When using the term “shadow trooper” there are multiple categories if soldier that this applies to. It can denote a specialized group of stormtrooper-Dark Jedi hybrid soldiers created by the Dark Jedi Desann, clone shadow troopers, and shadow stormtroopers. For the purpose of this guide we will be focusing on the clone and stormtrooper versions of shadow troopers due to the specific nature of the armor available.
Clone Shadow troopers were an elite group of clones developed on planet Kamino by Director Armand Isard during the Clone Wars. A tool for gaining republic intelligence when the number of ARC troopers were dwindling, the shadow troopers were a forced alternative. With expensive armor being fitted with magseals, they were able to pose as members of mercenary groups to more easily infiltrate enemy territory. As the war continued, their role expanded to include sniper missions, and covert opps to install jamming devices in key cities. Due to their success, clone shadow troopers would be used as the template for the eventual creation storm commandos and shadow stormtroopers.
The Clone Army as created by the by scientists on the planet Kamino, aided the Jedi forces against the Separatists during what was known as the Clone Wars. Ultimately run by the Galactic Senate under the leadership of Chancellor Palpatine, the Clones would find that their very existence was part of a much greater plan of galactic oppression and control. When Finding that the Clones were commissioned by Jedi Master Sifo-Dyas, Obi-Wan sets out to find the truth behind the creation of an army exactly when the Jedi needed them most. Finding that the commission process for the clones was secretly handled by Sith Lord Darth Tyranus, or more commonly known as Count Duku, after he killed Sifo-Dyas, the web of lies and deceit make themselves known as the true reason for the Clone Wars become less and less apparent. Describing their utility after finding out about their existence, Yoda had this to say “A weapon they are. Obey orders without question for good or ill. For now they fight for us. Who is to say what the future holds?” This foreshadows the infamous “Order 66” which signaled the end of The Clone Wars and the start of the Galactic Empire under Emperor Palpatine’s New Order.
Shadow Trooper Costume: Shadow Stormtrooper
Shadow Trooper Costume: Clone Shadow Trooper
Shadow Trooper Costume: Accessories
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