Stormtroopers were the elite soldiers of the Galactic Empire. Like Imperial-class Star Destroyers and TIE fighters, stormtroopers served as ever present reminders of the absolute power of Emperor Palpatine. These faceless enforcers of the New Order were considered an extension of the Emperor's will, and thus they often used efficient yet usually unreasonable tactics as a way to keep thousands of star systems throughout the multiverse in line. At the height of the Empire, stormtroopers had effectively become symbols of major authority and terror. With few exceptions, they were distinguished from all other military units by their signature white armor.