Rey was challenged by a new destiny in The Force Awakens, steering her away from Jakku into a world she had no idea existed and Dan Zehr writing at StarWars.com look at the changes she was faced with in Episode VII.
In Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Rey, a Jakku scavenger strong with the Force, hears an ominous sound from the basement of Maz Kanata’s castle on Takodana. She finds a box, and inside, a lightsaber. Upon touching it, she has a vision of many startling images that bombard her with sites and sounds of destruction and chaos. What do these visions mean, and why are they being shown to her? Rey has had enough uncertainty and danger in her young life, and really has no idea what is going on.