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Did the clones that became stormtroopers know that Darth Vader was Anakin Skywalker? Wouldn't that kinda mess with their minds a bit, knowing that they had to kill all the Jedi in order 66 but anakin just...escaped...because he suddenly turned into a sith lord?
What happened to the clones that carried anakin out of Mustafar? They probably would have recognized him, wouldn't they? Were they killed to stop the news from spreading?
Generally speaking, nobody knew Anakin was Vader. The 501st boys would know that he led the assault on the Jedi Temple, but he went to Mustafar alone. Only a handful of Palps' most loyal sycophants would have seen him there; dismembered, burnt to a crisp, and near death when they rushed him to a med facility. After that it was really just droids doing the work. Nobody need ever have known that Anakin lived on as the black-suited menace. – DigiFluid 14:12, March 21, 2012 (UTC)
In addition, did Vader still have the camaraderie with stormtroopers he had with Rex and other clones as Anakin? Or did this fade as stormtroopers were mostly made up of random human recruits? I know he killed his own men quite a few times. MaxReebo 18:55, March 21, 2012 (UTC)
Good question Reebo. I want to know that too. Also, why did the 501st legion follow Anakin on the raid on the Temple if they knew he was a Jedi?! And were they informed that he supposevely died? Thanks The Awesome X! 21:15, March 21, 2012 (UTC)