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Finn ( Starwars ) - Finn (Starwars)

Finn ( Description FN-2187 ) is a fictional character in the Starwars- Line . The character first appeared in the film Star Wars: The Force Awakens 2015 as a first-order stormtrooper who, shocked by the cruelty of the order in its first combat mission, flees and joins forces with Rey and later the resistance. He is portrayed by English actor John Boyega who played the role in Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker repeated. Boyega's performance and character received praise. For his appearance in The Force Awakens Boyega won the BAFTA Rising Star Award and was nominated for the Saturn Award for Best Actor.

Casting and creation

The idea for the character, whose name was Sam during early preproduction, came from screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan. Colleague Michael Arndt, who made an early draft of The Force Awakens prepared said:

And then we struggled to figure out who would be the male lead. I remember we talked about pirates and merchant marines and all that stuff and finally Larry [Kasdan] was mad at all of us and he just said, "You guys, you don't think big. What if he's a stormtrooper who ran away? " ? "

For the roles of Finn and other new ones Starwars- Characters for The Force Awakens Director JJ Abrams was intentionally looking for unknown actors because he wanted the audience to "meet those characters [in the movie] and not feel like he is of this thing, it is." them of this thing. "Boyega, the Abrams in his debut role in British science fiction film Attack the block (2011) was invited to audition for the role of Finn, a process that took seven months before it was final cast. Kathleen Kennedy, one of the producers of The Force Awakens , explained:

John Boyega was someone we care about Attack the block had known. And we put him at the top of our list from the start. But then again, we did a massive search to see who was out there and we kept coming to the realization that John would be the perfect Finn.

Finn's Stormtrooper code name FN-2187 refers to the number of the cell that Princess Leia used in the original film Star Wars from Was imprisoned in 1977. "Cell 2187" in turn refers to Arthur Lipsettes Short film 21-87 .

Abrams stated that it was intended that Finn be in promotional materials for The Force Awakens was not given a surname, suggesting his full name and background would be revealed in future films. However, the film itself revealed that "Finn" is an adopted name derived from its Stormtrooper number. In 2021, while promoting the film Cherry, Marvel Cinematic Universe actor Tom Holland revealed he had also auditioned for the role of Finn before Boyega was cast.


The Force Awakens

Finn, originally referred to as "FN-2187", is a former First Order Stormtrooper who served under Captain Phasma (Gwendoline Christie) and Kylo Ren (Adam Driver). He was taken from his family at a young age and sold to the First Order to become part of their ever-expanding army. He was trained to be an effective, loyal, and merciless soldier for most of his life.

Despite his training, Finn is disaffected with the First Order during his first combat mission on the planet Jakku. He is traumatized when a stormtrooper dies in front of him and later horrified when Ren, after failing to secure the map that will lead to the missing Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), orders his squadron to move a village of Jakku civilians massacre. The other stormtroopers followed Ren's orders without hesitation. However, Finn lowers his gun in horror in a silent but firm denial. While on Jakku, Phasma and Ren both notice Finn's inability to kill, and Phasma later instructs him to report for an overhaul so they can better follow their orders. Instead of heeding her word, Finn solves the first mission to escape, and the captured resistance convinces pilot Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac) to help him in his escape.

With Poe piloting a stolen TIE fighter, the two escaped from aboard the Finalizer -The Resurgent -Class Star Destroyer where Poe was held captive. While piloting, Poe calls FN-2187 "Finn" (from the "FN" in its name), which the otherwise nameless stormtrooper hugs. Moments later, her TIE fighter is lifted from the towers of the Finalizers shot down and lands back on Jakku. When Finn comes to, he looks for Poe in the rubble, but can first find the pilot's jacket before the broken hull of their ship is swallowed up by a huge sinkhole. Finn assumes that Poe is dead. Alone Finn decides to look for civilization and puts on Poe's jacket instead of his own Stormtrooper armor.

Poe's astromech droid BB-8, now in the care of garbage collector Rey (Daisy Ridley), realizes that the jacket Finn is wearing belongs to Poe. Rey suspects Finn is a member of the Resistance after mentioning that BB-8 has a partially completed card that leads to Luke. Finn shares her false assumption and hopes that she will help him bring BB-8 to the Resistance. The three escape the First Order on the with the help of Han Solo (Harrison Ford) and Chewbacca (Peter Mayhew) Millennium Falcon . Han brings her to his friend Maz Kanata (Lupita Nyong'o) on Takodana, who promises to bring her to the resistance. Finn decides to continue to flee the galactic conflict, but changes his mind when the First Order launches a pre-emptive strike against the capital of the New Republic and Ren's forces find her and capture Rey.

Finn flies to the Resistance Base, where he discovers that Poe is still alive and meets General Leia Organa (Carrie Fisher), C-3PO (Anthony Daniels), and Hibernating R2-D2 (Kenny Baker). Finn reveals some details about the First Order's super weapon, Starkiller Base, and claims to be able to disable its shields. However, when he arrives on the planet with Han and Chewbacca, Finn reveals that he only worked in the base's plumbing department. Still, the team takes Phasma hostage and Finn forces her at gunpoint to deactivate the shields. This allows the resistance to attack, led by Poe. They meet with Rey, who has freed herself from captivity. Finn later watches in horror with the others as Ren kills Han. Ren confronts Finn and Rey in the woods, claiming that their fight is not over yet. Finn picks up Luke's old lightsaber after Rey is knocked out by Ren and tries to fight him, but Ren easily overpowers him and knocks him unconscious. Rey stops Ren from killing Finn, and she and Chewbacca escape the Starkiller base at the Millennium Falcon and bring the comatose Finn to the resistance base for medical treatment.

Related work and merchandising

Finn is in Star Wars: Before the Awakening (2015) by Greg Rucka, an anthology book for young readers that focuses on the lives of Poe, Rey and Finn before the events of The Force Awakens focused . Finn is also a point of view in the romanization of The Force Awakens by Alan Dean Foster in 2015.

Finn is a playable character in Disney Infinity 3.0 that is voiced by Boyega.

The last Jedi

Finn wakes up from a coma aboard the main resistance cruiser, and immediately wants to know where Rey is, learning that Leia has a beacon that will guide Rey back if necessary. Later, after the attack on the cruiser that killed most of the main resistance leadership and knocked Leia unconscious, Finn takes the beacon and tries to board an escape pod in hopes of keeping himself and Rey out of harm's way . Before he can board the capsule, he is found by Rose Tico (Kelly Marie Tran), a maintenance worker whose sister Paige, a Resistance bomber, recently died in an attack on the First Order. When Rose sees that Finn is trying to escape, she stuns him and intends to hand him in for desertion. However, she stops when Finn tells her that the First Order found a way to track the cruiser at the speed of light. She tells Finn that she may be able to disable the tracker, and Finn says that after working aboard a Star Destroyer, he can find out where the tracker is. Rose and Finn run their plan through Poe, who asks Kanata for help, but she claims she's too busy and instructs her to find a "Master Code Breaker" at a casino in Canto Bight, a vacation town on the planet Cantonica . Finn and Rose operate against the wishes of the incumbent resistance leader Vice Admiral Holdo (Laura Dern) and steal a ship together with BB-8 and go to Canto Bight.

Finn is initially intrigued by the casino's lavish lifestyle, but becomes disillusioned when Rose tells him that most of the people there got rich by trading weapons with the First Order. While they find the Master Code Breaker, they cannot recruit him as they are arrested and jailed for a parking violation. In their cell they meet DJ (Benicio Del Toro), a thief and code breaker who offers to help them; they refuse, but he breaks her out of her cell anyway. Finn and Rose escape from prison where they free a horde of equine racing creatures named Fathiers and flee on one of them. Outside the casino, they are greeted by the BB-8 and DJ who stole a ship together. DJ agrees to help them despite Finn's concerns. Finally, Finn, Rose and DJ come aboard the Star Dreadnought Supremacy the Mega Class and dress up as first-rate officers. Finn finds the location of the tracker and DJ breaks in, but before Rose can disable the tracker, Phasma catches them. After DJ is captured after learning of the Resistance's plan to escape to Crait via transport, he secretly shares plans with the First Order to get money and his freedom, and Finn and Rose are to be executed. Before they are, Holdo rams the resistance cruiser into the flagship of Supreme Leader Snoke (Andy Serkis) at the speed of light, damages the ship and sends it into chaos. Finn has a one-on-one fight with Phasma and ends up proudly declaring himself a "rebel scum" before Phasma falls to her death. BB-8, on board a first-order AT-ST, rescues Finn and Rose from stormtroopers, and the three narrowly escape aboard a damaged shuttle to Crait.

While the First Order prepares an attack on the formerly abandoned rebel base on Crait, Finn recognizes the weapons that are to be used to destroy the blast doors and hits the First Order slightly to deactivate the cannon. The attack goes badly and Poe orders all fighters to retreat, but Finn is determined to destroy the cannon and flies straight into the explosion to sacrifice himself to defeat the First Order. At the last second, Rose stops him by ramming her speeder into his and pushing him out of the blast. Finn asks her why she stopped him and she tells him that wars are won, "not by fighting what we hate, but by saving what we love." She then kisses him before she passes out. Finn brings her body back to the rebel base and calls a medic for her. When Luke appears on Crait, Finn's first instinct is to send forces to help him, but Poe realizes that Luke is stalling to give the resistance time to escape. Finn and Poe lead the resistance away from the planet. Finn eventually meets up with Rey again and hugs her before boarding the Millennium Falcon leaves . Finn is last seen putting a blanket over the still unconscious Rose.

Related work and merchandising

Finn is a playable hero in Star Wars Battlefront II voiced by Boyega. It was made by the DLC of The Last Jedi added. Finn's outfit in the update of The Rise of Skywalker .

The rise of Skywalker

Finn, along with Poe, intercepts a message from a first order mole that Emperor Palpatine (Ian McDiarmid) has been brought back to life and is planning an attack on the Resistance and the New Republic in the form of the definitive Order, a vast fleet of Star Destroyers Xyston Great designed by the Sith Eternal. Finn then goes with Rey, Poe, C-3PO and Chewbacca to the desert planet Pasaana, where with the help of Lando Calrissian (Billy Dee Williams) they find a dagger that contains a clue to a Sith pathfinder, a compass for this, the Sith Planet Exegol. Throughout the trip, Finn clearly has something he wants to tell Rey but doesn't find time to tell her. Their journey takes them to Kijimi, where the location of the wayfinder is extracted from the memory files of C-3PO, and later to the Star Destroyer Steadfast the Resurgent Great where Finn and Poe save Chewbacca, who has been taken over by the First Order. Finn and Poe are captured and executed by stormtroopers, but they are rescued by General Hux (Domnhall Gleeson), who reveals that he is the mole. Finn and Poe rescue Rey aboard the Millennium Falcon and go to the Endor system, where the pathfinder is among the ruins of the second Death Star.

On Kef Bir they encounter a group allied with the resistance, led by a woman named Jannah (Naomi Ackie). Finn meets Jannah, who reveals that she and the entire settlement on Kef Bir are former stormtroopers who mutinied after a battle. Finn tells her he left the Order too, suggesting that the Force brought them together and made them all leave the Order. Finn and Jannah follow Rey aboard the wreck to keep her from confronting Ren, but she does so and almost kills him before healing him and leaving on board Ren's ship. Without Rey or the Pathfinder, Finn, Poe and Jannah return to the resistance base, where they learn that Leia has died. Poe is named acting general and Poe names Finn co-general.

Finn learns of Exegol's whereabouts through Rey's transmissions, and he and Poe lead a strike against the Sith Eternal Forces, with Finn and Jannah specifically launching a ground attack on the surface of the Lead steadfastness to their navigation too break up . As the attack nears its end, Finn and Jannah are left on the surface of the damaged Resurgent Star Destroyer, but are ultimately caught by Lando and Chewbacca Millennium Falcon and rescued the rest of the Resistance fleet. Finn attributes his belief in his salvation to a belief in power. After the successful attack, Finn celebrates among the rebels at the resistance base and meets again with Rey and Poe.

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After Finn revealed what he would tell Rey of his own realization that he is force sensitive, he now trains under her as her Jedi Padawan. Rey accidentally hurts Finn's feelings during a training session and lets Finn use a wooden toy lightsaber in place of her own. Rey is looking for a way that leads her to the world between worlds and enables her to travel through time. Meanwhile, Finn plans life day celebrations with Poe, Jannah, Rose and Lando as they await the arrival of Chewbacca's family. During her travels, Rey learns from Yoda's mind that patience and understanding are an important part of teaching a padawan. Finn is said to have used his wooden lightsaber to prevent the Life Day tree from falling. When Rey returns home, she allows Finn to cut the Life Day roast with her lightsaber. Accidentally, Finn cuts all the way through the table, but Rey assures him that she will help him get better.


When asked about Finn's character traits, Boyega replied:

I think the element of facing a greater calling when your circumstances don't particularly reflect it. Because I am young at the beginning of my life; you haven't really achieved much, and then you have to go through adulthood, take responsibility, work and all that stuff, no more mom and dad taking care of things. I think it's the same kind of journey Finn has when he leaves the First Order. It leaves a curriculum, it leaves a system, it begins its own journey.

He also noted that initially, “most of his decisions are based on adrenaline. Like,” Okay, guess what? I'm just going to get this blaster and run away. "" Boyega further noted that "[n] is not just the character above his head and someone who has just gotten into an extraordinary circumstance, the scenes and script prove it and it is not a problem that can be easily erased." "

Finn was originally supposed to be from Poe in The Last Jedi after Canto Bight, but writer / director Rian Johnson found the plot shallow realizing their dialogue was interchangeable. This led to the creation of the character Rose Tico, who would challenge and contrast Finn.

In The Rise of Skywalker Finn tries to tell Rey something he doesn't want to say in front of Poe, but that thread is never resolved in the movie. This should mean he confessed that he loved her, but Boyega denied this on Twitter. The novelty of the film reveals that Finn is force sensitive, which implies that this is what he wanted to tell Rey. Abrams later confirmed that Finn was indeed force sensitive shortly after the film premiered. The amendment also states that Rey believes the same and speculates about the kind of Jedi he might become.


The character and Boyega's portrayal were praised; Reviewer Jamie Graham wrote, "From the new triangle of characters, Boyega brings intensity and surprisingly polished comic timing." The reviewers also praised Finn's relationships with the other characters:

The dynamic between Rey and Finn is something new to Star Wars, with their radiant heroism complimenting Boyega's mischievous wit ... Gone is the clunky dialogue of the prequels - instead it's replaced by seriously clever writing that often leads to nice little copy Moments, many with Han and Finn.

HitFix's Drew McWeeny notes, "Boyega has this great combination of selfish fear and reluctant heroism that he plays wonderfully, and he expertly records Finn's development as a person here." Peter Travers from Rolling Stone described the character as "exciting, funny and cunning". Robbie Collin writes that Boyega has a "(very funny) half brave, half scared, heroic shtick" and notes that Finn "although he is" brave, charming and funny "just wants to be thought of as he's not entirely sure whether he's the daring freedom fighter. ”However, some reviewers were less than positive. Ty Burr of The Boston Globe wrote: "Boyegas Finn is the only weak link in the new film, a character who vacillates between noble impulses and cowardice until our interest wears off. The performance is okay, but it's okay, with little of the iconic bite a Wagnerian Cartoon like this one needs. "

The character has also faced racist reactions from some online fans, to which Boyega replied, "I'm not going to lose sleep on people." After the premiere of the first trailer, Boyega responded to the critics with "Who it concerns ... get used to it" and went on to comment, "All of the films I've made had a secret comment on stereotypical mentalities. It's about getting people to do it To bring you to give up a prejudiced state of mind and realize, “Oh shit, we just watch normal people.” “In response to those who wanted to boycott the film because of their disagreements with the existence of a black stormtrooper, Boyega replied,“ I'm proud on my inheritance, and no one can take that away from me. I wasn't brought up to fear people with disagreements. They are just victims of an illness in their head. "

In 2016 Boyega was nominated for the Saturn Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of Finn.


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