A Lego Minifigure as a Sith trooper
|First appearance||October 4, 2019|
First Order Villains/Resistance Heroes
|Appeared in||Harry Potter vs Luke Skywalker|
|During||Harry Potter's second verse|
|Location(s)||A garbage compactor|
Information on the cameo
Sith troopers were elite soldiers in an army raised on the planet Exegol by the Sith Eternal—Sith cultists who revered the dark side of the Force and were devoted to the Sith religion. Though they were not imbued with the power of the Force, Sith troopers nonetheless shared the name of the revived sect of the dark side, drawing inspiration from a dark and ancient legacy. As such, their red armor was reminiscent of Sith lightsaber blades and the Imperial elite, evoking an aura of fear and death. They were the culmination of an elaborate contingency meant to ensure the eternal reign of a new Sith Empire, returning the galaxy to a dark age of a thousand years past.
In addition to their namesake, Sith troopers drew inspiration from one of the most enduring symbols of military might: armored infantry units. During the Clone Wars, the image of endless legions of white-armoredclone troopers symbolized hope to the citizens of the Galactic Republic. The Galactic Empire and the First Order appropriated this heritage in turn, transforming a symbol of defense into a faceless icon of fascist rule. The Empire spent decades attempting to strip individuality from Imperial stormtroopers, whereas First Order stormtroopers were trained from childhood to be even more loyal and effective. Sith troopers were fanatically loyal to the Sith cause, surpassing their predecessors in allegiance and obedience as a result of methods built upon and advanced beyond the Kaminoanprocedures that trained the Republic's clone army. The best of the Sith troopers were elevated to the rank of Sovereign Protector, forming a cohort of royal guards stationed in the Sith Citadel and the amphitheater housing the Throne of the Sith.