- "He's a master codebreaker, an ace pilot, a poet with a blaster."
- ―Maz Kanata to Finn, Rose and Poe
The Master Codebreaker was a human male codebreaker who was sought out by Rose Tico and Finn on a mission to stop the First Order's flagship, the Supremacy, from tracking the Resistance through hyperspace.
Master Codebreaker was somewhat known by Maz Kanata, who sent the pair after him while they were desperate for someone of his talents. When they finally spotted him in the Canto Casino in Canto Bight, they attempted to run up to him, but were apprehended by the Canto Bight Police Department for illegally parking their starship on the beach. Master Codebreaker's companion, "Lovey", asked him about the disturbance, and he responded that he thought it was of little consequence.
Personality and traitsEdit
Master Codebreaker was only known by his title, and kept his original identity a secret. However, he once posted all of his personal information to a public node, encrypted by biohexacrypt, and anybody who uncovered the information was welcome to take his mantle. However, nobody was known to have retrieved the information.
Matching his levels of secrecy, the Codebreaker's companion kept her real name hidden from him, and he only referred to her as "Lovey".
He regularly wore a brooch in the shape of a red flower pinned on his lapel, which Maz told Finn and Rose about as an identifying mark. On the day he was sought out by the pair, he was sporting a thin black mustache.
Behind the scenesEdit
Master Codebreaker is a character created for the 2017 film Star Wars: Episode VIII The Last Jedi. He was portrayed by Justin Theroux. Prior to Theroux's casting, the Master Codebreaker was originally conceived as a giant insect warlord which was supposed to be an animatronic according to creature and droid effects supervisor Neal Scanlan, but the idea was scrapped when Theroux was cast one day before filming.
In earlier versions of the film's script, Finn and Rose were originally meant to actually meet the Master Codebreaker inside a cabaret room of the Canto Casino, only to be taken in a quest for a stashed knapsack and arrested by the Canto Bight Police Department at the casino's rooftop following their attempt to breaking into the Master Codebreaker's room to be discovered by a droid. Jason Fry, the author of film's novelization, originally wanted along with director Rian Johnson to include this alternate meeting between the Codebreaker, Finn and Rose to shake up the fans' expectations, but ultimately it was decided that presenting an alternate version of a major scene was shaking up expectations too much, so the idea was dropped.
- Star Wars: Episode VIII The Last Jedi (First appearance)
- Star Wars: The Last Jedi: Expanded Edition
- Star Wars: The Last Jedi: A Junior Novel
- The Last Jedi: Rose and Finn's Secret Mission
- The Last Jedi Adaptation 3
- Star Wars: Forces of Destiny – "Shuttle Shock" (Mentioned only)
- Star Wars: The Last Jedi: The Visual Dictionary
- The Art of Star Wars: The Last Jedi
- Star Wars: The Last Jedi: Ultimate Sticker Collection
- Star Wars: The Last Jedi: Heroes of the Galaxy (Indirect mention only)
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Star Wars: Episode VIII The Last Jedi
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 Star Wars: The Last Jedi: The Visual Dictionary
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 The Art of Star Wars: The Last Jedi
- ↑ Sheperd, Jack (March 11, 2018). Star Wars: The Last Jedi: Expanded Edition author on creating new scenes, reimagining Luke Skywalker's life, and working with Rian Johnson. The Independent. Retrieved on March 11, 2018.