- "They wanted it fast and quiet. They'd send us in on the drop ships. No support, just us. Then when the Imps were gone, the politics started. We were peacekeepers, protecting delegates, suppressing riots."
- ―Cara Dune, to Din Djarin
Shock troopers, also referred to as droppers, were specialized infantry of the Alliance to Restore the Republic and New Republic. During the Galactic Civil War, shock troopers were deployed to hunt down Imperial warlords and following the New Republic's formation, they were made into peacekeepers who escorted delegates and suppressed riots.
Following the Battle of Endor, many ex-Imperial officials became warlords. As a result, the Rebellion deployed shock troopers to hunt down and eliminate them. They were deployed in dropships without any backup. After Imperial activity had died down and the New Republic was formed, the shock troopers were converted into peacekeepers tasked with protecting New Republic delegates and controlling riots.
At one point, shock trooper Carasynthia Dune, realized that the work she was performing was not what she had enlisted for. As a result, she left the Republic and became a mercenary, calling it an "early retirement."
- The Mandalorian – "Chapter 4: Sanctuary" (Mentioned only)
- The Mandalorian: Season 1: Volume 1 (Mentioned only)
- The Mandalorian – "Chapter 7: The Reckoning" (Mentioned only) (First identified as dropper)
- The Mandalorian – "Chapter 8: Redemption" (Mentioned only)
- Star Wars: The Mandalorian Junior Novel (Mentioned only)
- The Mandalorian: A Clan of Two (Mentioned only)
- The Mandalorian: Magnetic Fun (Mentioned only)
- The Mandalorian – "Chapter 15: The Believer" (Mentioned only)
- The Mandalorian – "Chapter 16: The Rescue" (Mentioned only)
- (First mentioned, simultaneous with )
- "Launchpad"—Star Wars Insider 190
- "The Man from Mandalore"—Star Wars Insider 193
- "Gina Carano The Dune C"—Star Wars Insider 194
- Star Wars: The Mandalorian - The Art & Imagery Collector's Edition, Volume One
- Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian – "Cast"
- The Art of Star Wars: The Mandalorian Season One
- "Star Wars: The Mandalorian Season One Companion"—Star Wars Insider 201