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Questions tagged [stormtroopers]

The elite soldiers used by the Galactic Empire and later the First Order in the Star Wars universe.

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Does Solo serve as a Stormtrooper?

Related: Do we ever see regular (non-stormtrooper) ground troops? In Solo: A Star Wars Story, Solo enlists in the Empire with a career goal of being a pilot, but he washes out of the required ...
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Why not use Droids for sanitation duty?

Why did the elite Stormtroopers have sanitation duties when they had millions of slave workers with no personhood-rights whatsoever?
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Do the stormtroopers wear their stormtrooper armor when they mop the floors?

Finn mentions that he was in sanitation, and his knowledge of First Order bases and ships seems predicated on the fact that he cleans up around those bases/ships (which seems like it should be beneath ...
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Is Phasma the only Chrometrooper?

We have seen the standard Stormtrooper colours in abundance - White, Black, and Red. However, Phasma is the only chrome one I remember seeing. How did she get to choose/design her own armour, and ...
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Were women allowed to become Imperial Stormtroopers? [duplicate]

It occurred to me that Captain Phasma in The Force Awakens is the first time we see a female Stormtrooper in any of the main films. The original Republic (and later Empire) clone-troopers are all ...
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Can slugthrowers penetrate stormtrooper armour?

Many Star Wars fans claim no (including on this site, I see the claim often backed by no citation), as does one journal entry for Star Wars Rebels: Rebel Journal by Ezra Bridger (at least according to ...
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How are Stormtroopers uniforms cleaned?

Watching The Force Awakens again, there is a scene where Finn is shown in a close-up. His Stormtrooper uniform is all bloodied and dirty: Then when he is rescuing Poe, his uniform is imaculate: ...
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What is the functional use of stormtrooper armor? [duplicate]

Throughout all of the Star Wars movies, we see Storm Troopers (and their ilk) wearing their iconic armor. However, as far as I can remember, in none of the movies does it explain WHY they wear this ...
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Why did the stormtrooper flinch from sand?

In the Rogue One film, during the fight scene between Chirrut Îmwe and the stormtroopers at Jedha, Chirrut kicks up some sand towards a stormtrooper, the stormtrooper flinches and as a result gets ...
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Does the New Republic employ stormtroopers or other Imperial weapons?

From what I understand the New Republic is considered the successor of the Empire. So I would suppose most of the remaining troops would pledging their allegiance to the Republic, and it would have ...
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Was this Stormtrooper an idiot?

We all know about the might of the Empire. They had spaceships that could destroy entire planets. They had the power of the Force. They had armies of Stormtroopers. They could get anything they wanted....
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Stormtrooper sanitation

Stormtrooper Armor was good in its time, and did a good job of protecting the individual stormtrooper. However, even Clones have to eat as shown in some of the examples, such as scenes at Kaminos ...
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Why are stormtroopers stationed outside the Death Star near the turbolaser batteries adjacent to Bay 327?

Comments in another question led me to this image from A New Hope: Why are stormtroopers walking around outside near the turbolaser batteries? What is there to guard or patrol in the cold vacuum of ...
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Is there an explanation for the large number of storm troopers?

Note - I have only seen the movies. Everywhere there seems to be storm troopers with firearms on any destroyer, death star or even the star destroyer. Outside of the movies is there a reference to ...
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Why do the First Order stormtroopers have better aim than Empire Stormtroopers?

I cant help but notice that the new stormtroopers in The Force Awakens are remarkably better shots than they were in Episodes IV, V, and VI. What happened? The First Order was formed from the ...
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How effective is the First Order military compared to the Imperial military and the GAR?

The Grand Army of the Republic was succeeded by the military of the Galactic Empire and subsequently the First Order. Assuming these three military forces to be different incarnations of the same ...
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What's in a stormtrooper's utility belt?

In A New Hope when Luke and Leia are trapped at the gap within the Death Star, the the grappling hook that they use to swing across appears to come directly from the Stormtrooper utility belt that ...
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What does the First Order Heavy Gunner have on his chest?

When I saw The Force Awakens, I had some doubts about the new Stormtrooper design, but the variant I liked the most was the 'Heavy Gunner' (see image below). However, what I quickly noticed was that ...
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Do all stormtroopers carry blasters?

While looking at this question, I was wondering just how out-of-place a blasterless trooper would be. All of my searches were unhelpful, though. So, let's say I'm a storm trooper posted on a major ...
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When did the coloured shoulder pauldrons on stormtroopers first appear?

I was watching A New Hope on Netflix, when I noticed that in the scene with the stormtrooper riding a dewback, we see some of the other stormtroopers wearing the coloured shoulder pauldrons that ...
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Is there any indication that stormtrooper armor protected the wearer from harm? [duplicate]

In the Star Wars movies stormtroopers tend to die from a single hit no matter from what weapon or on what location. A single blaster hit anywhere on their armor is all that is needed to take them out. ...
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Why do Stormtroopers wear helmets indoors?

Does any one know the reason Stormtroopers always wear helmets everywhere they go? They even wear them in their ships. I'd also like to know if they are worn when they go to sleep.
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If the Empire wanted to rule through fear, why did they cover up the deaths of the Jawas on Tatooine? [duplicate]

In the attack on the Jawas on Tatooine in A New Hope the Stormtroopers went to some lengths to indicate to observers that Sandpeople carried out the attack. They may not have fooled Obi-Wan but ...
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In Star Wars Rebels, how can the kids at the Stormtrooper Academy know their parents and have a name?

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 ...
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Why didn't the First Order improve their Stormtroopers' armor?

It's been asked on this site what kind of material the Stormtrooper armor are made of because they seem to offer no damage resistance at all to blasters and whatnot. What I'm interested in is why the ...
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When do we see a Assault Walker in The Force Awakens?

I recently saw this toy in a superstore near where I work. Link to Amazon product. When do we see an Assault walker ? Is it in the assault on The packaging left me with the impression that this ...
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Are Stormtroopers paid or rewarded in any way for their service?

First off, I have only seen the seven episodic films in the Star Wars franchise. I am aware of vast amounts of other canon and non-canon sources available. Much of the fun I have on this Stack ...
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When were the Clone Troopers replaced with regular humans?

It is clear in the original trilogy (Episodes IV-VI) that the Storm Troopers are regular humans. Mostly because of the funny scene, where a tall Trooper hits his head on a low door while his ...
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How do storm troopers invade a ship?

Full disclosure: I've only seen the 7 movies. I understand that sometimes ships are 'stormed' in space. I am not sure how the troopers have the ability to break into said ships. If there's an ...
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What do Stormtroopers wear when not wearing their armor?

Assuming Stormtroopers only wear their armor while on duty, what do they wear off-duty, sleeping, etc (Finn doesn't count)?
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How much did stormtrooper armor used by Lucasfilm cost to manufacture?

The stormtrooper armor looks like injection molded plastic to me. As far as I know injection molds are a very costly sunk cost. Since the production run was fairly limited I'd imagine that the high ...
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Why are stormtroopers' legs asymmetrical?

I'm curious why stormtroopers have a gear-like ending to their right upper leg piece, but on the left leg have a diamond shape over their knee. Is there an in-universe explanation? (Or, if not, an ...
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How many storm troopers are in a legion?

In Episode VI Return of the Jedi, Luke gives himself up to the Empire and to Vader, in the hope that the rest of the strike team will be able to blow up the shield generator. However, when Luke has ...
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Why do the numbers of the storm troopers in Finn's group skip some?

In FN-2187's 4 man squad there is also FN-2199, FN-2000, and FN-2003. Shouldn't the numbers be consecutive like FN-2000, FN-2001, FN-2003, and FN- 2004?
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Do we have any sample dialogue of stormtrooper / clone trooper 'in-battle' dialogue?

I am wondering whether they state their rank in each statement, whether they say "Over", whether they talk in code, etc.
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What is the rank structure of stormtroopers?

There must be several levels. In the US Army there is the private (new recruit) all the way to general. What is the rank structure of stormtroopers?
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Why did the stormtrooper helmets change from the t-visor to the curved eye-sockets?

In the Star Wars movie A New Hope - we see stormtroopers with helmets like the following: Then in the Star Wars movie The Clone Wars - the helmets are shown as T-visors: My question is: Why did the ...
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Why would anyone use stormtrooper armor?

This has been bugging me for some time: Why would any military organisation in their right mind ever use an army of soldiers in full-body armor, including helmets that completely cover their faces? As ...
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Do we ever see regular (non-stormtrooper) ground troops?

Until recently, my knowledge of Star Wars was based almost exclusively on countless viewings of the original trilogy, and a couple of viewings of the prequels. On this basis, I had assumed that the ...
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Why is Finn's designation FN-xxxx? [duplicate]

In The Force Awakens we see that stormtroopers are given designations, and that Finn's is FN-2187. I'm not so interested in the numbers given, as I assume they are just to distinguish between troopers ...
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Does “FN” stand for or mean anything?

There are several Stormtroopers with designations in the form "FN-####" in The Force Awakens, including There are also other First Order Stormtroopers whose designations start with "FN" appearing in ...
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What are the technical improvements of the new standard Stormtrooper helmets over the old standard Stormtrooper helmets?

As the trailers for The Force Awakens have shown, Star Wars has undergone an equipment upgrade. What are the technical improvements of the new standard First Order Stormtrooper helmets over the old ...
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Was the design of the Peacekeepers inspired by the Stormtrooper design?

The Peacekeepers of The Hunger Games and the Stormtroopers of Star Wars have many similarities: Both wear almost entirely white full-body armor. Both see out of dark, face-obscuring black glass. Both ...
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Do Stormtroopers ever use the sights of their E-11 blaster rifles?

This is an E-11 blaster rifle: It was standard issue for stormtroopers and makes many, many appearances in various Star Wars works. Recently, I noticed this: These guns have sights. I can't recall ...
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Why do stormtroopers wear white?

In-universe that is. Out-of-universe explanation may just be that it sticks out against the black Vader / backgrounds. White strikes me as an especially poor choice of colour for uniforms. Except for ...
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Is it widely known that Stormtroopers are clones?

Does the average citizen of the Empire know that Stormtroopers are clones? Secondarily, does this effect their attitudes towards them in any way? In terms of timeframe, let's consider the entire ...
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What canon evidence is there that Stormtroopers are/are not still clones?

Reading this article about The Top 10 Reasons Proving Boba Fett Killed Luke Skywalker's Aunt and Uncle, my nerd-rage started flaring as they claimed that Stormtroopers were still Fett-Clones 20 years ...
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What was the point of the stormtroopers' armour?

It seems that it didn't actually protect them from any form of attack. Every direct hit from a laser seemed to kill a stormtrooper outright, and a slice from a lightsaber cuts straight through.
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Is stormtrooper armor not very strong or were the rebel guns just that powerful?

When stormtroopers get into fire fights with the rebels, I noticed that a few are killed after a single shot to the chest. Is their armor not really armor or are the rebels guns just that powerful? In ...
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Did Jango Fett have a weak mind?

The Jedi 'mind trick' is implied to only work on those with weak minds at numerous points in the series. The trick has been shown to work on stormtroopers in A New Hope. Is the "weak mind" of ...