- "We will take him to the Finalizer where he will yield the map's location to me."
- ―Kylo Ren, in reference to the captured Poe Dameron
The Finalizer was secretly built by the First Order in their "distant orbital factories" years after the Battle of Endor. It was in violation of the New Republic's disarmament treaties. It was built as a successor to the former Galactic Empire's Imperial II-class Star Destroyer.
It was the site of the advanced training for older stormtrooper cadets. After the Parnassos warrior Phasma was brought into the First Order inner circle by General Brendol Hux, Captain Cardinal was marginalized and the training was turned over to Phasma.
The ship was under command of General Armitage Hux during Kylo Ren's assault on the planet Jakku in an attempt to obtain Luke Skywalker's hiding position from a Lor San Tekka, an ally of the Resistance. When the Resistance fighter, Poe Dameron, was captured during the assault, the Finalizer remained in orbit during his interrogation.
During Dameron's escape, he and the deserting stormtrooper, FN-2187, stole a TIE/sf space superiority fighter from one of the vessel's hangars and managed to disable the Finalizer's turbolasers. During their escape, the Battlecruiser was only able to seriously damage the TIE, without fully destroying it. It was later present when Starkiller Base fired on the Hosnian system, with Ren watching the blast from the ship's bridge.
The Finalizer later participated in the hunt for the Resistance fleet after D'Qar was evacuated shortly after Starkiller Base's destruction, with it being under the command of Captain Edrison Peavey during this time due to Hux being transferred to Supreme Leader Snoke's flagship, the Mega-class Star Dreadnought Supremacy. It later participated in the pursuing First Order fleet's attack on the fleeing Resistance fleet.
Behind the scenesEdit
The Finalizer first appeared in the second teaser trailer for the film Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens on April 16, 2015. It was first named in a Databank entry posted on StarWars.com on September 4.
- Star Wars Battlefront II (DLC)
- Phasma (Mentioned only)
- Before the Awakening
- "Pest Control"—Star Wars Adventures 3
- Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens (First appearance)
- Star Wars: The Force Awakens novelization
- Star Wars: The Force Awakens: A Junior Novel
- Star Wars: The Force Awakens Graphic Novel Adaptation
- The Force Awakens, Part I
- The Force Awakens, Part II
- The Force Awakens, Part III
- The Force Awakens, Part IV
- Captain Phasma, Part IV
- Poe Dameron: Flight Log
- Star Wars: Episode VIII The Last Jedi
- Star Wars: The Last Jedi: Expanded Edition
- Star Wars: The Last Jedi: A Junior Novel
- The Last Jedi Adaptation 1
- Poe Dameron 26: The Awakening, Part I (Appears in flashback(s))
- Poe Dameron 27: The Awakening, Part II (Indirect mention only)
- Poe Dameron 28: The Awakening, Part III (Appears in hologram) (Appears in flashback(s))
- Poe Dameron 29: The Awakening, Part IV (Indirect mention only)
- LEGO Star Wars: The Resistance Rises – "The Trouble with Rathtars"
- LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens
- (First pictured)
- "Launch Pad"—Star Wars Insider 158
- Star Wars: Ships of the Galaxy
- Star Wars: The Force Awakens: The Visual Dictionary
- Star Wars: The Force Awakens: Incredible Cross-Sections
- Star Wars: The Visual Encyclopedia
- LEGO Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi (Set: 75190 First Order Star Destroyer)
- Star Wars: The Last Jedi: The Visual Dictionary
- Star Wars: The Last Jedi: Incredible Cross-Sections
- Star Wars: The Last Jedi: Ultimate Sticker Collection
- Star Wars: The Last Jedi Activity Book with Stickers
- (First identified as Finalizer)
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 1.17 Star Wars: The Force Awakens: Incredible Cross-Sections
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Star Wars: The Visual Encyclopedia
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Though Star Wars: The Force Awakens: Incredible Cross-Sections describes the Finalizer as a Resurgent-class Star Destroyer, Jason Fry later retconned its class to Resurgent-class Battleship in a blog post on StarWars.com
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 Star Wars: Ships of the Galaxy
- ↑ 5.00 5.01 5.02 5.03 5.04 5.05 5.06 5.07 5.08 5.09 5.10 5.11 5.12 5.13 5.14 Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 Star Wars: Episode VIII The Last Jedi
- ↑ 7.0 7.1
- ↑ 8.0 8.1 Star Wars: The Force Awakens: The Visual Dictionary
- ↑ 9.0 9.1 Star Wars: The Last Jedi: The Visual Dictionary
- ↑ Poe Dameron: Flight Log
- ↑ 11.0 11.1 Phasma
- ↑ Star Wars: The Force Awakens novelization
- ↑ LEGO Star Wars: The Resistance Rises – "The Trouble with Rathtars"