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Episode IX: The Rise Of Skywalker - Discussion * SPOILER THREAD *
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3-Feb-2019, 12:16 AM

SilverWook said:

I don’t think Rey ever had time or a safe place to explore dating on Jakku, (there’s no evidence she ever even had a casual friend) so her discomfort with seeing Ben shirtless made sense to me. The movies would likely never broach the subject, but her fighting skills are as much about keeping lecherous scavengers at bay as it is daily survival on a hostile planet.

I didn’t mean the shirt scene was misplaced, just one of the only times she’s doing something that isn’t reacting to a line. It does make sense that she’d be a bit weird about it. No doubt she had to fend off advances that are beyond what the franchise normally addresses. Her life would have been a hell of a lot more uncomfortable than we see in that first film.

It just seems like we don’t see much beyond the surface with her in TLJ. She’s a major character in the story, maybe the major character, but she’s almost like a supporting character. Maybe some of that is Luke being back in the story. He really is THE major character of the franchise.

I don’t know really, I have a hard time remembering her in TLJ, where I remember her vividly in TFA. I hope they get back to her. With Snoke and Phasma gone, maybe it will free up story to devote to her.