‘Star Wars:’ Why Does ‘The Rise of Skywalker’ Include the Confusing, Yet Important, Sith Dagger?

There’s something oddly perfect about the way Rey found the Wayfinder using the Sith Dagger in the last movie of the sequel trilogy. Some Star Wars fans pointed that out on Reddit asking why, and how, The Rise of Skywalker included this weapon. 

This Sith Dagger hasn’t made an appearance in a ‘Star Wars’ movie prior to ‘The Rise of Skywalker’

The theme of “two” is pretty important throughout The Rise of Skywalker. Kylo Ren and Rey are a dyad in the Force. There’s also two Wayfinders that lead to Exegol. For Rey to find one Wayfinder, she ends up using a Sith Dagger, also known as the Blade of Ochi of Bestoon, a Jedi killer. 

This Sith Dagger is pretty important to the story, as Rey, Finn, and Poe needed to get the inscription translated. However, this is the first time this weapon appeared in a Star Wars movie, even though The Rise of Skywalker is the last film of the sequel trilogy.

How is the Sith Dagger the same shape as the mountain?

Rey is just as smart as she is powerful. After discovering where the Wayfinder is, she remembers another inscription on Ochi’s dagger, “only this blade tells.” As a result, she figures out exactly where to travel into the Death Star debis. 

The Death Star is pretty vast and there’s plenty of land across the water for our heroes to walk across. That means for the wreckage silhouette to match the notches in the dagger, Rey, Finn, and Poe would’ve needed to stand in that exact spot to find the wayfinder. 

Sure, Rey has the Force guiding her on her path, but the odds of her standing in the exact right spot, at the exact right angle for the mountain to match the dagger? Pretty remarkable and, also, pretty convenient. 

One Reddit user, DaTruestEva, pointed out this important distinction, with one comment writing, “if they had done something cooler with the dagger, then great, but it literally relied upon the death star ruins existing in the shape of its little tape measure.”

Oscar Isaac, John Boyega, and Daisy Ridley attend the European premiere of 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker'
Oscar Isaac, John Boyega, and Daisy Ridley attend the European premiere of ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ | Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images for Disney

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Fans had a few other problems with ‘The Rise of Skywalker’

This wouldn’t be the only issue fans had with the last movie in the sequel trilogy. Ben Solo’s untimely death caused a stir for a number of #Reylo fans. Rey’s decided lineage from Emperor Palpatine also raised a few eyebrows. Regardless, fans look forward to new content from Lucasfilm, including that available on Disney’s subscription service. 

Star Wars television shows, including The Mandalorian and The Clone Wars, and movies The Rise of Skywalker and The Last Jedi, are available on Disney’s streaming platform. To learn more about Disney+ and to subscribe, visit their website.