Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker – Dark Side Rey

Okay, so I don’t think I got very much work done today because I was distracted so much by the new TRoS sizzle reel. I have a friend at work who fangirls almost as much as I do over Star Wars and Marvel so we spent more time than we should have to debate all manner of topics regarding TRoS.

One thing I’ve seen a lot of people talk about is obviously Dark Side Rey. Search this topic on any social media platform, and you’ll see hundreds if not thousands of posts about this. Everyone wants to know what is going on in that scene, of course, we do because it’s Rey and she is the protagonist. Some fans think it’s just part of a vision and therefore not that important to the plot of the film. Some fans think it’s much more than that and have gone so far into depth trying to pick it apart. Reading through some of these “theories” I came across a post on Tumblr that mentions the ring Rey is wearing, which is of particular significance. Some say it’s an exact replica of Snoke’s ring that he wore on the Supremacy except black, not gold. I didn’t even notice the ring, but it’s definitely there:


I really don’t know what to think about this scene. It’s possible that it is a force vision but the only reason why I don’t agree is because Kylo Ren told Rey that he saw her turn in his vision of her just like she said she saw him turn in hers in The Last Jedi. What if Kylo Ren ends up being the one who turns to the light to save Rey who has turned to the dark side? What if it’s reverse Anidala just like all the fans have been saying all along and the words we hear Luke saying in the voice over aren’t to Rey but to Ben? I love this theory, I will not lie. It’s my favourite plot theory so far and I’ve read and heard dozens of them. I have to give credit to J J Abrams though for even daring to go there with Dark Side Rey. It’s such a gutsy move showing the heroine of the story is just as susceptible to the dark side as anyone else. Even if it is only a force vision, I am down for this in every way possible.

Here’s a GIF I made of that entire scene because I loved it so much!


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