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An Imperial shock trooper.

Shock troopers were the elite members of the Imperial Stormtrooper Corps, specialized in the use of various non-standard weapons and equipment. They were also distinguishable from standard stormtroopers by their extra heavy plate armor. Some even wore different color markings on their armor similar to the markings used by Phase I clone trooper armor to denote their rank.

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Overview

A shock trooper with a MiniMag PTL missile launcher.

Imperial shock troopers were trained to fulfill various battlefield roles and carried a wide variety of equipment. Some, equipped with rocket launchers and thermal detonators, acted as anti-vehicle units on the battlefield. Other, equipped with DC-15 blaster rifles and DC-17 hand blasters used by clone troopers during the Clone Wars, acted as security on strategic locations throughout the Empire. Some shock troopers utilized jetpacks for additional mobility in battle, much like the Imperial Jumptroopers.

History

During her various missions, Rebel operative Rianna Saren encountered shock troopers on several occasions. Many were under the command of Imperial slave driver Zarien Kheev, while others were seen guarding strategic locations throughout the Empire.

Behind the scenes

A shock trooper with a rocket launcher.

The appearance and function of shock troopers varies in different Star Wars videogames. While in Lethal Alliance their role and armor is similar to that of regular stormtroopers, in the Battlefront video games, the shock trooper wear the armor of an Imperial stormtrooper squad leader with a bright orange pauldron and large equipment backpack and they act as the anti-vehicle units. In addition, on planets such a Hoth and Rhen Var Battlefront depicts shock troopers as snowtroopers armed with rocket launchers.

Appearances

  • Star Wars: Lethal Alliance
  • Star Wars: Battlefront
  • Star Wars: Battlefront II
  •  Star Wars Galaxies – An Empire Divided (First appearance)
  • X-wing: The Krytos Trap (First mentioned)

Sources

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