The Last Jedi was and wasn’t the best film for Poe Dameron. In The Force Awakens Poe was the greatest pilot ever! He was so cool and I was SO happy that J.J Abrams didn’t kill him off like he originally was planning to because he was such an awesome character that it would’ve been sad to see him go. Rian Johnson took this incredible character that I loved so much and made a story for him for the better…and the worse. He elevated the character by evolving him from a simple pilot to a wise leader but he also might’ve hurt Poe by making him a little too brash and confused at times. Star Wars viewers started to dislike the character and now Poe has gone from a fan favorite to a slight annoyance of the trilogy. But what’s next for this charming king of the skies? Well. that’s what this post is about. Enjoy!
Poe Is Now A Recognized Leader of the Resistance but What New Obstacles Could He Face?
Poe went from a Resistance hero to a demoted disappointment and then back around to a trusted leader but was The Last Jedi his biggest test or is his toughest obstacle still to come? I think it’s safe to say that when we see the delightful Poe again he’ll be a general of the Resistance considering how much of a leader he was by the end of The Last Jedi but if it’s a substantial time gap what will he have to face? What will the last leg of his journey present to the trilogy as a whole? Well, I think a side of him that we have never seen before is him protecting someone that he truly loves.
Even though he obviously loves Leia as a surrogate mother and he cares deeply about his friends he’s always thought more of himself than others. That’s why he disobeyed Leia when she called off the attack on the Dreadnaught. That’s why he tried to concoct a plan to save the Resistance…himself, and Leia stunned him for his mutinous actions. He’s always been a little self-centered, it’s part of his endearing charm, but it can make him, in the eyes of others, a little conceited. But now that Poe has a level head and is making decisions more rationally what would happen to him if he had to confront the reality of someone he romantically loves on the front lines of the Resistance? He would undoubtedly want to keep that person safe and that could lead him back to that selfish personality that haunted him so badly in The Last Jedi. Would he make a possible war ending decision if it meant that his loved one could potentially be killed or would he jeopardize the Resistance to save the life of someone he loves?
These are obstacles that he hasn’t been faced with and could serve as a very emotional final chapter that could end the trilogy with a glorious triumph or a resounding heartbreak. This is the storyline that I would give Poe considering that Rian Johnson already provided him a worthy development in The Last Jedi and I think J.J Abrams should just build on that evolution.
I thank you for reading this fascinating theory that I had so much fun writing and I hope you have a magnificent day. Make sure to tune in later as I give you my almost-live reaction to Avengers: Infinity War. I can’t wait to tell you what I think of it. 🙂