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For other uses, see shadow trooper (disambiguation).

The clone shadow trooper was a variant of the Galactic Republic's clone troopers,[1] and served during the Clone Wars between the Republic and the Confederacy of Independent Systems.[3] At some point, a trooper armed with a DC-15A blaster carbine stood near a cloaked individual at a fiery location.[4]

The clone shadow trooper was equipped with an armor that was black in color with white stripes and a helmet with a red visor.[4] The troopers functioned as the predecessors to the shadow troopers, a group of elite stormtroopers equipped with black experimental stealth armor serving the Galactic Empire.[1]

Behind the scenes[]

Clone shadow troopers were first mentioned in the new Star Wars canon in Star Wars: Force Collection,[1] a digital card game developed by Konami Digital Entertainment and released in 2013. Even though the launch of Force Collection predates[5] the Star Wars canon reset of 2014,[6] Lucasfilm Story Group member Leland Chee confirmed that the game was kept updated to fit with canon.[7] The troopers were first pictured on a card in the 2017 Star Wars: The Card Game set Swayed by the Dark Side.[4]

Clone shadow troopers originated in the Star Wars Legends continuity, where they were created for a Target-exclusive Hasbro action figure from the 2005 Revenge of the Sith toy line[8] and later appeared in Echoes of the Jedi, the fourth adventure in the Dawn of Defiance campaign for Star Wars Roleplaying Game Saga Edition, written by Abel G. Peña and Jean-François Boivin and released in 2008.[9]


Notes and references[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Star Wars: Force Collection (Card: Shadow Trooper (★★★★))
  2. Star Wars: Galactic Atlas
  3. StarWars-DatabankII.png Clone Troopers in the Databank (backup link) states that the clone troopers fought during the Clone Wars. Since the clone shadow troopers are a variant of those troopers, as established by Star Wars: Force Collection (Card: Shadow Trooper (★★★★)), they must have fought during the war as well.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 StarWarsLCG Logo.png Star Wars: The Card GameSwayed by the Dark Side (Card: Allies of Necessity) (backup link)
  5. StarWars.com Announcing Star Wars: Force Collection on StarWars.com (backup link)
  6. StarWars.com The Legendary Star Wars Expanded Universe Turns a New Page on StarWars.com (backup link)
  7. TwitterLogo.svg Leland Chee (@HolocronKeeper) on Twitter: "I'm not gonna go through the trouble of changing them and I don't have any reason to believe currently that anyone would. […] On the off-chance that we DID have a current need to change any of these, we would have for Force Collection." (screenshot)Leland Chee of the Lucasfilm Story Group has confirmed that in-universe information from Star Wars: Force Collection conforms with Star Wars canon.
  8. HasbroInverted.png Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith (Pack: Utapau Shadow Trooper (Super Articulation!)) (backup link)
  9. WizardsoftheCoast.png "Echoes of the Jedi" on Wizards.com (original article link, content now obsolete; backup link)
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