So, the first trailer showed Finn wielding a lightsaber, showing that he'll probably be a Jedi. The second trailer, showed him entering a duel with Kylo Ren. So, it seems very likely that he'll be a Jedi. My question is, why don't people want him to be a Jedi. It's seems every time I bring up the possibility of him being a Jedi people begin telling me that I'm jumping to conclusions that they don't think he will be. I really don't understand this, it's a Star Wars film, he's shown wielding a lightsaber both in the first poster, and both trailers show him about to fight Kylo Ren. I really don't see how people don't think he'll be a Jedi.
Will Finn be a Jedi? Why don't people want him to be one?
@birdman400: I don't see why they both can't become Jedi. Finn definitely will be one. Could be cool to see a sort of partnership between the two.
I kinda want finn for now and rey later , we haven't seen a female lead in star wars that was a jedi since they didn't want to include Asoka (still pissed)
@donttellmymom: the way I view the whole "canon" issue with Star Wars is that Star Wars now has a multiverse. One universe where the original/prequel film trilogy and the EU novels are canon, and the new universe where only the films and certain novels are canon. I think that's a more positive way to look at it.
Idk why people don't like him, but I think he'll make a great Jedi. I've come to terms with the fact that the EU will not exist in the new trilogy, and I'm excited to see what new stuff they come up with.
I don't like him and it has nothing to do with his race or EU. Don't ask me why because there isn't a specific reason. I wouldn't care if he was some supporting character but a Jedi or main cast bugs me. I would have been happier with another black actor. I think that many people feel the same way. Honestly though it wasn't until just recently that I noticed any talk of hate and it's usually by people asking why others hate him.
@stormshadow_x: Some may have had trouble with him but I think a lot of people actually thought he did a great job in the prequels and liked him as Mace. Personally, I thought he was the best jedi in the prequels, as good or better than MacGregor's Obi Wan and Neesom's Qui Gon.
According to the novelization I believe, he's an expert combatant and the fact that he was able to hold back Kylo (despite him being hurt) with no force sensitivity or lightsaber training speaks volumes. His sense to do good really makes me believe that he might be a jedi deep down. He's a good character and I think he should have been the MAIN main protagonist, despiting his annoying moments.
@sasukemilesmorales: Made him look like a child? Finn was able to tag him. All of this without tapping into the force for anow amp like Rey did. Lol Rey hit Finn when he wasn't trying to fight. Don't pass that as some sort of combat feat. Yeah, he needs training though.
Having hated on the trailers for what they did reveal in the ever growing "you know the whole film" before seeing it that goes on with the internet now it was nice to get the twist of Finn not actually being the one to awaken to the Force through the film.
Just don't think Finn needs to be a Jedi but having him become a leader within the Rebellion would be a natural step for the new generation stepping up concept. Where Poe leads the pilots Finn would lead the ground forces, be the guy at the front of the Rebel's forces going head to head in the field with the armies of the First Order. That's badass enough that he doesn't need to be a Jedi.
In this way I see Finn's character closer in concept to Jagged Fel from the EU canon much like Poe seems a lot like Kyle Katarn in the vein of his Dark Forces depiction vice later Jedi Knight, Jedi Academy and EU stories. Which isn't bad, as they're good counterparts to these characters if they won't be introducing them to movie canon.
i'd be fine with him being a Jedi! i was actually expecting that to be the case until Rey got captured.
the main problem is that TFA pointed everything Force related toward Rey and not Finn. it would be awesome if that was a misdirect or something, but i just don't see that happening.
Finn, as much as we've seen, is not a force wielder. Anyone can use a lightsabre. That means nothing. Its just a laser sword. His being completely owned by Kylo Ren showed he lacked any of the latent force traits of a sensitive. Even a novice can occasionally get in a lucky shot against a master swordsman - esp one as erratic as KR. And Finn would have received training in melee weaponry. His skill set is clearly blasters tho - he's the new Han... Blaster-Guy who occasionally gets really lucky
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