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Old 12-27-2015, 05:28 PM   #476
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Originally Posted by The Rogerer View Post
Rey was written as completely infallible despite being untrained. They overtly made the point that this was a woman doing it so thats the choice they deliberately made, she's a Chipette. Skimming that article, they draw comparisons to male characters, but those characters are trained elites. She ends up slightly unrelatable as a result, but with a good performance and good dialogue, Rey ultimately overcomes it
You see, perfectly reasonable point. Rey is a good character, but trying to hand wave clearly apt descriptions of her character is ridiculous.

We're not gonna pretend 'Mary Sue' is some new, ambiguous term to protect Rey the character.

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Originally Posted by wwe2222 View Post
Luke brings down the Death Star using the force his first day and he was a reluctant force believer.
In the first Star Wars movie, before the midichlorian silliness, The Force was analogous to faith. You in fact can't say for sure if he used the Force or if he made the luckiest shot ever. Nowhere else in Star Wars was the Force used to make yourself better at shooting things. That was the brilliance of that scene; you can either take from it that Luke finally began to believe in himself and something bigger than him, or sure the Force totally saved the day. And even then Han had to save his six.

That is not the same as Rey's exploits. If she was at the end of A New Hope they'd just give all the medals to her. If she was on Dogabah she'd lift the X-Wing first try. She's an MVP. A lucky shot in a wombat sized vent would be the least of her highlights.

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The movie makes a point the force is calling out to her more than any other character we have seen.
That's all well and good, but the execution leaves us with an OP character who could be put in any situation and come out on top. If you wanna argue that she's more attuned to the Force than Luke or ANAKIN, be my guest.
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