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."