Star Wars: How did Snap Wexley get his nickname?


Snap Wexley was a supportive character in The Force Awakens, and is expected to come back for Episode IX. But how did he get his nickname?

One thing we love about Star Wars is the pilots. I mean, you can’t have a space opera without someone flying ships.

In Star Wars: The Force Awakens, we were introduced to Snap Wexley, the lead pilot of Black squadron. He didn’t appear in The Last Jedi, but that’s because he was on his own mission.

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But Snap isn’t his real name. Despite some of the oddball names in Star Wars, his mother Norra did not name him Snap.

We learned how Snap got his name in Chuck Wendig’s Aftermath trilogy. The story, in part, focused on Norra Wexley, an X-Wing pilot who was part of the rebellion. She left her son back on Akiva to fight against the Empire.

Her son? ‘Snap’ Wexley. His real name is actually Temmin. Through much of Aftermath, he is called Temmin, but his nickname is revealed as ‘Snap’ down the line.

He was given the nickname by Wedge Antilles – yes, THAT Wedge.


For the simple reason that Temmin was always snapping his fingers. That’s it. That’s how Snap Wexley got his nickname.

They became pretty close. Wedge became Snap’s mentor, so it’s no wonder that he became such a good pilot. Between his own mother who had natural flying abilities, and Wedge who took him under his wing, Snap became an important pilot as part of the current Rebellion.

He should return to the Star Wars verse in Star Wars: Episode IX. Greg Grunberg has already been confirmed as coming back.

Although I don’t remember him snapping his fingers all that much in The Force Awakens. I might have to go back and check it out.

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Star Wars: Episode IX is scheduled to come out December 20.