Star Wars Theory Reveals Secret Link Between Rey & The First Jedi Ahead Of New Jedi Order Movies

A new Star Wars theory suggests there’s a secret link between Rey and the first Jedi. George Lucas always insisted Star Wars is like poetry, in that it rhymes. That’s why there are so many striking parallels between the original trilogy and the prequels, deliberately woven into the fabric of the saga itself. Such parallelism is a core part of the franchise, and it plays into every Star Wars movie and TV show.


The next few years will see Star Wars change shape quite radically. The Skywalker saga is officially over, and the next three Star Wars movies will take the franchise in a very different direction. One will continue the story of Rey Skywalker, a second will act as the climax for Dave Filoni’s various Disney+ TV shows in The Mandalorian era, and the third is possibly the most intriguing of all. James Mangold pitched the idea of a Star Wars movie telling the story of the first person to touch the Force. Although this likely wasn’t the first Jedi – the Jedi Order surely came long after – it is being touted as part of the “Dawn of the Jedi” era. That means it’s surely only a matter of time before viewers learn more about the so-called Prime Jedi. A new Star Wars theory suggests this may well establish a whole new rhyme.

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The Prime Jedi Is Still A Mystery

Luke Skywalker and the Prime Jedi mural in The Last Jedi.

The first Jedi was subtly established in Star Wars canon in the sequel trilogy, specifically in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Luke Skywalker’s quest for the first Jedi Temple took him to the Unknown Regions, where he discovered the remote waterworld of Ahch-To. There, he did indeed find what appears to be the birthplace of the Jedi Order, complete with a mural in honor of the first Jedi. This showed what appeared to be a single being, with the artistic style representing a very different philosophy to the Jedi of the prequel era.

According to this mural, the first Jedi was not a servant of the light side at all. Rather, they were an agent of balance, with the mural depicting them as the light in the darkness and the darkness in the light. This fits with other Star Wars novels, such as Cavan Scott’s Dooku: Jedi Lost, which featured an ancient mantra suggested the first Jedi viewed balance as a distinct aspect of the Force. “We call upon the three — light, dark, and balance true,” the mantra declared. “One is no greater than the others. Together, they unite, restore, center, and renew. We walk into the light, acknowledge the dark, and find balance within ourselves. The Force is strong.” Such an interpretation of the mural makes sense, then; but it remains the only thing known about the Prime Jedi, and it is still only another interpretation. A new theory suggests a different take.

Rey & Kylo Ren’s Force Dyad Fits With The Mural’s Themes

Rey and Kylo Ren vs. the Praetorian Guards in The Last Jedi.

The mural of the Prime Jedi fits surprisingly well with some of the central themes of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, as represented by the unique bond between Rey and Kylo Ren (later identified as a rare Force Dyad that had not been seen for generations). The movie saw Rey and Kylo Ren briefly work together in a battle against Supreme Leader Snoke’s Praetorian Guards, one of the few occasions the two members of the Dyad fought side by side. The dynamic between the two was striking, and oddly evocative of the Prime Jedi mural.

Although Rey is a Jedi, a servant of the light side of the Force, she fought with savagery and visible ferocity. Her strikes were powered by rage. In contrast, Kylo Ren – the man still serving the dark side – fought with a degree of calm precision. Rey fought as though she was the darkness in the light, and Kylo Ren as though he was the light in the darkness. It’s as though the Force Dyad actually embodied the principles seen in the Prime Jedi mural.

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Was The Prime Jedi A Force Dyad?

Star wars prime jedi mural, rey, and kylo ren

The clear parallels between the Force Dyad and the Prime Jedi raise the possibility this mural has been misinterpreted. Rather than showing a single being, perhaps it is actually two – the members of a Force Dyad, one representing the darkness in the light and the other the light in the darkness. If this is the case, then the story of the Jedi began with a Dyad, explaining why this mysterious pairing in the Force became seen as sacred. The Jedi Master-Padawan bond was likely originally an attempt to recreate the Dyad, while the Sith Rule of Two was an evolution of it. This attitude of reverence would be natural if the Prime Jedi – the founders of the order – were a Dyad.

This would set up a whole new rhyme within Star Wars, one that encompasses the entire history of the Jedi Order. It would begin with the Prime Jedi, the beings who established the Order itself, and it would then continue on to Rey – the Jedi who will now re-establish the Jedi Order. There would be a fitting parallel between Rey’s new Jedi Order and the one created by the Prime Jedi, proving just why she is the right one to help the Jedi begin again.

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