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Why do Stormtroopers wear helmets indoors?

Why, because it's part of the on-duty uniform. The helmet isn't a hat and it doesn't just protect the head, it has many functions including communication and sensors. From the Wikia Its reinforced ...
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Are Stormtroopers paid or rewarded in any way for their service?

In the new canon book "Battlefront: Twilight Company" - we follow the story of a female volunteer Stormtrooper on Sullust named Thara Nyende. In Chapter 3 we see: She'd joined with the intention ...
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Why do Stormtroopers wear helmets indoors?

Out of universe: It is an example of the faceless goon trope (warning: TV Tropes link) The reasons for this trope are largely matters of convenience. Most obviously, the faceless goon does not ...
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Why not use Droids for sanitation duty?

Sanitation is a low-level duty. Basically you do it while you're a cadet, long before you get to go out and shoot people. After years of training, FN-2187 had itched for some real action. Like other ...
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Why are stormtroopers' legs asymmetrical?

The Star Wars Visual Dictionary tells us the answer: The left knee plate is a "Sniper position knee protector plate" and the ridges on the right thigh are "Suit systems power cells." The Legends ...
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How does AT-AT deploy troops?

It depends what source you go with but afaik, an operational deployment method has never been confirmed (or seen) in canon. A walker's body section can carry 40 fully-armed and battle-ready ...
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Why are stormtroopers stationed outside the Death Star near the turbolaser batteries adjacent to Bay 327?

They're Spacetroopers They were retconned identified as such at Celebration Anaheim 2015, and got a collectible toy release from Hot Toys; quoting from their description: The Spacetroopers are ...
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Are there any occurrences of a Stormtrooper betraying the Empire?

In the Legends continuity, there's Davin "Look, sir! Droids!" Felth, a stormtrooper assigned to Tatooine who gets caught up in the early events of A New Hope. He has a story in Tales from the Mos ...
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Why are stormtroopers stationed outside the Death Star near the turbolaser batteries adjacent to Bay 327?

As mentioned elsewhere, these are spacetroopers. There are all sorts of threats that could be spotted outside a space station, “in the cold vacuum of space,” and potentially effectively combated by ...
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How does AT-AT deploy troops?

Others have already cited the Star Wars: Incredible Cross-sections books. I'm sure this question has been asked before, and there's some descriptions in the novels where they kneel down to unload ...
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How does AT-AT deploy troops?

According the the Star Wars: Incredible Cross-sections book, the AT-AT can Unleash their assault forces in several waves using drop-lines with attached harnesses. Boom racks extend to drop troops ...
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Why are stormtroopers stationed outside the Death Star near the turbolaser batteries adjacent to Bay 327?

This scene is taken wholesale from the Ralph McQuarrie concept art seen below: In the concept art, troopers in black armor, presumably pressurized space suits similar to those of Darth Vader and TIE ...
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Are Stormtroopers paid or rewarded in any way for their service?

Stormtroopers apparently have some kind of low-paying pension scheme: (Darth Vader #8, Disney canon) Transcription: The Imperial stormtrooper pension scheme isn't exactly market leading, Bossk. ...
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In Star Wars Rebels, how can the kids at the Stormtrooper Academy know their parents and have a name?

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 ...
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Does "FN" stand for or mean anything?

UPDATE2: For those who have concerns about novelization being canon yet way different, the WGA film script confirms that other stormtroopers have different designation prefixes: STORMTROOPER Don't ...
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Was this Stormtrooper an idiot?

The door was securely locked and bolted. Given that droids are not (usually) in the habit of being sneaky or underhanded, this simple ruse was sufficient to fool the trooper, especially given that he ...
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What do Stormtroopers wear when not wearing their armor?

First of all, we know Stormtrooper fashion originates from Clone Trooper fashion on Kamino: Kid fashion Adult fashion The following points are true or probably true about the history of trooper ...
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Do we ever see regular (non-stormtrooper) ground troops?

tldr: Ground-based troops besides stormtroopers exist, but don't expect to see them. In canon, the Imperial Army is the ground-based arm of the Imperial military, parallel to the Imperial Navy. The ...
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Why did the stormtrooper flinch from sand?

I dare say that it was just pure and utter defensive instinct. You can observe it time and again also in real life. Whenever something comes at you with high velocity your instincts and reflexes kick ...
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When did the coloured shoulder pauldrons on stormtroopers first appear?

Those shoulder pads have been there since day one. So to speak. ;-) A behind the scenes picture. Notice the shoulder pad.
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How are Stormtroopers uniforms cleaned?

The implication is that Stormtroopers are responsible for the superficial cleaning of their own gear. They certainly clean their own weapons, at least within their barracks, with teams of 'techs' ...
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Why did the stormtrooper helmets change from the t-visor to the curved eye-sockets?

The accepted in-universe answer of the original designs being uncomfortable due to the Kaminoans unfamiliarity with human ergonomics is far less interesting in my opinion than the out-of-universe ...
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Are there any occurrences of a Stormtrooper betraying the Empire?

To add more to TheLethalCarrot's answer, there is the case of a Tie pilot deserting the Empire after the destruction of Alderaan. Enrolling at the Imperial Academy together to become fighter pilots ...
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Why are stormtroopers stationed outside the Death Star near the turbolaser batteries adjacent to Bay 327?

They’re there to provide scale in the film, otherwise there wouldd be no way to tell if the “ceiling” in that shot was 20cm or 20m above their heads.
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Does Solo serve as a Stormtrooper?

According to the official Star Wars database, Han served in an infantry unit separate from the Stormtrooper Corps. Formally known as Imperial swamp troopers, mudtroopers are part of the Imperial ...
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Are there any occurrences of a Stormtrooper betraying the Empire?

The Star Wars: Empire: Betrayal comic storyline deals with a group of Imperial Moffs planning on overthrowing the Emperor and Darth Vader. It is probably more of a mutiny than anything but sounds like ...
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Why did the stormtrooper helmets change from the t-visor to the curved eye-sockets?

I have seen something where the Kaminoans didn't know too much about human biology and created the helmets thinking they would do the job. The Phase I armour proved uncomfortable for the troopers to ...
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Why do Stormtroopers wear helmets indoors?

Also, because I just answered this in another, almost similar question: The point is, like with Naval Officers wearing an uniform which looks like this and includes the full uniform, the hat, the ...
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When did the coloured shoulder pauldrons on stormtroopers first appear?

The first work that they appeared, by order of release, was A New Hope. Here they are in the famous “these aren’t the droids you’re looking for” scene, from a version of Star Wars that comes from the ...
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Why would anyone use stormtrooper armor?

1) Actually, the helmets enhance the senses, as the helmets have holographic HUDs, and there are speakers and microphones in the helmets to pick up sounds, as I point out in this answer. 2) ...
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