Rey’s ancestry was a significant focus of The Rise of Skywalker, and the sequel trilogy as an entire. Due to the film and its official novelization, we realized Rey is the kid of an unnamed Palpatine clone and an unnamed lady performed by Killing Eve‘s Jodie Comer. However we nonetheless do not know a lot of something about Rey’s matrilineal roots. If cloning in Star Wars works something prefer it does in our world, it could nonetheless require an egg, which implies there must be one other participant within the course of. Who may probably have taken on that essential process? The reply might lie within the prequel trilogy.
Sly Moore is a personality seen in fleeting glimpses throughout Assault of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith. She’s often proven at Palpatine’s aspect, together with her attention-grabbing Umbaran cloak and bald head. Not a lot is thought about her, however she does have an entry within the Star Wars Character Encyclopedia, the place she’s mentioned to be Palpatine’s workers aide.
Sly’s one of many few individuals who is aware of Sheev’s true id as Darth Sidious, and her position is seemingly to “management who will get entry to the Chancellor.” Her position sounds much less like a private assistant and extra like a Girl Macbeth character, helping Palpatine in his grand plans.
One other encyclopedia entry alludes to Umbarans’ energy to affect folks and probably management minds, making Sly a wonderful ally for Palpatine in his position as Chancellor, manipulating these round him to bend to his will. She’s additionally Pressure-sensitive, which may help Palpatine on his mission to create a clone of himself with Pressure sensitivity. Plus, somebody as manipulative as Palpatine is certainly his sort.
Whereas there might not be any of Sly’s genetic materials in Rey, it is very attainable she is in reality her grandmother. Sure, Palpatine managed the mass manufacturing of 1000’s of chip-implanted clones, however for a secret mission just like the extension of his personal life, he must flip to these closest to him. Enter Ms. Moore, whose use of thoughts management may sustain with these involved about his plans.
In fact, the cloning course of is mysterious, it may not even require a “host” because it have been. That also would not rule out a secret marriage between Sly and Sheev. They appeared fairly cozy on the Mon Calamari Ballet, even when they have been third-wheeled by Anakin moments later. The Jedi could also be discouraged to type romantic attachments, however not the Sith. Simply because Emperor Palpatine is a genocidal supervillain, it does not imply he needs to be denied love.
Why do not we all know something about Rey’s household historical past except for the Palpatine stuff? It might be only a consequence of the sheer quantity of story packed into Rise of Skywalker, but it surely additionally might be deliberate: actually all of the household Rey is aware of is simply completely different iterations of Palpatine. She’s “simply Rey,” she will’t take her mom’s title, or her grandmother’s.
The title she does take, Skywalker, drives dwelling the very fact chosen household could be simply as essential as organic household, whether or not that be who birthed you or who created you thru a course of used to mass-produce armies. Nonetheless, if Rey’s going to have a grandmother, she may do worse than a Pressure-sensitive, mind-controlling Umbaran like Sly Moore.