If you've sat down to watch the Star Wars sequel trilogy, you probably have more than a few questions about the First Order. The movies don't really go into its history, leaving fans asking, "Where did the First Order come from?" On top of that, there was almost no information about Supreme Leader Snoke outside of the brief glimpse of his body resting in some sort of clone vat on Exegol in The Rise of Skywalker, proving the First Order was but one aspect of the Emperor's galactic machinations.
The First Order had the look and feel of the Empire while remaining on the outside of galactic operations, and while the movies don't go into great detail, they're not the only source of info about the First Order. There are numerous comic book series, video games, tie-in novels, and more that tie the First Order into the broader scope of the Star Wars universe, showing how it came to replace the much larger, less deadly Empire.
Despite Star Wars being one of the most exciting and impressive franchises of all time, there's still a lot the general fan base doesn't know about the First Order. This list takes a look at the lore from as many sources as possible to uncover the things you didn't know about the First Order. Check them out below, and be sure to upvote anything you didn't already know about Star Wars' follow-up to the Empire.
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Starkiller Base Began Construction During The Empire’s HeightPhoto: Electronic Arts
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Members Of The New Republic Senate Seceded To The First Order
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A Young Armitage Hux Trained Orphaned Children To Become First Order Stormtroopers
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The First Order Spawned From Palpatine’s Contingency
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Snoke Rose To The Rank Of Supreme Leader Thanks To His Knowledge Of The Unknown Regions
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The First Order's Growth Came From The Outer Rim