Rey (Star Wars)

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Rey Palpatine (then Skywalker)
Star Wars character
First appearanceThe Force Awakens (2015)
Created by
Portrayed byDaisy Ridley
Cailey Fleming[2]
(child, Episode VII)
Voiced byDaisy Ridley (Disney Infinity 3.0, Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens)
Helen Sadler (Lego Star Wars: The Resistance Rises)[3]

Rey Palpatine is a fictional character in the Star Wars franchise, played by Daisy Ridley. She is the main protagonist of the Star Wars sequel trilogy.[5]

She first appeared as one of the lead characters in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. [6]Rey is a scavenger who was left behind (for protection) on the planet Jakku when she was a child, and soon becomes involved with the Resistance's conflict with the First Order after meeting Finn, a former Stormtrooper, and BB-8, the droid of ace Resistance pilot Poe Dameron.

Although her background was unknown in the first two movies and her last name was not said as a decision by J. J. Abrams, it was revealed in The Rise of Skywalker that she is the granddaughter of Emperor Palpatine. This disproved fan theories, saying that she is the daughter of Han Solo, Princess Leia or Luke Skywalker or even Obi-Wan Kenobi's granddaughter.

References[change | change source]

  1. Pulver 2015.
  2. Favre 2016.
  3. Sadler 2016.
  4. Breznican 2015.
  5. Bartleet, Larry (November 29, 2015). "New Star Wars actor Daisy Ridley reveals director JJ Abrams called her acting 'wooden'". NME. Retrieved December 20, 2015. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. "She is an actress, famous for Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)". Super Stars Bio. November 18, 2018.

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