Thursday, March 10, 2011

Power Armor Countdown #25

Science Fiction Power Armor Countdown. As alluded to earlier, I have been compiling info about and roughly ranking different varieties of Power Armor from various science fiction franchises. There are rules that I am operating by here, but I am keeping them to myself so as not to spoil any surprises. This is a fairly arbitrary ranking, roughly based upon power and 'cool' factor. If you don't agree with my rankings, well, write about it on your own blog, I guess. Let me know, I'll go read it. In any event, on with the show...

#25 Imperial Stormtroopers.
Yes, it is a power armor by my rankings. According to all of the background material, Stormtrooper armor enhances the wearer's speed and strength, in addition to targeting information provided via an in-helmet HUD. The air recirculation system and filtration allows troopers to operate unhindered in inimical environments, though not hard vacuum.

Furthermore, it is so iconic when it comes to Armor in modern science fiction that we could not leave it out. How does it rank at the bottom then? Well, its protection makes one assume it is manufactured from recycled toilet paper, and the targeting assistance cannot be worth much since the accuracy of Stormtrooper blaster fire has created the term 'Stormtrooper effect."

6 comments:

t800a said...

And they look badass, imho.

CounterFett said...

They do at that.

Luke said...

Why do people seem to forget that the stormtroopers were ordered to let the Millenium Falcon, and its crew, escape? They were missing on purpose, because it's hard to follow corpses back to their secret base with the homing beacon you've hidden on their ship.

CounterFett said...

That is true, and I often argue the point. However, that is outside the scope of the post.

Also, you can't say the same about Bespin, or Endor.

Luke said...

I choose to beleive that all the real stormtroopers got blown up on the first deatstar. The later ones are all replacements, fresh out of the tank. And we all know how well rush jobs turn out...

CounterFett said...

Yeah, but you have to remember that the 501st dudes were still around at Hoth, where they kicked much tail.