The idea of having a Palpatine become an honorary Skywalker... and all of the actual Skywalkers are dead is super weird... It's just... why? Why make a big deal about family names that way?
Given that it wasnt Shmis name anyway.
Hmmm Shmi... I can't find any info about the reason Shmi was called Skywalker. She got married to some guy whose family name was Lars, but prior to that she'd apparently used the name Skywalker. But yeah... Anakin was the first person to use it of any importance.... and he barely used the name Skywalker. He spend most of his life as Darth Vader. So... ONE person(Luke Skywalker) actually used the name prior to Rey. Leia never used it.Cynical nostalgia bait, fanservice bollocks of the worst sort. It's the smallest galaxy in the universe.
It's getting complicated now. I can't keep up.According to the canon comics...
"Anakin’s father is The Emperor. Palpatine manipulated the Midi-chlorians inside of Shmi’s womb to create Anakin."
Interestingly neither Rey's father nor Anakin are conceived "the old fashioned way". Both are alternative methods.For a dowdy old bore he sure was attractive to the ladies.
I've seen the middle trilogy once and the phrase "shockingly bad" springs to mind. Is Phantom et al worth a rewatch?