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STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS character names revealed

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Lightsabers! Special effects!, X-Wings! Fan overreaction to a small part of the plot! Yep, looks like Star Wars: The Force Awakens is checking every box in the list for required Star Wars tropes. And now, it can check silly names off of that list as well.Director JJ Abrams and LucasFilm revealed the names of several new Star Wars characters, through the age-old medium of trading cards. The bubblegum was nowhere to be found, and is presumed to be delicious. Entertainment Weekly has all the images, and isn’t willing to trade any of them for Star Wars Tazos:

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And now you know the name of the gift that all kids are going to want for Christmas next year.

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Daisy Ridley’s character finally has a name! But what’s her last name then? I have a feeling that the answer may be a fan favourite shocker.

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Oscar Issac’s character Poe Dameron is seen here leading his squad-mates, Lala Talion, Dipsie Puul Flota and Tinki3-Winki3 into battle.


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I’ll be honest, and admit that Kylo Ren is a completely bitchin’ Sith name. And most likely the name of a ton of baby boys in the neat future.


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Stormtrooper J4ke, has yet to find  John Boyega’s character.

The Force Awakens on December 18, 2015, and stars Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, Kenny Baker and Warwick Davis, along with newcomers Boyega, Ridley, Isaac, Adam Driver, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Max von Sydow, Lupita Nyong’o and Gwendoline Christie.

Last Updated: December 12, 2014


  1. Are they treating the comic books and books of SW like they never happened?


    • Kervyn Cloete

      December 15, 2014 at 12:22

      Yep, all Extended Universe stuff, other than the Cartoon Network Clone Wars series, is not canon anymore and now filed under the new Legends imprint.

      Basically, if George Lucas wasn’t directly involved with it somehow (he consulted on Clone Wars), then it’s just glorified fan-fiction now (Which is actually how Lucas has always viewed it).

      However, the folks at Lucasfilm aren’t complete idiots though, and realize that a lot of the EU stuff is really, really good, so they have said that they may borrow elements/characters as they see fit in the future.


      • Captain JJ glitterati fantasti

        December 15, 2014 at 12:26

        It’s actually quite upsetting. Because now they’re creating a detachment with the SW universe with the new movie. Were they too lazy to make sure they don’t mess it up?
        Who wants a Star Wars continuation without Jaina Solo?

        I loved the Clone Wars and from what I’ve seen the new animated series is a bit of a joke.
        I hate to judge things before I’ve seen them and I have no doubt that the new movie is going to be cool and I will enjoy it.
        I just think it’s a bad idea to cut out such a large part of what fans have come to know as “part of the SW universe”.


        • Kervyn Cloete

          December 15, 2014 at 12:35

          As much as I am a fan of the EU stuff (and trust me, I am – my very full bookshelf attests to that), it actually makes perfect creative sense for them to go this way. It’s not about laziness but rather the fact that the EU has mined literally just about every era in the Star Wars timeline already. Other than setting the new movies 100 years in the future in the Star Wars Legacy/Post-Yuuzhang Vong era and then having to explain all that backstory, there is no room left to tell an original story.

          The EU basically tied the hands of the writers/directors and meant that Star Wars’ most dedicated fanbase would never ever be surprised by anything that happens in the movies, because we’ve already seen what comes next.

          Remember it’s different if it’s an adaptation of some existing work and a writer/director puts a new spin on it. With this, people literally wanted the movies to just slot in between the existing stories, and sync up perfectly. That’s incredibly restrictive conditions to work under.

          PS: Star Wars Rebels is actually becoming really, really good. Not only are they introducing some really cool concepts/characters, but its clear that this is going to be quite important for the movies to come.


          • Captain JJ glitterati fantasti

            December 15, 2014 at 12:41

            Yea. That’s true. You’re right. Didn’t quite look at it like that.
            There is very little space for new stuff.
            It sucks though that a few of my favourite characters are now “excluded”.

            Regarding Star Wars Rebels, I work with Disney on a regular basis and I haven’t seen too many things there that piqued my interest personally. It’s just not on the same level as Clone Wars.

          • Kervyn Cloete

            December 15, 2014 at 12:45

            I also don’t think Rebels is on the same level as Clone Wars. YET. The last 4 or so episodes has bumped up the quality significantly. I’m still not a big fan of the far more simplified art style, but the plot has been singing along.

          • Captain JJ glitterati fantasti

            December 15, 2014 at 12:46

            Oh man. That art style in Clone Wars was excellent.
            I suppose with the Disney animated series they’re appealing to younger children as well. A lot of people died in Clone Wars. Often too.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            December 15, 2014 at 14:58

            That’s why it’s called a Clone War and not Clone Tea Party. 😉

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