Who is Finn?
First off, allow me to say that this article may contain some spoilers for Star Wars Episode VII. By some, I mean that I will be bringing together the rumors and the full power of the internet, to try to crack this mysterious character.
In my last article, we took a look at Kylo Ren, the new villain in the Star Wars universe.
Last Warning: Spoilers MAY follow.
John Boyega, who has played in such shows as 24: Live Another Day, Becoming Human, Law & Order, picks up the role of Finn. Who is quite possibly a Storm Trooper? Now with Finn there is much less to go on, as J.J. Abrams has not spoken much about him, as he did with Kylo, which also, could be a bunch of lies. Abrams has been known to do this, feed the fans with misinformation, so that it’s a giant deal when it releases.
We know two major points so far, with absolute certainty. One, Finn at one point wears Stormtrooper armor. Two, Finn acquires what appears to be Anakin Skywalkers old lightsaber that fell when Luke’s hand was sliced off in Cloud City. Now you are wondering, if it fell down there, what happened to it. To this point, we must travel to the Expanded Universe of Star Wars.
Once the hand holding the saber fell, it was lodged in an air vent, where it was retrieved, and scheduled to be melted down, only to be retrieved by Darth Vader. From there, the story involves a clone of Luke, and a Sith assassin Mara Jade, who later marries Luke.
Now for the rumor mill.
Now there are only a few rumors swimming around. The biggest one revolves around Finn’s parents. Many people believe that Finn is the Son of ether Luke Skywalker, or Han Solo/Leia. But, however, Disney decided to break up the most well-known couple in all of the galaxy, by claiming Han was married during episodes five-seven. Which ruins everything.