The 501st Legion

We are Vader's Fist, we are the Five Hundred and First!


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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Following the rise of the Galactic Empire, the 501st transitioned into a stormtrooper unit, like other clone units. Given new armor and weapons, the 501st faithfully served the Empire, operating under the direct command of the Sith Lord Darth Vader. After the Battle of Kamino, the 501st became the last remnant of the Grand Army of the Republic fully composed of Jango Fett clones, as opposed to the ever-growing and more diverse Stormtrooper Corps, where the Fett clones became a minority, with the inclusion of a pool of clones from different templates and birth-born recruits, while others were not clones, but humans from an Imperial academy.

The legion fought in a number of battles during the Galactic Civil War in an effort to defeat the Rebel Alliance and bring peace to the galaxy, although the Alliance ultimately triumphed. Though the 501st was disbanded after the Battle of Endor, the Chiss Grand Admiral Thrawn resurrected the designation by forming a new 501st Legion. He also added more diverse recruits to the 501st, including non-Humans. The reconstituted 501st was stationed in the Unknown Regions, where they protected Thrawn's Empire of the Hand. Over a century later, the legion was in the service of a new Empire, by then under the rule of Emperor Roan Fel.

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george76
george76 May 4 2013, 6:07am says:

We are the first in and the only ones left standing

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BluRRiot
BluRRiot Apr 10 2013, 10:42am says:

Cool Page and Music.How Did you guys added music and background picture?

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Gumwars850
Gumwars850 Apr 11 2013, 11:23pm replied:

Html code

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BluRRiot
BluRRiot Apr 12 2013, 6:19pm replied:

Is There A Area For Write "HTML" Codes ? { can you tell me where ?}.

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Gumwars850
Gumwars850 Apr 3 2013, 2:25pm says:

Preview image for the group was somehow changed. Doenst even fill the whole box

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nowhere3pro
nowhere3pro Apr 1 2013, 5:53am says:

"In the past, we secretly enjoyed putting down a local insurrection or two. They kept the troops sharp and the Empire feared. But these Rebels were different. They were organized, they were growing, and they were everywhere."

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nowhere3pro
nowhere3pro Mar 26 2013, 5:46pm says:

"It's been said that the 501st got the best of the war. We also got the worst."

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nowhere3pro
nowhere3pro Mar 25 2013, 8:04am says:

I am at the stage of quoting Battlefront 2 :
"Nobody messes with the 501st "

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george76
george76 Mar 25 2013, 11:35am replied:

i second this

you mess with the best you die like the rest- us army rangers but it applys to the 501st as well in this case

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Gumwars850
Gumwars850 Mar 24 2013, 2:29pm says:

Can you make it so the video player is big enough so i can just pause the music? It gets old after hearing this every time go on here.

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