So why do we see Rey's parents fly away from Jakku if that's where they're buried? Well, here's where things start to get a tad grim. The theory, first hatched on Reddit, suggests that Lil' Rey, in a fit of fear and anger, used the Force to pull the ship down, killing her parents. Which sounds kind of crazy, but we've seen kids in Star Wars movies use the Force without knowing it -- albeit for, sigh, podracing. And the kind of raw emotion parental abandonment would conjure could conceivably unleash Rey's powers, right?
Now, it's mostly likely that this was just a screw-up, due to the fact that these movies were written by different dudes. But it would also explain why Rey repressed these memories in the first place, and would further underscore her link with Kylo, who also offed his dad. Plus, in the flashback, Rey's vision of her parents' ship eventually turns blood red -- though that was probably just because J.J. Abrams thought that was the natural evolution from more goddamn lens flares.
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