WARNING: This story contains major spoilers from "Star Wars: The Force Awakens." Do NOT continue reading unless you watched the movie.
"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" started another trilogy and bridged past characters with the new ones. The latest episode revealed that the new villain, Kylo Ren (Adam Driver), is the son of Han Solo (Harrison Ford) and Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher), but he might not be the only child of past "Star Wars" heroes. Could Rey (Daisy Ridley) be the daughter of Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill)?
When the movie began, Rey was a scavenger on the planet Jakku, who had been taking care of herself for a long time. Her parents had left her there years ago and she's been waiting there hoping that they return. Her waiting came to an end when she met a droid named BB-8 and Finn (John Boyega), which lead to her leaving on an all new adventure. In her travels she also recognized that she can feel the Force and use it's powers.
More answers are likely to come about Rey and her family when "Star Wars: Episode VIII" arrives in May 2017, but for now fans are left guessing. Here are six reasons why Rey could be the daughter of Luke Skywalker:
1. The Force Is Strong With Her
Throughout the movie, Rey's use of the Force got better and better. It started unintentionally when she used her mind to fight back against Kylo Ren as he tried to get the map to Luke out of her head. After this she convinced the stormtroopers to let her free and later was able to successfully fight off Kylo Ren in a lightsaber duel by becoming one with the Force. These abilities she has are fitting of the daughter of the greatest Jedi in the universe.
2. Bond With Han
When Rey and Finn escape an attack by The First Order in the Millennium Falcon, Rey somehow knows her way around the ship and is able to fly them to safety. When they later meet Han Solo and Chewbacca, both of them are immediately drawn to her. Han even later offers her a job and she looks up to him as a father figure. Could it be that Han knew who she is and maybe even knew her when she was little as Luke's daughter?
3. Her Vision
When down in a vault at Maz Kanata's (Lupita Nyong'o) on the planet Takodana, Rey found the lightsaber that once belonged to both Anakin and Luke Skywalker. When she opened the box it was in, she saw a vision of Luke with R2-D2, several glimpses of Kylo Ren and a flashback to when she was left on Jakku. With all the visions of Jedi, it's possible she was once being trained to be a Jedi as a young girl and once Kylo Ren turned on the Jedi, she may have been hidden by Luke on Jakku before he went into hiding because he didn't want anything to happen to his daughter.
4. Skywalker Lightsaber
Maz Kanata told Rey that the lightsaber was calling out to her and that it had belonged to Anakin and Luke. During the end lightsaber duel with Kylo Ren, he wasn't able to use the force to grab the lightsaber from the snow, but Rey was. Since the lightsaber has remained in the Skywalker family, it would only make sense that the reason the lightsaber calls to her is because she too is a Skywalker.
5. She Finds Luke
The final moments of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" gave fans a moment they had been waiting for, which was their first glimpse of Luke Skywalker in over 30 years. Rey was the one sent to find him and when they landed on the planet she found him pretty quickly. When Luke looked at her the two sort of shared a moment and it was almost as if he knew who she was already. She reached out with the lightsaber offering to give it back to him and he appeared to smirk a little bit, suggesting maybe he's happy his daughter found the lightsaber.
6. Similarities Between Characters
The introduction of Rey was very similar to how Luke was introduced in "Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope." Both want to do good and grew up not really knowing their parents. There was also the idea that both began to learn the ways of the Force when they were introduced to it and started to pick it up pretty quickly. The two are very much like one another, so it would not be a surprise if she was Luke's daughter.