Since the moment Star Wars: The Force Awakens ended, fans have wondered what exactly is going on with Rey? Her insta-Jedi powers angered fans and led many to dub her a “Mary-Sue.”
For those that aren’t familiar with the term, a Mary-Sue is a character that seems to have all the abilities they need, when they need them. In simpler terms, it’s a flawless female character. In a recent interview posted by the YouTube channel Jar Jar Abrams, the actress who plays Rey, Daisy Ridley, recently expressed her dislike of the term:
“I don’t buy the Mary Sue thing anyway, I found the, I find the term sexist in itself, because its Mary Sue, I don’t think theres a thing called Ryan Craig, when I was doing it I never felt sure of like playing her I never felt sure of what was going on, it wasn’t like this is happening and I’m so powerful and look at me go, and essentially all I found Rey trying to do in the first one, was she was trying to do the right thing.”
Actually, Miss Ridley, there is a male version of the term known as a Gary Stu, though it is probably not used as much as Mary Sue, it does exist. And let’s be honest, not many people were even familiar with the term until The Force Awakens was released; I wasn’t.
For me, the verdict is still out, but I can see why people call Rey a Mary Sue. She defeated a trained Dark Side user her first time using a lightsaber, she appeared to be as good of a pilot as Han Solo, when really having no flight experience that we know of, so yeah, some things seem really convenient for her.
After watching The Last Jedi, do you think Rey is a Mary Sue? Let us know in the comments down below!
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