The new stormtrooper? Even though I totally love the original, (& didn't like the Clone Trooper design), this looks kind of alright! A bit of a futuristicy take on the original, without detracting too much from the features of the original's iconic coolness!
Whether intentional, by coincidence, or because the plot points are obvious continuations of the established characters, there are a number of things in The Force Awakens that tread over ground the old Expanded Universe also walked. Major spoilers ahead.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens brings back everything that made us fall in love with Star Wars: our childhood heroes, who look and walk like our parents do now; the amazing optical effects; the soaring score; and the levity.
Captain Phasma - A female individual who lived approximately thirty years after the Battle of Endor. Phasma served as a Captain in the First Order and wore a reflective suit of armor similar to that of a stormtrooper.