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"There, stop! Let me see your identification."
―The stormtrooper, to Luke Skywalker[src]

This stormtrooper served the Galactic Empire during the Galactic Civil War. Shortly before the Battle of Yavin, the trooper was stationed in Mos Eisley, a spaceport on the desert planet Tatooine.

BiographyEdit

"We gotta get out of here as soon as we can. Imperial stormtroopers are everywhere"
―Obi-Wan Kenobi, after killing the stormtrooper[src]

During the Galactic Civil War, the plans to the Empire's secret superweapon, the Death Star, were stolen by the Rebel Alliance. Leia Organa, a member of the rebellion, received the plans, but was forced to hide them in R2-D2—an astromech droid—when her ship came under attack over the planet Tatooine. R2 and his counterpart, the protocol droid C-3PO, flew via escape pod to the desert planet,[2] and came into the possession of a young moisture farmer named Luke Skywalker.[1]

Stormy death

The trooper's death

A group of stormtroopers was dispatched to investigate the pod. They found evidence of droids around the crash site, showing how the pod was able to evade life sign detectors as it fell. The Empire, desperate to find the missing plans, alerted the other troopers on Tatooine to the likelihood of droids carrying the plans.[2]

Meanwhile, Skywalker, the droids, and Obi-Wan Kenobi—a Jedi—traveled to Mos Eisley spaceport to find a ship and pilot to fly them to Alderaan. They entered Mos Eisley Cantina. When they returned, they were met by the stormtrooper, who asked to see their identification. Before the soldier could react, Kenobi drew his lightsaber and cut the trooper's blaster. The Jedi then used the Force to crush their antagonist with a large piece of metal, killing the stormtrooper.[1]

Behind the scenesEdit

This stormtrooper first appeared in Star Wars, a webtoon written and drawn by Hong Jac Ga and published by LINE Webtoon in 2015.[3] Though licenced by Lucasfilm, Jennifer Heddle, when asked about the canonicity of the comic, said "its canon status is grey area".[4]

AppearancesEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Star Wars
  2. 2.0 2.1 Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope
  3. Web comic on LINE Webtoon
  4. TwitterLogo @jenniferheddle (Jennifer Heddle) on Twitter. “It is approved but its canon status is grey area. We gave them leeway for cultural interpretation”

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