FN-1226 was a human[1] male who served in the First Order's[2] FN Corps[3] as a stormtrooper[2] in 35 ABY.[4] When Rey arrived on the Star Destroyer Steadfast to rescue Chewbacca, the young Jedi confused FN-1226 and another stormtrooper with a mind trick.[2]

Behind the scenes[]

FN-1226 first appeared in the 2019 Star Wars film Star Wars: Episode IX The Rise of Skywalker where he was played by J.D. Dillard,[2][5] a screenwriter and director which J.J. Abrams had worked with in the past.[6]



Notes and references[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Star Wars: Episode IX The Rise of Skywalker' establishes FN-1226 was a stormtrooper of the First Order, which were all humans, according to Star Wars Character Encyclopedia: Updated and Expanded.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Star Wars: Episode IX The Rise of Skywalker
  3. 3.0 3.1 Before the Awakening establishes that First Order stormtroopers with "FN" in their designation, which includes FN-1226, were a part of the FN Corps.
  4. According to Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: The Visual Dictionary, the events of Star Wars: Episode IX The Rise of Skywalker take place one year after the Hosnian Cataclysm. The Hosnian Cataclysm was dated to 34 ABY by Star Wars: Galactic Atlas meaning Episode IX, in which FN-1226 appears, takes place in 35 ABY.
  5. TwitterLogo.svg J.D. Dillard (@JGDillard) on Twitter: "the dude jj let me slip into a stormtrooper uniform and play around in a scene and part of that scene is now in a tv spot and imma cry now." (backup link)
    TwitterLogo.svg Brian Duffield (@BrianDuffield) on Twitter: "Which one is you!" (backup link)
    TwitterLogo.svg J.D. Dillard (@JGDillard) on Twitter: "the one with the subtle limp and an over-aggressive lean forward." (backup link)
  6. Ifeanyi, KF: From Bad Robot receptionist to Sundance darling: What rising-star writer-director J.D. Dillard learned from J.J. Abrams about storytelling (2019-04-10). fastcompany.com. Fast Company. Archived from the original.