In new episodes of Star Wars (specifically Ep.II Attack of the Clones) there were clones that was created from Jango Fett, including Boba Fett, so does it mean that in the original episodes (IV to VI) all Storm Troopers are the same clones, and they all look like Boba Fett?

  • While I think this is on-topic, you might find questions about the 'canon' of Star Wars better answered on the sci-fi and fantasy site. There's no in-movie evidence to support my answer below, it has to come from the broader Star Wars canon.
    – iandotkelly
    Nov 3, 2013 at 15:14

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No, the original clone army consisted of clones of Jango Fett, but as the Stormtrooper Corps was built from that original, clones of different people and even just normal born humans were allowed to join the Corps.

For more information see the Star Wars Wiki.

  • They were all different heights and had different voices in '77.
    – Ben Plont
    Nov 4, 2013 at 17:54
  • @BenPlont - I was trying to remember whether they were different heights. The voices don't all sound that much different. I guess the fact that Han Solo and Luke get away with being Stormtroopers in the Prison Block shows that they must not all be clones.
    – iandotkelly
    Nov 4, 2013 at 19:30
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    According to Leia, there does appear to be a regulation height....
    – Gusdor
    Jun 11, 2015 at 7:08
  • I think there were a couple times we saw some with helmets off - mainly in VI, at the base on Endor. Don't think they looked the same. Dec 15, 2015 at 21:28


Star Wars: The Bad Batch establishes that the Storm Troopers were decommissioned shortly after the events of Episode III, and replaced with conscripted Storm Troopers (rather than the Storm Troopers just being Clone Troopers under a different name). There were several reasons behind this:

  • They had served their purpose (i.e. the manufactured war that allowed Palpatine to establish the Empire in the first place) and were no longer needed
  • Hiring conscripts was cheaper than paying the Kaminoans to keep producing more clones
  • There are an increasing number of instances of clones disobeying their programming
  • Simple racism, with many Imperials looking down on the clones as inherently inferior

In addition, Star Wars: Rebels demonstrates that the regular clones' accelerated aging would have made them too physically old for active duty by the time of the original trilogy, so they likely would have all retired by then anyway, even without the reasons listed above.


Some Stormtroopers were conscripted from worlds which the Empire acquired through connquest. They trained at the Imperial Academy on Corida.

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    Any way to back these claims or elaborate a little more?
    – Napoleon Wilson
    May 8, 2016 at 1:59

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