Finn
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Finn
You were always scum. Rebel scum.

Before he crashed into the desert sands of Jakku and into Star Wars infamy, Finn was FN-2187, a First Order stormtrooper with a less than notable role in the grand scheme of things—sanitation on Starkiller base!Raised as a tool of the First Order, Finn never knew his family and struggled to find purpose in the unforgiving structure of the organization. Under the thumb of Captain Phasma, Finn never quite fit in and couldn’t execute helpless villagers in the opening scene of The Force Awakens. That single act of defiance would change his life forever and set him on afar different trajectory set not by a ruthless commander, but by the the Force itself.

Finn is known for his intense loyalties in his friendships–specifically with Rey, Poe, and Rose. He risks his neck at every turn, fights for what he loves, and will use whatever tool he needs to get the job done—whether it’s a blaster, lightsaber, gun turret the Millennium Falcon, or even a sandskimmer! Across the Sequel Trilogy, we see Finn evolve from a cowardly lion of sorts, constantly looking to escape the grip of the First Order, to a fierce leader that leads the Resistance as a general in the Battle of Exegol.

While the heart of Finn’s story is found in Episodes VII, VIII, and IX, a handful of insightful and entertaining stories have expanded Finn’s story. Much of this material is backstory—fun stories of what kind of trouble Finn got into while working sanitation as a stormtrooper. However, Rebecca Roanhorse's smash hit Resistance Reborn places Finn in the action alongside his companions where he further navigates the shift from being a First Order deserter to a committed Resistance leader.

There’s so much more about Finn left to be told. Who knows where his adventures will lead him next? In a sense, his character is only beginning to solidify at the close of The Rise of Skywalker as he steps up to the plate as a general in the Resistance, filling the shoes of great leaders like Leia Organa and Admiral Ackbar. Regardless of what he does next, one thing’s for sure: he may be scum...but he's Rebel scum.

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Canon
Canon
Single Issue Comic

Star Wars Adventures (2017) #03

Written by
Landry Q. Walker, Alan Tudyk, Shannon Denton
Artwork by
Eric Jones, Arianna Florean, Letterers: Tom B. Long, Christa Miesner, Monica Kubina, Eric Jones
This fun comic is a glimpse into the sort of adventure FN-2187 might have had before he became a critical leader in the Resistance. He finds a mischievous critter and has to find a way to hide it before Captain Phasma finds out!
When Finn finds an adorable baby creature hiding in an Imperial ship, it's up to him to find a home for the mischief maker before Captain Phasma kicks them both into space!
Canon
Canon
Junior Reader

Choose Your Destiny: A Finn & Poe Adventure

Written by
Cavan Scott
Artwork by
Cavan Scott once again expertly captures the essence of a Star Wars adventure in a creative and thrilling way with this Poe & Finn team-up! If you’re able to make the right choices along the way, you’ll find an excellent story about our Resistance heroes going undercover in search of much-needed bacta!
Join Finn, Poe and BB-8 as they journey across the galaxy after the events of The Last Jedi on an important mission for the Resistance in the fourth book of the Star Wars: Choose Your Destiny series. With over twenty possible outcomes, readers will have to think on their feet to keep these Resistance heroes safe from the First Order!
Canon
Canon
Adult Novel

Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise Of Skywalker - Expanded Edition

Written by
Rae Carson
Artwork by
Part of the
The larger-than-life conclusion to the Skywalker Saga sees the return of the infamous Emperor Palpatine as he looks to complete his ultimate goal - absolute, uncontested control of the galaxy. He recruits Kylo Ren to aid his conquest and to defeat the Jedi one last time by eliminating the powerful scavenger, Rey. The Rise of Skywalker is a blisteringly-fast-paced team-up adventure of epic proportions, with plot twists and breathtaking action at every turn. At its heart is a story of legacy, bloodline, and found family. Written by Most Wanted’s Rae Carson (a Youtini favorite), we expect a thrilling and personal perspective as she takes the movie from the big screen to the page.
The Skywalker saga reaches its epic conclusion in this expanded novelization of Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker.
Canon
Canon
Single Issue Comic

Age Of Resistance: Finn

Written by
Tom Taylor
Artwork by
Leonard Kirk
This story shows Finn’s heart of gold amidst his less-than-glorious job as a janitor on Starkiller base. While performing routine duties, he discovers something which causes a bit of a dilemma. . .
Before he was a rebel hero, FINN had another calling. He was...a janitor. But how could this lead FN-2187 to question everything? How much action can someone see mopping floors and dealing with a pest problem? It turns out, a whole lot.
Canon
Canon
Adult Novel

Resistance Reborn

Written by
Rebecca Roanhorse
Artwork by

Resistance Reborn is a striking initial entry from author Rebecca Roanhorse that is a crucial prequel to Episode IX and a beautiful love letter to the Canon. Featuring the main protagonists from the Sequel Trilogy alongside some of our favorites from the latest books and comics, Roanhorse follows the broken Resistance as they attempt to regroup after their decimation during the Battle of Crait.

General Leia Organa knows that the Resistance needs leaders and strategists if they have any chance of winning the war, and it's time for everyone to call in some favors. Leia enlists the help of allies new and old from every corner of the Star Wars Canon in an attempt to create the fearsome fighting force that will finally burn the First Order down.

In this Journey to Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker novel, Poe Dameron, General Leia Organa, Rey, and Finn must struggle to rebuild the Resistance after their defeat at the hands of the First Order in Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
Canon
Canon
YA Novel

Before the Awakening

Written by
Greg Rucka
Artwork by

Before an unknown scavenger left her home in search of greater meaning; before a stormtrooper deserted his post; before a pilot found the map his general was looking for; Rey, Finn, and Poe were just ordinary people trying to survive a war-torn galaxy.

This young adult novel features stories about the new heroes of the galaxy, an essential read for anyone curious about what life was like for key The Force Awakens characters before the film begins.

A companion piece to the Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens character novels, Star Wars: Before the Awakening is an anthology book that focuses on the lives of Rey, Finn, and Poe before the events of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Canon
Canon
Adult Novel

Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens

Written by
Alan Dean Foster
Artwork by
Part of the

Alan Dean Foster brings his fantasy and sci-fi storytelling experience to Star Wars canon for the first time in his adaption of the highly-anticipated 2015 film The Force Awakens

The official novelization of the film expands upon the events shown onscreen, giving readers the chance to see the Resistance engage in battle with the First Order from the unique points of view of different characters. Whether you’re a fan of Rey, Poe, Finn, or a combination of figures old and new, this book will take you on a journey across the galaxy you’ll not soon forget.

More than thirty years ago, Star Wars burst onto the big screen and became a cultural phenomenon. Now the next adventures in this blockbuster saga are poised to captivate old and new fans alike—beginning with the highly anticipated Star Wars: The Force Awakens. And alongside the cinematic debut comes the thrilling novel adaptation by New York Times bestselling science fiction master Alan Dean Foster.

Set years after Return of the Jedi, this stunning new action-packed adventure rockets us back into the world of Princess Leia, Han Solo, Chewbacca, C-3PO, R2-D2, and Luke Skywalker, while introducing a host of exciting new characters. Darth Vader may have been redeemed and the Emperor vanquished, but peace can be fleeting, and evil does not easily relent. Yet the simple belief in good can still empower ordinary individuals to rise and meet the greatest challenges.

So return to that galaxy far, far away, and prepare yourself for what happens when the Force awakens. . . .

Canon
Canon
Adult Novel

Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi: Expanded Edition

Written by
Jason Fry
Artwork by
Part of the

Jason Fry gets the honor of continuing Star Wars’s rich history with novel adaptation. In particular, his novelization shines in adding additional material to enhance the story in written form, such as Luke’s Force vision introduction and re-insterting deleted scenes from the film–even Rey’s third lesson! The novel allows us to get an inside look at certain characters such as BB-8 during the space battle over D’qar. Reading the novel of Episode Eight will allow you to soak up the story like never before, taking your time with the characters and getting the story from all-new perspectives.

Written with input from director Rian Johnson, this official adaptation of Star Wars: The Last Jedi expands on the film to include scenes from alternate versions of the script and other additional content.

From the ashes of the Empire has arisen another threat to the galaxy's freedom: the ruthless First Order. Fortunately, new heroes have emerged to take up arms—and perhaps lay down their lives—for the cause. Rey, the orphan strong in the Force; Finn, the ex-stormtrooper who stands against his former masters; and Poe Dameron, the fearless X-wing pilot, have been drawn together to fight side-by-side with General Leia Organa and the Resistance. But the First Order's Supreme Leader Snoke and his merciless enforcer Kylo Ren are adversaries with superior numbers and devastating firepower at their command. Against this enemy, the champions of light may finally be facing their extinction. Their only hope rests with a lost legend: Jedi Master Luke Skywalker.

Where the action of Star Wars: The Force Awakens ended, Star Wars: The Last Jedi begins, as the battle between light and dark climbs to astonishing new heights.

Featuring thrilling photos from the hit movie.