Rey displays unique and powerful Force powers with limited training and channels all previous Jedi thanks to being a Force dyad with Ben Solo.
Rey displays remarkable powers with restricted training in the Star Wars sequel trilogy, and the extent of her powers raises an important question: could she be more powerful than Anakin and Luke Skywalker? Rey’s path as a budding Jedi is fascinating to watch. At the end of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Rey has defeated her grandfather, the Sith Lord Palpatine, and created her own yellow lightsaber with her ancient staff. As she discovers her powers and learns to harness them, it’s impossible for viewers not to compare her to Anakin and Luke Skywalker, the other two Jedi who have seen her power grow on screen.
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Rey receives very limited training; seen training his Force powers with Luke in The last jedi, as well as more complex combat training with Leia in The rise of Skywalker. Luke also received limited training in the original trilogy, first with Obi-Wan Kenobi and then Yoda, but has clearly evolved since then to become a full-fledged Jedi. Meanwhile, Anakin is the only one with a substantial training; was recruited as a child and trained as a Padawan in the Jedi Order in a more traditional way, as shown in The Phantom Menace Y Attack of the clones. It’s true that Rey’s abilities couldn’t be as developed as Anakin’s or Luke’s. However, considering how fast she is to learn and how unique the powers she possesses are, it’s no exaggeration to say that Rey could be a more powerful Jedi than Anakin and Luke Skywalker.
What sets Rey apart is her way of thinking. She is not as stubborn or prone to anger as the Skywalkers, making her a much quicker learner. For example in The awakening of the force, she is able to mimic the power of Kylo Ren’s mind probe while he is torturing her, and turns it against him without any training. Not long after, she can successfully use the Jedi mind trick to convince the guard to release her so she can escape. This ease of sharing power is explained in The rise of Skywalker when Rey and Kylo are revealed to be a Force dyad, meaning they are one in the Force. It explains not just her connection, but the speed at which she can learn new powers. He can harness the knowledge and power of Kylo Ren, and the fact that he can wield them so quickly is a clue to how powerful he can become in the future.
Rey displays other unique Force powers on both the light and dark sides. For example, The Star Wars Book reveals that when she is called to Anakin’s lightsaber in The awakening of the force, Visions of the King Force are actually psychometrics. That power is first seen in Star Wars, Clone Wars—Allows a Jedi to experience moments of the past by touching objects. Salso shows healing powers in The rise of Skywalker, healing a snake and Ben Solo, as well as a Force beam, a power characteristic of his grandfather Palpatine.
Ultimately, the Force dyad that unites Rey and Kylo Ren makes Rey the most powerful Jedi between her and the Skywalkers. A Force dyad is described as more powerful than life itself, striking a perfect balance between the light and dark side. It allows Rey to use a multitude of unique powers, as well as learn new ones seemingly instantly through her bond with Kylo. Since a Force dyad transcends time and space, Rey will likely maintain the bond with Ben Solo even after his passing at the end of The rise of Skywalker. If his impressive rise to power in the Star Wars The sequel trilogy is an indication, she has a very bright and powerful Jedi future ahead of her.
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