019
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    Since the trailer release of Star Wars Episode 9: The Rise of Skywalker, my theory brain has been FULL of ideas! Today I want to focus on the big reveal of the trailer - Palpatine is BACK... or is he? You see, I think there's a connection between the Emperor and our young hero, Rey. Is this the proof we need to say that Rey is destined for the Dark Side? Watch to find out!

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  • Chibi dragon
    Chibi dragon  4 weeks back

    Once again film theories ideas are better then the future cannon films

    • Owen Downey
      Owen Downey  2 days back

      Thing is though, he got this theory right

    • meldme
      meldme  3 days back

      Rey will probably be the daughter of Luke Skywalker and Palpatine’s grandaughter. Having cut himself off from the Force would explain Luke not knowing, plus the Palpy gene might have blocked both Luke and Rey from discovering their lineage, via some Sith dark-side hairy-scary shenanigans.

      Luke, at some point in this movie canon, must have met someone, and Palpatine’s (unaware of her own lineage) daughter is the most likely produced a child. A Palpawalker or Skypatine Rey would enable to explain away the Mary-Sue aspect of Rey’s character. Her ‘nobody’ parents had probably adopted her, for either protective or fearful reasons. Luke would not have known if Sith forces were at work, and only Palpatine (and a few other nefarious characters may be aware. I am pretty sure that Rey is the product of Skywalker and a Palpatine, I would bet ten dollars of anyone’s money on it.

    • Foxy
      Foxy  6 days back

      not his idea

  • Juan Azpiri
    Juan Azpiri  2 hours back

    this was more entertaining than the last 5 movies

    • I just Don't know
      I just Don't know  2 hours back

      Reys parent isnt Palpatine, Rey is a clone. That is to say, our/the good Rey is a clone of the original Rey, who was molded by Palpatine

      • reyes robledo
        reyes robledo  3 hours back

        one can NOT avoid the darkside it is the TRUE path to greatness and glory

        • rizso
          rizso  6 hours back

          8th is burried and forgotten.

          • WolfSpiritDemon
            WolfSpiritDemon  7 hours back

            Matt: Rey gonna go bad
            Me: Interesting and cool but unlikely
            1 week later new Star Wars trailer comes out with Sith Rey

            • TrixiLovesYou
              TrixiLovesYou  8 hours back


              • Emily O'Brien
                Emily O'Brien  9 hours back

                everyone dies at the end. that’s all

                • Splosions
                  Splosions  9 hours back

                  Nope. Disney won't have their strong feminine hero suddenly be the big bad.

                  • PollyMamedePsi
                    PollyMamedePsi  10 hours back

                    Hey man, that joke witj Lea, not nice... the last movie (director) made terrible choices, but Lea using the force to live in space was not one of them. But hey, I know it's just a joke, a film joke.

                    • Filip Milosavljevic
                      Filip Milosavljevic  11 hours back

                      I am the SENATE

                      • Dyath
                        Dyath  11 hours back

                        D23 trailer: *shows sith rey*
                        you did it. you crazy son of a bitch you did it

                        • Static
                          Static  12 hours back

                          If I may interrupt....
                          In the Last Jedi, Ben Skywalker says that Rey knows what happened with her parents and that they sold her off for drinking money? And I believe this because he used the Force to find out, and I never doubt the Force because remember Anakin?
                          yeah it said he was the chosen one and BOOM he becomes Darth Vader, BUT in the end the prophecy was right so.........?

                          • Gabriel Prieber
                            Gabriel Prieber  14 hours back

                            Its canon that Sidious made Anikan so actually Rey is Kylos Grandma.

                            • Aidan Angeles
                              Aidan Angeles  15 hours back

                              Oh I got one maybe she's some kind of clone and the Rey that we see turned out to be good but there was another a successful clone that turned evil

                              • CallMeSmigl
                                CallMeSmigl  18 hours back

                                Since you're already speaking about space Nazis. Sidious' quote about the fall of of the emperor is pretty similar to an Adolf Hitler quote. He stated that the german people aren't worth living anymore in case the war gets lost. So yeah, there's that...

                                • Boombox Colón
                                  Boombox Colón  19 hours back

                                  Sheev sounds like chief
                                  Chief = ruler
                                  Rey is king in Spanish
                                  King = ruler
                                  We got ourselves a match

                                  • Olan Sinsuriya
                                    Olan Sinsuriya  19 hours back

                                    Me: whaat iss staar warrs??

                                    1000 years later

                                    Matpat: and thats it

                                    • natalie Moore
                                      natalie Moore  1 days back

                                      Wow now I can't wait to see this also so if rey gose evil will "Ben" aka kylo stay bad and the ending will be cheesey due to the fact that the good will win or will luke reach in from the "grave" and help Ray but the bad side will win ?

                                      • Jaxon Child
                                        Jaxon Child  1 days back

                                        well matpat NEVER GIVE UP ON THIS

                                        • Tylor K
                                          Tylor K  1 days back

                                          This is Rey's last movie as they said ;) Because her name would no longer be Rey... Possibly

                                          • oh yeah
                                            oh yeah  1 days back

                                            I dont know but i really want anakin and palpatine both come back and reys with plapatine and kylo with anakin and its good vs evil

                                            • Simon Parks
                                              Simon Parks  1 days back

                                              I was just pondering a very similar idea to this just this afternoon.. weird

                                              • Max Zachry
                                                Max Zachry  1 days back

                                                WHY DOS HE CALL HIM FRACKING SHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEV

                                                • Ivory Poet
                                                  Ivory Poet  1 days back

                                                  Here is a fact that most dont want to acknowledge. Science recently released a paper showing our IQs are dropping at an alarming rate.

                                                  We have never had SJWs, folks who say they are fans of Star Wars but accept a movie like Last Jedi and dont care about the poor writing. We have also never had such a “reboot” and “remake” movie industry which is a result of the leftists taking over schools and blackballing conservative professors so they get indoctrinated instead of taught.

                                                  Weve always had a problem with illegal aliens taking advantage of our nation of laws until the left is suddenly pro illegal (wanting to automatically give them citizenship since they mostly vote democrat. A government who robs peter to pay paul, will always have the support of paul).

                                                  So this all proves just how dumb we are getting. Thinking abnormal things are now normal, etc etc. And our IQs are dropping.

                                                  so the dumber we get, the more stupid idealogies those same people think is The Last Jedi being a good movie...or any other example i have given above.

                                                  So keep getting dumber and accepting dumb things. You are proving that science is on to something.

                                                  • Garth Palmer
                                                    Garth Palmer  1 days back

                                                    this is more or less the leading theory and would be the best payoff.

                                                    but knowing Kathleen Kennedy, Rey will probably still end up being the big hero in the end, because feminism.

                                                    • Spider Web
                                                      Spider Web  1 days back

                                                      Force Awakens is better than Last Jedi

                                                      • Dylan Persaud
                                                        Dylan Persaud  1 days back

                                                        Darth Rey Baebae

                                                        • carlosfer2201
                                                          carlosfer2201  1 days back

                                                          I like how this came out just after the final trainer for Ep9, but obviously you didn't have time to take it into account...and Rey is clearly pictured as a dark side character in there, helping your theory. It could easily be a crappy dream sequence or someone's vision or whatever though.

                                                          • Jimmy McJimFace
                                                            Jimmy McJimFace  1 days back

                                                            Am i the only one who heard you say ranticide, as in murder by rant, instead of rant aside?

                                                            • Michael J Caboose
                                                              Michael J Caboose  1 days back

                                                              ranticide would mean murdering (or simply killing) a rant - not murder by rant.

                                                          • Mechaghostman2
                                                            Mechaghostman2  1 days back

                                                            haha You've not been right a single time with these man, just give up.

                                                            • Robert Corneby
                                                              Robert Corneby  1 days back

                                                              Who cares anymore

                                                              • Cyborg1337
                                                                Cyborg1337  1 days back

                                                                Retarded video. Star wars is dead and to make a video about a corrupted and now dead film series is a waste of time.

                                                                • Kathryn Lroh
                                                                  Kathryn Lroh  1 days back

                                                                  They’ll never turn Rey into a villain. Even though it would be awesome, it would destroy the Mary Sue/perfect heroine inspiration for young girls agenda.

                                                                  • Michael J Caboose
                                                                    Michael J Caboose  1 days back

                                                                    People always overthink this.

                                                                    disney has a single agenda that can be summed up with less than a word - less than a symbol - just one character will do the job,


                                                                • Gunforce55
                                                                  Gunforce55  2 days back

                                                                  No way is Rey Palpatines daughter or grand daughter. He does not have a wife. It said rise of a Skywalker. Rey had a vision when she touched lukes fathers lightsaber, she does not know her true parentage, and she has a link to Kylo Ren which makes her family. That image of her using a red doublebladed lightsaber could just be a vision like the one Luke had on dagobah or a premenition of the possible future like the one anakin had in episode 3. If Rey is not the skywalker rising than who is?

                                                                  • Ib Ali
                                                                    Ib Ali  2 days back

                                                                    “Let the past die”. Sees him talking to something from the past. Ohhhh WHAT THE HELL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                                                                    • Oh Yea yeah
                                                                      Oh Yea yeah  2 days back

                                                                      Who is just watching this and not understanding what the hell are they talking about

                                                                      • Ssundee Prime
                                                                        Ssundee Prime  2 days back

                                                                        @matpat what about Cal kestis being Rey’s father

                                                                        • Lexi Pryde
                                                                          Lexi Pryde  2 days back

                                                                          i could care less about any of the star wars made after the pq's - i measure a person by their actions so all this feminist crap pisses me off it makes us all look like minipulitive weak lyng pieces of s#@! - they diddnt write the characters well and mary sue pushed rey to be something from nothing while denegrating everything b4 her - made every man a pathetic horn ball without a brain showed movies with no cohiesive story just political crap and expect us to pay to be brain washed/talked down to /victim card waving - _ - nope im with the rest of the normal people im not payng for it .

                                                                          • Peter69North
                                                                            Peter69North  2 days back

                                                                            I like this theory. Disney - Please proceed.

                                                                            • Cashagon
                                                                              Cashagon  2 days back

                                                                              Didn't Star Wars Theory do some videos on the "Rey is a clone made by Palpatine" theory?

                                                                              • jaquescabs
                                                                                jaquescabs  2 days back

                                                                                nahh palpatine's laugh is just kylo's ringtone

                                                                                • Petaboii - Drums
                                                                                  Petaboii - Drums  2 days back

                                                                                  I definitely believe this, as it is very believable. However, the two figures in the cave look like Han and Chewie (right to left). Maybe she wants to know who raised her and dropped her on Jakku, not who actually birthed her. Maybe Han and Chewie intended to find and raise her for a few years and then dropped her on Jakku? It would make sense.

                                                                                  • Zachery Barrett
                                                                                    Zachery Barrett  3 days back


                                                                                    • OctoSenpai
                                                                                      OctoSenpai  3 days back

                                                                                      So has anyone else see the new movie?

                                                                                      • suny123boy1
                                                                                        suny123boy1  3 days back

                                                                                        The only way, and I mean THE ONLY WAY these recent movies can be redeemed is if Rey full fledged turns to the dark side and embraces it. Also possibly kills Finn, and other characters.

                                                                                        • GODOFAWSOMENESS1
                                                                                          GODOFAWSOMENESS1  3 days back

                                                                                          1:10 so that is what I found.

                                                                                          • Michael Drew
                                                                                            Michael Drew  3 days back

                                                                                            Disney don't have the balls to make Rey the bad guy

                                                                                            • WORLD'S BEST
                                                                                              WORLD'S BEST  2 days back

                                                                                              Irrelevant. Rey turns evil because that's the story.