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"We will take him to the Finalizer where he will yield the map's location to me."
―Kylo Ren, in reference to the captured Poe Dameron[17]

The Finalizer was a Resurgent-class Star Destroyer of the naval forces of the First Order. It served as the flagship of General Armitage Hux and Kylo Ren.

Description[]

The Finalizer was a Resurgent-class Battlecruiser[3] and was 2,915.81 meters, the standard length for an Resurgent-class Star Destroyer. As such it was armed with over 1,500 turbolasers and ion cannons, point-defense turrets, point-defense missile emplacements and tractor beam projectors[1]

History[]

Early years[]

The Finalizer was secretly built by the First Order in their "distant orbital factories"[18] years after the Battle of Endor.[5] It was in violation of the New Republic's disarmament treaties.[15]

It was the site of the advanced training for older stormtrooper cadets. After the Parnassos warrior Phasma was brought into the First Order inner circle by General Brendol Hux, Captain Cardinal was marginalized and the training was turned over to Phasma.[8]

Cold War[]

Attack on Jakku[]

The ship was under command of General Armitage Hux during Kylo Ren's assault on the planet Jakku in an attempt to obtain Luke Skywalker's hiding position from a Lor San Tekka, an ally of the Resistance. When the Resistance fighter, Poe Dameron, was captured during the assault, the Finalizer remained in orbit during his interrogation.[5]

Hux on the bridge

Hux on the Finalizer

During Dameron's escape, he and the deserting stormtrooper, FN-2187, stole a TIE/sf space superiority fighter from one of the vessel's hangars and managed to disable the Finalizer's turbolasers. During their escape, the Battlecruiser was only able to seriously damage the TIE, without fully destroying it. It was later present when Starkiller Base fired on the Hosnian system, with Ren watching the blast from the ship's bridge.[5]

First Order/Resistance War[]

Attack on the Resistance base[]

The Finalizer later participated in the hunt for the Resistance fleet after D'Qar was evacuated shortly after Starkiller Base's destruction. It was under the command of Captain Edrison Peavey during this time due to General Hux being transferred to Supreme Leader Snoke's flagship, the Mega-class Star Dreadnought Supremacy.[10][12]

Pursuing the Resistance fleet[]

It later participated in the First Order Navy's attack on the fleeing Resistance fleet.[12][10]

Destruction of Tah'Nuhna[]

The Finalizer, along with 17 other Resurgent-class Star Destroyers and a Mandator IV-class Siege Dreadnought, participated in the destruction of the planet Tah'Nuhna as they had contact with Resistance members.[6]

Final action at Batuu[]

Eventually, the Finalizer was present at Batuu, although after an attack left it crippled, it was retired as the main flagship of the First Order in favor of the Steadfast.[11]


Commanders and crew[]

General Hux and Captain Peavey presided over bridge operations on the Finalizer. However, the ship was, in a formal sense, the personal flagship of Kylo Ren,[19] who also exerted control over operations.[5]

Behind the scenes[]

The Finalizer first appeared in the second teaser trailer for the film Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens on April 16, 2015.[20] It was first named in a Databank entry posted on StarWars.com on September 4.[14]

In the second episode of the LEGO Star Wars: The Resistance Rises television series, entitled "The Trouble with Rathtars," the Finalizer intercepted the smuggler Han Solo who was transporting Rathtars onboard the freighter Eravana.[21]

Appearances[]

Finalizer hangar

Hangar Six

Non-canon appearances[]

Sources[]

Notes and references[]

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 1.17 1.18 1.19 Star Wars: The Force Awakens: Incredible Cross-Sections
  2. 2.0 2.1 Star Wars: The Visual Encyclopedia
  3. 3.0 3.1 Though Star Wars: The Force Awakens: Incredible Cross-Sections describes the Finalizer as a Resurgent-class Star Destroyer, Jason Fry later retconned its class to Resurgent-class Battleship in a blog post on StarWars.com
  4. 4.0 4.1 Star Wars: Ships of the Galaxy
  5. 5.00 5.01 5.02 5.03 5.04 5.05 5.06 5.07 5.08 5.09 5.10 5.11 5.12 5.13 5.14 5.15 5.16 5.17 5.18 5.19 5.20 5.21 5.22 5.23 5.24 5.25 5.26 5.27 5.28 5.29 5.30 5.31 5.32 5.33 5.34 5.35 5.36 5.37 5.38 5.39 5.40 Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 Allegiance 1
  7. 7.0 7.1 GalaxysEdgeLogo icon Star Wars: Galaxy's EdgeRise of the Resistance
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 Phasma
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 9.5 9.6 Poe Dameron: Flight Log
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 Star Wars: The Last Jedi: The Visual Dictionary
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: The Visual Dictionary
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3 12.4 12.5 12.6 12.7 Star Wars: Episode VIII The Last Jedi
  13. Galaxy's Edge 5
  14. 14.0 14.1 StarWars-DatabankII Finalizer in the Databank (backup link)
  15. 15.0 15.1 Star Wars: The Force Awakens: The Visual Dictionary
  16. AltayaCite "Starships of the First Order and the Resistance" — Star Wars Encyclopedia
  17. The Force Awakens Adaptation 1
  18. Star Wars: The Force Awakens novelization
  19. SWInsider "A Certain Point of View" — Star Wars Insider 220
  20. SWYTlogo Star Wars: The Force Awakens Official Teaser #2 on the official Star Wars YouTube channel (backup link)  (Posted on StarWars.com)
  21. The Resistance Rises mini logo LEGO Star Wars: The Resistance Rises — "The Trouble with Rathtars"
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