The Dark Knight Lives (FIVE)

Commissioner Gordon was speeding down the street in his police car, Lieutenant Lynx swaying wildly in the passenger seat as he swerved through traffic. A call had just come in about a brutal murder scene in an abandoned courthouse down in Old Gotham. He wanted him and his unit to get down there before the news channels arrived to report on the crime scene which would surely send the city’s inhabitants into greater discourse.

It only took two minutes to get the courthouse but for Gordon, it felt like forever. Before the car had even fully come to a stop Lieutenant Lynx was getting out of the car, her handheld gun unholstered and at the ready as she made her way to the stranded building. Continue reading The Dark Knight Lives (FIVE)

My Sister’s Opinion: The Proof that Kylo Ren Told Rey the Truth About her Parents

My sister arrives to deliver yet another delve into the theory zone about Rey and her position in this story. This time she points to one of the greatest debates of the sequel trilogy; Rey’s parentage. Enjoy!

One of the hottest questions in the entire Sequel Trilogy has concerned the lineage of Rey, whether she is a Skywalker, a Palpatine (which is technically a Skywalker), Ezra Bridger’s granddaughter, or a clone. And I’m sure there are even more theories on her origins.

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It has been such a searing query that even when it was answered in The Last Jedi via Kylo Ren, who told Rey her parents had died as “nobodies” on Jakku, the question has persisted–so much that J.J Abrams has confirmed that Rey’s “heritage issue” will be resolved in The Rise of Skywalker.

Now, here’s the thing: it’s already been “resolved”. Right? I mean, Rian Johnson seemed adamant that he wanted the revelation of Rey’s parentage to be the exact opposite to Luke’s. Luke Skywalker discovered his father was a force-wielding giant, Darth Vader/Anakin Skywalker, whereas Rey learned her parents were filthy junk-traders who sold her to Unkar Plutt for another bout at the bar.

And many people were bummed when they heard Kylo Ren utter these words in The Last Jedi. So much, even, that they think he was lying (including my sister).

But here’s the reason he wasn’t.

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In The Empire Strikes Back, when Luke has been defeated by Darth Vader in the Cloud City, Darth Vader tells him that he is his father. Remember, Luke first says, “That’s not true. That’s impossible!”

Darth Vader: “Search your feelings, you know it to be true.”

And Luke immediately understands that he is indeed his son and shouts in anguish.

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It’s the same way for Rey. Remember, Kylo Ren begins by saying, “Do you want to know the truth about your parents? Or have you always known?” As he gazes at her, he realizes that she already knows, so he continues, “And you’ve just hidden it away. You know the truth. Say it.” She doesn’t respond instantly so he says it again, “Say it.”

And out of her own mouth, without any influence from Kylo Ren, no mind tricks, she states, “They were nobody.”

Then Kylo Ren begins to communicate what she already knows.

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When you examine Luke’s account alongside Rey’s, they are incredibly similar. Even their dismissals of joining the Dark Side. It just so happens that because we yearned for a bigtime revelation like Luke’s, we can’t accept Rey’s which is so…lackluster. Like Kylo Ren said, she has no place in this story.

We’ll just have to see if J.J Abrams will uphold this scene in The Last Jedi and maintain Rey’s “nobody” status…which probably won’t happen considering all evidence points to the fact that she is the granddaughter, or distant relative, of Sheev Palpatine.

Whatever the case, he wasn’t lying y’all!

Now, of course, this is my sister’s theory, which actually makes a lot of sense. However, I wrote a post last June sharing my own theory about the exact same scene and why I believe Kylo Ren is lying which you can read here: I Have the Proof That Kylo Ren Didn’t Tell the Full Truth About Rey’s Parents.

I thank you for reading My Sister’s Opinion and I hope you have a spectacular day. May the Force be with you.

What’s Your Favorite Empire Magazine Cover for ‘The Rise of Skywalker’?

Empire Magazine’s next issue arriving on October 3 is all about the upcoming Star Wars movie, The Rise of Skywalker, and of course the issues have three tantalizing covers to observe. For this week’s Who’s Your Favorite? I wanted to delve into these covers and ask you which is your favorite? Enjoy!

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Kylo Ren looks expectedly fierce with his pieced together helmet and his red lightsaber drawn and clashed with Rey’s in a shower of sparks. Continue reading What’s Your Favorite Empire Magazine Cover for ‘The Rise of Skywalker’?

QI’RA: Chapter Forty-One

Qi’ra knew Nienye was behind the ambush. Why he turned on her, she couldn’t understand. She had never treated him poorly and they seemed to have a close relationship. And yet, he had betrayed her and T-38 was dead because of his traitorous actions.

The tears she shed had reached its end. Now she was filled with an anger that burned like a coal inside her stomach. Continue reading QI’RA: Chapter Forty-One