Zorii Bliss

Punch It! Meet the New Characters of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

By Savannah Salazar

When it comes to Star Wars, there’s a lot to love—from unforgettable moments and locations to beautiful music, and, of course, a roster of the most lovable characters in the galaxy. With Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker coming to theaters soon, that list is about to grow, so we’ve put together a guide to the new characters in a galaxy far, far away.


From the oceanic moon Kef Bir, Jannah is a new ally for the resistance. Wielding a bow and arrow, this freedom fighter is ready to lead a band of warriors against the forces of the First Order.

Zorii Bliss
Mysterious and masked, Zorii Bliss (played by Keri Russell) is a Scoundrel with connections to ace fighter pilot Poe Dameron. She roams the snowy planet of Kijimi, leading a band of Spice Runners.

Cobbled together in a droidsmith’s workshop, the impressionable droid becomes enamored with our favorite rolling droid, BB-8—because who isn’t?

Allegiant General Pryde
Mum’s the word on Richard E. Grant’s new character, but we do know that Pryde joins General Hux in the wake of Kylo Ren’s rise to Supreme Leader.

Knights of Ren
While seen briefly during Rey’s vision in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the Knights of Ren have been notably absent. Now back for the final film, the masked warriors stand alongside Kylo Ren in mismatched garb carrying specialized weaponry.


First Order Jet Troopers
“They fly now?” “They fly now!” Finn and Poe yell to each other—seen in a clip for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker—during a zippy chase on the planet Pasaana between our heroes and the First Order’s latest stormtroopers: the jet troopers.

Sith Troopers 

Sith Troopers
Along with the jet troopers come a crimson-colored group of soldiers to help the First Order push for galactic conquest. This elite squadron draws their inspiration from a dark and ancient legacy.

 Zorri Bliss

Babu Frik
A skilled droidsmith, Babu Frik works on the planet Kijimi and can help modify any droid. Sounds most impressive…

Oh, Klaud. This odd creature mistakenly joins the Resistance but proves to be a welcome ally to the freedom fighters.