Star Wars continues to induce fans to scream out for answers. In Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, did Emperor Palpatine use the power Darth Plagueis taught him to resurrect himself and create powerful Force users, one of which we know as Rey? (Many versions of the Force users could look like Rey. The new trailer for The Rise of Skywalker offers a new Rey; see below.)

Kylo Ren and Rey duel with lighstabers amidst a tumultuous body of water. (Disney/Lucasfilm)

Palpatine knows how to use the dark magic of creating life

In Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith, Palpatine tells Anakin Skywalker about how Darth Plagueis the Wise knew this power. Palpatine also said that Plagueis taught his apprentice everything Plagueis knew. It’s canon (see the book Tarkin) that that apprentice is Palpatine himself.

It stands to reason that he could thus bring himself back and certainly create more powerful Force users. I say “more” because he already used the power in the canon to create Anakin Skywalker (see Darth Vader #25).

Sidious; Sheev Palpatine; power
Image: Lucasfilm Publishing

So it seems clear that Palpatine did this with Rey. Did he deploy the power en masse with Reys? (Perhaps because he improve in the skill enough to duplicate his work?) This would split the difference between Rey not turning evil in the 11th hour but also there legitimately being on the dark side.

If Palpatine used his power to create Rey and all the versions of her, reports that Palpatine is Rey’s father makes sense

We saw a tweet during Disney D23 Expo 2019 from a journalist who was told by a Disney security guard that Palpatine is Rey’s father. This would also explain a scene in Star Wars: The Last Jedi where Rey sees many versions of herself. This could also be our answer as to Rey’s mysterious origins. And yes, JJ Abrams has said that while he will honor Rian Johnson’s answer as to Rey’s parents as seen in The Last Jedi, he is going to provide more information about that.

Consider also how lifeless and cold the “dark side Rey” looked. Could it be because she is as much creation-template as human?

Rise of Skywalker teaser; power

(Both Anakin and Rey being a Palpatine creation also speaks to the theory that Rey was the reincarnated Chosen One.)

What do you think about this theory? How is Palpatine alive again when he seemed to have died in Star Wars: Return of the Jedi? Does Palpatine’s power explain “dark side Rey?” Comment below. And check out the new trailer for The Rise of Skywalker begging the question about multiple Reys.