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Questions tagged [first-order]

For questions about the First Order, a military organization in Star Wars, introduced in Episode VII: The Force Awakens.

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Can one voluntarily enlist as a First Order Trooper?

In the Star Wars sequels, we find that the First Order is filling their ranks with slave labor conditioned from early childhood for loyalty. Is this the only way to become a First Order Trooper, or is ...
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Why did the First Order not use Interceptors as their primary starfighter?

As seen in the Original Trilogy, the standard TIE fighter was inferior to Rebel X-wings and A-wings, hence the TIE Interceptor was developed to combat these higher performance starfighters. Why do the ...
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Why did the Dreadnought not shoot the cruisers first?

Apart from being a short movie, what might be the reason for this tactical disaster? :)
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Who are the two cloaked figures in Snoke's throne room?

In the Last Jedi I recall in the first scene where Snoke's throne room is shown, there are two cloaked figures in the background working on a device. From what I could tell, the figures were ...
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Why not use Droids for sanitation duty?

Why did the elite Stormtroopers have sanitation duties when they had millions of slave workers with no personhood-rights whatsoever?
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Do the stormtroopers wear their stormtrooper armor when they mop the floors?

Finn mentions that he was in sanitation, and his knowledge of First Order bases and ships seems predicated on the fact that he cleans up around those bases/ships (which seems like it should be beneath ...
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Were these fleets accelerating? [closed]

The following contains spoilers for The Last Jedi Prior to the film's climax, Newton's First Law of Motion is usually stated that as "an object at rest tends to stay at rest and an object in motion ...
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How much control did the First Order have by the time of The Last Jedi?

So we know that in The Force Awakens, the First Order But we're not really told how much power and control the First Order has over the galaxy. In TFA, we're led to believe they're a peer on the same ...
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What is the composition and strength of the First Order's navy?

In The Last Jedi we see some of the First Order's naval forces, including: Mandator IV-class Siege Dreadnought Mega-class Star Dreadnought Resurgent-class Star Destroyers (maybe a dozen of them) ...
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Where did the AT-M6s and AT-ATs come from?

During the climax of The Last Jedi, the First Order Where did these walkers come from? Were they on one of the ships If so, how did they deliver their cargo?
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What was in the weak spot on the dreadnought?

So, in The Last Jedi we see So what was that under it, that could do that? It's not near the engines. Was that
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Why didn't the First Order use surveillance cameras, while Han Solo did?

It seems strange that the First Order doesn't use surveillance equipment in its Starkiller Base to prevent/react to acts of sabotage or prisoners' escape, such as Rey's one from her cell. Han Solo ...
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Did Sidon Ithano and his crew survive the Battle of Takodana?

In The Force Awakens, Finn briefly joined the crew of the pirate Sidon Ithano, for a passage to the Outer Rim. While boarding the Meson Martinet nearby Maz Kanata's castle, Finn witnessed the ...
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What does the First Order Heavy Gunner have on his chest?

When I saw The Force Awakens, I had some doubts about the new Stormtrooper design, but the variant I liked the most was the 'Heavy Gunner' (see image below). However, what I quickly noticed was that ...
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Do any First Order pilots have red on their helmets?

In wookieepedia, the First Order Tie Fighter pilots don't have red on their helmets. However, some of the toys show these weird red lines: I remember seeing red on the pilot's helmet in the film, ...
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Why is Poe Dameron so shocked in the First Order star destroyer hangar?

When Poe Dameron is first taken off the shuttle into the hangar of the First Order ship Finalizer, he stops and looks around with a very shocked expression. Poe knows intimate details of the TIE ...
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In Star Wars Rebels, how can the kids at the Stormtrooper Academy know their parents and have a name?

I thought that Finn in The Force Awakens said that stormtroopers were taken into the academy at an age they don't know their parents and didn't even know their name? So how could those kids in Rebels ...
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Why does the The Galactic Empire/Imperial Military and First Order favor humans? [duplicate]

In Wookieepedia it states that humans (the race that originated from Coruscant) were favored over alien species. The Rebellion and later on The Resistance seems to use more aliens , particularly in ...
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Why does the Resistance trust Finn so easily?

It seems strange to me that one act of helping Poe escape would enable The Resistance to trust a former soldier of the First Order. He could have easily been a spy sent to gain their trust and then ...
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Why isn't the First Order the Second Order?

The First Order heavily based themselves off of the Galactic Empire. They were also directly formed from its remains. The Force Awakens Visual Dictionary: The Old Empire withered away, becoming a ...
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Is the First Order prejudiced against non-humans?

We know that the Empire was prejudiced against non-humans. In Legends, it was a lot more explicit, but even in Canon, we don't see any non-human Imperial officers and the Empire was fine with ...
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Why are the First Order's weapons designed this way?

In The Force Awakens, the stormtroopers's weapons have a toyful black and white look. Does it serve an actual purpose or is it just fashionable ? I think all armies consider black to be a standard ...
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Where did Maz Kanata's patrons go during the First Order's attack?

When the first order attacked Maz Kanata's castle in The Force Awakens, what happened to all of the aliens and droids? Did they all suddenly flee, or were they casualties? In the movie, there seemed ...
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Why did the Resistance use the Rebel symbol while the First Order didn't use the Empire's?

From Wookieepedia: The Rebel Alliance starbird was a symbol of the Alliance to Restore the Republic. The flight helmets of the Rebel X-wing pilots were adorned with the starbird logo. Nearly thirty ...