||There were at least two different variants of shadow stormtroopers that had seen action during the time of Galcatic Empire - Blackhole stormtroopers and Shadow troopers.Blackhole stormtroopersBlackhole stormtroopers, who had been named due to their association with Agent Blackhole, were specialized Imperial stormtroopers. Their most distinguishing feature was their all-black armor - a stark contrast to the typical white armor common to other stormtroopers. This unique black armor provided some stealth benefits, which resulted from the stygian-triprismatic polymer material used in the production of the armor. Lord Blackhole also incorporated meltmassif into his shadow stormtroopers for use when he would disable them. Shadow stormtroopers also carried cloaking devices that rendered them invisible, or at the very least enter a state close to such, for a short period of time by warping the light around them. In 11 ABY, a squad of shadow stormtroopers formed a bodyguard for aspiring Dark Lord Carnor Jax during his attempt to take control of the Empire - it is believed that these were soldiers from Blackhole's old elite unit, but it is not known how they had come into service with Jax, or whether their attachment to him implies any contact with Blackhole. It is possible they were some of the forces placed under his command by the Imperial Ruling Council following the Battle of Endor. It is notable that Jax himself had formerly served in Blackhole's old unit. Although crack troops, they were all slain by Kir Kanos on Yinchorr.Shadow troopersShadow Troopers were a branch of Imperial shock troopers deployed during the Rise of the Empire era. Shadow trooper units were deployed on various operations under the command of the Emperor's Shadow Guard and Stormtrooper commanders. A number of them were used in various skirmishes against Galen Marek. Shadow Trooper armor was laced with durasteel fibers, unlike the stygian-triprismatic polymer material used in the production of the shadow stormtrooper armor. They also had cloaking devices that allowed them to sneak up on enemies without being seen. Their armor was completely different compared to the common Shadow stormtroopers who wore the black specialized stealth armor. Their equipment consisted of E-11 Blaster Rifles, and a specialized built in cloaking device. The armor seen from these troops was painted grey and had blue glowing light panels surrounding them. It is unknown if they are an alternate version of the known shadow stormtroopers or an early design of them.
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