Some Canon Facts Behind The Famous New Stormtrooper…
Stormtrooper FN-2199 has been stealing Captain Phasma’s thunder since he first appeared in one of the many Star Wars: The Force Awakens teasers that were released just prior to the movie.
When he encounters Finn outside of Maz Kanata’s castle, he screams “Traitor!” to Rey’s sidekick. It turns out there was a reason behind his angry accusation.
StarWars.com explains that FN-2199 appears in Greg Rucka’s canon Star Wars book Before the Awakening and that he trained and served with Finn on a squad in the First Order. So they were squad members with a history. Also, an interesting tidbit is that his friend’s call FN-2199 “Nines” for short.
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Here’s an illustration of FN-2199 without his helmet. That’s him in the background with the red hair.
You know that crazy weapon he uses? That’s a Z6 baton which is used by the Riot Control Stormtroopers who quell uprisings against the First Order. Supposedly it’s not lethal. Supposedly.
Click over to StarWars.com for some more interesting facts about Nines.