Portrayed by Game of Thrones actress, Gwendoline Christie, Captain Phasma is as much a mystery as her First Order counterpart, Kylo Ren. Clad in distinctive metallic armor, Captain Phasma commands the First Order’s legions of troopers. A more indepth description of this shiny badass comes once again from the officially Star Wars licensed costume.
"The Empire has fallen, but new evils have awakened. As rows upon rows of Stormtroopers organize themselves for battle, an imposing figure enters the ship’s bay, clad in a shining suit of silver armor. Her face behind a dark mask, a black and red cape billows behind her as she inspects every solider in her Stormtrooper unit. Today, the First Order will command a decisive victory over the Resistance, and the powers that control the galaxy will be that much closer."
It will be interesting to see where the character of Captain Phasma’s loyalties lie. We’ve seen her standing next to Domhnall Gleeson’s General Hux, and she is shown standing near Kylo Ren in other posters and artwork. As we learned in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, the Imperial Officer corps does not respect what the consider an antiquated religion, in the Force. Who does Phasma answer to? The First Order? Or is she the puppet of a master of the Dark Side, like Supreme Leader Snoke (Andy Serkis).
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