"FN-417, hold position!"
―FN-417 receives orders — Gnome-speakernotesListen (file info)[src]

The First Order stormtrooper FN-417 was one of many deployed to the planet Takodana in 34 ABY to recover the Resistance astromech droid BB-8. As the First Order's forces attacked the castle of the pirate Maz Kanata, where the droid had been sighted, FN-417 moved into the surrounding woods. While being ordered to hold position, the trooper was spotted by the scavenger Rey, an ally of BB-8. After Rey failed to fire an initial shot from her NN-14 blaster pistol due to the weapon's safety still being on, the stormtrooper fired off one shot before being killed by the scavenger.


FN-417 killed

FN-417 was killed on Takodana.

"Oh, safety."
―Rey realizes the safety of her blaster is still on while trying to shoot FN-417 — Gnome-speakernotesListen (file info)[src]

FN-417[2] was a human[3] who served in the FN Corps,[4] a stormtrooper unit in the First Order's military during their conflict with the New Republic–backed Resistance.[2] In the year 34 ABY,[1] the trooper was amongst many deployed to the planet Takodana in order to recover the Resistance astromech droid BB-8, who had been sighted in the castle of the pirate Maz Kanata. As the attack on the castle began, FN-417 moved into the surrounding forest but was ordered to hold position via radio.[2]

Overhearing the order from nearby, the scavenger Rey attempted to shoot the stormtrooper, but failed in her first attempt as the safety of her[2] NN-14 blaster pistol[5] was still on. Before she had another chance to shoot, FN-417 turned and opened fire but missed. Rey then fired off two more shots with her pistol, the second of which hit and killed the trooper; however, she was captured shortly thereafter by First Order forces.[2]


FN-417 wore standard First Order stormtrooper armor and carried[2] an F-11D blaster rifle.[5]

Behind the scenesEdit

"I wanted a moment here where Rey takes in that she just took a life, but she had no choice."
―Director J.J. Abrams mentions FN-417's death in his director's commentary of the Force Awakens[src]

FN-417 is portrayed by an uncredited extra in the film Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens,[2] which was released on December 18, 2015.[6] FN-417's scene was filmed in a forest called Puzzlewood in Wales.[7]


Notes and referencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Star Wars: Galactic Atlas dates the events of Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens, including FN-417's appearance and death, to 34 ABY.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens
  3. 3.0 3.1 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-417 is a stormtrooper, he must therefore be human.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Before the Awakening establishes that First Order stormtroopers with "FN" in their designation, including FN-417, are a part of the FN Corps.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Star Wars: The Force Awakens: The Visual Dictionary
  6. SWCustom-2011 Star Wars: Episode VII to Open December 18, 2015 on (backup link)
  7. Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens:"Audio Commentary with J.J. Abrams" featurette