Star Wars: The Force Awakens – Is Rey A Jedi?

Finn’s the one with the lightsaber… but what if we were looking at the wrong person?

For a long time now, there’s been speculation that John Boyega’s Finn is being hunted by the Empire (or, at least, one of the reasons he’s being hunted) is due to the fact he’s Force Sensitive. After all, he has a Anakin/Luke’s lightsaber and seems to be facing down Kylo Ren. How could he not be at least a little Force attuned?

Well, thanks to the leak of some Star Wars cards, we may in fact have those notions turned on their head.

What do the Star Wars cards say?

Check them out for yourself:

TFA cards

So, according to these Rey is a Jedi and Kylo Ren is a Sith.

Well, we’ve had our suspicions on the nature of Rey for a while. However, it’s worth noting that the card designating her a Jedi is a bit of a misnomer. After all, it’s been stated by J.J. Abrams himself (assuming he’s telling the truth, of course) that Kylo Ren isn’t a Sith but merely a dark side user affiliated with an organization that also seems to have connections to the dark side. So, with that in mind it’s more likely that Rey isn’t a Jedi so much as just strong in the Force.

As for how that’s possible, there are a few ways her backstory could play out. If our theories are true and she’s the daughter of Han and Leia, then it makes complete sense that she is strong in the Force. Another possibility is that she’s the daughter of Luke, though we think there’s a much more remote chance of that happening. The third and final option is that Rey is simply strong in the Force by chance.

Still, the more we think about Rey being the Force sensitive one of the group, the more it makes sense. If you remember the possible stunt footage of The Force Awakens lightsaber fight we found, it looked like someone wielding a staff was fighting an opponent with a sword.

TFA poster

Does this mean Finn isn’t Force sensitive?

Just because someone carries around a lightsaber doesn’t mean they can use the Force. After all, Han Solo was able to use one to cut open a tauntaun in The Empire Strikes Back. In fact, if he faces down Kylo Ren without any ability to use the Force that makes him even more heroic… wouldn’t you say?

What does this mean for Rey?

Well, we wonder if she might fall to the dark side, but if she does become a full fledged Jedi and Luke’s padawan we hope she gets a double bladed lightsaber like Darth Maul. How cool would it be to have the main Jedi be a saber staff wielding woman? We’re on board.


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