*SPOILERS*———————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————–is that enough lines of dashes? The abandonment issues you mention, but mostly she was about two inches from joining the dark side in that last fight, and she didn’t even know it. Now she’s going to be trained by a guy who, it’s just been established, is bad at that. I don’t think Disney would in a million years make her evil, but there’s the potential for her to struggle with that in a much more interesting way than we’ve seen before. Also a couple more things about her superpowers–not really an argument but on my mind, 1) we don’t actually know that she doesn’t have Jedi training, and 2) her skill with the Falcon was to me a really hamfisted way of telling us that she’s Han’s daughter. I know the internet disagrees with me on that, but the internet has been known to be wrong from time to time. We’ll have to wait and see. Ultimately, like I said I don’t really disagree with you. I think Finn is the hapless guy in this story, and I’m okay with that. I’m also OK with it not being the same story we’ve seen before–in fact I think the biggest flaw of the movie was its stolen plot. But I think Rey’s story as a Luke analog is picking up from where he was between Empire and Jedi, either because she was trained at a very young age and doesn’t remember it consciously, or because the Force just likes her better. And why wouldn’t it? I certainly do.