Ever since Star Wars’ Rise Of Skywalker was released, fans have been trying to search its ending explained. The Skywalker tale is now complete. This movie is the final installment in George Lucas’ trilogy of trilogies, concluding a saga that began over four decades ago!
Due to the being fast-paced and jumping from one storyline to the next, it leaves a lot of unanswered questions. Fans are wondering who the mentioned Skywalker in the title is? Also, what is the location of the last battle?
After adventures across the galaxy, it all has come down to one last fight on Exegol, the Sith’s secret planet. There, we witness a resurgent Emperor Palpatine, and he has been planning his great plot for over three decades. Rey, Ben Solo, the Resistance, and the Final Order all converge on this world of lightning and smoke, all according to Palpatine’s plan. So, what happens in the end? Who wins the battle? Let us have the ending of Star Wars: Rise Of Skywalker explained further!
Rise Of Skywalker: What Is The Storyline?
Rise Of Skywalker basically follows a storyline that starts with the ‘Rebels’ realizing that the wicked Emperor Palpatine did not die at the hands of Darth Vader. Now, they must race against time to find him and end him! While Finn and Poe lead the Resistance in their efforts to stop the First Order from forming a new Empire, Rey prepares for her impending meeting with Kylo Ren.
They find out that Emperor Palpatine has been surviving by using the dark side of the Force. Also, Palpatine assigns Kylo Ren the mission of bringing Rey to him. In the movie, Rey is mentored by Leia, while Poe, Finn, and Chewbacca get information about Ren’s plans from a First Order mole.
After that, Rey, C-3PO, and BB-8 accompany the group to another planet to meet Lando Calrissian. He brings them to an artifact that shall aid in their search for the Emperor. The ‘aid’ is a Sith dagger with Sith inscriptions on it. Even though C-3PO can decipher the text, he can not translate it aloud.
What Is the Resistance’s Plan To Destroy The Emperor?
Apart from retaliating against Palpatine, the Resistance is determined to reach Exogol and destroy the vast fleet of Destroyers that the First Order has built-in order to take over the galaxy. The audience witnesses when First Order General Pryde learns out the scheme and transfers the fleet over to his “Destroyer”, the Resistance’s tiny troops, which is led by Poe Dameron, are set to take out the relay. As a result, Dameron and the Resistance ground forces, headed by Finn, attack the ship.
Lando Calrissian and Chewbacca spent much of the early combat collecting up nearly every free ship in the galaxy for a huge final battle. Here, the viewers witness a visually stunning moment where the screen fills with spacecraft bursting from hyperspace.
Finn is eventually able to fire one of the Destroyer’s own canons at the ship’s bridge, rendering the fleet defenseless and exposed to the Resistance attack. These Destroyers are all equipped with planet-killing weapons, which prove to be their Achilles’ heel.
What Happens Down On Exogol?
The main battle, however, takes place on the Sith planet, where Rey fights a resurrected Emperor Palpatine in front of a multitude of cloaked, unidentified Sith. There’s no explanation for who these people are or why they exist.
Now, Rey has to deal with the truth and discover that she is Palpatine’s granddaughter. She is Force Royalty. Palpatine’s big scheme is to persuade his granddaughter to “strike him down” so that he and other Sith who live on through him can rule the galaxy through her.
That goal appears to have changed after extracting the lifeforce from Rey and Kylo. The voices of dozen Jedi- Obi-Wan, Qui-Gon, Mace Windu, Yoda, and Anakin- can be heard lying on the floor. Rey then stands up and uses two lightsabers to resist the Emperor’s Force lightning, killing him. Rey has the inner strength to resist succumbing to the Dark Side and allowing the Sith to dominate her thanks to the Jedi who now live on within her.
Rise Of Skywalker: What Happens In The End? Ending Explained!
We then see Rey and Ben face up against the Emperor while the Resistance’s small fleet takes against a force of Star destroyers. Hundreds of ships emerge to aid the Resistance as the emperor takes Rey and Ben’s lifeforce energy. Even though we see Rey is beyond exhausted, she is revived as she hears the voices of all the Jedi who have passed away and were her friends.
Rey then wields both Luke and Leia’s lightsabers to deflect the Emperor’s Force lightning back at him, effectively killing and destroying him. However, the power is too much for Rey, and we see her dying. Ben goes ahead and resurrects Rey with the last of his Force abilities. All star-destroyers have been destroyed, and the First Order has been beaten.
In the end, we see Rey arriving on Tatooine to a home could have been Luke’s. It is a sand igloo. Rey then buries both Luke and Leia’s lightsabers. She runs across an unknown woman who asks Rey her name as she prepares to depart. Rey tells her name. The woman tries to talk more, asking if Rey has a surname. When she looks to the side, she notices Luke and Leia’s friendly ghosts smiling at her. Rey looks at the woman and responds her surname is Skywalker. Even though she is a Palpatine by blood, her time spent training with Luke and Leia, as well as her efforts to redeem Ben, helped to form her new family.