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Sith troopers were a stormtrooper variant that served the First Order during its war against the Resistance. Named after the Sith,[1] an ancient order of Force-users devoted to the dark side of the Force,[2] these troopers were the next evolution of Imperial/First Order stormtroopers. They wore red-colored stormtrooper armor and wielded a type of black and red blaster rifle.[3]

Behind the scenesEdit

"It has some really unique aesthetics to it. And it has some subtle ties to previous stormtrooper designs, which I think fans will enjoy discovering."
―Lucasfilm archivist Madlyn Burkert, on the Sith trooper design[src]

Sith troopers were created and developed for the upcoming 2019 film Star Wars: Episode IX The Rise of Skywalker. They were designed by concept artist Glyn Dillon,[4] and were sculpted by Sam Williams.[5] The Sith trooper costume was designed by costume designer Michael Kaplan.[1] The troopers were first revealed by Lucasfilm through an article on StarWars.com and an episode of The Star Wars Show, both released on July 10, 2019.[3][6]

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Notes and referencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 SWCustom-2011 SDCC 2019: Sith Trooper from Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Revealed on StarWars.com (backup link)
  2. StarWars-DatabankII Sith in the Databank (backup link)
  3. 3.0 3.1 SWCustom-2011 See the New Sith Trooper from Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker at SDCC 2019 on StarWars.com (backup link)
  4. InstagramIcon Glyn Dillon's Instagram post. Glyn Dillon (July 10, 2019, 10:07 pm UTC). Retrieved on July 12, 2019, 3:00 am UTC. "The new Sith trooper I designed has been revealed (in toy form for this year's SDCC). Working with @aristotles.lantern on this was a pleasure as always." (archive copy created on July 10, 2019)
  5. InstagramIcon Sam Williams's Instagram post. Sam Williams (July 11, 2019, 6:22 am UTC). Retrieved on July 12, 2019, 3:00 am UTC. "My first job on IX was sculpting these up for @glyn__dillon and Micheal Kaplan, Glyn came up with a fantastic design and it was really exciting establishing these."
  6. SWYTlogo Sith Trooper from Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Revealed on the official Star Wars YouTube channel
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