The “forceback” scene when Rey touches the Skywalker family lightsaber has been the source of much controversy since Star Wars: The Force Awakens came out. Faint pieces of dialogue can be heard, but in a large crowded theater, it was impossible to make out. Now that the digital version of the film has been released, the audio from the scene has been broken down and there is more to the scene than we could have ever begun to imagine.

Star Wars News Net has posted a cleaner audio clip of the video, along with a list of the dialogue that we have not heard before.

“[00:08] Yoda: It’s energy… – original scene.
[00:14] Yoda: …surrounds us… and binds us. – original scene.
[00:14] Luke: No! No! – original scene.
[00:21] Obi-Wan: You will be tempted… – original scene.
[00:23] Obi-Wan: But you cannot control it. – original scene.
[00:25] Yoda again “surrounds us…“
[00:25] Obi-Wan: The Force will be… – original scene. 
[00:35] Palpatine speaks to Anakin “…any Jedi!” – audio via ForceMasterJ
[00:38] Obi-Wan: You will do it… – original scene.
[00:48] Obi-Wan: Rey… – original scene. 
[00:53] Obi-Wan: These are your first steps.”


What could this mean about Rey and her past, and taking it a step further, her parentage? It almost seems that in this forceback scene it is Obi-Wan being a mentor to her of sorts, just like he was to Anakin and Luke. While it is disappointing, we do hear one snippet from the prequels, the end part where Palpatine says to Anakin, “Only through me can you achieve a power greater than any Jedi.” Part of the scene seems to tell the history of the Saber, some of it hints a bit of Rey’s past, some of it hints of the temptation from the dark side of the force that Rey will encounter (and we see this in her battle with Kylo Ren), and some of it even comes from the mentors of Anakin and Luke Skywalker.

It would incline one to believe that Rey is in fact a Skywalker, but at this point, anything is possible.

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Morgan Lewis is a Video Game Journalist and is the Founder, Owner, and Editor-in-Chief of VGCultureHQ. He has been writing about games for eight years and has written 3,000 articles during that timeframe. He first fell in love with gaming when he received A Link to the Past for Christmas when he was six, and is the guywazeldatatt. He also loves anime and anything that has to do with gaming culture. He is a huge fan of Zelda, Xenosaga, Zero Escape, Star Wars, and Attack on Titan.

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