By Matt O'Bryant
Just in case there is some insane reason you haven't seen Star Wars: The Force Awakens yet. You may want to avoid the next couple of paragraphs, because today we have learned the name and a little bit of backstory of the coolest Stormtrooper to ever patrol the Star Wars galaxy. In the movie he goes by the name of TR-8R and below u can checkout his real name and where to find some of his backstory.
According to Makingstarwars:
THE IDENTITY OF TR-8R FROM STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS REVEALED!
If anyone has read the fantastic prequel book to Star Wars: Before the Awakening, then you’re in for a treat! The visual guide a few weeks back revealed that FN-2003 (AKA “Slip,” was the stormtrooper that bleed out in front of Finn during the slaughter at Jakku. Now,starwars.com has revealed that another trooper, part of Finn’s old unit, is indeed the new fan favorite trooper nicknamed TR-8R. If you are not familiar with the reference, TR-8R is the trooper with the riot control gear on that yells “traitor!” to Finn in The Force Awakens. His true name is FN-2199 (AKA “Nines”). If you read Before the Awakening you’ll get a better idea on who these troopers are. I’m personally really happy that they included stormtroopers from “Before the Awakening” as it adds more depth to those scenes.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens is playing in theaters now.