The Force Awakens introduced some exciting new characters to the Star Wars universe and one of those incredible new additions was Captain Phasma. I remember seeing some concept art for The Force Awakens in the early months of 2014 and one of the most interesting pieces of art was the one that highlighted Phasma in concept form. It was literally one of the coolest things I had ever seen. Then, when I found out that this incredible new stormtrooper was a woman I was like, “WHAAAT!” She was so awesome!!! And then I watched The Force Awakens and I was like, “Huh?” There was so much hype surrounding that character and she ended up playing a ridiculously minor role that quite possibly didn’t need to be in the movie. She was simply eye candy for the film and a chance for Disney to say they introduced the first female villain to a Star Wars movie.
Then they brought her back from the dead for The Last Jedi and hyped up her involvement for the film yet again. They introduced a novel about her in her early days as a brutal warrior before she joined the First Order (which I own) and it really did give some incredible back story to her. They even made a comic book showing how she escaped the trash compacter in StarKiller Base and rejoined the ranks of the First Order but, like in The Force Awakens, her role in The Last Jedi was much smaller than I imagined it being. She didn’t even show up in the movie until over an hour and a half into the film and then “died” within a few scenes of her coming into the movie which is just a terrible waste of an awesome character. But, I don’t think she’s dead.
Phasma is not only a fierce warrior but she’s very good at surviving. Surviving near death and seemingly insurmountable odds is something Phasma has done since she was a child growing up and I don’t think her defeat in The Last Jedi is the last we’ll see of her. Yes, she fell down in a pit of fire and the odds of surviving that are pretty scarce but this is Phasma we’re talking about. She’s survived worse…I think. And I mean, come on, her armor can deflect blasters! I think it could withstand some fire for enough time to allow her to get to a ship and escape the Supremacy.
And that would be great because she’s such a fabulous character. Her feud with Finn has been so enjoyable throughout this trilogy so far and I would love to see a round three duel between them two. That would just be fun. 🙂
I just also want to see some more Phasma. She’s such a really cool villain.
I don’t know, maybe she is officially gone and the story of Phasma will just be a shiny, chrome waste of a character but if she does come back I will probably jump up and down with joy.
I thank you for reading and I hope you have a great day. May the Force and Phasma will be you.