Monday, November 23, 2015
Who is Poe Dameron in Star Wars the Force Awakens
Poe Dameron is a pilot of the rebel forces. He is shown flying a X-Wing starfighter. His X-Wing has also been shown using the Astro-Mech BB-8. Poe Dameron is played by actor Oscar Isaac in the film, Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Affiliation: Rebellion / New Republic
Force Ability: None - Unknown
Poe Dameron is the son of Shara Bey and Kes Dameron who both served the Rebellion during the Galactic Civil War. Dameron himself later joins the Resistance. He is singled out by Major Caluan Ematt and Leia Organa for having a strong commitment to the Resistance.
30 Years after the battle of Endor, Poe Dameron leads a squad of T-70 / X-Wing fighters using the call sign "Black Leader" against the First Order. In this battle he is using the astromech droid BB-8.
"Dameron's commitment is absolute. And he's our best pilot. He'll get what we need."
Major Caluan Ematt to Leia Organa
Actor Oscar Isaac has commented that Poe Dameron is from the planet Yavin IV where the medal ceremony occurs after the destruction of the Death Star in Star Wars: A New Hope.
In the comic series Star Wars: Journey to Force Awakens: Star Wars: Shattered Empire a variety of characters are introduced in the direct aftermath of Return of the Jedi. Among these characters are Poe Dameron's parents rebel A-Wing pilot Shara Bey and officer Kes Dameron. The two characters marry and settle down to have a family. The pair are shown setting up a home and planting some trees near there new home.
These trees are later revealed to be the trees that grow inside the Jedi Temple of Coruscant. Luke breaks into a Empire facility with Shara Bey to get them. After escaping the facility Shara took the one to plant outside her home. The other one is taken by Luke Skywalker to be used to help create a new Jedi Order.
The Jedi connection begs the question whether Poe Dameron himself may have some Force abilities.
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