POE DAMERON THE FUTURE IN HIS HANDS
Commander Poe Dameron is the best pilot in the Resistance—but in its darkest hour, he must become far more than that.
General Organa has always trusted Poe Dameron. Mission after mission Leia has heaped greater and greater responsibility on his shoulders. Of all the Resistance’s operatives, it is Poe she entrusts with the most dangerous assignments, notably when she sent him to Jakku to retrieve the map to Luke Skywalker’s location. Aboard his distinctive black X-wing, Poe led a squadron of Resistance starfi ghters against the First Order, fi rst on planet
Takodana, then on Starkiller Base. His blasts started a chain reaction that ultimately led to the destruction of the ice planet.
When the First Order fleet intercepts the Resistance in the middle of the evacuation of D’Qar, Poe doesn’t hesitate: following his instincts, he approaches the enemy’s Dreadnought alone, aboard his light fighter, and takes out all its cannons before they realize he’s merely a decoy. It’s thanks to him that the bombers can start their attack in order to buy time for the evacuation to be completed. However, Poe also has a reckless side. When General Organa orders him to disengage, Poe switches off the comm, hoping that the bombers will take down the Dreadnought. Which they do—
but at a high cost… almost too high.
For his flagrant disregard of a direct order, Leia demotes him. She knows that Poe Dameron represents the future of the Resistance, but in order for him to become one of its more important members, he has to learn a vital lesson: that he cannot solve everything by jumping in his X-wing and blowing stuff up. He must learn patience and strategy; he must learn to think like a leader.