‘Star Wars’: Rey Didn’t Actually Kill Palpatine in ‘The Rise of Skywalker’

by Jeremy Spirogis
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“THE DEAD SPEAK” shouted the opening crawl of The Rise of Skywalker. The useless, in fact, was Emperor Palpatine, again with one other evil scheme to have the Sith overpower the Jedi. It doesn’t finish nicely for him. 

However, the Star Wars film, like so many motion/journey tentpoles, leaves audiences with the nagging query concerning the demise of a key participant.  Now followers are arguing that Rey didn’t truly kill her grandfather, as an preliminary viewing of the movie may need you consider. 

How did Palpatine meet his finish in ‘Rise of Skywalker’?

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In the movie’s opening scene, Kylo Ren finds a revived Palpatine, who as all grasp villains should, reveals his grasp plan in a monologue: He’s amassed an armada of Star Destroyers to wipe out our heroes as soon as and for all.

Said heroes be taught of this plot and go on a “find this object” quest, which turns into fraught after Rey learns her dad and mom weren’t nobodies, from a sure viewpoint – they had been Palpatines. 

Rey and mates finally make their option to Palpatine as he cackles and shoots Force lightning, as is his wont. As he had tried to do with Luke Skywalker, Palpatine tries to kill Rey with lightning, however she fends off the assault by wielding each Luke and Leia’s lightsabers, having heeded a name from generations of Jedi to struggle on.

This directs the lightning again on the Emperor, who falls and expires. Probably. 

It’s straightforward to learn this as Rey killing the Emperor with the double-saber protection. However, as they all the time do, followers on Reddit have their very own theories. 

Fans say Palpatine’s demise was his personal fault

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The dialogue on Reddit began with a post about Sith rituals as they relate to the Sequel Trilogy.  It mentions that in The Force Awakens, Kylo Ren kills his father, Han Solo in a sacrificial act. In The Last Jedi, he kills Supreme Leader Snoke, proving that Kylo is an inheritor to the Sith. Finally, in The Rise of Skywalker, “we witness a Sith Essence Transfer on Exegol, but Rey doesn’t succumb to her grandfather’s plan.” 

This prompted the not unreasonable query, “But since Rey kills Palpatine… doesn’t she actually end up following the plan?”  Another fan answered, “She doesn’t really kill him though – he kills himself as she reflects his lightning back at him.”

A 3rd fan elaborated:

“He wanted her to physically kill him and run him through with her saber, since that would set off another sith practice of his soul transferring into her. He wanted to take over her body since the body he was currently inhabiting was too weak to stand/move. Since Rey instead reflected his lightning back on himself with the sabers, his own lightning killed him, so both his body and his soul died without transferring.”

Won’t somebody rent Daisy Ridley?

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What wanted reviving after The Rise of Skywalker opened was Daisy Ridley’s performing prospects. Of the principal gamers new to the Star Wars galaxy, Ridley’s was the star who was actually born. Oscar Isaac and John Boyega each had notable credit earlier than The Force Awakens, however Ridley was roughly unknown.

Her efficiency in The Force Awakens impressed followers and the business alike, and he or she appeared poised to discover a profession outdoors of Star Wars. 

That didn’t pan out as a lot as she would have favored, She did land a task in Kenneth Branagh’s model of Murder on the Orient Express, and he or she received some popularity of Ophelia, a film that checked out Hamlet by completely different eyes, But after Rise of Skywalker, few alternatives knocked. 

“Weirdly, at the beginning of the year nothing was coming through,” she informed Entertainment Weekly. “I was like, ‘Aww! No one wants to employ me.’ I had that moment of ‘Oh my god!’ and then just thought ‘everything in its right time,’” she says.

She did discover a online game function within the time loop thriller Twelve Minutes

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