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Rey Bypasses The Compressor

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Rey Bypassing The Compressor is an exploitable image macro taken from the 2015 movie Star Wars: The Force Awakens in which Rey (played by Daisy Ridley) bypasses the compressor component of the Millennium Falcon to help it in hyperspace. The scene and catchphrase became a meme shortly following the release of the movie, with edits and different "bypasses" being made online throughout the late 2010s and early 2020s.


On December 18th, 2015, the movie Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens was released, with the scene happening within the first hour of the movie onboard the Millennium Falcon, which features the Falcon having trouble while in hyperspace. Rey, the new character added to the series, starts to give commands to Han Solo about how to fix the Falcon (his own ship), before she saves the situation by bypassing the compressor herself, ultimately fixing the issue. The scene was uploaded to YouTube by the channel Rotten Tomatoes Coming Soon[1] on March 22nd, 2016, with comments already starting to make memes of the scene (shown below).


On July 5th, 2016, shortly after the release of the movie to fans at home, the YouTube channel EliteMasterLordofAll[2] uploaded an edit in which after Rey bypasses the compressor, the camera zooms in on Han Solo before showing the Falcon exploding as it comes out of hyperspace, earning over 5.4 million views in six years (shown below).

On October 23rd, 2018, Redditor Solid_Snark[3] uploaded a meme using a screenshot of the scene depicting Rey's grin while she holds up the compressor piece, using the Hackerman logo and template on top of her image. The meme earned over 6,200 upvotes in four years and featured more comments about other things that can be bypassed (shown below).

Han: What'd you do? Rey: 2 HACKERMAN

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WHY NOT BYPASS OO THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA? made with mematic FLEE D&D showing us season 8 the fans IBYPASSED THE HERO'S JOURNEY

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[1] YouTube – Rotten Tomatoes

[2] YouTube – EliteMasterLordofAll

[3] Reddit – Solid_Snark

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Chris the Lovable Jerk
Chris the Lovable Jerk

in reply to wisehowl_the_2nd

I think the first red flag was Finn going AWOL from the First Order because he didn't want to kill people, and then immediately starts killing his fellow slave soldiers while cheering without even the slightest bit of hesitation.

But yeah, the idea that this random scavenger would know how to fix the Falcon better than Han would was an even bigger 'WTF' moment.


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