Star Wars: Episode 7 Expanded Media Has The Answers You Seek…
Dirk Libby at Cinema Blend wrote a fantastic article addressing the fact that many of the questions raised by The Force Awakens have already been answered by officially licensed Star Wars content. Let’s jump right in, shall we?
1. Who Was Lor San Tekka?
Appearing all too briefly, Lor San Tekka is a pivotal character nonetheless. Holding a portion of the map to Luke Skywalker’s whereabouts makes him highly sought after by both the Resistance and the First Order. But who was he? According to the book Star Wars: The Force Awakens: The Visual Dictionary, he was a cartographer who helped map the galaxy for the New Republic. That would explain how and why he’d be in possession of such an important map.
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2. Why Does Finn Crack?
If First Order stormtroopers are raised from children to fight why then did Finn meltdown after participating in the raid on the Jakku village? The book Star Wars: Before the Awakening explains that the dying stormtrooper who leaves his bloody mark on Finn’s helmet is named Slip. Apparently Slip was Finn’s squad mate AND friend. Remember the now-famous Riot Control Stormtrooper who, armed with a Z6 baton, calls Finn a traitor? That is FN-2199 another member of Finn and Slip’s squad.
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