And in the end, the Palpatines won. They literally buried the Skywalker legacy in the sands of Tatooine, and took over their land, their family home and assumed their legacy, even going so far as to take their name.

Rey was no angel. Kylo had a heart. Heroes on both sides, goes the scroll. Villains too. War leaves none blameless. The final message of Star Wars is total annihilation of one’s enemies and the appropriation of their valor.