We don’t have much longer to speculate about Rey’s parents before The Last Jedi hits theaters and ruins all our fun (while simultaneously giving us what we want), so let’s get one last fan theory out of the way before the game comes to an end and we genuinely learn the truth of where Rey came from.
Be warned: this article contains genuine real life spoilers for the single-player campaign of Star Wars: Battlefront II (which, statistically speaking, you probably haven’t played), as well as potential spoilers for Star Wars: The Last Jedi, if this theory proves true.
The latest in a long line of Star Wars fan theories about Rey’s parentage suggests that the whole point of Battlefront II’s story mode has been setting up the origins of this mysterious character, without anybody noticing.
In all honesty, it’s a bit of a long-shot theory.
In the game, two Imperial soldiers, Iden Versio and Del Meeko, defect to the Rebellion and get married, giving birth to a daughter. The little girl is described vaguely as “dangerous” at one point, but no concrete explanation as to why she might be so terrifying has been offered.
Battlefront II’s story campaign doesn’t really have an ending as such – EA is hoping to convince its customers to buy the game’s DLC that will be out in a few months in order to see how things all wrap up.
This has led some fans to speculate that the reason for the delay in finding out who Iden and Del’s child is, stems from a need to keep spoilers about The Last Jedi under wraps.
Trailers for the movie have shown off how powerful and scary Rey’s Force abilities are. As such, it makes sense that she and this “dangerous” child might in some way be connected.
That said, it’s really unlikely that this is truly Rey’s origin, if only because Lucasfilm wouldn’t be dumb enough to allow it to be revealed by a video game a month before The Last Jedi hits theaters.
Perhaps the best theory of all is that Rey doesn’t actually have parents – if Lucasfilm can keep stretching out this mystery over future movies, they can avoid the ugly truth that nobody has actually decided, officially or otherwise, where Rey came from.