'Star Wars IX' Theory Posits How Rey & Kylo's Bond Will Evolve

The strength of their Force-connection might lead to teleportation.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi proved Kylo Ren and Rey’s Force-connection was more than just a psychic link between them. And Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker may look to expand on that.

An intriguing new theory suggests Rey and Kylo’s “Force-bond” will go beyond a mental and physical connection, to include actual teleportation.

Yes, Star Wars could go full Star Trek and Harry Potter on us after all. Much like the aforementioned properties, well-known for being able to move people to different locations by way of metaphysical means, The Rise of Skywalker may have finally found a way to do just that with Kylo and Rey, too.

With such an intense Force-connection, the two might be able to travel to other locations without the use of a spaceship. Their atoms won’t have to dematerialize or anything, but the concept is the same.

Redditor u/tehmpus theorizes that Kylo and Rey’s connection will intensify enough to create teleportation portals to travel through.

“Force time could actually grow in strength to the point where one of them could “step through” the connecting barrier, and physically teleport themselves to the location of the other person,” writes u/tehmpus. 

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Will Rey get past the fact that Kylo tortured her to use their Force-connection again?

It’s a wild theory, but it could work. After all, The Last Jedi presented their Force-connection as something they could both engage with, like a virtual two-way call.

Rather than being limited to a simple mental bond like in The Force Awakens, the limitations of the connection began to unravel the more Rey’s powers grew stronger. An example of the physical Force-bond occurred when Kylo and Rey were able to touch each other’s hands, something they both found fairly shocking.

Even while separated by a tremendous distance, they were able to touch. Later, Kylo was able to feel the “wet environment” of Rey’s location without actually being there. Naturally, the next step would be to reach out and step into each other’s surroundings, right?

Though it isn’t likely to be used in the film, the notion has already been predicated by Rey and Kylo’s bond and its continuous development over the course of the newest trilogy. Teleporting to the other’s location might prove pertinent to the story, and could even work as a distress call of sorts, especially if one or the other happens to be in danger.

Obviously, Rey wasn’t too happy with Kylo by the end of The Last Jedi, but that doesn’t mean she’s given up on him and has the ability to open the connection back up at any time.

While their Force-bond has yet to be fully explained or realized, Rey’s powers will probably reach their full potential during The Rise of Skywalker. With that in mind, the evolution of her and Kylo’s Force-connection is a given and there’s no telling what kinds of boundaries they’ll be able to overcome.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker hits theaters December 20, 2019.

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