"FN-417, hold position!"
―FN-417 receives orders[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[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

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