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Rey is a central character in the Star Wars sequel trilogy, which comprises The Force Awakens (2015), The Last Jedi (2017), and The Rise of Skywalker (2019). Played by British actress Daisy Ridley, Rey emerges as a resilient and powerful force wielder with a mysterious and somewhat troubled past. Her journey in the films involves seeking her identity, her place in the galaxy, and her role in the battle between the Resistance and the First Order.

Rey is introduced in The Force Awakens as a scavenger on the desert planet of Jakku. Raised as an orphan, she is waiting for her family to return and reunite with her. While helping the renegade stormtrooper Finn, droid BB-8, and the famous duo Han Solo and Chewbacca, Rey encounters the legendary Jedi Master, Luke Skywalker's lightsaber. It triggers a force vision, hinting at her strong connection to The Force.

As her journey continues, her natural talent for The Force becomes apparent as she learns to control and use it without any formal instruction. In The Last Jedi, Rey pursues Luke Skywalker for guidance and to assist the defeated Resistance against the increasingly powerful villainous First Order. Reluctantly, an older and disillusioned Luke agrees to teach her the ways of The Force.

Throughout the sequel trilogy, Rey's connection to Kylo Ren, the main antagonist, deepens. They form a complex dyad in The Force, which makes their interactions highly unpredictable and emotional, leading to significant revelations about each other and the unforeseen fate of the galaxy. Rey gradually discovers hidden secrets about her past that tie her more deeply into the conflict than initially perceived.

In The Rise of Skywalker, the last movie in the sequel trilogy, Rey learns the truth about her ancestry and must grapple with the heavy burden of her presumed Destiny. Her final confrontation with Kylo Ren and the returned Emperor Palpatine becomes a turning point for both characters in the Star Wars saga, leading to its conclusion.

Rey's abilities, while powerful, are also controversial within the fanbase. Some argue that she is a "Mary Sue," referring to a character who is unrealistically flawless and lacking in character development. On the other hand, supporters admire how an unknown scavenger evolved into a courageous and determined force wielder, epitomizing the true spirit of a hero.

Rey's journey in the Star Wars sequel trilogy adds a new dimension to the franchise's ever-growing mythos. Her character represents hope, courage, and the importance of forging one's own Destiny amidst uncertain and often challenging circumstances. Rey takes her place as one of the highlighted pillars in the Star Wars universe, as a beacon of inspiration for new generations of fans to come.



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