8. Why was Captain Phasma such a bad stormtrooper?
With metallic armor, a high military ranking, and a Game of Thrones cast member behind the helmet, Captain Phasma is no ordinary stormtrooper. To top it off, fans were psyched to finally see a menacing female villain in a Star Wars film (because, sadly, there weren't many female Star Wars characters to begin with). She almost worked; in her first appearance, bossing Finn around Jakku, she looks tough as hell. But when she gets taken hostage by Han, Chewie, and Finn later in the movie, she crumbles like one of those weak space-chess pieces in the Falcon, powering down the shields and setting the stage for Poe’s triumphant final aerial attack. What gives, Captain Phasma? It's unclear if she survived the movie's explosive finale, and more unclear if she'll ever have her moment in the two suns.
9. Why was Nien Nunb still flying in the Rebel military at his advanced age?
Nien Nunb is one of the most joyful characters in the Star Wars universe -- have you heard this guy laugh? In the 30 years since Return of the Jedi, you’d think he’d retired on a space-yacht somewhere with Lando. Instead, in The Force Awakens, he’s now a pilot for the Resistance, playing second fiddle to the less-experienced Poe Dameron. Didn’t this dude have a retirement package? Or is he just that addicted to the thrill of combat? Hear us out: Nien Nunb spinoff. We need an explanation.