You seem less driven by emotion than other bloggers and more into dealing with facts. Fact: Finn was bred to be cannon fodder. Fact: He lied to Rey and nearly got her killed. He lied to Han and did get him killed. Fact: He has not been socialized to be around people. Fact: He is not Force sensitive, Rey and Kylo Ren are. Fact: He is petulant, lazy and cowardly (he didn't care about Poe's mission, he didn't want to explain anything and he ran and left Rey on her own.) Yet he's Rey's dream man? OK
Hello, anon. I’d like to start off by thanking you for the kind words. I’m happy you seem to consider me a logical, fact-driven person. That’s what I aim for.
Now, if I may be so bold, let me ask: Did we watch the same movie? No, truly? You’re referring to Finn from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, dir. JJ Abrams, right? Because…well. Boy. Oh boy. Let’s dive in.
Fact: Finn was bred to be cannon fodder.
Incorrect. Finn was not bred to be a soldier, he was forcibly taken away from his family at a young age. By whom? The First Order. That’s right! The organization that your fav, Kylo Ren, fully supports and serves. Hmm.
Fact: He lied to Rey and nearly got her killed. He lied to Han and did get him killed.
Please let it be remembered that Finn later went back and told Rey the truth once he realized he trusted and cared for her enough. This lie didn’t even convince Han at the beginning, and the only time Finn stretched the truth at Han’s expense was to get them both on Starkiller Base (which, by the way, was out of Finn’s desire to save Rey from Kylo Ren). Rey chose to go with Finn and get BB-8 back to the Resistance. Han chose to confront Kylo out of Leia’s wish for her son to be brought home. The only reason Rey and Han were put in a position of danger was because of Kylo. Kylo kidnapped Rey and tried to torture information out of her (which would be used to murder his uncle, just by the way), and Kylo decided to murder Han himself (which, if you listen carefully to the Snoke & Kylo scenes, was never actually a direct order from the Supreme Leader). Finn didn’t get anyone killed or almost killed. These events were entirely the result of Kylo and his own shitty choices.
Fact: He has not been socialized to be around people.
Huh. He seems to connect with Rey and Han and Poe and Chewie just fine.
Fact: He is not Force sensitive, Rey and Kylo Ren are.
Point me to the spot in the movie where the Great Force God descends from the sky and decrees, “Finn! Thou shalt not be revealed as Force-sensitive in this movie nor any other! Thy path lies not within becoming a Jedi, so therefore, as is my word, thy good friend Rey shall instead be betrothed to her darker half, Kylo Ren!” I must have taken a pee break during this scene.
Fact: He is petulant, lazy and cowardly (he didn’t care about Poe’s mission, he didn’t want to explain anything and he ran and left Rey on her own.)
“I’m not Resistance. I’m not a hero. I’m a stormtrooper. Like all of them, I was taken from a family I’ll never know, and raised to do one thing. But my first battle, I made a choice…”
“We came back for you!”
Also, again, where are the receipts for this fanon interpretation of petulant, manchild Finn? I’ve been genuinely confused about this claim ever since I first saw TFA. Please show them to me.
Yet he’s Rey’s dream man? OK
You mean the bravest, most caring man in all of TFA who is genuinely concerned for Rey’s wellbeing? You bet!