That’s the picture we get of her in the novel Phasma by Delilah S. Dawson, and it specifically means that if Captain Phasma can find a better situation for herself, she’s generally willing to discard anyone in her path who might prevent her from reaching her goals. For example:
**When their old clan was failing, Phasma helped arrange for a takeover by another clan, and so gravely injured her brother in the name of keeping him safe that he lost his legs from the wounds.
**When Phasma and her brother butted heads about creating an alliance with yet another group, Phasma took a few of her bravest warriors and left her clan, on a long march to find Brendol’s downed shuttle.
**As they arrive at the shuttle, it turns out the brother has been following Phasma and her hand-picked warriors. A fight ensues, during which almost all of Phasma’s old tribemates were killed.
I’m digging into the details of what we learn about Phasma’s backstory on today’s podcast. Have a listen!