Stormtroopers were the elite soldiers of the Galactic Empire. Like Imperial-class Star Destroyers and TIE Fighters, stormtroopers served as ever present reminders of the Emperor's power, extensions of his will, and a method of keeping the Empire's thousands of star systems in line through fear.
"The Empire has a legion of loyal soldiers that are in endless supply."
Yeah, Stormies are my favorite Empire 'characters', I have to admit. Every one I have ever met has been wonderful! So kind and considerate. I know there are some that are truly terrified at the sight of their white armor and heavy weaponry, but truly, they are just softies inside. Really.
I've seen Stormtroopers tap dance, give high-fives to small children, even show their true hearts. I'd like to suggest a little love for these oft-forgotten servants of the Empire; they have their weaknesses, too! For instance, I have seen them suffer for hours not able to sit in that intimidating armor and had to watch them bear the humiliation of not being able to walk up simple stairs; and don't even talk about more personal, um....needs. I have stood shoulder to shoulder with some of the most dedicated 'Troopers, withstanding the most difficult of circumstances (like photo shoots, birthday parties and parades - grueling!).
What an honor. *smile*