Getty Images

Lupita Nyong'o Is Obviously Obsessed With Stormtroopers

She basically never leaves home without one at this point.

If there's one thing Lupita Nyong'o loves about being a part of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" -- apart from the megawatt fashion opportunities, obvi -- it's definitely her Stormtrooper toy.

Lovingly dubbed "Thunder," this old school piece of nerdery is her constant companion, especially now that she's travelling to a galaxy far, far away around the promo circuit for "Episode VII."

The Oscar-winner's Stormtropper squadmember is basically her BFF-slash-entire-'Gram-game right now, and since she's keeping him so very near to her heart, we thought we'd present a pictorial history of their relash.

Spoiler? It's getting serious.

  • At first, she was all about "geeking out" with her Han Solo Stormtrooper.

    (The green tooth thing is a mystery to us too.)

  • But then she made acquaintance with this little guy, and it was all over.

    It was love at first sight.

  • After that, she started taking her toy to work -- even on other non-"Star Wars"-related projects.

    He makes everything better.

  • Eventually, she started to see the little guy's artistic potential.

    He's a born model.

  • He became a true centerpiece of her (Instagram) life.
  • She taught Not Thunder how to pose like "his own kind."
  • And she brought him along for moral support during her interviews.
  • Thunder even went to battle with Kylo Ren under her watch.
  • Of course, she made sure to give some of the other characters a fair shake.

    She even went so far as to call R2D2 her "favorite droid."

  • But at the end of the day, it's always been about Thunder the Stormtrooper.
  • Once people started catching onto her not-so-secret obsession, things got even sweeter. Literally.
  • That's when the action shots began.
  • And Thunder became true center of attention at all times.

    Even when BB-8 is in the picture.

  • Even dogs love the thing.
  • And even if he wasn't around, he was clearly still on her mind, as evidenced by this adorable impersonation she did of her bestest buddy.
  • Thunder is literally as close to her heart as it gets, guys. D'awww.
  • And now he's making friends.

    Thunder's friend is named Lightning.

To be continued ...