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#1381630
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The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (WIP)
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I think if it’s required that she’s related to someone we know, Palpatine was the best choice. It’s supported by what we’d already seen, and her dark side connection at least gives her an internal struggle and retains the message of choosing your identity. I’m glad it didn’t end up being someone like Obi-Wan, because I think that would have landed with a big “So what?”

Otherwise, I think the Rey Nobody idea introduced in TLJ was a great twist, and makes force using more about worthiness and character than about bloodline. It also has that ratatouille thing of, “Not everyone can become a great cook, but a great cook can come from anywhere.” Ratatouille? anyone?

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#1380013
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The Rise of Skywalker: Ascendant (WIP)
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Darth Muffy said:

What I took out of RoS which I really liked the idea of was how it explained Palpatines “stike me down” lines both in RoS and return of the jedi. I like to think that meant that if Luke struck him down in return of the jedi with anger he would of possessed Luke the same way Rey would of been possessed if she stuck him down in RoS through the sith ritual.

This is actually something I don’t like about TRoS. The literal nature of a possible spirit transfer being the real motivation behind one of the crucial moments of the original trilogy cheapens the moral implications for me. In Return of the Jedi, I always thought Palpatine was saying that anger and hatred were corrupting and destructive forces, and that even if Palpatine were to die, he still would have won by corrupting Luke. I realize that doesn’t literally make a ton of sense given Palpatine’s ambition and ruling an empire, but it makes sense in the context of the morality tale that the original trilogy was. This added motivation means there’s a reason for Luke to resist temptation other than showing poise and maturity in the face of evil.

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#1372271
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The Last Jedi: Rekindled (Released) (V3 UPDATE!)
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Hey ziggy, thanks for taking a look and for your feedback! It’s great to hear!

I think your ideas make a lot of sense, and I can hear the stronger cue of the Palpatine theme from Return of the Jedi as Rey is suspended in mid-air.

I think with this scene, which had some iterations of the eyes, we decided to keep it subtle so as to not distract from the main action. We just wanted to leave hints or breadcrumbs to be found later, saving the larger reveal for the ending scene with Kylo-Ren.

Unfortunately, I’ve become extremely busy lately for various reasons, and I don’t have any immediate plans to dig back into this project. If I do, however, your suggestions are worth considering for sure!