- "Search him."
- ―Kylo Ren orders FN-3181 to search Poe Dameron
FN-3181 was a human male stormtrooper who served the First Order. In the year 34 ABY, he was deployed to the planet Jakku as part of a First Order attack on the village of Tuanul in an effort to obtain part of a map showing the location of vanished Jedi Master Luke Skywalker.
After the stormtroopers killed or captured the village's residents, Kylo Ren, the leader of the Knights of Ren, arrived and executed villager Lor San Tekka. This prompted the Resistance pilot Poe Dameron to try and attack Ren, who used the Force to freeze Dameron. FN-3181 and another trooper then dragged Dameron to Ren and searched the prisoner, before carrying him aboard an Atmospheric Assault Lander to be taken away.
Attack on JakkuEdit
FN-3181 was a human male who served in the FN Corps, a stormtrooper unit in the First Order's military during its conflict with the New Republic–backed Resistance. In the year 34 ABY, he was was one of eighty troopers deployed from the Resurgent-class Star Destroyer Finalizer to the planet Jakku in four Atmospheric Assault Landers.
The soldiers were led by Captain Phasma and landed at night outside the village of Tuanul, which they had orders to attack in order to obtain part of a map that led to the vanished Jedi Master Luke Skywalker. The village's occupants fought back against FN-3181 and his comrades but were quickly overwhelmed, with those not killed being captured and rounded up into the village's center.
Capturing Poe DameronEdit
- "Put him on board."
- ―Kylo Ren orders FN-3181 to put Poe Dameron on an Atmospheric Assault Lander
The Force-sensitive leader of the Knights of Ren, Kylo Ren, then arrived in the village in his Upsilon-class command shuttle, and village resident Lor San Tekka, who had owned the map piece but was no longer in possession of it, was brought before him. The two briefly exchanged words before Ren killed the villager.
The Resistance pilot Poe Dameron, who had been in the village to meet with San Tekka and had received the map piece, witnessed the man's death from his hiding place and opened fire on Ren in anger. Ren froze both the blaster bolt and Dameron in place using the Force, after which FN-3181 and another trooper ran up to the pilot and grabbed him, each taking an arm and dragging Dameron before Ren.
Ren had FN-3181 search Dameron, while the other trooper scanned him with a personal scanner. After they found nothing on the pilot, the pair and another trooper escorted Dameron to one of the Atmospheric Assault Landers so that he could be taken back to the Finalizer. However, Dameron no longer had the map piece, as he had given it to his astromech droid, BB-8. The droid escaped from Tuanul and eventually delivered it to the Resistance.
Personality and traitsEdit
When FN-3181 searched Poe Dameron, he did so with thuggish delight, smacking the pilot instead of patting him down. When the trooper found nothing, he was disappointed.
Behind the scenesEdit
- "By the way, that stormtrooper on the right, in that uniform, umm, behind Poe, is Michael Giacchino, composer of fine film scores everywhere."
- ―J.J. Abrams points out FN-3181 during his director's commentary of The Force Awakens
FN-3181 first appeared in the 2015 sequel trilogy film, Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens. The character was portrayed by Michael Giacchino, a long-time musical collaborator of the film's director, J.J. Abrams. Giacchino has provided the musical score for several of Abrams' other works, as well as the film Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. FN-3181 is not referred to by name in the film itself but is identified in the credits.
In the novelization of The Force Awakens, written by Alan Dean Foster, FN-3181's actions are slightly altered. After the trooper searches Poe Dameron, the pilot sarcastically compliments him and winks, prompting FN-3181 to kick his legs out from under him.
- Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens (First appearance)
- Star Wars: The Force Awakens novelization
- Star Wars: The Force Awakens audiobook
- Star Wars: The Force Awakens: A Junior Novel
- The Force Awakens, Part I
- Star Wars: The Force Awakens: The Visual Dictionary (Picture only)
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Star Wars Character Encyclopedia: Updated and Expanded states that the stormtroopers of the First Order were all humans. As Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens establishes that FN-3181 is a stormtrooper, he must therefore be human.
- ↑ 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13 2.14 2.15 2.16 2.17 2.18 Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Before the Awakening establishes that First Order stormtroopers with "FN" in their designation are part of the FN Corps.
- ↑ Star Wars: Galactic Atlas dates the events of Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens, which includes FN-3181's actions, to 34 ABY.
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 Star Wars: The Force Awakens novelization
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 Star Wars: The Force Awakens: Incredible Cross-Sections
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 Star Wars: The Force Awakens: A Junior Novel
- ↑ Star Wars: The Force Awakens: The Visual Dictionary
- ↑ Sciretta, Peter (2015-12-18). 'Force Awakens' Cameos Revealed: Michael Giacchino, Daniel Craig, and Radiohead's Nigel Godrich. /Film. slashfilm.com. Archived from the original on June 19, 2017. Retrieved on September 9, 2017.
- ↑ Rogue One: A Star Wars Story