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E-11 blaster rifleEdit

Isn't the stormtrooper's E-11 blaster rifle canon, If it is shouldn't be added to the stormtrooper page. I mean any source like the star wars visual guide of the Original trilogy named the weapon e-11 blaster rifle. ( 20:08, June 25, 2014 (UTC))

  • The blaster itself is canon, owing to its appearances in the movies, but the designation "E-11" appears to be purely Legends now. As such, we can only state that stormtroopers used blaster rifles in general. Grand Moff Tranner Imperial Department of Military Research (Comlink) 20:18, June 25, 2014 (UTC)

yeah but at least we should add an canon article on the dc-15 blaster rifle because boba fett called the rifle by it's name in star wars the clone wars season two season finale. ( 03:23, June 26, 2014 (UTC))


Are they clones still because we've seen some posters for Rebels promoting people to become Stormtroopers.Gopher dude 11 (talk)

  • While giving a sneak peak of Star Wars Rebels at New York Comic Con 2013, Pablo Hidalgo revealed that the stormtroopers are NOT clones. He said that Empire found the clones to be too individualistic, since they all strived to show that they were individuals and not property, so they stopped using clones in favor of volunteer recruits. The Empire believed that volunteers would be easier to control, since they don't have to prove that they are people instead of property. Pablo said that this explanation came from George Lucas himself. But even though clones aren't used, Pablo said it's possible we could see older clones serving as trainers for stormtroopers. - Brandon Rhea(talk) 18:57, July 12, 2014 (UTC)

According to star wars rebels the visual guide the blaster rifle is in fact called the e-11. ( 17:35, July 25, 2014 (UTC))

Rebels Visual guide Info Edit

okay, since I dont want to get in trouble by editing the article itself... I am going to lay down all the Visual Guide info here. Orange shoulder pauldron is a commander pauldron, the black band on their forehead is a broadband communications antenna, and they are "mostly" naturally born men and women (yup, it says women...) The information can be found on pages 58, 59, 60, 61... and various other pages, but those are the main pages. ralok (talk) 13:46, July 29, 2014 (UTC)

  • Be bold and edit the page. :) - Brandon Rhea(talk) 14:54, July 29, 2014 (UTC)
    • I have been yelled at for just about every edit I have ever made on this wiki... so no, I wont be bold... I will be a sniveling coward because that is what you and all the other admins here have made me. ralok (talk) 19:29, July 29, 2014 (UTC)

New StormtrooperEdit

Anyone think we should add a screenshot from the "Force Awakens" trailer of the new stormtrooper designed? Or maybe that might be a little premature? Just throwing it out there, anyone have any thoughts?--JuiceStain Tell me what you really think. 19:37, November 28, 2014 (UTC)

No specific reason not to. I'll snag one and find a good spot to put it on the page. ProfessorTofty (talk) 19:42, November 28, 2014 (UTC)
I, for one, think it is a little premature to start adding things everywhere based on a one-minute teaser. We know nothing beside what can be briefly glimpsed. --Lelal Mekha Old Republic military symbol (Audience Room) 19:53, November 28, 2014 (UTC)
I don't see any reason not to add at least basics. I can understand the Rebel Alliance thing being removed, but these are stormtroopers. Can't see why it shouldn't be there. ProfessorTofty (talk) 19:57, November 28, 2014 (UTC)
Who said they were Stormtroopers? Unless one of the official outlets, like the Star Wars Twitter/Facebook/site or some sort of press releases says so, they're just Armoured Soldiers that happen to look like Stormies. They may have a different name. I mean Clone Troopers look like Stormtroopers, but they're not called Stormtroopers --Tuskin (talk) 20:24, November 28, 2014 (UTC)
I can agree with both sides which is why I presented it here before doing anything on my own. Interesting thought, as Cevan pointed out on the talk page for the Rebel Alliance for the time being perhaps its safe to assume they are stormtroopers? As he pointed out with the Alliance symbol, the specific armor design has always been associated with Stormtroopers? Also, the page for "Force Awakens" uses the trailer as a reference for including stormtroopers in the appearances section. --JuiceStain Tell me what you really think. 20:50, November 28, 2014 (UTC)

1.3 HTML tidying Edit

The Wayback Machine's link for Notes and Reference #5 is broken. Here is the corrected link:

I would fix it myself but I am not that familiar with Wikia and the editing system is throwing me for a loop. 04:33, November 30, 2014 (UTC) Chuck

new republic storm troopersEdit

I think there are storm troopers serveing the new republic because there first order tie fighters attacking people who are storm troopers serveing the new republic. It's in the trailer.

  • In some ways, I hope it's like that in the end because the Stormtroopers are just so freaking awesome, but I highly doubt it'll happen. (By now you surely know that they are First Order Stormtroopers). Reddyredcp (talk) 00:07, September 11, 2015 (UTC)

motives and why alot ex imperal units where in resistance/new republic millitryEdit

Exhibit A Why would storm troopers be fireing on a tie fighter and why would tie fighter fire on them second trailer Exibit b I also know for a fact Finn and his probably new republic comrades wears a different storm trooper helmet than the first order storm troopers and there also different from flame troopers helmets sense don,t have the yellow strip Conclusion Finn and his storm trooper comrades they where serving the resistance/ new republic and not the first order. Her is what alot of grand moffs goveners and even higher ranking officers who where still belevers in the old republic unfortunately they might of been significant minority came conclusion that shev palpatine was the sith was darth sideious a sith the jedi and they where looking for by time they found out it was to late shev palpatine was in control and showed fake loyalty to them Beacuse they where probably frighten by there own mortality and after a few atrocitys expecaly the distraction of the planet alderan and dissolousion of imperal senate they came conclusion they where serveing tyrants and monsters. When the became dead palpatine and vader and most officers and moffs loyal them dead during the civil war they brook free of shackles. purge any people that might of been loyal old empire way of doing things those who could not be bribed off they probably purge them brutaly commiting war crimes in the process but some of them escaped and formed the first order in process they where somehow lead by the remaining inquisitors still loyal shev palpatine idels of terror tyreny. Than offerd the resistance/ new republic and offer they could not refuse they offerd there assistance in extange for no prosecution of there war crimes and high ranking positions positions whith in there resistance/new republic goverment and millitry the resistance/ new republic could not refuse beacuse they held the keys to a most of of the galaxy including core worlds and coreacant and the forces can be used to suppress and conquer imperal hold outs which still control alot of galaxy. they gave they gave they wanted senatorships govenerships and high ranking millitry positions whith in the resistance goverment which the first order calls it and resistance calles it the new republic the former imperials forces also used resistance/ new republic equipment new rifles and new x wings but for ex imperal forces this was reserved oracesand top guns The rest of the equipment modernized modified to new republic standerds there tie fighters where given sheilds hyper drives and there star destroyers that they had had been made more automated. Unsigned comment by Tmntmaster889 (talk • contribs). [source?]

Helmet issue... Edit

Can this whole, limited vision thing with the helmets thing be like...removed? It's from Luke Skywalker, who by a ANH was just a farm boy, he wouldn't know how to work a Stormtrooper helmet. So taking his quote as a means of saying the helmet impaired vision is just...well dumb.

Plus more to that, it apparently doesn't impair vision because otherwise why is it right within the next scene of Luke saying that, he is able to blast Imperials? Why is it on Endor, a Scout Trooper was able to tag a fast moving speeder bike one handed while driving his own? Why is it then their marksmenship is above Sand People who were tagging Podracers in Ep 1?

Why is it a Stormtrooper was able to blast R2 apart and wound Leia?...This whole impaired vision thing with the helmets, make literally zero sense and should be removed.Wolfscar45 (talk) 21:16, May 31, 2015 (UTC)

  • It's probably due to Luke's lack of proficiency with the armor. I modified the statement.--Richterbelmont10 R2 sig(come in R2!) 02:28, June 1, 2015 (UTC)

Thank you, that's always something that has annoyed me because it makes zero sense otherwise they wouldn't be able to make the shots they do nor perform nearly as well as they do within the books/comics and it's coming from a farmboy Luke who has no experience in working the armor.Wolfscar45 (talk) 16:26, June 1, 2015 (UTC)

Well, it looks like Star Wars Rebels, with its obsession with acknowledging the Stormtrooper Effect every five minutes, has just made this fully canon...

First Order Stormtroopers Edit

Do you all think we should make separate pages for First Order Stormtroopers, Snowtroopers, et cetera? We could use the current pages to reference to the Imperial ones. Reddyredcp (talk) 00:09, September 11, 2015 (UTC)

Move to Imperial Stormtrooper? Edit

Since it seems that the First Galactic Empire and First Order and separate political entities and the First Order Stormtroopers have a separate page, would it make sense to move this page to Imperial Stormtrooper? - AV-6R7Crew Pit 02:36, September 13, 2015 (UTC)

  • I don' think that is necessary. - JMAS Jolly Trooper Hey, it's me! 02:38, September 13, 2015 (UTC)

New Picture Edit

I don't mean to sound negative, but does anyone know of a better picture for the infobox? Currently, it looks like someone wearing a bad Halloween costume. - Comm. Boots (talk) 17:28, November 8, 2015 (UTC)

  • I changed the picture before (view edit history) but it was reversed. What do you think of following a similar style to the variants' pages (e.g. Shadow Trooper, Cold weather assault Stormtrooper), using a picture from the Star Wars Battlefront interactive planet explorer? Reddyredcp (talk) 17:34, November 8, 2015 (UTC)

Rename The Article? Edit

Given the existence of the new First Order Stormtroopers, in my opinion it would be appropriate to rename the article "Imperial Stormtrooper(s)". This would add an appropriate degree of specificity to the article's title, and avoid any potential confusion. MmmmNapalm (talk) 21:36, July 28, 2016 (UTC)

Is there an canon explanation on why Stormtroopers looked a bit different in all the movies and canon differences Unsigned comment by 335491650a (talk • contribs).

Specialized variants sectionEdit

I was considering making this section look more like the specialized stormtroopers section on the Stormtrooper/Legends. What do you guys think? We already have most of the variants with their descriptions but are all in a paragraph.--Vitus Infinitus (talk) 00:34, December 6, 2017 (UTC)