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First Order Stormtrooper Corps
The military infantry units of the First Order. With their stark white armor, inspired by older designs utilized by the clone troopers of the Old Republic and the stormtroopers of the Galactic Empire, this new generation of stormtroopers is one of many symbols that the First Order derived from the fallen Empire.
- Ascetic Aesthetic: Their armor design splits the difference between the ultra-sleek look of their Clone Trooper predecessors with the chunkier but far more uniform design of the Imperial Stormtroopers.
- Bedtime Brainwashing: The trainees are given subliminal messages as they sleep about how loyalty is everything and how the First Order is the only salvation in the galaxy. To make it creepier, the kids know it's happening and seem to think of it as comforting, with Cardinal remembering it as "a mother's voice".
- Brainwashed and Crazy: It is mentioned several times that they are men and women conditioned from an early age to follow the First Order completely. Anyone who falters is sent to "reconditioning". Phasma reveals that there are mandatory "briefings" everyday in which the troopers are shown news from the New Republic, which is filled with criminals, rebels, and terrorists who wreck havoc and destruction everyday.
- BFG: The Megablaster Heavy Assault Trooper, a heavily armed variant of the First Order Stormtroopers, carries the FWMB-10 repeating blaster, the blaster equivalent of a light machine gun with a long, thick barrel.
- Child Soldiers: They are orphans or children forcibly taken away from their families rather than clones, volunteers, or conscripts.
- Composite Character: The First Order Stormtroopers take the best aspects of their predecessors to become a lethal threat. They are rigorously trained from birth and given no real names like the more efficient and obedient Clonetroopers, but are regular people like the Empire's Stormtroopers as cloning is both expensive and has inherent problems for long term goals.
- Cool Helmet: Their helmets look better than ever, with a sleeker design representing the First Order.
- Crazy-Prepared: Despite the fact that there have been almost no Jedi the last few decades (to the point that most people believe them to be just a myth), Riot Stormtroopers are equipped with electric batons in order to fight lightsaber-wielding enemies, although they're primarily used for non-lethal crowd control.
- Everything Is An Ipod In The Future: The new Stormtrooper design is much more sleek and streamlined than in the original trilogy. It is more evident on both Flametroopers and Snowtroopers.
- Faceless Goons: Very few of them are seen without their helmets, with Finn being a notable exception. Phasma even implies they're forbidden to remove their helmets without permission, at least while on assignment or patrol.
- Failed a Spot Check: The Stormtroopers sent to search Poe's X-Wing for signs of the MacGuffin completely fail to notice BB-8's massive track in the sand leading away from the ship, and report that nothing of importance was found.
- Imperial Stormtrooper Marksmanship Academy: Averted. They actually have a more reasonable accuracy rating than the Empire's stormtroopers. Instead of poor accuracy, their drawback is that the good guys are protected by Plot Armor. But these troops fire dangerously close to any of main characters.
- Individuality Is Illegal: They are indoctrinated to the First Order's ideologies from birth. Anybody who strays even slightly from that gets sent to "reconditioning". Captain Phasma even implies that Stormtroopers are forbidden from so much as removing their helmets without permission, at least while on assignment or patrol. The visual dictionary goes even further, suggesting the First Order will weed out any trooper who is likely to complain about their assignment.
- Kill It with Fire: Specialized branches of Stormtroopers exist call Flametroopers, armed with flamethrowers for this purpose.
- Mook Carryover: Justified since the First Order was created by Imperial remnants.
- Tyke-Bomb: Stormtroopers are established to have been recruited, conditioned and trained as children. They aren't even given names, just numbers. Finn is the only one who breaks his conditioning and decides to defect to the Resistance.
- You Are Number 6: Stormtroopers of the First Order are only assigned numbers with a prefix such as "FN".
A First Order Stormtrooper Officer responsible for training troopers and overseeing vital missions for the First Order. She hailed from the devastated world of Parnassos and was recruited into the First Order by General Brendol Hux after he crashlanded on the planet.
- Action Survivor: As revealed in her comic series. She managed to escape from the trash compactor on Starkiller Base, delete any record suggesting she had a role to play in the superweapon's destruction, and hitch a ride to escape the imploding planet — all in the span of six minutes.
- Advertised Extra: She was prominently featured in the ad campaign for The Force Awakens and the merchandise, only to have literally two minutes of screentime in the film itself. In the finished film she only appears in the climax to capture and fight Finn. Her status as this is given a Lampshade Hanging in Star Wars: Poe Dameron issue 11.First Order Agent Terrex: You really are a First Order commander through and through, Phasma. You threaten, and whine, and wail, but you never do anything.
- Almighty Janitor: Supplementary materials suggest that her role is much higher than a mere "Captain" rank, but that she prefers to operate under said rank.
- Arch-Enemy: The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi set her up as Finn's.
- Armor Is Useless: Notably averted; unlike that of her troops, Phasma's chrome-plated armor deflects blaster bolts without a scratch.
- Ascended Extra: Zig-zagged. Prior to release her role in The Last Jedi was said to be greatly expanded upon, and to be fair she does get into an impressive, albeit brief, fight with Finn. Nevertheless, her total screentime in the film isn't greatly expanded upon from The Force Awakens.note Then it was announced she would be getting her own novel and comic series.
- Asshole Victim: If she really did die in The Last Jedi, it was more than deserved considering all the things she did in her self-titled novel and comic.
- At Least I Admit It: She believes that deep down everyone is a monster like her, but she is the only that not only admits but even embraces it. Which is obviously a total lie. It is a case of Fridge Brilliance as it is not common for sociopaths to believe on this.
- Authority Equals Asskicking: Despite her cowardly streak and penchant for backstabbing, Phasma can handle herself in a fight, handily dominating her fight with Finn before letting her guard down and being defeated.
- Badass Cape: A real nice black one with red trim. It's also fairly practical as well since it's resistant to blaster fire and the comic shows she can manipulate it in a fight to serve as a shield.
- Bad Boss: Due to her Social Darwinist outlook, she seems more willing to let stormtroopers she considers weak die.
- The Baroness: Ticks several boxes under this trope. She's mostly a Rosa Klebb type although Gwendoline Christie is quite an attractive woman and Phasma herself is said to be rather physically beautiful, we never actually see this because she's constantly wearing her stormtrooper armour and helmet, which is designed to be practical, not sexy. She's intimidating, icy cold, utterly apathetic to the violence and killing around her, commands the First Order's stormtroopers with an iron fist and is devoted to the First Order's cause or at least, that's what she wants them to think.
- Big Bad: Of Star Wars Resistance, as the one directing proxy forces like Kragan Gorr's pirates to act on the First Order's behalf during the ceasefire with the New Republic. She leaves the role around halfway through the first season once the series crosses over into The Force Awakens.
- Blade on a Stick: Adds a spear to her arsenal in The Last Jedi. Phasma shows that this was her preferred weapon on her homeworld of Parnassos.
- Brains and Brawn: Back on Parnassos, she was the one leading the Scyre warriors, while her brother acted as the intelectual leader.
- Breakout Villain: Much like Boba Fett before her, Phasma has made an indelible mark on the Star Wars franchise purely by not actually doing anything, standing around and looking cool, saying about 10 lines across two movies, and then maybe dying.
- Broken Faceplate: Her helmet breaks during her fight with Finn after Snoke's flagship has been badly wrecked by Vice Admiral Holdo's lightspeed kamikaze attack, revealing one of her eyes.
- The Captain: Her rank, as this is how Finn addresses her. According to the visual dictionary, she's actually the commander of all of the First Order's stormtroopers, but refuses to take a more suitable rank.
- Card-Carrying Villain: When Cardinal calls her a monster, she not only admits it but even proudly embraces it.
- Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: Phasma is really just out for herself and sees the First Order as a means to end. So far, she has betrayed her parents, her brother, her tribe, Brendol Hux and the entire First Order to stay alive.
- Chrome Champion: She has chrome armor, a customized chrome blaster, and she is a cut above the regular stormtroopers. Supplementary material states that her armor is coated in chromium, the metal used to construct the ultra-sleek and shiny Naboo ships seen in the prequels. In fact, her armor was made out of Palpatine's personal yacht.
- Clear My Name: Inverted Trope - Captain Phasma is all about her hunting down the officer that could confirm she took down Starkiller Base's shields.
- Dark Action Girl: She's a high-ranking soldier aligned with the Dark Side. Unfortunately she receives Faux Action Girl status in The Force Awakens and gets no chance to show off her skills. Her novel and comic series at least give her the chance to kick some ass, and The Last Jedi shows her throw down with Finn in an intense, albeit brief, confrontation aboard the Supremacy.
- Dark and Troubled Past: Phasma grew up on a mining colony that had been nuked and abandoned by the corporation that set it up and the survivors ended up living in a Mad Max style society.
- Defiant to the End: Before she dies, Phasma tells Finn he's always been scum. He cheerfully corrects her with, "Rebel scum."
- Dirty Coward: At least in The Force Awakens. After being captured by the main heroes, she immediately complies with their order to turn off the shields to the Starkiller base, essentially selling out everyone in her base to save her own skin, despite being at the control panel and thus able to alert Starkiller Base to the presence of the Resistance. Clearly, Finn wasn't the only soldier in the First Order with loyalty issues.
- Disney Villain Death: Seemingly dies in The Last Jedi when the First Order's dreadnaught is damaged and she falls through the collapsing floor into the blazing inferno below.
- Distress Ball: She made no attempt at fighting off her captors, even though she's supposed to be a military leader and was carrying a gun at the time. May be partially justified, however, as Chewbacca tackles her by surprise. However, as she didn't fight back or raise the alarm, the trope remains.
- Dramatic Unmask: In The Last Jedi, Phasma is partially unmasked when Finn strikes her in the face with a stun baton.
- Dying Declaration of Hate: Before falling to her apparent death, she tells Finn that she always thought him as scum. Finn actually takes this as a compliment.
- Equal-Opportunity Evil: She's the first ever confirmed female Stormtrooper to appear in the films.
- Evil Brit: Gwendoline Christie uses her natural British accent, but it isn't Phasma's original. After meeting Brendol Hux, she copied his speech patterns and was speaking like a First Order officer within a few days.
- Evil Counterpart: Like Finn, she's a First Order Stormtrooper with loyalty issues, but whereas he uses them to get out as soon as he realizes how bad the First Order's atrocities are, she uses them to align the First Order's agenda with her own as much as she can until the First Order is no longer of any use to her. It's only fitting that her climactic showdown would be with Finn.
- The Evils of Free Will: Seems to hold to this philosophy and uses this as justification when forcibly converting Terex into a cyborg to strip him of his free will and make him a much more obedient soldier.
- Evil Sounds Deep: She has a deep voice and serves the First Order.
- Face of an Angel, Mind of a Demon: According to Gwendoline Christie, Phasma is actually mindblowingly gorgeous under the helmet, to show a contrast between an angelic face and Phasma's black, dead heart. Though considering that Gwendoline Christie is herself a mindblowingly gorgeous woman... this one might be a bit hard to argue with.
- The Faceless:
- Her face is not revealed at all in The Force Awakens. In a photoshoot for The Last Jedi that featured Gwendoline Christie in-costume without the helmet, Lucasfilm confirmed that Christie's appearance without the helmet was not what her character looked like without it. In the film itself, Finn strikes off a portion of her mask, exposing an eye. It's the only part of her face the audience ever sees.
- The Phasma novel actually takes this a step further and clarifies that nobody in the First Order has ever seen her without her helmet. Although Brendol Hux did see her face once, he died not too long afterward.
- Faux Action Girl: In The Force Awakens, at least. In spite of seeming to be a formidable badass, she doesn't get to fight anyone or fire a single shot in the first film, being ambushed by Han, Chewie, and Finn. They force her to lower the shields of Starkiller Base, then toss her into the nearest trash compactor.
- Four-Star Badass: Her position, as described in supplementary materials suggest her role in the First Order is more akin to a general than a captain, making her this in all but title.
- Hate Sink: As of the Journey to The Last Jedi series, what's been established about Phasma makes her far worse than one would imagine a Stormtrooper officer would typically be, and one that the First Order likely wouldn't take kindly to if they knew the full truth about her. She's directly responsible for the deaths of her parents, her brother, and multiple First Order operatives (including her superior, Brendol Hux) to either further her own ambition or to protect her secrets. Furthermore, she's demonstrably disloyal as an individual if it means she can survive a bit longer, with her most egregious offense being her willingness to disable the shields to Starkiller Base when held at gunpoint (when any other stormtrooper would have let that knowledge die with them); she subsequently put the blame on another Stormtrooper so she could get away with her unprecedented betrayal. And to top it all off, in spite of being presented as being A Mother to Her Men, Phasma shows cruelty to her own soldiers and shows little concern for their lives, as she would willingly have them die if it meant that she could live to fight another day (as the aforementioned incident at Starkiller Base clearly demonstrates). Dark and Troubled Past aside, Phasma is far from being the ideal First Order soldier that she likes to present herself as, and lacks the kind of character that the soldiers she's trained possess.
- Hidden Agenda Villain: She has her sights set on occupying the Colossus refueling station in Resistance for an unknown reason, and is pulling a lot strings to do so.
- Supplementary materials paint Phasma as someone who would allow her subordinates to die if she considers them too weak to serve the First Order properly, but in The Force Awakens she herself gets captured by the heroes - without a struggle - and complies with their demands to disable the shields to Starkiller Base, thus endangering her entire organization. In a deleted scene showing an alternate take of her fight with Finn, he calls her out on this in front of several of her Storm Troopers. It's noteworthy that the troopers find this accusation believable, even coming from a notorious traitor like Finn, implying she has a 0% Approval Rating even among her own brainwashed troops.
- In The Last Jedi, she calls Finn a traitor. This is coming from the same person who's betrayed her own tribe, her own family, and the First Order itself.
- I Fight for the Strongest Side: If there is a stronger side, Phasma will do anything to join it. She crippled her brother and led her parents to their deaths in order to join the Scyre when she was young. When Brendol Hux landed on Parnassos, she immediately began mimicking his speech patterns and the other stormtroopers, declaring she would become one.
- Icy Blue Eyes: A glimpse at her face in The Last Jedi shows Phasma's eyes to be a light shade of blue, which goes well with her cold-blooded, sociopathic personality.
- Immune to Bullets: Phasma's shiny chromium armor isn't just for show: Rose manages to grab a blaster and take a shot at her, and it bounces off her armor with utterly no reaction from her.
- It's All About Me: Phasma's first and only priority is her well-being and no one, not even her own family, her superiors in the First Order or all her men on Starkiller Base are exempt from this.
- Iron Lady: Besides her armor, she's a prominent leader for the First Order that seldom shows any emotions. Later subverted, for all her stoicness, she is a Dirty Coward.
- Kick the Son of a Bitch: She helped Armitage Hux by poisoning his abusive father Brendol to death.
- Lady of War: She remains very poised even when their base is being attacked. Or when two Resistance fighters are holding her at gunpoint, for that matter.
- Large and in Charge: Just like Vader, she's an almost 7 foot tall supreme Stormtrooper commander.
- Law of Chromatic Superiority: Her unique color scheme — chrome armor, black cape, and red trim — clearly marks her out as superior to the standard rank and file stormtroopers.
- Literal Disarming: It does not happen in her canon appearances (or at least hasn't happened yet), but in an alternate version of her confrontation with Finn near the end of The Last Jedi in its deleted scenes, Finn strikes her so hard with his baton it severs her hand from her wrist.
- Machine Monotone: When not utilizing strong emotion, her regular voice sounds machine-like through her helmet's reverberation.
- Mook Lieutenant: She is a stormtrooper officer, after all.
- A Mother to Her Men: The First Order likes to present her as being this, but it's subverted like you wouldn't believe throughout the Star Wars canon.
- She's memorized the numbers of every stormtrooper under her command and walks dozens of kilometers each day, patrolling Starkiller Base like a regular trooper to keep spirits up and make sure her men remember who's in charge... Until her Dirty Coward tendencies get the better of her, and she sells them and everyone else on Starkiller Base out to save her own skin.
- The Phasma novel actually takes this further and reveals that the reason she memorizes her soldier's names is not out of personal connection to her inferiors, but because she wants to be able to quickly remove any potential problems down the line.
- In the Captain Phasma comic series, Phasma deliberately uses her reputation as this trope to convince some stormtroopers to stay behind in a collapsing Starkiller Base, for no other reason than that it gave her fewer evacuees to compete with and a better chance at survival.
- In a deleted scene from The Last Jedi, when Finn calls her out for being the one who lowered Starkiller Base's shields, leading to its destruction, her retinue of troops starts to hem and haw at the possibility that their commander might be a traitor. Rather than try to explain her way out of it, she instantly draws a pistol and shoots all of them before they can turn on her.
- Names to Run Away from Really Fast: Phasma means "ghost" in Greek, and the name is also derived from a horror movie franchise.
- Nerves of Steel: She's completely unfazed when Han, Finn, and Chewie have her at gunpoint... Until they decide to throw her into the trash compactor, which gives her a moment of pause.
- Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: Not that she had much of a choice, but she lowered the shields on Starkiller Base. Had she not done that, then the Resistance base on D'Qar would have been destroyed and the First Order would have had a much easier time conquering the Galaxy afterwards.
- No-Sell: Her unique chrome armor is not just for look, it was shown deflecting a blaster shot effortlessly in The Last Jedi.
- Not Helping Your Case: In a deleted version of the confrontation between Phasma and Finn in The Last Jedi, Finn calls Phasma out for being a self-serving coward, citing her willingness to lower Starkiller Base's shields when threatened. Phasma scoffs at the idea, asking who would believe it, since she deleted the records...then she remembers that her Stormtroopers are still there, listening. She kills them all, completely proving Finn's point.
- Not So Stoic: Her otherwise unflappable demeanor breaks ever so slightly when Han suggests dumping her into a trash compactor. It's not verbal, but the quick turn of her head says it all.
- Pet the Dog: A very minor example, but the only time Phasma ever shows the tiniest flake of humanity is when she respectfully closes the eyes of TN-3465, a Stormtrooper she killed by her own hand to leave no witnesses. And then promptly subverted when she coolly refers to TN-3465 as just a tool that was 'destroyed.'
- Poisoned Weapons: Phasma is quite fond of these and uses one on Cardinal.
- The Political Officer: Possibly part of her duties within the First Order. When she notices Stormtrooper FN-2187, who almost immediately afterwards defects to the good guys with the new name "Finn", hesitating and failing to assist in the execution of civilians, she orders him to report to her "division" for an assessment. She later states that her division had psychologically examined him and ordered "re-conditioning". She also commands troops in the field as well, and her silver chrome armor with a cape lets you know she's no ordinary soldier.
- Recurring Element: Gwendoline Christie compared Phasma to Boba Fett with regards to the character's role in The Force Awakens — not in terms of characterization but in the fact that the two make a great impression for having very little screen time. And like his father Jango, she goes down in a climactic one-on-one showdown.
- Self-Made Orphan: Phasma is directly responsible for her parents' deaths and she also shot her brother dead.
- Shout-Out: In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, J. J. Abrams mentioned that Phasma is named after the Phantasm film series, with the chrome armor reminding Abrams of the Tall Man's spheres.
- The Sociopath: Willing to straight up murder countless of her own men (Starkiller Base's population is classified, but it could've been hundreds to millions) and her entire own family just for her survival, and also pin the former on an innocent person just to save her skin.
- Sociopathic Soldier: Well, Phasma is a soldier and she displays many of the disorder's traits. She lacks empathy, she is devoid of conscience, etc...
- The Starscream: As quoted above, she will betray the First Order the moment their goals no longer align with her own.
- The Stoic: She's always calm and authoritative. Even in the face of death, Phasma doesn't lose her composure, simply spitting a final insult at Finn.
- Straight Edge Evil: Befitting her perfectionist, pompous attitude, she disapproves of Terex's hedonistic lifestyle of sex slaves and expensive brandy.
- Tall, Dark, and Snarky: She stands at almost 6'7" and can be very blunt. According to Phasma, however, her hair is blonde, although we never see it in the visual media.
- Uncertain Doom: Within the context of The Force Awakens. The last we see of her, Han has supposedly dumped her down a garbage disposal pit, just as he was forced to flee into one way back in A New Hope, less than an hour or so before the planet blows up. She does, however return in The Last Jedi, only to then be ambiguously killed off again. The last time she's seen she's falling into an inferno aboard the exploding Supremacy, which under normal circumstances would be enough to do some one in. However: A) It was shown earlier that her armour can deflect blaster fire and B) enough First Order personnel survived for an attack on Crait. She doesn't show up for the final battle, but running away when things get tough isn't exactly out of character for her. It's also possible that she survived serious injuries, even if it didn't kill her.
- Doubly so in the deleted scenes for The Last Jedi. An unused take on her final scene has Finn preform some Literal Disarming on her and then blast her into the fiery chasm with a heavy weapon. It is slightly more apparent that she meets her doom in this version, but the aforementioned factors are still in play to make it ambiguous. Moreover, as it is a deleted scene it is non-canon anyway.
- Villain Protagonist: Of the the comic book series Captain Phasma.
- What You Are in the Dark: Phasma puts on a show of devout loyalty to the First Order, but after being taken captive by Finn, Han and Chewie, it becomes very clear she's actually a Dirty Coward whose only true loyalty is to herself, complying with their demands to lower Starkiller's shields with little to no resistance. She subsequently goes to a lot of effort to make sure this stays in the dark, too.
- Where I Was Born and Razed: Phasma is directly responsible for the destruction of her childhood home and tribe along with just about every remaining piece of civilization on the planet.
- The Woman Behind the Man: In Resistance, she's the one directing Kragan Gorr's pirates to attack the Colossus station so that she may garrison an occupational force there to "protect" them from said raiders.
Captain Cardinal (CD-0922)/Archex
One of Brendol Hux's original recruits from Jakku who became the first Stormtroopers of the First Order. Cardinal served as Brendol's bodyguard and was appointed as the trainer for new troopers aboard the Absolution, until Phasma arrived and took over the later stages of training.
- A Father to His Men: He truly loves the children he trains, memorizing their numbers and nicknames and keeping track of their progress through the First Order. Part of the reason he despises Phasma is that she does not share the same care for their troopers as him.
- Affably Evil: At heart, Cardinal is a decent man who hopes that the First Order will spread its dominance over the galaxy peacefully so that it can improve everyone's life. Even Vi, whom Cardinal tortures, comes to like him and believes that he can be brought over to the Resistance.
- Ambiguously Brown: Word of God imagines him to be portrayed by Kalani Robb, who is Hawaiian.
- Hypothetical Casting: Kalani Robb of Forgetting Sarah Marshall fame.
- The Rival: To Phasma, whom Cardinal is convinced cares nothing for the First Order and is a danger to its survival.
- Token Good Teammate: So far he is the only decent member of the First Order besides Finn, although unlike Finn he believes in it and its mission.
- Uncertain Doom: Phasma ends with Cardinal poisoned and Vi trying to get him to a proper medical facility. We do not know currently whether he lived or died.
- Undying Loyalty: To Brendol, whom Cardinal believes he owes everything to. Even when his faith in the First Order is nearly broken, Cardinal won't hear a word against Brendol.
- Wide-Eyed Idealist: He believes that the First Order will save the galaxy from the corrupt and violent New Republic, and that once he proves what a danger Phasma is she will be removed from her post. The revelation that the First Order knows exactly what she is, and that Armitage helped her kill his own father, shatters most of his faith in the First Order, but he still clings to the shards of it to try and stay sane.
A mysterious Stormtrooper commander in gold-chrome armor seen performing suspicious activities near the Colossus, earning the Resistance's attention.
- Bling of War: Commander Pyre is a First Order stormtrooper officer with gold-plated armor.
- Chrome Champion: His very shiny golden armour.
- Co-Dragons: Pyre, along with Major Vonreg, are Phasma's top lieutenants, with the former overseeing ground troops and the latter commanding TIE squadrons. Pyre becomes Phasma's sole Dragon after Vonreg is killed.
- Commanding Coolness: Holds the rank of commander and has some pretty snazzy armor to go with it.
- Don't Make Me Destroy You: He orders Kel and Eila to come quietly or be destroyed. It's subverted because he fully intended on killing them either way to keep the First Order's involvement in Tehar's destruction secret.
- Dragon Ascendant: A little over halfway into the first season, Phasma is taken out of the picture due to the events of The Force Awakens, relegating Pyre as the primary antagonist for the rest of the season.
- Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: When asking Captain Doza about why he deserted from the Empire, Doza answers that it was a personal choice about something he doubts Pyre would understand.
- The Heavy: Because the series takes place a mere few months before The Force Awakens, Pyre does most of the grunt work for Phasma.
- Meaningful Name: Pyrite is a mineral also known as "fool's gold".
- Mook Lieutenant: He's this in relation Phasma's Big Bad status as a fairly high-ranking but loyal officer who leads stormtroopers on her orders.
- Non-Uniform Uniform: He wears a similar suit of armor to Captain Phasma, except his is a gold-like chrome and the half-cape is replaced with an old-school pauldron.
- Would Hurt a Child: In "The Children from Tehar", he's dispatched by Phasma to capture two children the First Order wants. Specifically, they want those kids dead, to prevent the truth of their planet's destruction from getting out. Later, when the kids fake their own deaths, Pyre considers his work done.
A stormtrooper that trained alongside Finn. Considered the weakest link of his squad, he and Finn bonded over their shared status as outsiders.
- All of the Other Reindeer: Was considered the weakest of his unit. Phasma chided Finn for helping him, believing that the weakest should be culled to strengthen the First Order. Subverted, amusingly, as Phasma's Drill Sergeant Nasty attitude resulted in Slip becoming a stronger soldier.
- Bloody Handprint: Leaves one on Finn's helmet after being mortally wounded at the beginning of The Force Awakens.
- Death by Origin Story: In a way, since his death is what kickstarts Finn's Heel Realization.
- Nom de Guerre: Got the Embarrassing Nickname "Slip" due to his tendency to fall behind during training exercises.
- Small Role, Big Impact: Was simply a random Stormtrooper that died at the start of the Force Awakens, but in doing so motivated Finn to defect to the Resistance. As a result, Finn has become a major player in the fight against the First Order.
- We Hardly Knew Ye: Dies in the first few minutes of the film, which prompts the start of Finn's HeelFace Turn.
A stormtrooper who trained alongside Finn, who confronts him on Takodana. Cocky and itching for action, he is fiercely loyal to the First Order.
- Almighty Janitor: Most Stormtroopers are cannon fodder with really bad aim. This one actually can fight with someone that uses a lightsaber.
- Badass Baritone: The dude has a deep voice.
- Badass Normal: There's nothing to suggest that he's more than a regular stormtrooper, apart from the fact that his response to seeing Finn impale a fellow stormtrooper with a lightsaber is to whip out an electrified baton, engage him in a straight fight, and nearly win.
- Battle Baton: Uses an awesome electrified one to knock a lightsaber-wielding Finn to the ground.
- Berserk Button: Apparently anyone who betrays the First Order in any way. Given that he trained alongside Finn though...
- Boring, but Practical: The stormtrooper has riot control equipment that was intended for use on unruly civilian mobs, but which also serves as an adequate counter to lightsabers.
- Boss in Mook Clothing: A literal example: Nines has aesthetically unremarkable armor but has enough skill to defeat Finn, himself a former outstanding stormtrooper, while the latter is wielding a lightsaber.
- Breakout Character: He became wildly popular after the film's release, which is likely the reason that Starwars.com teased in his spotlight article that he may still be alive.
- Curbstomp Battle: Hands Finn his ass in their battle.
- Dying Moment of Awesome: He's winning over Finn during their Curb-Stomp Battle until Han offs him in an intervention.
- Et Tu, Brute?: Does not take Finn's defection from the First Order well.
- Everything's Better with Spinning: His fighting style involves a lot of spins. It's part of the reason he became so popular.
- Evil Redhead: He is a First Order stormtrooper and is described as having red hair and blue eyes.
- It's Personal: His anger at Finn is obviously related to the fact that they trained together, and he likely feels personally betrayed.
- Large Ham: His one line in the movie, which also qualifies as an Incoming Ham moment: TRAITOR!
- Let's Fight Like Gentlemen: Right after calling out Finn, he casts aside his blaster and shield in favor of his stun baton, indicating that he doesn't plan to fight Finn with any Combat Pragmatism. Then again, he may have been trained in anti-lightsaber combat, and the blaster and shield would have been utterly useless.
- Well, they would be useless if Finn was a trained, force-sensitive Jedi. Finn is actually just a regular guy with a laser sword, meaning Nines could easily just shoot him. Nines very well could be trained in anti-Jedi combat and is likely assuming that Finn has previously-unrecognized Jedi abilities (which he doesnt) due to the fact that hes using a lightsaber.
- Lightning Bruiser: The official novelization specifies him as "big, strong, and agile", with what sounds like an unexpected awareness of what Finn's lightsaber is capable of.
- Near-Villain Victory: He beats Finn one-on-one, and would have killed him had Han and Chewie not intervened.
- Nom de Guerre: Similar to Zeroes (and Fives, from Clone Wars), "Nines" is an Affectionate Nickname derived from his designation number that he gets from his fellow troops.
- Not Quite Dead: In the Starwars.com article that revealed his name, it was also stated that he might still be alive.
- Pre-Asskicking One-Liner: His one line in the movie Traitor! is said right before engaging Finn in a one on one duel which he would have won if Han and Chewie hadn't stepped in.
- So Last Season: Shows us that lightsabers aren't necessarily the be-all-to-end-all when it comes to Mooks any more.
- Static Stun Gun: His Z6 Riot Control Baton.
- Stealth Pun: He had Finn on the ropes... but alas, Han shot first.
- Surprisingly Sudden Death: As mentioned several times, he's on the giving end of a Curb-Stomp Battle until he's unceremoniously killed by Han and Chewie in a true Big Damn Heroes moment.
- This Is Unforgivable!: He really hates Finn for deserting the First Order.
- Undying Loyalty: He is extremely loyal to the First Order and despises Finn for his treachery.
- Weapon Twirling: Spins his baton in a stylish manner.
- Weight Woe: Mildly. Phasma has his meals modified due to weight gain.
- We Hardly Knew Ye: Subverted. His only scene in the movie is his battle with Finn. He's given much more backstory in Before the Awakening.
- We Used to Be Friends: Trained with and served on the same squad as Finn, explaining his outburst.
- White Shirt of Death: Well, he's wearing the standard white Stormtrooper armor when he dies; close enough?
- The Worf Effect: For the first time in seven films, a mook bests a lightsaber-armed hero in single combat, to demonstrate that First Order stormtroopers are a distinct cut above the Original Trilogy stormtroopers or the battle droids in the prequels.
A random stormtrooper on Starkiller Base, tasked with guarding a prisoner.
- Brainwashed: Courtesy of Rey's Jedi Mind Trick.
- The Cameo: For Daniel Craig.
- Canon Immigrant: Not himself, but his designation number, FN-1824. It comes from the LEGO adaptation game of The Force Awakens. Despite the game being non-canon, story group member Pablo Hidalgo confirmed on Twitter that the names provided by the game for previously unidentified characters, including FN-1824, were considered canon.
- Deadpan Snarker: In a very blunt way, when Rey first tries a Jedi mind trick.Rey: You will remove these restraints and leave the cell with the door open.
Stormtrooper: I'll tighten these restraints, scavenger scum.
- Flat "What": His response to Rey's first (and failed) attempt at Jedi Mind Trick is a long silent stare before saying:"What did you say?"
- Jerkass: He's pretty nasty to his prisoner.
- No Name Given: Like most Stormtroopers in the movie, his call sign isn't given. He is unnamed and uncredited in the film, (as is the standard with cameo roles). He's identified as FN-1824 in the LEGO adaptation game of The Force Awakens, which is considered canon, despite the game itself being non-canon.
- Uncertain Doom: It is unknown if he managed to evacuate off the Starkiller Base before it implodes.
- Weak-Willed: He's susceptible to the mind trick, although it takes Rey a few tries due to her inexperience.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: Disappears after Rey uses the the mind trick on him.
- You Rebel Scum!: Says a variant to Rey, referring to her as scavenger scum.
A stormtrooper who trained alongside Finn. Dedicated and no-nonsense, he knows better than to ask questions about his orders.
- Ambiguously Brown: Described as having "dark brown" skin.
- Blood Knight: Expresses eagerness when he suspects their first deployment is coming up.
- Imperial Stormtrooper Marksmanship Academy: After a training exercise, Phasma tells him he is wasting ammunition and assigns him to the range.
- Nom de Guerre: His call sign Zeroes, based on his numeric designation, is a sign of an Affectionate Nickname from his fellow stormtroopers. It's pointed out that Finn didn't get a nickname because he is an outsider.
- Sole Survivor: Well, sole loyal survivor of the squad Finn trained with. That is, if Nines really is dead.
- Affably Evil: Despite that he's a First Order Stormtrooper, he proves to be surprisingly friendly when he takes the time to sincerely congratulate Finn on what seemed to be promotion to First Officer.
A stormtrooper stationed on the Colossus. After discovering Kel and Eila without proper identification in the lower levels of the station, he intended to report them and turn them in to his superiors, but was knocked out and was impersonated by Kazuda for the rest of the day to prevent suspicion of his disappearance.
- Amusing Injuries: Kel and Eila throw flying fish at him in self-defense, knocking him out. Later, Neeku knocks him out with a wrench when he comes to, and Neeku knocks him out again by tasering him. Maybe getting reconditioned would be a good thing for once for this guy.
- Pet the Dog: While disoriented, he calls Neeku "nice" and his "green friend".
- Would Hurt a Child: He attempts to hurt Kel and Eila when they refuse to come with him.