The Imperial Stormtroopers are fictional soldier from George Lucas' Star Wars universe. Stormtroopers are the personal army of Emperor Palpatine and of his commanders.
They are portrayed in collective groups of varying organizational sizes ranging from squads to legions, and, for some, their armor and training is modified for special operations and environments.
In Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones, the first troopers were cloned from bounty hunter Jango Fett, to be the Army of the Republic in the Clone Wars. In Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, the troopers executed Order 66 at the command of Chancellor Palpatine, attacking their Jedi generals.
Initially, the stormtroopers served as the army of the Galactic Empire, putting down revolts and establishing imperial authority. The Stormtrooper Corps swelled in size after Palpatine allowed the addition of birth born recruits and conscripts alongside the clones.
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