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INFOGRAPHIC - Troops of the Empire: Stormtroopers and Clone Troopers of Star Wars

By Kate Maloney

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Stormtroopers and Clone Troopers

The iconic Star Wars stormtrooper costume has been etched into our collective imagination. The original stormtrooper suit, with its white armor and curves, is so memorable that it can be recognized almost anywhere in the world, and yet, due to the Star Wars franchise's long history, today, there are many different types of stormtroopers in the galaxy.

Besides sandtroopers and snowtroopers, the prequel series gave us the addition of clone trooper armor. Clone troopers, the predecessors of stormtroopers, were all based on the DNA of Jango Fett. But are stormtroopers clones in the original films? The clone trooper vs. stormtrooper debate is much hotter than one might initially think! After the use of clones, the Empire began to conscript normal humans.

This causes moral issues within the Star Wars universe centered around the imperial stormtrooper. And in Star Wars: Episode VII -- The Force Awakens, we're introduced to our first rehabilitated trooper, FN2187, or Finn, who sports a new stormtrooper helmet and is the antithesis of a new silver stormtrooper by the name of Captain Phasma, a one-of-a-kind villain. The images of stormtroopers have taken a lot of forms: Be sure to learn them so you can avoid the bad guys!

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