With the release of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker set to hit theaters in just a few days one thing we are seriously looking forward to seeing is the new red Stormtroopers aka Sith Troopers. The Stormtroopers have been an iconic part of Star Wars since we first saw them in A New Hope. These soldiers were conditioned from the very start to help the Empire and do whatever it took to help the survival of the Empire. That being said when your boss is the evilest person across the universe more than likely you are going to have some strict rules at the workplace.
Below you will find our top 10 List Of Crazy Rules that all Stormtroopers must follow unless they prefer death.
10. COMMIT MASS GENOCIDE
This rule was showed in The Force Awakens when the Stormtroopers had to kill everyone in the town of Jakku. Luckily for Poe his life was spared only to be tortured (but then escapes). No matter how much the Stormtroopers disagreed with this decision, they had no choice or would have been dealt with directly. Good thing Kylo Ren didn’t see Finn not firing his blaster.
9. NO LONGER HAVE YOUR REAL NAME
This rule is kind of like being in prison. The Galactic Empire forbids the use of your given name and instead replacing it with a serial number. In The Force Awakens, Finn originally introduces himself as FN-2187 when he meets Poe. This makes the simple gesture of Poe referring to FN-2187 as, Finn, something of a revolutionary act.
8. WOMEN ARE TRAINED HARDER AND LONGER THAN MEN
It was long believed that women were not in the ranks of Stormtroopers for the Empire, however, that is not true. Men were trained for a certain physical condition based on height, weight, and physical capability. These conditions were not changed for female troopers. This meant that there were not a lot of females who could enlist and the ones who did had to train twice as hard as the men Stormtroopers. The one Stormtrooper that comes to mind for everyone is Captain Phasma. Making her the second female villain in any Star Wars film behind Zam Wesell.
7. YOU ONLY ANSWER TO THE EMPEROR
The Stormtroopers were trained to be 100% obedient to the command structure of the Imperial army, however they were considered loyal only to the one and only Emperor Palpatine. As we saw with Order 66, he wasn’t afraid to use his troops to commit horrible acts of murder even if it included children.
6. NEVER ASK QUESTIONS
Stormtroopers are conditioned from very early on to not ask ANY questions. One of the first things that they are taught it is that their ideas and thoughts are meaningless. The only person who knows what’s up is the Emperor. If you do end up questioning him I am afraid you already know what the outcome of the situation would be.
5. IT’S A FAMILY TRADITION
Children of Stormtroopers were heavily incentivized to join the ranks of the Imperial army. Especially since they grow up in a family where their dad is a killing machine. On top of that, familial loyalty and tradition could be used to guilt people into becoming loyal to the Empire.
4. DRINK BLUE MILK
Having to feed millions in his army, the Emperor needed a way to feed all of his men cheaply and effectively. Tada, he invents blue milk or something that at least looks like it.
The milky looking substance contained all of the nutrients a human would need, so they rarely ate anything else. Real food was off-limits because of the high expense it cost to obtain it.
3. YOU MUST WEAR YOUR ARMOR (ALL OF IT) AT ALL TIMES
During The Force Awakens, Captain Phasma told Finn to keep his helmet on at all times. She was only doing her job that she was instructed to do. Part of the intimidation factor of the Stormtroopers was the unbroken mystique of the faceless soldiers. It’s mostly tactical and practical.
2. TRACK DOWN AND KILL JEDI
One of the Emperor’s first orders to his troopers was to kill all Jedi. Even after Order 66, the Stormtroopers were commanded to hunt down and kill any remaining Jedi with the newly appointed Darth Vader. Those who didn’t comply with the order were killed.
1. ENFORCE THE EMPEROR’S LAW
Stormtroopers were also responsible for upholding the law in the galaxy. Even though the Emperor was the baddest of them all, he still wanted order in his galaxy. No way he was going to let his world be ruled by crime and lawlessness. There have been several times where the Stormtroopers would take part in helping local police in messing up drug deals or taking down murderers.