Total Nerd 22 Times Rey Was One of the Coolest Characters in the Galaxy  

Candice Darden
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Who is Rey? If you've seen Star Wars: The Force Awakens, you know she's the new main character on the scene, in a galaxy far, far away. This list contains spoilers, so read on only if you've seen The Force Awakens.

A scavenger from the planet Jakku, patiently waiting for her family to return, Rey is a bonafide, Force-sensitive badass. Not only that, she's also intelligent, caring, empathetic, a natural pilot, and a mechanic with quick reflexes. Having her as the main character could be the first time we see a female Jedi in a lead role in the Star Wars films, so her character is also a precedent-setting trailblazer.

In addition to her breathtaking Force feats, including having Luke's (originally Anakin's) lightsaber call to her, using a mind trick on a stormtrooper to free herself from The First Order, and defeating Kylo Ren in a lightsaber duel, fan speculation is swirling as to how (or even if) she's related to Darth Vader himself. The following are just a few of the times when she proved that she's the best character in the galaxy, and the main one to watch as the trilogy unfolds.

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She Turned the Tides on Kylo Ren After He Invaded Her Mind


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"You're afraid... that you'll never be as powerful as Darth Vader."
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She Left No Man Behind


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When Rey and Finn went flying up in the air and into the dirt after those stormtroopers went after them on Jakku, Rey could have easily kept running... but instead, she chose to stick by Finn and help him up, also looking out for BB-8.
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Luke's Lightsaber (Originally Anakin's) Called to Her


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In the basement of Maz Kanata's cantina lies an ages-old lightsaber, originally owned by Anakin before he turned to the dark side, then his son Luke after that. When Rey explores the basement upon hearing screams, we quickly discover that this is the lightsaber calling on her to embrace her destiny. Once she touches the lightsaber she's greeted with a flurry of flashbacks, some unpleasant and seemingly overwhelming. When Maz tells her to take the lightsaber, she initially resists, but there's no denying that the saber has found its new master.
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She Never Hesitated to Lend a Helping Hand


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From fixing BB-8's antenna to helping Finn, Rey is consistantly there for those that need help.
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