The homeworld of FN-2187, now known as Finn, may have surfaced…
With the fever pitch for The Last Jedi heating up, speculation of character origins is flying around like missed blaster shots of Stormtroopers. One fan favorite neglected in that mix is Finn. That’s not the case anymore, with an online quiz from Dole — yes the fruit company — possibly spilling the beans on the former Stormtrooper’s origins.
The results show that Finn is from the planet Artorias, which has connections to Star Wars Legends and the Yuuzhan Vong. In the Darkhorse comic Star Wars: Invasion from Legends, there was a character from that very planet named Finn Galfridian.
As the story tells us, the planet was one of the first worlds to fall during the Yuuzhan Vong invasion. Most of the inhabitants were either enslaved or murdered. Being rescued by Luke Skywalker, Finn Galfridian trained in the ways of the Force by the Jedi Master himself.
All we know so far about the canon version of Finn is that he was taken at a young age by the First Order, never experiencing the love and care of a real family.
As par for the course, fans went to the Star Wars canon Gatekeeper Pablo Hidalgo, who weighed in on the matter:
Naturally, you have to take anything on the internet with a grain of sand — I hate sand. However, the same quiz also states that Poe is from Yavin 4 and Kylo Ren is from Chandrila, which are both accurate within the new canon.
Personally, this would be a brilliant and creative way to reveal this. Put this right under our noses, with most people dismissing it with ease because it was part of some Fruit company’s online quiz. Genius!
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We can’t go without discussing the Yuuzhan Vong. In Legends, the power of the Vong hindered Force users, such as Luke, to use their power against them. The galaxy was in serious trouble from these invaders from the Unknown Regions.
Grand Admiral Thrawn even was cautious while approaching this peculiar race, which should be alarming enough in itself. We almost welcomed the Vong into canon during Clone Wars season six, but due to the Lucasfilm acquisition by Disney, was not included.
How cool would it be that Finn, like the Legends version, was Force-sensitive, as well as the method the Vong are implemented into the established Star Wars storyline? Finn could then be trained following the events of The Last Jedi by Luke or even Rey.
Lastly, at the beginning of The Force Awakens, the directing style of J.J. Abrams hints that Finn has sensed Kylo Ren. In the trailers for the first sequel film, there was a misdirect, showing Finn as a potential Jedi. There might be hope for him to learn the ways of the Force still.
The odds are that Hidalgo is doing us a favor by not getting our hopes up with this Legends connection. Like Han Solo says, however, never tell me the odds.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi hits theaters December 15, where there could likely be more light shed on Finn’s true origins.