Though it brought back more than a few fan favorites, arguably the best part of Star Wars: The Force Awakens was all the new blood J.J. Abrams tossed into the mix — and no one stood out quite as much as Rey.
Spoilers ahead for Star Wars: The Force Awakens!
Played by Daisy Ridley, the mysterious Rey stumbles into the war between the Resistance and First Order when she meets up with a droid carrying a critical piece of information (sound familiar?), and goes on to play a key role in the Resistance’s victory in taking down Starkiller Base. Not bad for a scavenger, right? But, though we got a few hints along the way, Abrams made a point to not actually tell us who the heck this Force-sensitive young woman actually is.
Not surprisingly, Rey’s mysterious parentage has generated more than a few fan theories in the weeks since the film’s opening. From the Skywalker clan, to other former Jedi, there are myriad options. We’ve parsed through the most credible (based on what we learn in the film), and narrowed it down to five of the most likely (maybe) options on the table. Check out our take on the theories below, ranked from least likely to most likely, and give us your best guess on Rey's real identity.