>His name is FN-2199. But his friends call him “Nines.” As detailed in Greg Rucka’s excellent book Before the Awakening, Nines trained and served on a squad with Finn (then FN-2187) in the First Order. That explains why he seems just a little extra angry upon seeing Finn during the attack on Maz’s Castle. You can see FN-2199 in the image below by Phil Noto from Before the Awakening — he’s the trooper seated in the background with red hair. Who’d have thought?
>There’s a reason that Nines gets to use an awesome weapon (which is called a Z6 baton). He’s riot control, and part of an elite squad that enforces order or squashes uprisings. While their weapons are non-lethal in theory, the Z6 can definitely cause harm or kill an opponent when used with brute force. Look, if a lightsaber can’t cut it, you know it ain’t good news.
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>this is offficial artwork
also i kind of think that even the clone wars and rebels manage to capture the feeling of star wars better than the force awakens
That one commenter over how we could possibly see Nines again brings up a silly yet valid point. Cyborg Dark Trooper Phase Zero when? Complete with him tossing more and more of his remaining humanity away as he upgrades chassis from every defeat and just becomes a brain in a Phase 3 body, kind of like Grievous just being a head and heart in a robot body?
Please don't. Please don't shove him in to the next couple of films as the cool Stormtroooper. Please just let the EU have him and give each film a different stormtrooper (or troopers) that gets to do something cool. Phasma can be off being the unique looking one who will probably do something cool eventually, but don't make this guy the only cool stormtrooper because it destroys what made this guy cool in the first place: the fact that it meant any random trooper could do something awesome and have a personality and story under the armor, not just this one guy.
Clone troopers had the same thing going on anon. They're not given a legal name as a way to dehumanize them by the system. They give themselves names as a way to humanize each other in spite of the system. The system cannot control them enough to enforce no nicknames between troopers, especially ones in the same barracks, troop or whatever.
>FN-6969, that was the only name they ever gave me
Could have totally said "My friend called me 69" or something. The way he spoke made it sound like nobody has anything but an ID. He had to have had a nickname at one point, right?
Shut up SJW, Phasma ended up reinforcing the idea in the Empire that women are weak and incompetent with what she did in the move, if anything she should be taken out back and shot or force strangled. Instead because we need STRONG WOYME characters, they'll find some retarded way to make her a threat, but she won't accomplish anything and just end up getting all her men killed while she gets to survive because killing off women is wrong.
You're a retard anon. I don't even give a fuck what happens with Phasma, I'm just not deluded enough to think they're replace her altogether. All I'm bothered by is the idea that TR-8R will become a special stormtrooper who gets to be the only cool one, instead of the movies featuring a couple of different stormtroopers who each get to do cool stuff because I want there to be more than one cool stormtrooper. The reason he was great was because he was unexpected and because it meant that any stormtrooper could potentially be great, not because he was him.
I know you want to beat off over how much you hate SJWs, but you can put it back in your pants because no-one cares.