The Force Awakens ends with the

destruction of Starkiller Base

this should have killed Captain Phasma, so we can only assume that she escaped. However, The Last Jedi takes place minutes after the end of The Force Awakens but features Captain Phasma with the First Order's forces. How did Captain Phasma regroup with the First Order so quickly?

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    "The Last Jedi takes place minutes after the end of The Force Awakens" - It actually takes place a few days later.
    – Valorum
    Jan 13 at 19:06
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    @Valorum So Rey and Luke were standing there for days on end? No wonder he had to go in and change clothes.
    – Milo P
    Jan 14 at 2:18
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    @MiloP - It also explains his poor attitude and need for milk
    – Valorum
    Jan 14 at 8:41
  • Nice dissolve...
    – Mazura
    Jan 14 at 14:54

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The story of her escape is covered in the four-part Captain Phasma comics.

She escaped the compactor and made off in a TIE-Fighter in Captain Phasma #1 and we see (in Captain Phasma #4) that her return to the fleet was not immediate. She actually took four days out to have a little side adventure, tracking down the person she framed as responsible for lowering the shields and making sure they couldn't tell anyone the contrary.

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She returns to fleet just in time for them to attack the Rebel base on D'Qar. Her return is described as being part of "protocol". She's a senior officer in the First Order and would be likely to know the location of various of their assets in case of being separated from the fleet.

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