As soon as The Force Awaken’s credits rolled,” fans have taken to the Internet to theorize the answers to the dangling mysteries left unsolved. Who or what is Snoke? Who are Rey’s parents? What’s the deal with the reclusive Luke Skywalker? In the two years since “Episode VII,” theories have ranged from possible, unlikely, to straight up insane. With “The Last Jedi” out this week, we’re looking at some of the best — and craziest — theories from around the web.
The Knights of Ren were Luke’s Students
Of all the theories out there, this one rings seems pretty plausible. Around the halfway point of “The Force Awakens,” Rey is given Luke’s old lightsaber — the one he lost in his fight with Darth Vader in “The Empire Strikes Back.” When she touches it she sees a number of visions, one of them being of Kylo Ren and a group of equally hooded baddies called The Knights of Ren.
It seems unlikely that Kylo Ren could amass such a strong following so quickly after betraying Luke…unless he talked all of Luke’s other jedi students into siding with him. This could also explain why Luke exiled himself to Ahch-To (the island we find him on at the end of “Force Awakens.” He’s not mourning the death of all his students, but that he couldn’t save them from the Dark Side.