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"Burn them out."
―Moff Gideon, to a death trooper about summoning an incinerator trooper[1]

Incinerator troopers, also referred to as Incinerator Stormtroopers, incinerator soldiers, or Burners, were a stormtrooper variant within the Galactic Empire. At least one went on to serve in an Imperial remnant after the Empire's demise and was deployed to the planet Nevarro during a skirmish there in 9 ABY.

Description[]

An incinerator trooper carrying their flamethrower on Nevarro

Incinerator troopers,[3] also known as the Incinerator Stormtroopers,[4] more simply as the Incinerators,[2] or colloquially as the Burners,[5] were a class of stormtrooper within the Galactic Empire which wielded powerful flamethrower weaponry. The troopers were regarded as one of the most devastating of the Stormtrooper Corps' specialized contingents. Incinerator troopers would set enemies and their fortifications ablaze with their flamethrower equipment.[3]

This stormtrooper was equipped with standard issue stormtrooper armor with red markings, a red pauldron,[1] and a D-72w Oppressor flame projector[6] with a backpack.[1] Their armor had a cryaplast coat,[6] which allowed the troopers to withstand abnormal temperatures.[4] Incinerator troopers also received intense fire combat training.[7]

History[]

The incinerator trooper class served in the Empire's Stormtrooper Corps. Highly acclaimed,[3] it was a role that the stormtrooper Riccarn claimed fellow trooper FS-451 had wanted to specialized in.[5] After the Empire fell in 5 ABY,[8] at least one of the variant served in an Imperial remnant led by Moff Gideon. One was deployed on the planet Nevarro[1] in 9 ABY[9] during a battle with the a crew which included the Mandalorian Din Djarin, Bounty Hunters' Guild magistrate Greef Karga, ex-rebel shock trooper Cara Dune, the IG-series assassin droid IG-11, and Gideon's target, the Force-sensitive infant Grogu.[1]

An incinerator trooper burning his way into the cantina.

After Gideon's forces forced their enemy back into a cantina, Gideon ordered his incinerator trooper to "burn them out." In the initial onslaught, the incinerator trooper managed to burn through the door of the cantina as well as the nearby surroundings. The stormtrooper then stepped inside where they activated their flamethrower once more, directly at the group led by Djarin, but Grogu used the Force to stop the flames and direct them back at the stormtrooper. In the ensuing inferno, the stormtrooper was burned to death and their corpse landed outside of the cantina.[1]

Several years later, First Order Flametroopers formed as a legacy of the Imperial incinerator troopers.[2]

Behind the scenes[]

The incinerator trooper 6th scale figure by Sideshow Collectibles.

The incinerator trooper was first pictured in canon a special look reel for the Disney+ television show The Mandalorian,[1] and was identified as the Incinerator Stormtrooper in a Star Wars: The Black Series toy by Hasbro Inc..[4] The trooper then appeared in "Chapter 8: Redemption" of The Mandalorian's first season, which was directed by Taika Waititi[1] and aired on December 27, 2019.[10] "Imperial Troops," an issue of De Agostini's Star Wars Encyclopedia series[2] released on September 2 2020,[11] identified the troopers by simply incinerators,[2] while "The Witness," an installment of the 2020 short story collection From a Certain Point of View: The Empire Strikes Back written by Adam Christopher, established the nickname Burners for the troopers.[5] The incinerators originated from the Star Wars Legends continuity, where they appeared in the 2008 video game Star Wars: The Force Unleashed.[12]

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