[Olympics] General Hux and Captain Phasma, aka Pairs Skaters Morozov and Tarasova

It's not surprising that Star Wars fans can see inspirational similarities everywhere, and last night the Olympics team skate was no exception.  During the pairs portion of the evening, Vladimir Morozov and partner Evgenia Tarasova resembled some familiar First Order personalities.

[Olympics] General Hux and Captain Phasma, aka Pairs Skaters Morozov and Tarasova
When Hux finds out hes number one in points

Vladimir and Evgenia are competing as OARs, Olympic Athlete of Russia, which is the delegation approved by the IOC for athletes from Russia who are technically competing for the Olympics themselves.  The most simple explanation that keeps being used for this situation to make sense is "if an OAR wins a gold medal, it'll be the Olympic Anthem that plays, not the Russian one".

[Olympics] General Hux and Captain Phasma, aka Pairs Skaters Morozov and Tarasova
Editorial credit: Olga Besnard / Shutterstock.com

Anyhow- last night the pair had a pretty great skate (which you can watch here), setting the highest score for pairs putting OAR fourth overall going into Sunday's event (Canada lead after two rounds on 17, four points ahead).  But most interesting, at least to this viewer, was their resemblance to General Hux and Captain Phasma from Star Wars: The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi.

I can't not see it, now.


The pair previously nabbed the 46th gold medal in the discipline for Russia at the 2017 ISU European Figure Skating Championships in Ostrava, Czech Republic.

Also, how amazing is her face in this picture?


Join us tonight for our coverage of the Opening Ceremonies when they start at 5pm (PST).

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Mary Anne ButlerAbout Mary Anne Butler

Bleeding Cool News Editor Mary Anne Butler (Mab, for short) has been part of the fast-paced world of journalism since she was 15, getting her start in album reviews and live concert coverage for a nationally published (print) music magazine. She eventually transitioned to online media, writing for such sites as UGO/IGN, ComicsOnline, Geek Magazine, Ace of Geeks, Aggressive Comix (where she is still Editor-in-Chief), and most recently Bleeding Cool. 

Over the past 10 years, she’s built a presence at conventions across the globe as a cosplayer (occasionally), photographer (constantly), panelist and moderator (mostly), and reporter (always). 

 Interviews, reviews, observations, breaking news, and objective reporting are the name of the game for the founder of Harkonnen Knife Fight, a Dune-themed band with an international presence. 

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