Rachel Paige
December 08, 2016 3:41 pm
Lucasfilm

Over the last year, we’ve heard some pretty crazy Star Wars theories when it comes to Rey’s parents. Name a Star Wars character, and somewhere out there, there’s a theory that connects them back to Rey’s life, because we — as the internet — are determined to figure this out before Star Wars tells us. While many of these theories are actually pretty good and stand on solid, Star Wars ground, there are other theories that are, well, a little out there.

The latest theory might actually be the most out there, because it claims that Rey doesn’t actually have any parents. Because she was hatched. From an egg. So…

Reddit user starwarsfanfrom77 (we know they know their stuff, just look at their username!) has crafted up a pretty convincing — and yes, totally absurd — theory explaining “that Rey may not come from conventional parents.” What do you mean by that?

Honestly, that’s not the craziest Star Wars theory yet. But then, starwarsfanfrom77 goes on to explain that Lor San Tekka (remember that guy killed at the VERY BEGINNING of Force Awakens?) was actually put on Jakku to watch over Rey, because he was part of The Church of the Force. The Church of the Force “believe a chosen one would come to rid the galaxy of dark side evil,” and LST  “lived on a planet called Ovanis where he and his people guarded a sacred egg that they believed would some day give birth to the one that would rid the galaxy of the empire.”

If you’re like “huh?” all of this information is cannon, and can be found in the Star Wars comic books, so you’re behind on your reading.

Welp. Still, honestly, not absolutely insane. According to Daisy Ridley herself, we still haven’t figure out who Rey’s parents are, which means that it’s *probably* not Luke, Leia, Han, Obi-Wan, Palpatine, Chewbacca, Wedge, etc. etc. etc. forever. So maybe she was hatched from an egg.

Hey, it’s not like Anakin Skywalker technically had a dad, so the Star Wars universe isn’t playing by any conventional reproductive system. The answer, might be egg.

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