A new rumor suggests Rey will get incredible new Force powers in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.
The rumor, from Making Star Wars, details that Rey will learn a new Force ability that allows her to “heal or even rejuvenate life.”
Their source explains:
“Rey and crew do get attacked by a sandworm alien, which reveals an inexplicable new super power Rey possess: the power to heal or even rejuvenate life. The heroes battle the creature and almost kill the worm and then she uses her powers to repair, or heal, or even bring it back to life.”
Not only does the source from Making Star Wars hint at this rumor, but so does Reddit leaker Jedi Paxis. Paxis confirms Rey’s ability to heal. (Related: Rumor: Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Plot Leaks Are Market Research for Disney and Lucasfilm)
“The only other part where my info differs is that I was told that instead of our heroes almost killing the worm, the worm basically has our heroes backed into a metaphorical corner and the healing is what allows them to survive and escape. The main story beat is the same, but some of the details panning out one way vs the other has slightly different implications on Rey’s character. Yours makes it sound like it was an act done from a place of power and out of pity while mine implies compassion in the face of danger.”
As I mention in the video above, this new Force power is a complete joke and a slap in the face to the prequel trilogy and more specifically Revenge of the Sith and Anakin’s fall to the Dark Side. This new power is exactly what Anakin was searching for. Palpatine eases Anakin into the Dark Side by telling him the legend of Darth Plagueis and his ability to cheat death. In fact, Palpatine makes it clear that Anakin could not learn this Force power from a Jedi. (Related: Rumor: First Scene of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Revealed)
This legend would be used by Anakin in order to sway Mace Windu from killing Palpatine. When that doesn’t work, Anakin chops off Windu’s arm and allows Palpatine to Force Lightning him to death.
Palpatine then promises that he and Anakin will discover the secret of Darth Plagueis in order to cheat death and save Padme. With this promise, Anakin becomes Darth Vader. (Related: Disney Spoils Major Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Mystery Regarding ‘Dark Rey’)
Anakin’s entire turn will be turned on its head if this rumor pans out to be true. Apparently the ability to heal and even rejuvenate life is possible.
However, this healing is not the only new Force power Rey will show off in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Making Star Wars’ source also reveals that during a fight with Kylo Ren, Rey uses Force lightning.
Their rumors don’t stop there. Apparently Rey will reveal herself to be a Skywalker. At the end of the film she will take a visit to Tatooine and the old Lars homestead where Luke Skywalker grew up. While visiting the homestead a local asks Rey what her name is. She responds, “Rey, Rey Skywalker.” (Related: Kevin Smith Theorizes ‘Rise of Skywalker’ Creates New Star Wars Religion)
What do you make of these rumors? Do you think Rey will be able to heal and rejuvenate life? What about her using Force lightning and calling herself a Skywalker? Does this get you excited or turn you off from Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker?