- "You might need this."
- ―Han Solo gives the blaster to Rey.
Upon arriving on the planet, Takodana, Han Solo, believing that she needed a way to defend herself and was responsible enough, gave the blaster to Rey and reminded her to take the safety off when using it. Though initially reluctant in firing it, the weapon proved handy when Rey used it to dispatch stormtroopers during the attack on Maz Kanata's castle and also fired off a few shots at Kylo Ren, though all of them were deflected. Though the weapon was taken from her when she was captured, she managed to either get it back or acquired another one which was among her belongings when she traveled to Ahch-To to find Luke Skywalker, the last Jedi. While staying in the ancient Jedi village, Rey experienced a sudden vision of Kylo apparently sitting across from her and, startled, fired her blaster at him. The shot blew a hole in the hut she was staying in, much to the annoyance of the native Caretakers who were responsible for its upkeep, but Rey claimed that the weapon went off unexpectedly when she was cleaning it.
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