Will Poe Dameron Ever Tell Finn His Dark Secret

Tuesday, 12 April 2016 - 5:38PM
Star Wars
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Tuesday, 12 April 2016 - 5:38PM
Will Poe Dameron Ever Tell Finn His Dark Secret
After watching it an unhealthy number of times, we'd like to think that we've thought through the majority of Star Wars: The Force Awakens' minutiae, but as can be the case with the Internet, there's always someone out there who has a different take on things and manages to think of something you didn't.

The bromance between Finn and Poe Dameron was clear for all to see, inspiring fans to make memes, art, and even songs in their honor. But some fans have pointed out that there's vein of darkness running through the unlikely friendship between The Resitance's top pilot and a one-time First Order Stormtrooper.

At the beginning of the movie, The First Order descends upon a small, peaceful village, rounding up its inhabitants and destroying their homes with a clinical efficiency. Poe Dameron, who managed to slip out to the fringes of the village takes a few well aimed shots at the First Order troopers. One of the troopers nailed by Poe's sharpshooting reaches out for his comrade in his dying minutes, marking squadmate's helmet with a bloodied hand. The unfortunate stormtrooper was FN-2003, and as with everything in the Star Wars universe, he has a backstory.

As Stormtrooper Larry points out, the Star Wars: The Force Awakens novelization (and the Before the Awakens book) tells us that FN-2003 was given the nickname Slip after he frequently fell behind his squadmates in training. FN-2187, who eventually would go on to adopt the name Finn, always looked out for Slip and even risked being reprimanded by Phasma for his disturbing displays of empathy. From this, we can probably conclude that Finn felt some kind of affinity to the hapless Slip. So, it's perhaps a little awkward that his new best friend, Poe Dameron, is the man responsible for delivering the shot that killed his old charge.


Clearly Finn has a limited amount of feeling towards his fellow stormtroopers– I mean, we see him slicing and dicing a few of them with a lightsaber later in the movie– but if the books have shown us anything, it's that old Slip was no ordinary colleague.

Would Finn be angry if Poe told him? Of course not. This is the greatest pilot in the galaxy we're talking about here, and you don't hold a grudge against somebody who calls you buddy or pal at every given opportunity. But, we suggest Poe fesses up sooner rather than later, lest his secrets cast a dark shadow over this blossoming relationship.




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