Poe Dameron – Jaden Schwartz
Don’t let the teaser from the previous page fool you. This is not really a spoiler. Poe Dameron doesn’t become THE leader of the Resistance.
Part of his story is learning what it takes to be a leader and that doesn’t really tell you much about his arc in the film. That’s somewhat what Jaden Schwartz has been this season
For those that do not know, Dameron was actually supposed to die in The Force Awakens. There was a creative change and he ended up becoming one of the better characters.
Now, Schwartz is doing the same. Nobody was ready to kill him, but he was a solid player that was sort of falling into the category just above role player.
Before his injury, Schwartz was morphing into one of, if not the best scorer on the Blues. Even after missing a few games, he’s still second on the team in points and tied for second in goals.
Beyond that, he is learning that being good in your role alone is not good enough, just like Poe is learning. Poe is seen as the best pilot in the fleet (maybe the galaxy). The Resistance needs more. Similarly, the Blues needed a bit more from Schwartz. So far in 2017-18, they were getting it.
The personalities might be different – Dameron is a bit of a hot-head and Schwartz is about as even-keel as it gets. The results that they give and how they make others better cannot be denied though.
Next: Wrap Up