Ben Kenobi delivers one of the Star Wars saga’s most mocked lines, only for it to be fully justified by the Obi-Wan Kenobi series. While observing the aftermath of a gruesome massacre by Imperial stormtroopers in A New Hope, Kenobi notes that they’re “precise,” despite their complete inability to accurately blast Luke or any of the other heroes later in the film. The Obi-Wan series gives stormtroopers a well-deserved action sequence as a deadly fighting force, once again highlighting that stormtroopers are only inept when fighting protagonists.
When clone troopers were phased out of Imperial service within the regime’s first year, they were replaced by recruited beings, initially referred to as TK Troopers but soon being rechristened stormtroopers. Although stormtroopers have far better training and equipment than Imperial Army troopers, they pale in comparison to the Republic’s clone troopers, who kept up with Jedi Knights and held back the droid forces of the Separatists who almost always had a significant numerical advantage. To make matters worse, their position as antagonists further frames them as cannon fodder in most Star Wars stories.