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Star Wars: The Force Awaken's "Traitor Trooper" Gets Backstory

by Ben Reeves on Jan 07, 2016 at 02:47 PM

The baton-wielding First Order stormtrooper created a big splash with fans when The Force Awakens finally hit theaters. Now, Disney has given the character some backstory and a name.

Officially called FN-2199, this trooper’s nickname is Nines, and Greg Rucka’s new book Before the Awakening actually details Nines backstory. Nines is member of riot control (an elite squad that puts down uprisings), which is why he has the fancy Z6 baton. For more insight into the current state of the Star War’s universe, check out the Before the Awakening book.