December 19, 2020
Bad shots, bad armor, murky backstory—will Stormtroopers ever be competent?
I love the world of Star Wars. There’s so much fun and deep mythology that provides the opportunity to tell exciting and new stories. But across all Star Wars, there is one thing that continually drives me a little crazy.
Stormtroopers suck at their jobs.
They have bad aim, they never make the right decisions, they’re easily fooled, and outside of the emergence of Finn in Force Awakens, have they ever been used in any interesting way?
Well, this week’s Mandalorian episode finally gave us a glimpse of an interesting Stormtrooper… and then ripped them away from us.
Let’s dig into these characters to see what’s going on.
Spoilers for The Mandalorian below.
Why Are Stormtroopers Always Kind of Dumb?
If you watched the Season Two finale of The Mandalorian this week, you were probably shocked by the same thing as me. Yes, that competent Terminator robot that was a new Stormtrooper was awesome.