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Encyclopedia > Imperial Stormtrooper
Stormtroopers have distinctive white armor and a helmet with a grimacing, skull-like visage.

Imperial stormtroopers are trained shock troops in the Star Wars universe under command of the Galactic Empire. This work is copyrighted. ... This work is copyrighted. ... This article needs cleanup. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Stormtrooper. ... Star Wars is an epic space opera saga and a fictional universe initially developed by George Lucas during the 1970s and expanded since that time. ... The Galactic Empire is the main antagonist in the Star Wars universe. ...

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History

The Imperial Stormtrooper Corps originate from the Clone Troopers who comprised the Grand Army of the Republic during the Clone Wars. The Phase II Clone Trooper armor sported by the clones in Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith bears an intentionally-striking resemblance to the Imperial Stormtrooper armor they would don soon thereafter. Clone troopers are soldiers in the fictional Star Wars universe. ... A scene from Attack of the Clones depicting the Battle of Geonosis, the first battle of the Clone Wars The Clone Wars (also known as the Clone War) are a series of fictional intragalactic battles in George Lucass science fiction saga Star Wars. ... Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith is the third episode of the Star Wars film series (but the sixth film to be produced), to be released on Thursday, May 19, 2005. ...


The Star Wars Expanded Universe, not being penned by George Lucas, takes several different tacks on the possible origins of Imperial Stormtroopers. George Walton Lucas, Jr. ...


In his Grand Admiral Thrawn trilogy, Timothy Zahn posits that the Emperor created Imperial Stormtroopers through the use of a cloning technology called Spaarti cylinders. In the Dark Forces series of books and video games, it is stated that not all stormtroopers, if any, were clones; as the protagonist Kyle Katarn spent some time in the Imperial Stormtrooper corps (this is supported by a scene in Episode IV when it is possible to see that all the troopers are of different heights and have different voices). Grand Admiral Thrawn (full name: Mitthrawnuruodo) is a fictional character from the Star Wars galaxy. ... Timothy Zahn (born September 1, 1951) is a science fiction novelist. ... Star Wars: Dark Forces is a video game produced by the LucasArts Entertainment Company. ... Kyle Katarn is a character in the fictional Star Wars universe, the protagonist of the video game Star Wars: Dark Forces and its sequels. ...


Expanded Universe material written after the release of the Prequel films, however, seems to reinforce the origin of the Imperial Stormtroopers as clones, for instance the fact that the 501st Legion and Shock Trooper Clone units were grown on the Republic capital world of Coruscant, which would later become the central world of the Galactic Empire. Coruscant Coruscant (pronounced //) is a fictional planet in the Star Wars universe. ...


Timothy Zahn does mention in his Grand Admiral Thrawn trilogy that Imperial Stormtroopers were a dwindling and precious resource ten years after the end of the Galactic Civil War, which could mean that the Empire had lost the ability to produce them, or merely that interest in enlisting as a disposable resource for a losing faction was waning. Grand Admiral Thrawn (full name: Mitthrawnuruodo) is a fictional character from the Star Wars galaxy. ...


Canonical evidence from the films does provides circumstantial evidence that Stormtroopers are not clones. Upon Luke Skywalker's arrival in her cell on the Death Star Princess Leia makes the sardonic comment "Aren't you a little short for a Stormtrooper?" The comment implies that all stormtroopers are of the same height, or at least taller than Luke; however, Luke Skywalker and Han Solo (both of noticeably varying heights) would not have been able to pass undetected as Stormtroopers if they were in fact identical, the armor would also not fit, as it would be manufactured to a single size. In a later scene, one out of a group of stormtroopers is seen to hit his head in a doorway, while his comrades pass unscathed, an unintentional editing mistake, but nonetheless supportive of the idea of troops with varying physical characteristics.


The Stormtroopers in the film also have different voices (which George Lucas could have changed in the special editions the way he changed Boba Fett's voice), and display un-clone-like behavior such as making small talk regarding new technology (Episode IV), and other mannerisms (see esp. Scout Trooper behavior in episode VI, including fear at imminent death and chagrin at being captured). Other examples of behavior inconsistent with the mental and physical modifications supposedly made to the clones include: the TIE fighter pilot whose panicked reaction to the appearance of the Millennium Falcon results in a collision with Darth Vader's TIE fighter, and their apparent lack of enhanced strength in hand-to-hand combat.


A further piece of evidence can be deduced from various sources. According to the novelization of Episode III, the clones were capable of ambushing Jedi because they lacked the mental capacity for the kind of intentional behavior that Jedi can sense in time to provide a warning. We can question, then, whether the Jedi mind trick would work on a clone, especially since we see no evidence of attempts by Jedi to utilize it in their dealings with Clone Troopers after the ambush. But we know from Episode IV that the mind trick does work on Stormtroopers.


The Alan Dean Foster novel Splinter of the Mind's Eye, which some have tried to fit into the Star Wars universe but others regard as mere fancy, states that there are male and female Stormtroopers. The original paperback cover. ...


In Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy, a conversation between two mercenaries can be overheard where one is telling the other of how he used to be a stormtrooper, but jumped ship due to his hatred of taking orders, an example of recruitment rather than cloning. Star Wars: Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy is a Star Wars first-person shooter computer game released in September 2003. ...


An answer that does support clones however is Star Wars Battlefront II. The retired trooper at the end of the Kamino Rise of the Empire mission claims to prevent future troopers from corruption, the Emperor would use a varitey of templates for a more diverse Clone army. So this can give the impression that at some point there were more than just Jango Fett clones being created. The same Clone in Star Wars Battlefront II says at this time that his legion the 501st are one of the last legions of clones made from the Jango Fett template. Star Wars: Battlefront II is a video game set to be released in November of 2005 for PC, Xbox, PSP, and PlayStation 2. ...


The varying nature of the canonical evidence suggest that Stormtroopers were most likely initially created from the original Clone troopers, however by the time of the Empire in Episode IV their ranks were supplemented by regularly recruited forces.


George Lucas himself, as cited in a question and answer article of Star Wars Insider in 2005, stated that not all Stormtroopers are clones as a result of volunteers and conscription. He also said the clones themselves are not all clones of Jango whether out of necessity or political "rewards" for finding favor with the Emperor. So it is possible that there would be a mix of old Jango clones, citizens within the Empire, and various clones of political appointees. This would presumably weaken the once "crack" forces of an all clone army. Star Wars Insider Star Wars Insider is the official magazine of Lucasfilm. ...


Organization

Imperial Stormtroopers are independent of the Imperial Navy or the Imperial Army chains of command. They have their own command structure, ranking system and support facilities. Imperial Stormtroopers are stationed on Imperial Navy craft and on Imperial Army bases to ensure the loyalty and obedience of their personnel to the Emperor. Executor and several escorting Star Destroyers In the fictional Star Wars galaxy, the Imperial Navy, also referred to as the Imperial Starfleet, was the military arm of the Galactic Empire charged with maintaining security, peace and order in the galaxy. ... The mighty AT-ATs lead the charge against the Rebel Base on Hoth. ... For the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode, see Chain of Command (Star Trek: The Next Generation). ...


Each stormtrooper is assigned a number for tactical purposes and to reinforce the Imperial ethic of uniformity. TK-421 was the number of the stormtrooper whose armor Luke Skywalker wore aboard the Death Star, for instance. TK-421 is the name of one of the stormtroopers in the movie Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. ... Luke Skywalker is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe, portrayed by Mark Hamill in the films Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, and Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi. ... The Death Star is a fictional planet-destroying superweapon as well as an enormous mobile military garrison in the Star Wars universe. ...


In non-combat situations, a stormtrooper officer wears a grey officer uniform, (Navy officers also wear the uniform, and similar uniforms in black are worn by shuttle pilots) insignia, and a garrison cap. All stormtrooper officers wear the characteristic white armor during action or wear a protective grey helmet over the normal officer uniform. In some situations, they wear standard Rank Insignia of the Galactic Empire (rank squares) over the stormtrooper armor so their rank is apparent to non-stormtroopers. Rank Insignia of the Galactic Empire refers to badges of military rank which were displayed in the Star Wars feature films, used by officers of the Imperial Navy and Army. ...


Equipment

The troopers' most distinctive equipment is the white battle armor they normally wear. The complete 18-piece armor set completely encases the body and typically has no individually distinguishing marking outside of rank. In fact, the casual first-time observer sometimes mistakes the stormtroopers as a form of battle droid. In certain situations however, stormtroopers will sometimes wear camouflage armor to help them blend in with different environments. This reform was instituted after the embarrassing defeat at the Battle of Endor where a legion of stormtroopers was defeated by a large Rebel-Ewok attack force. Armor or armour (see spelling differences) is protective clothing intended to defend its wearer from intentional harm in combat and military engagements, typically associated with soldiers. ... Luke Skywalker in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope along side astromech droid R2-D2, and protocol droid C-3PO. This is the concept of the droid in science fiction. ... Countershaded Ibex are almost invisible in the Israeli desert. ... The Battle of Endor was the climactic battle depicted in the 1983 film, Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi. ... In the fictional Star Wars universe, the Rebel Alliance, or more formally, the Alliance to Restore the Republic, is an interstellar terrorist force formed in direct military opposition to the Galactic Empire. ... Ewoks are a fictional species of hunter-gatherers in the Star Wars universe. ...


The reinforced helmet contains advanced breathing filters (which act as protection against chemical and biological attacks, as well as toxins) and a comlink for instant communication with other units. The comlink uses linked encoding sequences to rotate frequencies every few seconds while keeping all troopers in the unit synchronized (c.f. real world frequency-hopping spread spectrum radios). If a trooper's helmet is removed without the trooper first hitting the comlink's control stud (most likely found on the under-rim of the helmet), the frequency coding routine is automatically deleted from that helmet. A chemical substance is any material substance used in or obtained by a process in chemistry: A chemical compound is a substance consisting of two or more chemical elements that are chemically combined in fixed proportions. ... For the use of biological agents by terrorists, see bioterrorism. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... The comlink used by Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn In science fiction, a comlink (or com link) is a small, hand-held personal communications transceiver. ... Frequency-hopping spread spectrum (FHSS) is a spread-spectrum method of transmitting radio signals by rapidly switching a carrier among many frequency channels, using a pseudorandom sequence known to both transmitter and receiver. ...


The automatic polarizing lenses protect the trooper against intense glare and provide them with enhanced combat vision or holographic vision processors which allow vision through many barriers such as smoke, darkness and fire. The Multi-Frequency Targeting and Acquisition System (MFTAS) helps with the stormtroopers' perception in darkness as well as smoke and other visibility obscuring conditions. In electrodynamics, polarization (also spelled polarisation) is the property of electromagnetic waves, such as light, that describes the direction of their transverse electric field. ...


The helmet also assists in aiming at moving targets. The Comtech Series IV helmet speaker uses three-phase sonic filtering for clear sound (for troopers, it is connected to the audio pickup). It also has a vocoder for talking to non-stormtroopers. The backplate contains an emergency twenty minutes of oxygen if the trooper should be so unlucky to be exposed to vacuum or be trapped underwater. It also contains a power pack. The stomach armour contains a manual suit seal and environmental controls. The thigh armor has a reinforced alloy plate ridge, and the lower right side, near the knee, contains the suits system power cells. The left upper side of the shin armour has a knee protector plate for use with sniping. The utility belt has two blast energy sinks to protect the trooper's hips. The stormtrooper's boots are not armoured, but they are treaded. The armour is equipped with IFF circuitry for identification and command purposes for identifying each other. A vocoder (name derived from voice encoder, formerly also called voder) is a speech analyzer and synthesizer. ... General Name, symbol, number oxygen, O, 8 Chemical series nonmetals, chalcogens Group, period, block 16, 2, p Appearance colorless (gas) very pale blue (liquid) Standard atomic weight 15. ... For the 1965 American military operation, see Operation Power Pack For other uses of the term, see Power pack The Power Pack is a team of fictional child superheroes in the Marvel Comics universe. ... For other uses, see Sniper (disambiguation). ... In telecommunications, identification, friend or foe (IFF) is a crypto identification system designed for command and control. ...


It also protects the troopers from very harsh environments as well as projectiles and impact weapons. The armour might be penetrated by a direct blaster bolt, but it will reduce damage from the bolts absorbed significantly. The body glove allows for operation in warm or cold climates, however it can protect the trooper from almost any environment, from total vacuum conditions to the very extremes in cold and heat for a very limited period of time. Look up Vacuum in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


Some special features include a wrist comlink, a tiny battle Holocam built into the helmet, a resonator (to open secure doors) built into their armor, and an external helmet light. Power gloves help in hand to hand combat. A resonator is a device or part that vibrates (or oscillates) with waves. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Close Quarters Combat. ...


Some literature indicates that stormtroopers also are issued olive green uniforms to wear when off duty.


Firearms

The E-11 blaster rifle can be found almost anywhere. It is the standard issue weapon of the Imperial Stormtrooper Corps and one of the most commonly issued rifles in the Galactic Empire. They are also in high demand (although heavily regulated) for civilian and corporate sales, along with a brisk trade in them on the underground market. // This is a list of personal ranged weapons from the fictional Star Wars universe. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Galactic Empire is the main antagonist in the Star Wars universe. ...


It has proven to be a highly versatile design, spawning a wide number of variations. To make up for the high demand for these weapons, BlasTech Industries has authorized SoroSuub and Merr-Sonn Munitions, Inc to manufacture them under license. These three manufacturers are found mixed indiscriminately across the Galactic Empire in Imperial stocks. In addition to these, several specialized designs have been spawned. The Galactic Empire is the main antagonist in the Star Wars universe. ...


The basic E-11 blaster rifle is 43.8cm (1.43 ft) long while folded, and weighs 2.6 kilograms (5.7 lbs). The power cell housing opens on the left side of the action housing, above the trigger, giving the E11 a very low profile (useful when shooting prone or from a barricade), with a standard powercell providing 100 shots. The blaster gas chamber contains sufficient supplies for thirty power cells. All moving and/or metal parts are fitted with a corrosion-proof, vacuum-rated, dry lubricant. The top of the receiver has a universal, quick detach sight rail, which comes from the factory mounted with a light, ring recticle, 2x optical scope. The basic three-piece folding stock rides along the left side, under the power cell. When ordering from the factory, one may specify that they wish a fixed stock or a one-piece, right-folding stock at no extra cost. A centimetre (American spelling centimeter, symbol cm) is a unit of length that is equal to one hundredth of a metre, the current SI base unit of length. ... “Kg” redirects here. ...


Stormtroopers also carry a cylindrical Thermal Detonator on the back of their belts for emergency use. The buttons are unmarked to make it more difficult for non-Stormtroopers to operate them.


Stormtroopers can also have a glow rod attached to their blaster rifle, or use a glow rod staff to provide extra light. Glow rod is a specific device used in a variety of science fiction series. ...


Stormtroopers also have a Blaster Pistol as a back up weapon in case they run out of ammunition for their Rifle. However it is not as effective as the Blaster Rifle


Specialized stormtroopers

Blackhole Stormtroopers

Blackhole Stormtroopers from the 1979 Russ Manning comic strips.

Blackhole stormtroopers are a specialized unit of Imperial stormtroopers. For most of the Galactic Civil War, a shadowy Emperor's Hand codenamed Blackhole carefully sifted through countless streams of data, distilling it into useful information for Imperial Intelligence. He had available an enormous amount of resources, including an entire Star Destroyer and its troops and fighters. He made the Imperial stormtroopers under his command have their armor cast in black to match his own particular eccentricities. The armour modification had useful benefits as well. The stygian-triprismatic polymer afforded the stormtroopers increased sensor stealth. Blackhole disappeared completely during the Galactic Civil War, and his troops were absorbed by other Imperial groups. After the Battle of Endor, some of the Blackhole stormtroopers found their way into renegade Imperial guard Carnor Jax's private army. Image File history File links Taken from the starwars. ... Image File history File links Taken from the starwars. ... The Galactic Civil War is a fictional war from the Star Wars galaxy. ... Mara Jade and Kogo Vess, two Emperors Hands The Emperors Hands, in the Extended Universe of the fictional Star Wars galaxy, were Emperor Palpatines secret, private Force-sensitive agents and assassins throughout his reign. ... Agent Blackhole Lord Cronal, a male human and former Prophet of the Dark Side, was the true identity of Agent Blackhole, a mysterious Imperial Intelligence agent who collaborated with Darth Vader after the Battle of Yavin to locate Rebel Alliance bases. ... Imperial Intelligence is a fictional organization in the Star Wars universe. ... A group of Imperial Star Destroyers. ... The Galactic Civil War is a fictional war from the Star Wars galaxy. ... The Battle of Endor was the climactic battle depicted in the 1983 film, Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi. ... It has been suggested that List of minor residents of Tatooine be merged into this article or section. ...


Coruscant Guards

Coruscant Guards are a specialized elite branch of the Imperial stormtroopers that serve as law enforcers in Coruscant and some Core Worlds. They wear lightweight heavily-padded crimson and black armor which provides considerable protection against physical attacks. The armor's sophisticated battle helm allows the stormtrooper to work in total darkness, as well as containing a comlink scrambler for communication with fellow personnel. A unit commander's helmet includes a voice activated heads-up display which shows the positions of all other Coruscant Guards. Under Palpatine's issue of martial law, the Coruscant Guards were empowered to search a building or home and detain any suspected enemies. Their weapons are the Merr-Sonn taser staves and the Merr-Sonn R-88 Suppressor riot rifle (a weapon which combined stun grenades and blaster rifles). Coruscant Coruscant (pronounced //) is a fictional planet in the Star Wars universe. ... In the Star Wars fictional universe, the Core Worlds are the known worlds, or planetary systems, that are near the core of the Star Wars galaxy. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


The predecessors of the Coruscant Guards were the Homeworld Security Shocktroopers of the Old Republic. Coruscant Guards are seen in the videogame Shadows of the Empire in the sewers and Prince Xizor's palace. Clone troopers are soldiers in the fictional Star Wars universe. ... Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire was a multimedia project created by Lucasfilm in 1996. ... Spoiler warning: Prince Xizor (Shee-zor) is a major villain in the novel Shadows Of The Empire. ...


Dark Troopers

A Phase II Dark Trooper from Star Wars: Battlefront.
Main article: Dark Trooper

The dark troopers were advanced battle droids that featured heavy armor that resembled that of a stormtrooper, powerful weapons, and jetpacks for increased flexibility and tactical advantage. Image File history File links Dark_Trooper_Battlefront. ... Image File history File links Dark_Trooper_Battlefront. ... The Imperial Dark Troopers from the fictional Star Wars Expanded Universe Saga are an elite branch of the Imperial stormtroopers. ...


They came in three versions: the Phase I dark trooper, a skeletal droid armed simply with a vibro-blade and physical shield; Phase II, which featured an external armor similar to the stormtroopers Mark III Armor and a jump pack. The phase III armor could also be worn by a human soldier. The Phase III dark trooper was the final unit produced, but it was never fully developed; the only three prototypes were on board the Arc Hammer, one of which was used by General Rom Mohc, the man who the Dark Trooper project originated from. It was a more powerful variant of the Stage II model, and was intended to be worn as a battle suit.


Hazard troopers

Hazard troopers are a specialized subsection of Imperial stormtroopers found in the PC game Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy. Hazard troopers wear a very heavy suit of body armor which offers complete immunity to temperature extremes, as well as being immune to acidic damage. The armor is also a functioning space suit which can keep the wearer alive in a vacuum or underwater environment for up to three days. The armour is extremely strong and can resist lightsaber attacks to some extent. Hazard troopers are commonly equipped with either the Imperial Heavy Repeater or the Stouker Concussion Rifle. A personal computer (PC) is a computer whose price, size, and capabilities make it useful for individuals. ... For other uses, see acid (disambiguation). ... For Star Wars characters and their lightsaber colors, see Lightsaber users. ... // This is a list of personal ranged weapons from the fictional Star Wars universe. ... // This is a list of personal ranged weapons from the fictional Star Wars universe. ...


Magma troopers

Magma troopers, also known as red troopers, are a specialized division of Imperial Stormtroopers. They are responsible for quelling revolts and other actions on volcanic mining planets. They were likely responsible for actions on volcanic planets such as Mustafar. Mustafar is a volcanic planet in the Star Wars universe. ...


Minetroopers

Minetroopers, also known as Underminers or mining assault stormtroopers, attacked and policed worlds with excavation sites that had quarries with important natural resources in them. If the Empire wasn't receiving its tax on the mined products, these Underminers would enforce the brutal laws. Rebelling diggers could be "calmed" by the Minetroopers' blasters. The Galactic Empire is the main antagonist in the Star Wars universe. ...


Minetroopers wore tan armour and carried oxygen supplies for the far depths of quarries. General Name, symbol, number oxygen, O, 8 Chemical series nonmetals, chalcogens Group, period, block 16, 2, p Appearance colorless (gas) very pale blue (liquid) Standard atomic weight 15. ...


Radiation troopers

Radiation troopers conducting a mission.

Radiation troopers, also known as radtroopers or radiation zone assault troopers, are an elite Imperial stormtrooper division. These troopers are well equipped to operate in one of the deadliest terrain types. A lead-polymer substrate in the modified plastoid armor gives protection needed to withstand lethal Grade 4 ionizing radiation zone for several hours. Only the radtrooper suits are proof against extended operations in deadly environments. The Galactic Empire deploys them into radiation-filled zones that contain assets the Empire wants to claim or defend. The Empire has been known to employ neutron bombing which kills or maims a large number of the local population. Radtroopers are normally equipped with vibroblades, force pikes and grenades due to the fact that standard blaster weapons are not effective at high radiation levels. Some high powered plasma-based weapons, similar to the DC-15 blaster rifle used by clone troopers of the Old Republic, are used, as plasma is not affected by radiation. Taken from starwars. ... Taken from starwars. ... For Pb as an abbreviation, see PB. General Name, Symbol, Number lead, Pb, 82 Chemical series Post-transition metals or poor metals Group, Period, Block 14, 6, p Appearance bluish gray Standard atomic weight 207. ... Armor or armour (see spelling differences) is protective clothing intended to defend its wearer from intentional harm in combat and military engagements, typically associated with soldiers. ... Radiation hazard symbol. ... The Galactic Empire is the main antagonist in the Star Wars universe. ... A neutron bomb is a type of tactical nuclear weapon developed specifically to release a relatively large portion of its energy as energetic neutron radiation. ... A vibroblade is a class of science fiction weapon that uses an ultrasonic generator attached to a bladed weapon like a knife or sword. ... A royal guard with a force pike. ... Grenade may refer to: The well-known hand grenade commonly used by soldiers. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into List of Star Wars weapons. ... For other uses, see Plasma. ... The DC-15 blaster rifle is a fictional weapon from the Star Wars saga. ... The Galactic Republic is the name of the interplanetary government used in the fictional Star Wars universe prior to the establishment of the Galactic Empire. ...


Sandtroopers

A Sandtrooper riding on a Dewback.

Sandtroopers or Desert Troopers are specially trained divisions of Imperial Stormtroopers equipped with modified armor and equipment to withstand the harsh climates of desert planets like Tatooine. Though their armor is similar to that of a regular Stormtrooper, their suits contain advanced cooling systems, which offers better protection from the relentless heat than standard Stormtrooper armor. Their helmets contain lenses that automatically polarize to protect the trooper's eyes, as well as breathing filters. Another notable difference is the shoulder pauldron each Sandtrooper wears. These are used to denote rank, with enlisted personnel wearing black pauldrons, while officers wear white and commanders of several units of these elite soldiers wear orange pauldrons. Additionally, Sandtroopers can operate in hot, wet, tropical environments with slight modifications to their equipment. They are also protected from sand entering the armor. A Sandtrooper riding on the back of a Dewback. ... A Sandtrooper riding on the back of a Dewback. ... This article is about arid terrain. ... In George Lucass Star Wars saga, Tatooine is the home planet of the Skywalker family and Ben Kenobi, the setting for much of the action in the sagas films (as well as several of the novels and other pieces of written fiction) and one of the most iconic...


The weapon loadout for Sandtroopers is much the same as Stormtroopers and includes the standard E-11 blaster rifle or a BlasTech DLT-19 Heavy Blaster Rifle or a BlasTech T-21 Light Repeating Blaster, blaster pistol and Imperial Repeater. They may also carry thermal detonators and other explosive devices. The fictional Star Wars universe features an intricate array of weapons that have uses and powers ranging from interpersonal combat to destroying entire space stations or even planets and solar systems in single sweeps. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into List of Star Wars weapons. ... The fictional Star Wars universe features an intricate array of weapons that have uses and powers ranging from interpersonal combat to destroying entire space stations or even planets and solar systems in single sweeps. ... The fictional Star Wars universe features an intricate array of weapons that have uses and powers ranging from interpersonal combat to destroying entire space stations or even planets and solar systems in single sweeps. ...


Due to environments that may be too hostile to machinery, Sandtroopers tend to rely on local domesticated creatures, such as the Dewback, as transport. This is a list of Creatures in the fictional Star Wars universe. ...

External link
  • Desert Troopers at the Star Wars Databank

Scout troopers

Imperial scout troopers (also called scout stormtroopers or biker scouts) are an elite group of stormtroopers trained to use high speed vehicles (normally speeder bikes) to scout and survey areas, locating enemy positions and on some occasions, infiltrate enemy lines to perform sabotage missions. Scouts operate in groups of four, called lancers and each is led by a sergeant. They often work in conjunction with other heavy reconnaissance vehicles, such as Imperial AT-ATs. Scout troopers made an appearance in Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith as the Grand Army of the Republic's BARC Troopers. These soldiers were used heavily at the Battle of Kashyyyk by the Republic near the end of the Clone Wars fighting the Separatist invasion force of the planet. Compared to the BARC Trooper, from which they evolved, the scout trooper is more advanced. The term speeder bike describes any of a variety of small personal transport vehicles in the fictional Star Wars universe that use repulsorlift engines to hover above the ground and move very rapidly. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith is the third episode of the Star Wars film series (but the sixth film to be produced), to be released on Thursday, May 19, 2005. ... Clonetroopers at the Battle of Geonois. ... In the fictional Star Wars universe, BARC Troopers are an elite group of Republic clone scouts. ... Combatants Galactic Republic Wookiees Confederacy of Independent Systems Commanders Jedi High General Yoda Luminara Unduli† Supreme Commander of the wookie Army Gree† General Tarfful Merumeru Quinlan Vos Chewbacca Unknown Confederacy commander Strength Jedi Wookiees Oevvaor Catamaran Gnasp Ornithopter Clone troopers Clone commandos BARC speeders A6 Juggernauts AT-RT AT-AP... A scene from Attack of the Clones depicting the Battle of Geonosis, the first battle of the Clone Wars The Clone Wars (also known as the Clone War) are a series of fictional intragalactic battles in George Lucass science fiction saga Star Wars. ...


Scout troopers were posted to the forest moon of Endor during the construction of the Second Death Star in orbit. The scouts were tasked with defending the surface-based shield generators, and regularly patrolled Endor's forests. The combined might of the Rebel Alliance and the native of the Ewoks was enough to overcome the Empire, and they were defeated. The moon of Endor In the Star Wars fictional universe, the forest moon of Endor, also known as the sanctuary moon, or simply Endor, is a moon that is home to the Ewoks and above which the second Death Star was constructed in Return of the Jedi. ... The Death Star is a fictional planet-destroying superweapon as well as an enormous mobile military garrison in the Star Wars universe. ... In Science Fiction works, a piece of equipment which generates some type of electromagnetic or force field, designed to deflect kinetic or electromagnetic energy. ... This article is about a community of trees. ... In the fictional Star Wars universe, the Rebel Alliance, or more formally, the Alliance to Restore the Republic, is an interstellar terrorist force formed in direct military opposition to the Galactic Empire. ... Ewoks are a fictional species of hunter-gatherers in the Star Wars universe. ...


Scout troopers wear lightweight armor that is considerably more flexible than the standard uniform worn by their infantry counterparts. Much like their counterparts though, the armor is colored white. Underneath, like all Imperial Stormtroopers, scouts wear a black body glove, however the version worn by Imperial Scouts is not form fitting and more like a flightsuit or jumpsuit, to aid in mobility. The undersuit also offers some protection to the unarmored sections of their bodies. Their helmets contain a macro binocular viewplate and a sensor system that allows them to see in a 180-degree arc, which is obviously of great use when traveling at high speeds on Imperial speeder bikes. Armor or armour (see spelling differences) is protective clothing intended to defend its wearer from intentional harm in combat and military engagements, typically associated with soldiers. ... Imperial Stormtroopers are highly trained shock troops in the fictional Star Wars universe. ...


Being scouts, these stormtroopers are lightly armed. They carry the standard hold-out blaster, which they carry in a boot-holster. They also carry flares and concussion grenades. Due to their light weapon loadouts, they rarely engage in heavy combat and instead focus more on surveying areas, finding enemy positions and on some occasions, infiltrating enemy lines and performing sabotage missions. For all other duties, the scouts are ordered to retreat in the face of the enemy and alert regular stormtroopers of the intrusion. However, the Imperial Scout trooper has been known to use laser sniper rifles for long range unit disruption in the video game Star Wars Battlefront. Star Wars: Battlefront is a first-person shooter/third-person shooter (interchangeable) video game based around battles featured in the Star Wars movies. ...


Scouts rely on the Aratech 74-Z military speeder bike. These bikes are armed with a single blaster cannon and equipped with com-link jamming devices. With a top speed of 310 mph (500 km/h), speeders are amongst the fastest ground vehicles in the Imperial inventory. The term speeder bike describes any of a variety of small personal transport vehicles in the fictional Star Wars universe that use repulsorlift engines to hover above the ground and move very rapidly. ...

Seatrooper fighting a Sedri.

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Shadow Stormtroopers

Shadow Stormtroopers, more commonly called Shadowtroopers, were created in the early days of the Empire. They were first introduced in the game Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy.In Star Wars Jedi Knight II Jedi Outcast Shadowtroopers were the first Stormtrooper-Sith, and participated in the attack on the Jedi Academy on Yavin 4.


Seatroopers

The seatroopers, also known as aquatic assault stormtroopers, were a special branch of the Imperial stormtroopers. They were used by the Galactic Empire to maintain a presence on the aquatic worlds under its rule. Many of the machines used by the Empire were modified for aquatic use, including TIE Fighter Boats, Wavewalker and AT-AT Swimmers. The seatrooper's armor is based on the light design of the scout trooper. It covers a two-piece environmental body glove that gives protection from uncomfortable temperature extremes or toxic water environments. Their armor is more flexible than standard stormtrooper designs. The aquatic troopers regular weapon is a blaster rifle/speargun hybrid. The Galactic Empire is the main antagonist in the Star Wars universe. ... The TIE Fighter Boat is an aquatic version of the TIE Fighters (a fictional starfighter in the Star Wars universe) and is also sometimes referred to as TIE Sub Fighter. ... The Wavewalker was an Imperial Remnant aquatic assault vehicle from the Star Wars Expanded Universe. ... The AT-AT Swimmer or the Aquatic Assault Armoured Transport is a fictitious war vehicle used by the Galactic Empire from the fictional Star Wars universe designed to be the aquatic equivalent of the land based AT-AT walker. ...


Snowtroopers

Snowtroopers or Blizzard Force were an elite division of the Imperial stormtrooper infantry. They wore customized armor well-suited to the climate extremes of ice planets like Hoth and Rhen Var. In addition to the hard white armor, their suit incorporated fabric overgarments that helped contain heat and terrain gripping boots for slippery conditions. The helmet contained snow goggles and breath warmer cover and breath heater. Armor or armour (see spelling differences) is protective clothing intended to defend its wearer from intentional harm in combat and military engagements, typically associated with soldiers. ... In the fictional universe of Star Wars, Hoth is the sixth planet of a remote system of the same name. ... // A dangerous, yet lush world, Ragoon 6 was the location of a Jedi training site. ...


They brandished standard blaster rifles, blaster pistols, thermal detonators, and concussion grenades. Specialized teams used E-Web heavy blasters. In the Battle of Hoth, snowtroopers rode in AT-ATs (All-Terrain Armored Transports) before going on the ground. The fictional Star Wars universe features an intricate array of weapons that have uses and powers ranging from interpersonal combat to destroying entire space stations or even planets and solar systems in single sweeps. ... The fictional Star Wars universe features an intricate array of different weapons, whose uses and powers range from interpersonal combat to destroying entire space stations or even planets and solar systems in single sweeps. ... The LXR-6 is a concussion grenade used by the Rebel Alliance, the Galactic Empire, the Confederacy of Independent Systems (Separatists) and the Grand Army of the Republic (Clone Troopers). ... Combatants Galactic Empire Rebel Alliance Commanders Admiral Piett General Veers Darth Vader General Carlist Rieekan Princess Leia Luke Skywalker Strength 9 AT-AT walkers Several AT-ST walkers Several AT-AR walkers Several AT-PT walkers Snowtroopers E-Web Repeating blasters Death Squadron Imperial-class (Mark II) Star Destroyers Super... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...

A snowtrooper at the Battle of Hoth.

The Imperial troops who invaded the Rebel base on Hoth were part of an elite stormtrooper corps, assigned to General Veers and the Imperial Death Squadron. While the fleet carried stormtroopers from all the specialized divisions, those dispatched to Hoth were designated the Blizzard Force team. Taken from starwars. ... Taken from starwars. ...


Blizzard Force stormtroopers are trained to work in tandem with AT-AT walkers. There is no stealth involved in Blizzard Force tactics. They are trained to hit a planet fast and hard, like a blizzard, crushing any opposition quickly and completely. Once walkers secure an area, snowtroopers disembark via zip-lines and then go about clearing any pockets of resistance.


The Blizzard Force stormtroopers wear the typical black, two-piece temperature control body glove worn by other stormtroopers. Over this is an 18-piece outer shell that has been altered to include more powerful heating and personal environment units, and an airtight fabric oversuit for additional protection from the cold. To facilitate breathing in extremely cold or dangerous atmospheres, a breather hood envelops the snowtrooper's faceplate and feeds into the suit liner. Each trooper is equipped with a standard utility belt containing high-tension wire, grappling hooks, ion flares, additional blaster ammo, a survival kit, and food and water packs. Snowtroopers carry blaster pistols, blaster rifles, and two concussion grenades.


Snowtroopers were most commonly seen in the assault on Echo Base in The Empire Strikes Back, and in the video games Star Wars Empire at War, Battlefront, Battlefront II, Jedi Academy and Shadows of the Empire on the Nintendo 64. Though they were only seen once, they are still considered a very versatile unit of the Imperial Army. Echo Base is a geographical location from the science-fiction Star Wars universe. ... Movie poster Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back is the sequel to the first released Star Wars movie, and the second film released in the original trilogy. ... Star Wars: Empire at War is a Real-time strategy game released in February 2006. ... Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire was a multimedia project created by Lucasfilm in 1996. ... The Nintendo 64 ), often abbreviated as N64, was Nintendos third home video game console for the international market. ... The mighty AT-ATs lead the charge against the Rebel Base on Hoth. ...

A spacetrooper

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Spacetroopers

Spacetroopers, also known as zero-G assault troopers, are specialized Imperial stormtroopers. They are regarded as second only to the Emperor's Royal Guard and are sometimes known as "walking tanks". Although the standard stormtrooper armor is designed to protect the trooper in the vacuum of space, it is only designed to do so over moderate periods. Thus, spacetroopers wear a larger suit of powered armor that stands two meters tall in addition to the standard stormtrooper armor worn underneath. Their large power suits operate as personal space craft and assault vehicles, and provide them with the equivalent firepower of a light tank. These elite troops are trained to fight in space for extended periods. Their missions typically involve the capture of enemy vessels. They are deployed in units of forty aboard assault shuttles. Capital ships can be easily overtaken with well organized assaults. Fanatically loyal, the Guardsmen protect the former Supreme Chancellor turned Galactic Emperor and his personal residences unceasingly In the fictional Star Wars universe, the Emperors Royal Guard (a. ... It has been suggested that the section Exoskeletons in modern and near-future technology from the article Exoskeleton be merged into this article or section. ... The metre, or meter (symbol: m) is the SI base unit of length. ... The US M1A1 Abrams tank is a typical modern main battle tank. ... The capital ships of a navy are its important warships; the ones with the heaviest firepower and armor. ...


A spacetrooper's equipment usually consists of cutting plasma-torches and power vibro-saws for quick entry into a vessel, as well as napalm-like flame throwers for forcing enemy shipboard troops into confined spaces for capture or containment. When a subject or person is needed alive, space troopers are issued stun blasters as well as their normal weaponry and provided with the proper intelligence about their target. A simulated Napalm explosion during MCAS Air Show in 2003. ...


The Imperial Storm Commando

The Imperial Storm Commandos were an elite branch of the Imperial stormtroopers. They were formed in response to the guerrilla tactics of the Rebel Alliance early during the Galactic Civil War, developed by Crix Madine. Even after he defected to the Rebel Alliance, the Storm Commando training program still continued although only the best Imperial stormtroopers received this training; they were used as elite forces by the end of the war. They are specially trained for anti-Rebel missions, siege breaking, raids and sabotage, with units ranging from four to forty commandos. Their black armor is based on the scout trooper's light armor and is coated with an advanced polymer called reflec which deflects light and sensor energy. “Guerrilla” redirects here. ... In the fictional Star Wars universe, the Rebel Alliance, or more formally, the Alliance to Restore the Republic, is an interstellar terrorist force formed in direct military opposition to the Galactic Empire. ... The Galactic Civil War is a fictional war from the Star Wars galaxy. ... Crix Madine (b. ... A siege is a military blockade of a city or fortress with the intent of conquering by force or attrition, often accompanied by an assault. ... A raid is a brief attack, normally performed by a small military force of commandos, or by irregulars. ... For other uses, see Sabotage (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Commando (disambiguation). ...


Five years before the events of Star Wars: A New Hope, there was a team consisting of 10 Elite Imperial Storm Commandos who where sent on many missions, accompanying several legions of Storm Troopers, including the 501st. Their story can be read in the soon to be released book Star Wars: Elite Commandos.


For further reading see the STAR WARS roleplaying source book " Galaxy Guide 9; Fragments of the Rim " published by West End Games " in 1993.


Use in popular culture

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See also

In the fictional Star Wars universe, the Clone commandos, also known as Republic Commando, were elite Special forces soldiers of the Grand Army of the Republic. ... Clone troopers are soldiers in the fictional Star Wars universe. ... Fanatically loyal, the Guardsmen protect the former Supreme Chancellor turned Galactic Emperor and his personal residences unceasingly In the fictional Star Wars universe, the Emperors Royal Guard (a. ... Senate Guardsmen armor. ... A Clone Trooper of the 501st Legion The 501st Legion (also known as Vaders Fist) is a fictional Clone Trooper (and later Stormtrooper) unit from the Star Wars movies and Expanded Universe. ...

References

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Imperial stormtroopers are trained shock troops in the fictional Star Wars universe under command of the Galactic Empire.
Stormtroopers are used as strike units against enemies of the Empire and are the primary Imperial soldiers in the original Star Wars trilogy and the most dangerous foes of the Rebel troopers.
Stormtroopers, as a third service, are independent of the Imperial Navy or the Imperial Army chains of command, as they have their own command structure, ranking system and support facilities.
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