I like the idea of adding, or hinting, or whatever about the Dyad thing in TFA since it is later spelled out in TROS. I think it would also satisfy people to understand how she “powered up” so quickly in the movies. Much better explanation then JJ’s response in TFA that she “downloaded” all of Kylo’s training.
Sound reasoning there, jarbear.
The issue with an “overpowered” Rey is that zero groundwork was laid within TFA to lead the viewer to expect or just roll with such a thing. There could easily have been a flashback, or a holocron instruction, or Force-users discussing Force lore, wherein is mentioned the rare, periodic emergence of a phenom who is uber-intuitive with the Force. Even TFA’s term “awakening” could’ve been used.
Had that been done, people like me wouldn’t have tended to view Rey as a Mary Sue.
But when you have no such conceptual groundwork, and then Rey (whose actual character I liked!) repeatedly defeats in lightsaber combat a Force-user who’s been trained by Luke Skywalker and has the potential to be another Vader, well . . . a lot of us just didn’t buy it.
Of course that problem won’t exist in my own version.
I am fine with rare abilities or rare things in Jedi
Since, well, it invalidates the previous two trilogies. If there is supposed to be a so called “balance” of Dark and Light side users … then the Rule of Two is invalid if there were 1000s of Jedi before.
Good point - although for me the “balance” notion is philosophically a dead-end, so I nixed it from my reedits.