Stormtroopers are some of the most beloved and iconic henchmen in cinematic history. Even when the Empire has been reduced to a shell of its former self, these soldiers can still be utilized to great effect if given a strong enough leader.
That tactic is showcased in Mandalorian, which features a surprising number of stormtroopers throughout the first season of the show of the series.
Here are all the stormtroopers which were shown as members of Moff Gideon’s remnant Imperial forces.
The Fallen Empire
In some scenes of Star Wars, the Return of the Jedi, the Galactic Empire has been dismantled. But despite the demise of Darth Vader and the disappearance of Emperor Palpatine, some of the higher-ups are still trying to take back control of the galaxy.
A number of former Imperials are seen during the course of The Mandalorian’s first season, arriving on the planet Navarro.
This batch of soldiers has been sent on the hunt for the infant of Yoda’s species to use as a tool toward trying to regain their former power.
Gideon, a former operative for the Imperial Security Bureau stationed on Mandalore, appears to have established himself as a warlord, with a small army at his disposal.
The Standard Troopers
The standard stormtrooper is one of the most famous henchmen. In terms of sheer numbers, they have the ability to overwhelm many of their enemies. Only a handful have been seen in The Mandalorian, with none of them lasting long.
The series begins with them forced into relative hiding in the town on Navarro, so as to avoid detection.
Few of them accompany the Client in the first episode of the show. However, they were quickly targeted and brought down by the Mandalorian when he decides to rescue the Child.
With an army of Stormtroopers at his side, the Client is able to return and take down the small village with much more ease.
When Gideon arrives with his armada of more outfitted Stormtroopers though, he wipes out the remainder of these troopers along with the Client.
While Gideon’s troopers are able to use their numbers to corner the Mandalorian and his allies, they still prove incapable of surviving the battle once they’re able to return fire.