Some more insight into the how the Force works in the new trilogy comes our way, specifically how Rey was able to turn Kylo’s interrogation back onto him in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. According to Jason Fry’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi: Expanded Edition, Kylo opened himself up to Rey while he was trying to sort through her mind to retrieve the map to Luke Skywalker:
“Even as he [Kylo] callously rifled through her mind, he had somehow revealed his own. Rey found herself in his mind even as he invaded hers.”
Ahh, so it’s the old Force switcheroo, which to my knowledge is another new Force ability. The novel goes on and explains in further detail:
“Kylo had retreated at finding Rey in his head — had practically fled from her. But that had not been the end of that strange, sudden connection. She had seen more — far more. Somehow, almost instinctively, she knew how he accessed some of the powers at his commend — even though she didn’t understand them. It was as if his training had become hers, unlocking and flinging open door after door in her mind”
So more or less Rey leached Kylo’s training from his mind. I am not sure I like this, Jedi should be trained, by a master, not be able to basically download abilities from another Force user. This is something a lot of people may like and be on board with, and if that is how you feel, that’s how you feel, but for me, it is a way to explain Rey’s insta-Jedi status throughout the films, and I find it somewhat lazy.
Now if we were told that Rey had been previously trained and had suffered some sort of memory loss, I would be ok with the unlocking of her abilities, but that doesn’t seem to be the case. It seems she took her abilities, or at least the knowledge for them from Kylo. Rey has yet to suffer any sort of defeat, and I think it makes her incredibly boring.
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