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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SK-STUDIOS-DESIGN
SK-STUDIOS-DESIGN

Hey I'm new here and I would like to know, what do you think about dice and the new battlefront projekt ?

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Lord-Vader Creator
Lord-Vader

Its good too see I will be famous again.

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packy21
packy21

For those who don't know: he made this:
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packy21
packy21

aaah this march reminds me of a few weeks earlier. there was het WMC: het wereld muziek concours ( the world music competition). the roda stadion (roda is a soccerclub) was filled with people. and then there was a marching band that played this march. but i guess nobody of them had ever watched star wars because if they did, they wouldn't come walking in with a march about extermination.

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PeaceKeep0r
PeaceKeep0r

It appears that Battlefront is slatted for the Summer of 2015...

Well ****...xD

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501st-veteran
501st-veteran

Outta curiosity, do the guys on Deviant Art even know you're uploading their work here?

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Yeah some of them for the rest I don't think they care as long as credits are given.

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501st-veteran

Okay, just wanted to check

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Gumwars850
Gumwars850

Yay no more annoying music.

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Bisszy4ever Creator
Bisszy4ever

Anyone got some new song suggestions for the 501st?

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Updated to the Order 66 Sound Track by John Williams.

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