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Why Are There No Stormtroopers In Star Wars Andor? Explained

Curious as to why there are no Stormtroopers in Star Wars Andor? Worry not as we've got your back. Below, we explain all. Let's go!

With the first three episodes of Disney+’s live-action Star Wars prequel having dropped recently, it’s been a pleasure not only seeing a more mature take on that galaxy far, far away, but it’s also been great seeing a fan favorite character return in the shape of Cassian Andor (portrayed by Diego Luna).

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Since you’ve arrived here, it’s likely that you’re wondering why there are no Stormtroopers in Star Wars Andor? In this guide, we’ll discuss that specific query. Before we dive in, here’s a quick spoiler warning for those who may’ve not got around to watching the show yet. Still here? Okay, let’s get started, shall we?

Where Are the Stormtroopers in Star Wars Andor?

Interestingly, in the first three episodes of Star Wars Andor at least, there appear to be no Stormtroopers within the Imperial army. Instead, the Empire seems to be recruiting and employing regular Soldiers, which are commonly referred to in-universe as Corpos.

The reason for this remains a bit of a mystery right now. Star Wars Andor is only meant to be set around five years before the events of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and a few years after Obi-Wan Kenobi, so in theory, Stormtroopers should exist at this point in the Star Wars timeline.

Whether there will be a specific explanation as to why there are no Stormtroopers in Star Wars Andor at the moment remains to be seen. However, if we do find a concrete answer, as we’re still in the midst of the first season, we’ll make sure to update this guide to let you know.

So, that about wraps things up for now. We hope this helped to clue you in on why there are no Stormtroopers in Star Wars Andor. For more on the Disney+ series, here’s a guide discussing what the box is in Star Wars Andor. Alternatively, feel free to check out the relevant links down below.

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Dylan Chaundy
Dylan is a Senior Writer at Twinfinite and has been with the site for over two years, and in the games media industry for over a decade. He typically covers horror, RPGs, shooters, Roblox, indie titles and movies, and loves reading, pizza and skateboarding; ideally, at the same time. He has a degree in English Literature from Aberystwyth University, Wales. He thinks FTL may be the most perfect game ever created.