"You were always scum."
Phasma was, first and foremost, a survivalist. She would stop at nothing to preserve her own life -- even if it meant endangering the lives of and abandoning those who had remained loyal to her and her cause.
Born and forced to learn to survive on the dangerous backwater planet of Parnassos, Phasma’s first encounter with the First Order was by accident. But shortly after learning of their existence, she was determined to escape her homeworld and join them in exchange for helping Brendol Hux and his men off of it.
Once appointed a captain of the regime, Phasma suited up in her armor, fastened her cape, and became one of the most ruthless officers in command of the First Order’s army of stormtroopers.
There is much we still don’t know about who she really was. But with every new story focusing on her legacy, we gain a little more insight into how and why she became such a feared force of darkness in the galaxy.
Captain Phasma is one of those characters who first appeared in a Star Wars movie but benefits tremendously from material published in the Expanded Universe outside the films. Her story extends far beyond the first two sequel trilogy movies, and she’s definitely a villain you won’t want to forget.
If the mysterious backstory of Phasma has you curious about where she (and her chrome armor) came from, these stories are definitely worth adding to your reading list.
The Force Awakens introduced Star Wars fans to a new kind of villain -- a female stormstrooper commanding her troops behind reflective chrome armor. Through the end of the film, Captain Phasma remained mostly a mystery. Who was she? Where did she come from? And why did she look different than all the other stormtroopers?
Delilah S. Dawson managed to answer all of our burning questions about this antagonist in her adult novel, Phasma. Throughout the book, readers learn the ruthless extremes the character takes in order to survive, and how she finds herself among the high ranks of the First Order, despite never having heard of them before.
Alan Dean Foster brings his fantasy and sci-fi storytelling experience to Star Wars canon for the first time in his adaption of the highly-anticipated 2015 film The Force Awakens.
The official novelization of the film expands upon the events shown onscreen, giving readers the chance to see the Resistance engage in battle with the First Order from the unique points of view of different characters. Whether you’re a fan of Rey, Poe, Finn, or a combination of figures old and new, this book will take you on a journey across the galaxy you’ll not soon forget.
Jason Fry gets the honor of continuing Star Wars’s rich history with novel adaptation. In particular, his novelization shines in adding additional material to enhance the story in written form, such as Luke’s Force vision introduction and re-insterting deleted scenes from the film–even Rey’s third lesson! The novel allows us to get an inside look at certain characters such as BB-8 during the space battle over D’qar. Reading the novel of Episode Eight will allow you to soak up the story like never before, taking your time with the characters and getting the story from all-new perspectives.