Saga What percentage of Stormtroopers are Clones?

Discussion in 'Classic Trilogy' started by darthjulian777, Dec 29, 2012.

  1. darthjulian777 Jedi Grand Master

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    So I'm currently watching Star Wars: A New Hope once more, (thanks Spike!) and it brought up a question I've had for a while. What percentage of stormtroopers are clones. We know that clones suffer from accelerated growth and as such they should be relatively old at this point, but everywhere I look specific Stormtroopers are clones, like TK-421 is referred to as a clone. How many new human recruits do you think were added to the army?
  2. Joe Force Ghost

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    By Episode IV, clones made up about at third of the Stormtrooper Corps (I believe).
  3. kenobifan1999 Jedi Knight

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    im watching a new hope on spike as well!!!

    an answer to your question... about 0.001% or less. at this point all the clones are gone, they were mostly replaced 7 years after ROTS. at this point in time only a portion of the 501st division remained in the empire.
  4. darthbarracuda Jedi Grand Master

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    Battlefront II explains that the Empire used the Fett clones until the Kaminoans rose up and brought in the "Anti-troopers", or clones that the Kaminoans used to try to rise up against the Empire. So the Empire crushed the rebellion and Palps was like "Whoa maybe this isn't a very good idea anymore..." so he stopped cloning and brought in regular humans.
  5. DarthBoba Manager Emeritus

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    It's about a third per the AOTC director's commentary.
  6. Adrian the Cool Jedi Grand Master

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    As far as I know it, 40% are Jango Fett clones, 30% other clones and 30% recruited soldiers.
  7. BigAl6ft6 Chosen One

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    There's only, like, what 4 different stormtrooper voices max in the OT? I assumed they were "other guy" clones. Jango clones just didn't have any speaking lines in the OT.
  8. DarthBoba Manager Emeritus

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    FWIW, I don't have an issue with them all being Jangos. How you sound has nothing to do with genetics; it makes sense for Boba*, I guess, since Jango raised him, but there's really no reason for clones born after he died to sound like him.

    *Don't like the accent change for Boba much as I think it wrecks much of his mystique based on Morrison's pronunciation, but it does make sense for him to sound like his dad.
  9. kenobifan1999 Jedi Knight

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    because he IS his dad... they have the same everything idk why they would talk different
  10. DarthBoba Manager Emeritus

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    You may want to reread my post dude.
  11. Yunners Force Ghost

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    Accents aren't hereditary. The less you're exposed to a particular accent, then less your own accent will sound like it. Boba Fett likely didn't hear another accent like his father's after Jango died very often, so it stands to reason that he'd lose his own New Zealand accent after only a couple of years. I have personal experience in losing a stong accent in a relatively short period of time, so it's a pretty common thing.
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  12. VadersLaMent Chosen One

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    Jango bumping his head in AOTC is the best retcon ever.
  13. DarthBoba Manager Emeritus

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    I'm not sure that's really a 'retcon', myself. There is the stormtroopers=clones article all the way back from 1978.

    But yeah, I loved it. Although-I'm in the Army and routinely bump my helmet into things all the time. I'm definitely not related to jango, though :p