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The Origin and Memes of TR-8R

Everyone’s favorite stormtrooper got a little more attention today when the fine folks behind Star Wars: The Force Awakens revealed new information about the character’s origin.

Dubbed by fans as TR-8R for his iconic slur hurled at Finn in The Force Awakens, his actual designation is FN-2199, or Nines to his friends in the First Order. According to Greg Rucka’s anthology Before the Awakening, the riot control trooper trained with Finn and likely considered him a friend. You can see then why he might be offended by his previous ally’s treacherous behavior, even going so far as to attack him with a Z6 electrified baton.

FN-2199 might be a villain in the Star Wars universe, but he remains loved by the Internet. This one character has spawned a crazy amount of choice memes. Check out some of the best below and learn more about FN-2199 on Wookiepedia.

Choice Memes

The Spins
Guess Who
Guess Who
Spongebob Troopers
TR-8R Dance
TR-8R Dance


Passing Notes to a Traitor
Passing Notes
Jorge Albor
Jorge Albor

Jorge Albor is a staff editor at Fandom. He's been involved with games in one way or another since 2008. You can find him writing on PopMatters, hosting the EXP Podcast, and covering all kinds of games right here on Fandom. He has a special love for esports, board games, and movies.

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