Stormtroopers (Star Wars)
Stormtroopers are soldiers that feature in Star Wars.
Stormtroopers were soldiers that were part of the armed forces of the Galactic Empire. Their origins were traced to the Clone Wars when the Galactic Republic fought against the Confederacy of Independent Systems. In that time, the Old Republic sought to create an army as none had existed since its founding. Thus, they turned to the cloners of Kamino who created Clone Troopers based on the genetic material of the bounty hunter Jango Fett who became the basis of the Grand Army of the Republic. During the conclusion of the Clone Wars, Emperor Palpatine instituted Order 66 which shut down the Battle Droid army of the Separatists and the Clone Troopers were re-organised into the Stormtroopers as the Republic became the Empire. Over time, the practice of using clones was abandoned and the ranks of the Imperial Stormtroopers consisted of recruits from various worlds.
In preparation for the ambush, the Emperor had his finest legion deployed in hiding on Endor as they waited for the Rebel forces.
Following the Battle of Endor, the Empire collapsed with the First Order being formed and its military consisting of Stormtroopers.
In appearance, Stormtroopers were recognisable by their white armour and helmets.
It was said that the Stormtroopers were precise when compared to more primitive Sand People.
Stormtroopers were divided numerous specialisations:
- Sandtroopers :
- Snowtroopers :
- Scout Troopers :
- Shoretroopers :
- Death Troopers :
They could be organised into legions with some being elite forces of the Galactic Empire.
- Finn :
- Phasma :
- Stormtroopers were created by George Lucas where they made their first appearance in Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope.
In other media
- In Star Wars: Dark Forces, Stormtroopers appeared as antagonists in the setting of the video game. During the story mode, it was revealed that Imperial General Rohm Mohc was looking to create a series of battle droid Stormtroopers with these being the Dark Troopers. The prototypes were destroyed by Rebel agent Kyle Katarn thus halting the mass production of the Dark Troopers.
- In Star Wars: Battlefront, Stormtroopers were playable characters in the video game.
- In Star Wars: Battlefront II, Stormtroopers were playable characters in the video game. During the campaign mode, it was shown that the Clone Troopers of the 501st Legion were re-organised as Stormtroopers. After a rebellion of clones on Kamino, multiple clone sources were used for the ranks of the Stormtroopers.
- In Star Wars: Empire at War, Stormtroopers were ground units available to the Empire faction in the strategy video game.
- In Star Wars: Empire at War - Forces of Corruption, Stormtroopers returned as ground units for the Empire in the strategy video game sequel.
- In Star Wars: The Force Unleashed, Stormtroopers appeared as antagonists in the video game.
- In Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II, Stormtroopers appeared as antagonists in the video game.
- In Star Wars: Battlefront, Stormtroopers appeared as playable characters in the video game.
- In Star Wars: Battlefront II, Stormtroopers appeared as playable characters in the video game. During the campaign, Stormtroopers fought for the Galactic Empire even after the death of Emperor Palpatine that saw the slow collapse of that interstellar government. Remnants of Imperial forces created the First Order with Gideon Hask instituting Project: Resurrection that was a planned initiative of kidnapping children and brainwashing them to serve as Stormtroopers.
- Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope:
- Star Wars: Episode V - Empire Strikes Back:
- Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi:
- Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens:
- Rogue One: