THE FIRST ORDER
Rose Tico grew up in the Otomok system, fleeing with her older sister Paige after the First Order mined her homeworld for ore and used its cities to test weapons. The Tico sisters joined the Resistance, with Paige serving as a bomber gunner and Rose accompanying her as a flight engineer. After Paige’s death, Rose was relegated to maintenance work aboard the Raddus – where a chance encounter with Finn would change her destiny.
Finn recruited Rose to join him on a dangerous mission to infiltrate the First Order’s flagship and shut down its hyperspace tracker. But to penetrate the warship’s security, they had to find the Master Codebreaker in Canto Bight, a gambling resort catering to jaded arms dealers. When that mission went awry, Rose and Finn found themselves fleeing the police on fathiers.
Rose and Finn escaped execution aboard the First Order flagship, fleeing to join the Resistance on Crait. They flew ski speeders in a last-ditch defense, with Rose risking her life to stop Finn from making a suicidal attack on a battering-ram cannon. Badly injured, she managed to express her love for Finn before losing consciousness. Finn carried her to safety, then tended to her aboard the Millennium Falcon.
FN-2187 was trained since birth to serve the First Order as a stormtrooper, but a skirmish on Jakku awakened his conscience and drove him down a different path, one that proved both heroic and dangerous. He helped Poe Dameron escape the First Order – picking up the nickname Finn in doing so – and then sought his own freedom alongside Rey and BB-8. Finn helped the Resistance destroy Starkiller Base, but had to decide his true loyalties: Would he continue to fight alongside the Resistance’s soldiers, or seek to reunite with Rey and flee the galactic conflict? At first Finn tried to flee the war, but a mission alongside Rose Tico convinced him that he had to commit himself to the Resistance’s cause.
A talented pilot and gunner, Paige Tico operates the ventral guns on the Resistance bomber Cobalt Hammer. She fled the Otomok system and joined the Resistance with her younger sister Rose. Paige loves animals, particularly fathiers, and dreams of seeing one during some quiet period when the galaxy is at peace.
A small, secretive private military force, the Resistance was founded by rebel hero Leia Organa to monitor the actions of the First Order. Most New Republic power brokers tolerate the Resistance while regarding Organa and her fighters as dead-enders with an unfortunate fixation on the past. Organa’s cash-strapped movement relies on credits, ships and equipment quietly funneled to it from the few senators who share her concerns. Resistance starfighters destroyed Starkiller Base, but the First Order’s retaliatory attack on D’Qar reduced its forces to a handful of brave freedom fighters.