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STAR WARS' SITH TROOPER Debuting at SDCC Ahead of RISE OF SKYWALKER

STAR WARS' SITH TROOPER Debuting at SDCC Ahead of RISE OF SKYWALKER

And, being Star Wars, they'll also get early access to the first merchandise created for the Sith Trooper.

So far all we've seen are these pictures, but fans attending San Diego Comic-Con next week in the United States of America, will see an actual Sith trooper suit that will be used in The Rise of Skywalker.

Fans attending the mega pop-culture event (July 18-21) will be treated to a new exhibit of trooper armor from across the Star Wars saga, including a first look at the next evolution in Imperial/First Order soldiers: the “Sith trooper” from the upcoming Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. “With our armor, we need a different pose.” Appropriately, the Lucasfilm pavilion will have a visual Death Star theme, and the stormtrooper exhibit promises even more surprises, including a photography and video component, the latter of which will feature Star Wars creators such as concept designer Doug Chiang. "And it has some subtle ties to previous stormtrooper designs, which I think fans will enjoy discovering". This early release edition will be available for $15. But the Sith Trooper is something unique, combining the regimented Empire and the darker, spiritual might of the Sith, presaging the return of Emperor Palpatine in The Rise of Skywalker. First, check out Hasbro's "Black Series" special edition Sith Trooper action figure, which SDCC 2019 attendees will be able to buy for $32.00.

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This isn't the first time a Sith Trooper has been introduced to the Star Wars universe. They were originally members of the Republic Army who served under Darth Revan. It's not yet known if they have any additional abilities - which could be the case as they're explicitly described as "Sith" - but you can bet they're a lot more fearsome (and better shots) than your average, vanilla Stormtroopers.

What do you make of this new Sith Trooper design?

Of course, it's not just the new design that's interesting here - there's that name, Sith Trooper, which hints at the presence of a Sith Lord in The Rise Of Skywalker.


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