Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Shipping Confessions: Poe Dameron/Finn (Star Wars)
Luckily The Force Awakens woke the Star Wars name up to something great. People can say that The Force Awakens is a copy of A New Hope, but it would be hard to deny the new film being a breath of fresh air from the prequels.
I don't hate the prequels, but they were leagues below the Original Trilogy.
So today I will talk about the love between Poe Dameron and Finn. This non-canon ship was very easy for me to let join my armada.
When he decided to escape he knew he would need a pilot. Luckily Poe Dameron had just been captured and was more than happy to leave. Once the fighter they escaped in had been shot down, Finn thought that Poe was dead and so left the wreckage.
Finn quickly ran into both Rey and BB-8 which lead to the events of him leaving Jakku behind. It was a little bit of an inner struggle for him, but he finally decided to side with the Rebellion and fought. His actions on Starkiller base helped destroy the megaweapon of the First Order. As of the end of The Force Awakens, he is alive but injured.
When Finn said he wanted to help Poe escape, the pilot knew it was only because of convenience. When both met each other on the hidden Rebellion base, it was Poe who helped get Finn's voice heard by Leia Organa Solo.
Poe later helped in the destruction of Starkiller base.
I don't remember anything in The Force Awakens addressing Poe's genealogy.
They work good together and why wouldn't they as Poe was the first real person Finn talked to. The first person who looked beyond his uniform and actually gave him a name. While Finn still has a lot to learn about the galaxy as a whole, Poe will be the sarcastic asshole there to guide him along the way.
So what do I think about the whole 'Star Wars needs LGBTQ+ characters'? While I adore Poe and Finn as a couple, hence I made this post, I don't mind if they're not canon. I don't mind if some other characters turn out to be part of the community. At the end of the day these two have a great friendship and that's what matters.
What will I talk about next Shipping Confessions? I sing a song about ice and fire focusing on the dragon queen and a man suffering from greyscale.
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