This has to be one of the coolest Star Wars canon pieces I’ve stumbled across yet and it centers around a lowly Stormtrooper by the name of Kreel. The man known as Kreel would start his journey as a pit fighter on Chagar IX and after the Empire shutdown the fighting pits, Kreel would make his way to the Imperial Academy where he became a Stormtrooper. His viciousness allowed him to move up the ranks, eventually achieving the rank of Sergeant and it was then that he was recruited by Vader to infiltrate a Hutt palace for Vader.
Kreel eventually began training other pit fighters for the Hutt and took a lightsaber as a weapon, a Rebel by the name of Luke Skywalker found his way to the pits ran by Grakkus The Hutt and Kreel would train him as well, alerting Vader of Skywalker in the process.
The entire story is fascinating and unexpected as we typically think of Stormtroopers not as elite forces but as cannon fodder and yet here we see Kreel as not only an elite warrior but a member of the Empire without the aid of the Force who is able to effectively wield a lightsaber.
What do you think about this elite Stormtrooper? Were you aware that the term elite and Stromtrooper could even be used in the same sentence? Leave your thoughts in the comments below.
Source: The Stupendous Wave