The Force Awakens Character Names Revealed (by Trading Cards We’re All Dying For)!

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Entertainment Weekly got what could be the Star Wars exclusive of the year, revealing the names of some major characters from The Force Awakens.

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Poe Dameron

Kylo Ren

Rey

Finn

 

Possibly the most interesting reveals include John Boyega’s character being named “Finn” and Daisy Ridley’s character being named “Rey” instead of the much rumored “Kira.”  Though it’s been mentioned several times that “Kira” was very possibly just a placeholder.  Notice the conspicuous lack of last names for both characters.

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As EW put it:

There’s been no shortage of rumors about the character played by Daisy Ridley, but even the name being used in that speculation—Kira—has now been proven false. All we have at this point is her first name, Rey, so… maybe we’ll find out eventually whether her surname reveals deeper family connections.

My personal favorite is the newly named villian – Kylo Ren.  I can’t wait to get me a 6″ Kylo Ren figure!

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Be sure to head over to Entertainment Weekly for all the details and check back here for a more detailed breakdown from Jason if he survives the storm in the Bay.

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