Get Your First Look at The Rise of Skywalker's Sith Trooper

Get Your First Look at The Rise of Skywalker's Sith Trooper

Lucasfilm has unveiled a new Sith Trooper design that will make its film debut in December's Rise of Skywalker - but it'll be landing on Earth next week for Comic-Con International: San Diego. And if you happen to be at Comic-Con next week, you'll have a shot at getting the first Star Wars Sith Trooper merchandise, including figures and more. Described by the studio as "the next evolution of Imperial/First Order soldiers", these Sith Troopers merge the classic Stormtrooper design with the Imperial Royal Guard outfits.

The Sith Trooper will appear in "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker".

Unlike the standard Stormtroopers, the elite Deathtroopers were far more menacing and felt like more of a real threat.

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Beyond the reveal of the look and the name, little else was revealed about this new character, beyond the fact that there will be a ton of Sith Trooper merch available at SDCC for those who want to take home this new character sooner rather than later. They actually managed to hit their targets and killed a number of significant characters, including Lyra Erso, Bodhi Rook, Chirrut Îmwe, and Baze Malbus. One also has to wonder who will be under the helmets of these things when we see them. If they're anything like the Death Troopers, they could pose a serious threat to the Resistance, and maybe even kill or seriously harm some of the protagonists. Apparently Supreme Leader Kylo is just going all in as he hunts down the remnants of the Resistance. The Sith are thought to have gone extinct with the demises of Darth Vader and Emperor Palpatine in Return of the Jedi.

But how do the Sith Troopers fit into Rise of the Skywalker, aside from hinting at Kylo Ren and company wanting to get a slice of that merch money from Tatooine and beyond? Episode 9 Sith Troopers not only look the part, but they also come bundled with a black-and-red SMG-style laser gun. Want to discuss a possible story? The Sith Trooper was leaked and rumored for sometime and Lucasfilm has now confirmed the new trooper. Sound off in the comments below!

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