"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[src]

The Finalizer was a Resurgent-class Star Destroyer used by the First Order approximately thirty years after the Battle of Endor.


The Finalizer was a Resurgent-class Battlecruiser[3] used as a flagship and stormtrooper training academy by the First Order.[11]


The Finalizer was secretly built by the First Order in their "distant orbital factories"[12] years after the Battle of Endor.[5] It was in violation of the New Republic's disarmament treaties.[8] 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.[11]

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.[5]

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.[5]

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.[6][9]

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.[13] It was first named in a Databank entry posted on on September 4.[7]

According to one source, it intercepted the smuggler Han Solo who was transporting Rathtars.[14]


Non-canon appearancesEdit


Notes and referencesEdit

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