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The Rise of Skywalker Sith Trooper Announced for SDCC 2019

Discussion in 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker' started by SWNN Probe, Jul 10, 2019.

  1. SWNN Probe

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    Um...wow! StarWars.com has announced the arrival of the Sith Trooper! The Sith Trooper will debut in The Rise of Skywalker and will push forward the aesthetic of the iconic stormtrooper in Star Wars. Since the cackle echoed in the trailer this past April, we fans have wondered what Palpatine's presence in The Rise of Skywalker would be and I think we just got a huge hint today.



    First off, the Sith Trooper is said to be a culmination of storm trooper designs encompassing all nine-films, which further suggests The Rise of Skywalker not only finishes the sequel trilogy but also the entire saga. Archivist Madlyn Burkert suggests there may be Easter eggs for fans to find in the design of the Sith Trooper. The armor appears to be multilayered, with dark contours highlighting the deep red color associated with Sith Lords in the saga, whether it be their lightsabers or the Emperor's guards.



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    Madlyn Burkert from StarWars.com:

    Not only will fans get a good look at the Sith Trooper in San Diego this summer, they'll be treated to an exhibit of stormtrooper history. The exhibit will showcase the earliest phases of design all the way to the end of the saga. Stormtroopers are arguably as iconic as Darth Vader, so it will be a testament to every design team who've brought them to life in the films over the past forty years!



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    The implications of this for Palpatine's return in The Rise of Skywalker? Sith Troopers, with their own designation and distinct color, suggest they are set apart from every other First Order trooper. Every First Order trooper we've seen, with the execution of Phasma, has been a simple white and black coloration. The Cardinal, in Delilah S. Dawson's Phasma wore red armor, but it was indistinguishable from typical stormtrooper armor other than the color. This armor is completely different and I think it suggests Palpatine will have his own contingent of elite trooper. The Black Series includes several weapons similar to Snoke's Praetorian Guards, so we should expect them to have some close encounters with lightsabers, whether that's Rey or Kylo Ren. Or, perhaps, Kylo Ren names this elite unit after the extinct dark side order he believes his grandfather Darth Vader was so beholden to. Whatever it the story is, I think the anticipation meter for December has just been raised several meters, as if that were possible.





    You can check out the latest episode of The Star Wars Show with the curious news about this new trooper:



    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W52mBo8zG6g





    Head over to StarWars.com for the full article, as well as what you can expect to be seeing at SDCC 2019 concerning the Sith Troopers!



    SOURCE: StarWars.com





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    WHAT the WHAT?!?!? SITH trooper? What are they doing with this movie?
     
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    My money's on this. I think Kylo will rename the Knights of Ren or try to create a new "Sith Order" and proclaim himself a Sith Lord; Snoke called him the "heir of Vader" after all.
     
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    I challenge anyone to convince me that these aren't just regular white Stormtrooper and Captain Phasma toys left over from Toys-R-Us stock that have been returned to Disney and repainted red to try and resell them, along with their random addition to a new Star Wars film.....
     
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    Haters gonna hate, I guess.

    (I like it!)
     
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    * "So painting things red makes them badass?" *
    * starts painting random things red.*
     
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    Me too.
     
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    It's a great design. I wonder how much these troopers will factor into the film, and if they will actually be called "Sith Troopers."
     
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    Always two there are, a Sergeant and a Private. (yoda 2)
     
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    I mean, they're not. Different helmet design and armor detail is pretty obvious at first glance.
     
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    So how many more variations of Stormtrooper armour colour is it going to take until one of them can think and shoot straight? Does colouring a stormtrooper really make any difference? The black ones in Rogue One weren't all that different to the regular white ones, all that was different was their weapon and voices.
     
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    The Death Troopers in Rogue One have excellent marksmanship.
     
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    I'm wondering if the Knights of Ren return to the scene with a real Sith and these troops to challenge Kylo, or some variation on this. Or....

    Palpatine is restored as the leader of the bad guys, whatever they end up being called. Palpatine establishes an elite force for whatever reason, calls them Sith Troopers.

    Other than that I'm having a hard time thinking of a reason for a new class of trooper that have some association with the Sith. Or, maybe these troopers aren't affiliated with the Sith but were established to fight the Sith. Troopers are usually named for the condition they are trained to overcome: Snowtroopers for cold environments, Sandtroopers for heat/sand (I guess), Swamptroopers for swamps, etc. Maybe these are named for the adversary they are fighting. Maybe Kylo establishes them to fight the Sith, whomever that may be.
     
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    I dig the Clone Troopers callback in the face mask design. Plus, these look taller & leaner than regular FO stormtroopers, which look short and squat.
     
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    They were also taller and leaner.
     
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    I noticed that they're affiliated the Sith Order and not the First Order so I don't think that Kylo Ren has anyhting to do with them since he's not a Sith.
     
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    They are also mentioned in Alphabet Squadron as Death Troopers being selected from the Stormtrooper corps ( it sounds like the more thuggish ones) for genetic enhancements.
     
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    Was thinking since Palpatine is resurfacing in TROS, maybe they are connected to him?
     
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    OMG HOT TOYS:p I really can't wait for the next tRoS trailer now for any clue as to why they would be called SITH TROOPERS. In KOTOR weren't the troopers also called Sith Troopers? I just googled it: yes Wookieepedia says, Sith Trooper (Sith Empire) https://starwars.fandom.com/wiki/Sith_trooper_(Sith_Empire)

    The Sith Trooper were infantry units in the armed forces of the Sith Empire during the Jedi Civil War.

    The majority of Sith troopers of Darth Revan's returning armada were traitorous members of the Republic Army, who were later joined by idealistic volunteers from conquered planets. The weak were siphoned out through the merciless Sith training schemes, resulting in an efficient and powerful fighting force. The fear present in each trooper not only spurred them on in battle, but also prevented them from turning traitor for a second time.[1]

    Is this a prelude to the B&W KoTOR films as well?
     
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    According to MSW

    the Sith troopers answer to Kylo
     
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