A Commander in the Resistance Starfighter Corps, Poe Dameron is one of General Leia Organa’s most trusted operatives. He is a decorated X-Wing pilot, and claims he can fly anything, which is fortunate given how often his headstrong nature leads him into trouble. Poe led the attack on Starkiller Base, and has been at the forefront of every major battle before the fight with the First Order went public, then there after. He continues to express a need for expanding the Resistance’s influence everywhere, and never hesitates to disrupt the First Order when he can.
Poe was one of the so-called 'victory babies' who were born after the fall of the Empire. Aside from the timing of his birth, Poe grew up intimately connected to the conflict that ended a few years before he was born. Both of his parents were Rebel fighters. His father, Sergeant Kes Dameron was a Pathfinder - a ground-pounding commando. His mother, Lieutenant Shara Bey was a pilot - and a damned fine one at that. It was from her that he got both his love of flying and, perhaps, most of his talent.
Poe grew up on Yavin 4, where his parents had settled after retiring from the Rebel Alliance. His childhood was peaceful and pleasant, though he grew up hearing stories of life under the Empire. Some of his favorite childhood memories were of his mother taking him up in her old fighter. He discovered his love of flying early, and it was nurtured throughout his life.
When he was old enough, Poe joined the ranks of pilots in the New Republic. Even in times of peace, the job had its share of action. Poe tested his skills fighting smugglers, pirates and others who sought to test the borders of the New Republic. He distinguished himself as a fine pilot, but more than that - a strong leader. He inspired loyalty in others, and quickly rose through the ranks to become a commander.
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BB-8 --- Is Poe’s most trusted droid companion. He doesn’t go anywhere without his pal, and BB-8 displays unshakable loyalty to his friend and master.
Leia Organa --- When Poe expected to be reprimanded for his rebellious nature in the Republic Navy, he was surprised to find Leia waiting for him instead of a court-martial. She believed what he shared, and gave him a purpose to pursue the First Order. Poe’s loyalty to Leia is unfaltering. Their relationship is often rocky as Poe is headstrong and doesn’t know the difference between being a Hero and being a Leader, a lesson Leia is trying desperately to teach him.