When Finn first debuted, fans were particularly interested to his character thanks to his unique origin, a former stormtrooper who ended up defecting. It wasn’t because he wanted to join the Resistance, he just didn’t want to be involved in the galactic war between the factions.
However, through a series of events, kickstarted with his encounter with Rey, he was sucked into the Freedom Fighter’s operation. In Star Wars: The Last Jedi, he’s still wasn’t sure about wanting to fight the good fight, but by the time the events of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker rolled around, he has committed to the cause.
2187 Actually an Iconic Star Wars Number
As revealed in The Force Awakens, he’s FN-2187, which is apparently a cool reference to Star Wars Episode 4: A New Hope (1977). As revealed by Star Wars official Twitter account, the number is an homage to cell 2187 – the holding unit in the Death Star which Princess Leia was holed up in the original movie.
Finn Is Indeed an Interesting Character
Stormtroopers are typically background characters in the Star Wars universe, so it was interesting to see one have a prominent story in the franchise.
That said, it’s a shame that the sequel trilogy didn’t further explore Finn’s history – how he became a member of the First Order’s pool and what his life was before it.
Granted that there were clues dropped giving fans an idea what his backstory was like, but it’s lackluster considering that Lucasfilm had an opportunity to add a type of character that’s not anything people have seen in the franchise’s four decades.
So now, what do you think about this fun fact guys?