Imperial Death Troopers were an elite force of Imperial Stormtroopers used around the time of the Battle of Yavin by the Galactic Empire. They wore black armour and were not to mixed up with the similar Shadow Trooper. They were known to serve under high-ranking Imperial officers such as Grand Admiral Thrawn, Governor Pryce and Baron Rudor or later during the early Galactic Civil War under members of the Tarkin Initiative like Governor Tarkin and Director Krennic.
Early History and Background Edit
Death Troopers were picked from the most elite Stormtrooper units in the Imperial Army who underwent elite training and later recived classified medical enhancments to become the "perfect stormtrooper". Imperial Death Troopers gained their name due to a Imperial bioweapons project that went wrong, possibly something similar to the Dandoran Breakout.
Early usage Edit
During the Rebellion against the Galactic Empire, Grand Admiral Thrawn had his personal Death Trooper squad to aid his attempts against the growing rebel movement. Two of these Death Troopers accompanied the Chiss Imperial to Lothal where they managed to capture Imperial traitor Agent Alexsandr Kallus, who was attempting to tell the rebels known as the Spectres of Thranw's plans. Thrawn using the data from the communication deduced the loation of the rebel base was on the planet of Atollon, and sent the Seventh Fleet, his legions of Stormtroopers and Death Troopers and walkers including All Terrain Armored Transports and AT-DP walkers. While Governor Arihnda Pryce led the orbital attack and space battle, Thrawn travelled to the surface with six of his Death Troopers and trapped the fleeing Spectres, however due to Bendu's intervention, the rebels escaped Thrawn's grip. DT-F16 and her Death Troopers were tasked with bringing a massive kyber crystal for the Death Star project by Director Krennic and were to meet with Captain Slavin at specified coordinates. However the squad was defeated by the Spectres and leader of the Partisans Saw Gerrera who destroyed the crystall killing all those aboard the cargo freighter. When the Spectres returned to Lothal to help Ryder Azadi and his group of insurgents in dealing with the Empire, they accidentally draw the attention of Imperial Baron and TIE pilot Valen Rudor who sent his Death Trooper assistant DT-L21 and his Stormtrooper squadmates to kill them. DT-L21 and his squadmates failed however due to the rebels being helped to get out of the secret tunnel sewer network by Azadi. Two members of the Thrawn's squad (possibly the same 2 that helped the Grand Admiral capture Kallus) followed Thrawn and Pryce to Lothal in order to test Vult Skerris's new TIE/D Defender Elite prototype, however the craft was stolen by the Spectres and not wanting the Rebel Alliance to use such powerfull ships, Pryce remotely cut off it's wings thus crahsing the TIE.
Death Trooper (Tarkin Initiative) and early Galactic Civil War Edit
During the early Galactic Civil War, members of the Tarkin Initiative used a variant of the Death Trooper. Director Orson Krennic had a personal squad of Death Troopers that killed Lyra Erso and captured her husband Galen Erso. The same squad was present alongside Krennic and Initiative leader Governor Wilhuff Tarkin when the Death Star destroyed NiJedha. Krennic and his Death Troopers went to the planet of Eadu, where at his command they killed all Death Star scientists but Galen. Krennic's squad was force to retreat in a Delta-class T-3c shuttle due to a surprise attack by rebel X-Wing Starfighters. After Krennic met with his master Lord Vader in the latter's castle on Mustafar, where the Imperial Lord ordered Krennic to ensure the rebels' failure, the Director and his bodyguards went to the tropical planet of Scarif, where the plans for the Death Star were stored. Soon after Krennic arrived, a huge battle on the beaches of Scarif errupted between members of the Rebel Alliance and the local Stormtroopers, Shoretroopers and Death Troopers. At the orders of Director Krennic, all of the legions and walkers at the base tried to eliminate the rebel threat. The Death Trooper unit TI-23 was among the Imperial troops sent to fend of the insurgents, but the whole squad was killed by rebel and Guardian of the Whills Baze Malbus.
- Thrawn's Death Trooper squad
- Unit TI-23
- Arihnda Pryce's Death Trooper Squad
- DT-F16's Death Trooper squad
- Veris Hydan's Death Trooper Squad
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