SPOILERS for Star Wars : The Force Awakens.
Long before Star Wars : The Force Awakens was even released, there was lots of talk about who Rey’s family were. I could very well be wrong, but I think the answer is pretty simple. In fact it’s almost obvious, but isn’t the simplest answer often the correct one?
I believe that Rey’s Father is Han Solo and her Mother is Princess Leia. They had to have their minds wiped to protect the new Princess, and eventual Queen, Rey. Destined to be the new “Queen Amidala” figure, Rey’s existence had to be kept a secret, as it would only create a target on the Rebellions backs at a time where rebuilding and eradicating the remaining Empire factions was absolutely necessary.
After everyone but Luke was midwiped, Rey was left on Tatooine, a planet that ties her to not only Luke, her uncle, but also her grandfather, Anakin. She meets Han and Leia through “circumstance” but when Han dies, Leia walks PAST Chewbacca, a long time friend and companion to Han, to hug Rey, someone who only apparently just met him a few days before. This is because her father died and although neither of them know it, they can still feel the loss and connection between the three of them.
This also makes Kylo Renn her brother, and it’s why he’s almost tender towards her and even one of the reasons why he loses in the end. I believe he holds back, because, although he found the strength to kill his father and destroy part of him that struggles with the things he does, killing his little sister is too much. Just like the scene with Rey and Leia, he could still feel the connection. It may have come off as creepy to some the way he talked to her while tied to a table, but in fact it was just that he was having feelings he had no control over or even understanding of. Assuming younger minds are more susceptible to mind wipes, neither one of them has any memory of each other, at all.
I also like to think that maybe having his mind wiped is one of the things that turned Kylo to the dark side. Imagine all of a sudden you wake up but you feel like your life is different, you don’t feel like you’re you anymore. You continue on normally but you question this internal battle with your current self and who you felt you once were, until finally your answer is that it’s not you, but your grandfather speaking to you and the internal struggle is the shared struggle of the universe, light vs dark. Eventually giving into the dark side was a choice, but a choice perpetuated by the fact that his mind was fractured.
Oh and how about how Rey could all of a sudden use the force. I think she trained as a child and then had to give it up once her mind was wiped. I could also see this being a problem with Kylo, being the older of the two, not being as force sensitive as Rey was as a very young child, he was jealous. With Luke going into exile and his student being mindwiped, I think it was there Luke became the last true Jedi. Although I have no clue as to what his motivations are in the sequel, The Last Jedi, I would 100% like to see how this theory holds up once it is released later this year.
In the end I’m just a dork who loves me some damn Star Wars, okay? So yes, I’m sure there’s much I missed, things I’m taking out of context, etc. But, how cool would it be to have the third movie end with a celebration, much like the end of A New Hope, but instead it’s Queen Rey (dressed in full Amidala gear) giving medals to her allies, Finn, Poe, Chewie and Luke. I dont know about you, but that sounds pretty close to a perfect way to end the trilogy.