The 501st Legion, also known as the 501st Battalion during the Clone Wars and later known as "Vader's Fist" and the Five Hundred and First, was an elite unit of clone troopers commissioned by Supreme Chancellor Palpatine during the Clone Wars that later became a stormtrooper unit. Made up of units like Torrent Company, the 501st fought in many battles, such as the Battle of Teth and the Battle of Coruscant, becoming one of the most well-known legions. In 19 BBY, the 501st became Darth Vader's personal unit as he led them during Operation: Knightfall, in which the clones helped take down the Jedi, whom they believed to be traitors to the Republic.

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Commissar_Delta Dec 1 2012 says:

UNCANON. rex need's Phase II helmet

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501st-veteran May 26 2013 replied:

Canon...A minority of clone troopers kept their Phase I Armour such as the clone advisor of the clone commando team Delta Squad. :)

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