Rey (portrayed by Daisy Ridley) is the main protagonist of the sequel trilogy, first appearing in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Rey will appear in all of the sequel trilogy films with Ridley reprising the role.
Fictionally a scavenger growing up on the desert planet Jakku, her life changed forever when she met a droid named BB-8 who carried a piece of a map that could locate Jedi Master Luke Skywalker as well as a rogue Stormtrooper named Finn, later teaming up with smugglers Han Solo and Chewbacca when they tracked down the Millennium Falcon. Rey discovered that she had the Force within her after picking up Luke's lost lighsaber and receiving visions and later used her mind control powers to escape capture from Kylo Ren. During the attack on Starkiller Base, Rey bests Kylo in a lightsaber duel and later tracks down Luke on the planet Ahch-To, handing him his old lightsaber.