The conclusion of Star Wars: The Force Awakens left us all with one question: Who are Rey's parents?
But a new theory has awakened: that Rey is in fact Emperor Palpatine's granddaughter.
There's the matter of their fighting styles. Both Rey and Palpatine are the only two characters in the Star Wars universe who use this forward-thrust move.
Rey's first lightsaber battle has several other visual references to Palpatine's fighting style, almost too many to be coincidental.
That's because Rey is already struggling with the pull of the dark side. While every fledgling Jedi struggles between the pull of light and dark, there are moments during The Force Awakens that point to Rey being tempted to the dark.
In the film's script, it describes Rey as "standing on the edge of the dark side".
During Rey's vision, Palpatine can be heard several times.
The notion of hiding in plain sight comes into play when you consider the poster for The Force Awakens.
But when expanded out, Rey is placed toward the dark side, hanging with Kylo Ren, her staff aligned with his lightsaber to almost seem as if they're one.
Finally, what about the accent? A lot of people used Rey's British accent as evidence that she could be a Kenobi, but guess who else had a fancy posh accent. Yep. Palpatine.
There's even more compelling evidence when you take into account clues from the film's script, the accompanying novel, and other hints from the film.