The Starkiller Base is a snowy planet that was turned into a super weapon by the First Order. Like the Death Star I and II, Starkiller Base was capable of destroying entire planets. However, it was superior to the previous models; it relied on energy harvested from the sun, was several times larger than the Death Stars, and could destroy more than one planet at a time, its first target being the Hosnian System, the seat of the New Republic's Senate.
- Starkiller was the last name George Lucas had originally intended to use for Luke and Leia before changing their last name to Skywalker.
- The name "Starkiller" has also been used for various subjects in the Star Wars universe, including the (now non-canonical) secret apprentice of Darth Vader in The Force Unleashed series of video games.