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Pairing: Luke Skywalker/Rey
Alternative name(s): Luke/Rey
Gender category: Het
Fandom: Star Wars
Canonical?: Non-canon
Prevalence: Rare
Archives: Luke/Rey on AO3
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Luke/Rey is the romantic pairing of Luke Skywalker and Rey from Star Wars: The Force Awakens.


Most of the fanworks created for this rarepair followed the film's release in December 2015 through the release of The Last Jedi two years later, and were initially prompt responses to The Force Awakens Kinkmeme on Dreamwidth.

Fans of this pairing generally write Rey as unrelated to Luke to avoid incest.

Common Tropes & Storylines

  • Jedi Training - often segueing into Inappropriate Use of the Force or resulting in a Force Bond
  • Modern AU - often overlaps with Ex-Boyfriend Ben Solo
  • Angst - either due to the age difference, or the Jedi Order's restrictions on relationships
  • Shared erotic dreams or visions, frequently sent by Kylo Ren or Snoke
  • First Time for Rey and/or Luke
  • Social Awkwardness - Rey and/or Luke are frequently depicted as touch-starved or socially awkward after so much time in isolation
  • Force Ghost Luke - Luke's relationship with Rey continues after Luke's death at the end of The Last Jedi

Most fics for this pairing are set on Ahch-To, where Rey meets an exiled Luke at the end of The Force Awakens. However, a few fics are set prior to this point at Luke's Jedi Academy or feature Rey and Luke traveling the galaxy to fight the First Order.

Luke and Rey frequently bond over their shared connection to the desert and/or their affinity (or lack thereof) for water.

Example Fanworks



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