There have already been some hefty fan theories slapped down following the release of The Force Awakens. We’ve heard plenty of thoughts about Kylo Ren, a newer theory that places Rey as a villain, and the ongoing debate over the identity of Supreme Leader Snoke.
The latter point is where this latest fan theory on Reddit revolves, with an interesting-but-questionable choice for the identity of the shadowy villain. But it all begins with the correlation between the film and the 1997 Fox animated classic Anastasia. Our fearless Reddit theorizer uses the film as the base for the theory, pulling in some help from the big guns to set the stage:
Now the user goes from here to describe the film, noting the similarities it has with The Force Awakens:
If you’ve never seen the film, allow me to describe a movie for you.
A child helplessly watches as a means of transportation carries away the only family she has left.
Years later on the verge of adulthood, the child has been under the care of an abusive authorities figure.
The girl longs to leave the place but due to circumstance can not.
The girl longingly watches a ship depart the place she is stuck.
The girl rescues a helpless character and reluctantly allows it to follow her.
This leads to the girl meeting a young man desperate to escape his past.
The girl finally leaves the place she’s been stuck for so long.
The girl is abducted by the villain, the young man pursues and fights for her freedom, ending in him [unconcious] and the girl fearing for his life.
The girl summons a power within her she didn’t know she had and retrieves the [villain’s] weapon before he does, much to the surprise of the villain.
The girl is reunited with her family but leaves again to embrace her destiny.
This is where the theorizing comes into play — and the suspension of disbelief. J.J. Abrams knows who Rey’s parents are in the new slate of films and there have been many theories trying to clamp down her connection to the Skywalker family. This theory takes the position that Rey is the sister of Kylo Ren, making her the lost child of Han and Leia.
One of the most maligned issues in The Force Awakens is when Leia embraces Rey and not Chewbacca. It makes a little more sense if you consider she not only lost her husband that day, but her son as well, and down the ramp comes a girl that would be about the same age as the daughter she lost years ago. Suddenly that scene makes a ton more sense.
There’s a lot more evidence to this theory in the book Bloodline, which even features a music box with lyrics that perfectly match the most popular song from Anastasia, but I want to keep this theory grounded in the films.
Now if Rey was somehow lost to the Solo’s and it played a massive part in the fall of Ben Solo, then it stands to reason that Snoke himself could have been the one to orchestrate Rey’s disappearance.
And now we’ve reached the true goal of this theory. Why would Snoke want to hurt the Solo family? Well as our fearless Reddit user’s name hints at, it would be our The First Order leader represents The Return of Boba Fett. He’s back, he’s out for revenge, and he’s apparently very powerful.