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Lucasfilm reveals details on Star Wars' most badass Stormtrooper

01.08.2016

When it comes to STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS, there's really only one trooper that stole the show, and fans have affectionately named him TR-8R. You may remember him as the only Stormtrooper we've seen go toe-to-toe with someone brandishing a lightsaber, and if it wasn't for Han Solo, Finn would've been wrecked! Given the uprising of memes dedicated to the man, Lucasfilm has decided to offer up some details about the character. His real name, for starters, is FN-2199.

FN-2199, or “Nines,” served with Finn in the same squad, so that explains why this particular trooper seems to have such disdain for him. Nines is also part of the riot control squad, which is why he's wielding that badass Z6 baton, as it's called. The baton is described as non-lethal, but can obviously dish out some damage when it's in the right hands.

As for some behind-the-scenes trivia, the part of FN-2199 was played by stunt performer Liang Yang, while the voice was provided by David Acord, a Skywalker Sound sound editor. It doesn't look like Nines will be returning for EPISODE VIII, but it would be cool if the sequel delved deeper into the relationship Finn had with some of his squad mates. Perhaps we'll see more of that with Captain Phasma?

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Source: StarWars.com

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2:35PM on 01/10/2016
Have Star Wars "fans" always been such neckbearded pissbabies?
Have Star Wars "fans" always been such neckbearded pissbabies?
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6:38PM on 01/08/2016
I, uh... I got to admit, I don't even remember this scene.
I, uh... I got to admit, I don't even remember this scene.
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5:59PM on 01/08/2016
Don't you mean the lamest stormtrooper ever?
Don't you mean the lamest stormtrooper ever?
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3:21PM on 01/08/2016
This part was so dumb in the movie. (And, as ConMan said below, should've been Phasma.)
This part was so dumb in the movie. (And, as ConMan said below, should've been Phasma.)
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3:38PM on 01/08/2016
I don't think the part was necessarily dumb, it was cool to see some kind of advancement in weapons to go up against lightsabers. But you're right, it should have been Phasma in that scene, not a random stormtrooper.
I don't think the part was necessarily dumb, it was cool to see some kind of advancement in weapons to go up against lightsabers. But you're right, it should have been Phasma in that scene, not a random stormtrooper.
5:23PM on 01/08/2016
Yup should have been Phasma. Missed opportunity.
Yup should have been Phasma. Missed opportunity.
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2:07PM on 01/08/2016
I thought his name was TR-8R

He's already a meme throughout the interwebz.
I thought his name was TR-8R

He's already a meme throughout the interwebz.
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2:17PM on 01/08/2016
Yup. Says it right there.. In the article...
Yup. Says it right there.. In the article...
3:00PM on 01/08/2016
That was a fanboy nickname, much like Bret McKenzie's "Figwit" character (later named Lindir) in the LOTR movies.
That was a fanboy nickname, much like Bret McKenzie's "Figwit" character (later named Lindir) in the LOTR movies.
10:49AM on 01/09/2016
zohan. lol I hope you realize TR8R stands gor TRAITOR lol thats why he was affectionately named that. lol His official designation is FN-2199
zohan. lol I hope you realize TR8R stands gor TRAITOR lol thats why he was affectionately named that. lol His official designation is FN-2199
12:20PM on 01/08/2016
You really have a problem with your character (Phasma) when this bad ass trooper is more bad ass than your "Bad ass" Phasma.
You really have a problem with your character (Phasma) when this bad ass trooper is more bad ass than your "Bad ass" Phasma.
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12:57PM on 01/08/2016
Yeah. If they had given Phasma one scene like this it would have done a lot for the character.
Yeah. If they had given Phasma one scene like this it would have done a lot for the character.
1:28PM on 01/08/2016
You haven't seen the last of Phasma. She is the Boba Fett of this trilogy. He only showed up in a minor (VERY MINOR) part in the first film.

They probably just didn't want to keep throwing in more and more villains and plots. It was already a bit heavy on introducing new people. We know the name Phasma now, so they can do more with her next time.
You haven't seen the last of Phasma. She is the Boba Fett of this trilogy. He only showed up in a minor (VERY MINOR) part in the first film.

They probably just didn't want to keep throwing in more and more villains and plots. It was already a bit heavy on introducing new people. We know the name Phasma now, so they can do more with her next time.
1:43PM on 01/08/2016
The only reason you think Phasma should have been badass, is because you've been told for months on the internet, that she was going to be badass. Sure, it would've been cool to see her in action, but the movie didn't owe you that. Having said that, I really hope she escaped that trash compactor.
The only reason you think Phasma should have been badass, is because you've been told for months on the internet, that she was going to be badass. Sure, it would've been cool to see her in action, but the movie didn't owe you that. Having said that, I really hope she escaped that trash compactor.
3:46PM on 01/08/2016
If she's the Boba Fett of this trilogy, then I don't think we have a lot to look forward to. All of Boba Fett's accomplishments in Star Wars:
1) In ANH, he stood around the hangar bay while Jabba talked to Han Solo. This scene was also cut because it was THAT unimportant to the movie.
2) In ESB, he shows up to the Empire to track down Han Solo. Not only does he NOT track down Han Solo (The Empire did that for him), he also stood around while Vader did all the work to secure Han Solo.
If she's the Boba Fett of this trilogy, then I don't think we have a lot to look forward to. All of Boba Fett's accomplishments in Star Wars:
1) In ANH, he stood around the hangar bay while Jabba talked to Han Solo. This scene was also cut because it was THAT unimportant to the movie.
2) In ESB, he shows up to the Empire to track down Han Solo. Not only does he NOT track down Han Solo (The Empire did that for him), he also stood around while Vader did all the work to secure Han Solo. His biggest accomplishment here was walking the frozen Han Solo back to his ship. He managed to get one shot off at Luke, but he missed.
3) In ROTJ, he stood around Jabba's palace and again did nothing. Possibly tried making a move on Leia while she was in disguise, but did nothing. Then when shit hits the fan, he uses his jet pack once to go over to a speeder, accidentally gets hit in the back before doing anything, causing his jetpack to misfire - sending him flying into the side of the barge and then fall into the Sarlaac Pits.

Easily the least accomplished and most overrated character in Star Wars. So if we're going on Boba Fett's "arc" as an indicator of what to expect from Phasma in this new series - I wouldn't be expecting much. She's already off to a rocky start - stood around and did nothing. Eventually got kidnapped and dropped the shields at gun point, and then thrown in a trash compactor. Definitely not that fearsome.
5:03PM on 01/08/2016
Ya I know we haven't seen the last of Phasma. But you cant just MAKE the New Boba Fett. It has to happen organically.
Ya I know we haven't seen the last of Phasma. But you cant just MAKE the New Boba Fett. It has to happen organically.
5:29AM on 01/09/2016
LOL MickLoud, Brilliant. Yah Boba is awesome because of his costume and all us dudes as kids who wanted to wear it and do some crazy shit. But yah he is really great at standing.
LOL MickLoud, Brilliant. Yah Boba is awesome because of his costume and all us dudes as kids who wanted to wear it and do some crazy shit. But yah he is really great at standing.
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