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A Purge Trooper

The purge trooper was an early design-result of the Dark Trooper Project meant to be used against Force-sensitives. Parts of the droid's model would later be used to create the Phase III dark trooper.

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A Purge trooper in action

A Purge trooper was quite large and was double the height of a humanoid. To aid them in their task of combating Force-users, the droids had Duranium armor enhanced with refined cortosis ore which reduced the damage of lightsaber attacks against them. These troopers were equipped with an energy blade extending from their arm that served as their primary form of armament.

In addition to this, they were also outfitted with a high-powered, short-ranged rocket launcher providing them with a level of ranged attacks, as well as magnetic tractor boots which made them resistant against being gripped or pushed with the Force-based telekinesis. The missile launcher was present on their right shoulder.

The one weakness these droids had in terms of Force-based abilities was Force lightning, which was an exploitable vulnerability.

History

Originally conceived by a Techno Union engineer trying to devise a more effective means to fight Jedi Generals, the plans for his design were retrieved by clone commandos after a raid on his facility killed him. The purge trooper was finalized by an Imperial Intelligence research and development team who commissioned the creation of a wide range of advanced battle droids. The resultant purge troopers were created with the specific purpose of fighting against surviving Jedi and other Force users.

In about 19 BBY, an advanced purge trooper was present abaord a Golan space defense platform that orbited the planet Byss. During the Battle of Byss, a group of Alderaanian Resistance agents boarded the platform and were attacked by the purge trooper, although they were able to defeat it.[1]

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