I thought that Finn in The Force Awakens said that stormtroopers were taken into the academy at an age they don't know their parents and didn't even know their name? So how could those kids in Rebels know their parents and names?

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    Finn is part of the First Order. In SW: Rebels it is still the Empire... they possibly have different rules... – Skooba May 17 '16 at 15:41
  • One question per question post, please. I've edited out your tangential question about some stormtroopers being better shots. Please ask that as a separate question if you wish to have it answered. – Null May 17 '16 at 15:47

You are confusing stormtroopers of the First Order with stormtroopers of the Galactic Empire.

Star Wars Rebels is set five years before the events of the original trilogy, so these stormtroopers serve the Galactic Empire (the one ruled by Emperor Palpatine). The Galactic Empire phased out clones from the Stormtrooper Corps at the end of the Clone Wars and used volunteers. Since these stormtroopers are volunteers, they joined as adults and obviously know their parents and have a name.

The First Order is the successor state to the Galactic Empire. Its stormtroopers, like Finn, were conscripted at birth.

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    Also Timothy Zahn's Allegiance has some info on the matter. Stormtroopers of the Galactic Empire such as Daric LaRone or Saberan Marcross knew their parents and relatives, I can recall. – VerpinZal May 17 '16 at 16:28
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    @VerpinZal Yes. It's a good book, too, but it's Legends. – Null May 17 '16 at 16:30

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