Portrayed by: John Boyega (Attack the Block)
First Appearance: Star Wars - Episode 7: The Force Awakens
Affiliation: The Resistance (formerly: The First Order)
Background: Finn begins his journey in the Star Wars story as a member of The First Order; however, for reasons that have yet to be revealed, Finn abandons his post as a Stormtrooper. According
to Finn, he was raised "to do one thing" but "has nothing left to fight for." Stranded in a desert on the remote world Jakku, Finn encounters a local junk scavenger Rey - who sets him on a journey of self discovery and a place in The Resistance. Promotional marketing (trailers and images) for Star Wars 7 show Finn wielding Luke Skywalker's blue lightsaber - suggesting the hero will become a Jedi warrior. Still, at this time there is no official confirmation that Finn is Force-sensitive - and it's still possible, though unlikely, that there's another explanation for his lightsaber duel.