- "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 a Resurgent-class Battlecruiser used by the First Order approximately thirty years after the Battle of Endor. 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 member of the Resistance. When the Resistance fighter, Poe Dameron, was captured during the assault, the Finalizer remained in orbit during his interrogation.
During Poe's escape, he and the deserting Stormtrooper, Finn, stole a TIE/sf space superiority fighter from one of the vessel's hangers 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 Kylo Ren watching the blast from the ship's bridge.
Poe Dameron was brought on board for interrogation, though he later escaped with FN-2187, whom he named Finn. This was also where Kylo Ren slashed equipment in anger after an officer reported the loss of BB-8.
Behind the scenesEdit
The Finalizer first appeared as an unnamed Star Destroyer 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.
- Before the Awakening
- Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens (First appearance)
- Star Wars: The Force Awakens novelization
- Star Wars: The Force Awakens: A Junior Novel
- The Force Awakens, Part I
- The Force Awakens, Part II
- The Force Awakens, Part III
- The Force Awakens, Part IV
- 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: Poe Dameron: Flight Log
- Star Wars: The Visual Encyclopedia
- LEGO Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi (Set: 75190 First Order Star Destroyer)
- (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 2.2 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
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Star Wars: Ships of the Galaxy
- ↑ 4.00 4.01 4.02 4.03 4.04 4.05 4.06 4.07 4.08 4.09 4.10 4.11 4.12 4.13 4.14 Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 5.2
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 6.2 Star Wars: The Force Awakens: The Visual Dictionary
- ↑ Star Wars: Poe Dameron: Flight Log'
- ↑ Star Wars: The Force Awakens novelization