View Full Version : Dark Troopers: Human or Robot?

02-21-2003, 12:38 PM
Were the Dark Troopers of "Dark Forces" fame robots or humanoids?

My theory is that the Phase I was a robot, but that the Phase II was a human, just like Mohc in the Phase III.

What do you people think?


Spider AL
02-21-2003, 12:58 PM
Well I've always liked the idea that all stages of the Dark Troopers had human brains in them. I mean, they're supposed to be DARK troopers! :D Can't get much darker than that.

02-21-2003, 01:01 PM
From what I've heard they're robots, but most of the 'troopers' in SW are Human, so that lead me to believe they're part human and part machine. Just like Vader. :)

02-21-2003, 03:38 PM
i never played the game/read the book , but shouldn't this be in the swamp:confused:

Spider AL
02-21-2003, 03:40 PM
shouldn't this be in the swamp :confused:

Hmm, I dunno, it kinda relates to discussion of the games, doesn't it? Ask some admins for the definitive though.

02-21-2003, 03:52 PM
It could go in the Star Wars forums, under EU, I think..

02-21-2003, 04:35 PM
i have no reason to believe other way, but yes, the Phase 1s have to be robots (no human could fit in them) and ive been taught that the Phase 2s are robots, so thats what i believe. Phase 3 can either be an exosuit for a pilot inside or be a full automaton.

02-21-2003, 11:24 PM
According to the Essential Guide to Droids, DTs are indeed ALL droids. The only DT to be able to used by a human is the Phase 3... And the only one you get to fight in the game, we know, is the last boss...

General Rom Mohc, what a wussy fighter... Hope the mod potrays his movements better

Sam Fisher
02-22-2003, 12:03 AM
I believe that the Phase I & II are robot, and Phase III is maybe part human...

02-25-2003, 02:52 PM
Originally posted by kstar__2
i never played the game/read the book , but shouldn't this be in the swamp:confused:

Yeah...pretty much.

Strap yourselves in...we're going for a hyperspace ride...

Oh, and AFAIK, the Dark Troopers were robots...

El Sitherino
02-25-2003, 03:03 PM
they are robots. i got a card of the dark troopers and they are robots.

02-25-2003, 05:56 PM
I think its kindof strange that 2 of 3 is robots, i thought Dark Trooper 3 was a robot too, when I first played it... Plus why would Mhoc not send his troopers out to were the suit instead?

02-25-2003, 06:08 PM
Cause Mohc wanted to fight Katarn, duh. Hes a warrior and wanted a duel with "the thorn in his side".

02-25-2003, 06:10 PM
Originally posted by JediNyt
Cause Mohc wanted to fight Katarn, duh. Hes a warrior and wanted a duel with the thorn in his side.

Lose the attitude.

DT P3s can be either human OR robot. Mohc wanted to fight him because he was a worthy advesary

02-25-2003, 06:13 PM
I think Shadow Troopers are humans in uber black armor.

02-25-2003, 06:14 PM
yes, Mohc was an advocate of hand-to-hand combat (that includes blasters and weapons) to things like the Death Star. so after the Death Star was destroyed, he had his perfect opportunity to push his DT project. too bad Kyle came along.

edit: git_sum_stuka, this thread is about Dark Troopers, not Shadow Troopers. if you dont know the difference, then get Dark Forces for DOS.

03-01-2003, 12:45 AM
Hmm, so they're robots... that takes a lot out of the experience for me. I always thought the Phase 2s were bad guys in armor who were growling at me, and now I find out that it's IG-88 with a big gun. No fun.

And on the same note, how do we know that the Phase 3 was Mohc? I mean, I know it was, but I think I found out through some game guide or something. It's never actually made clear that it is Mohc. Can anyone think of anything in the actual game that revealed the Phase 3 to be Mohc?


03-01-2003, 05:45 AM
Well he did say, "Its been a long time since Ive challenged a man to battle, Im glad my opponent is so worthy." or something like that. It was a pretty good indication that it was a duel and you hear a cry of defeat from Moch when you beat the Phase 3 Trooper. YYAAAARRRGG!!! ;)

03-01-2003, 04:19 PM
Yeah, yeah, but it could have been a stormtrooper with a big ego dressed up and saying that nonsense. And why was Mohc sitting in a little closet in a deep dark corner of the Arc Hammer in the first place?

And by the way, I like Spider AL's idea of them being robots with human brains....


03-01-2003, 05:22 PM
I always thought a Darktrooper was a human inside. :confused:

03-01-2003, 05:25 PM
Does it matter?

Whatever works for you.

03-01-2003, 05:36 PM
Originally posted by C'jais
Does it matter?

Whatever works for you.

True - it's shiney, has red glowy bits, a blaster and moves.

It's an Imperial target - what more do you need to know.... SHOOT IT!

Wes Marrakesh
03-01-2003, 06:17 PM

What if you like Imps?

03-03-2003, 06:02 AM
shoot them as well, cos if u dun shoot back, they shoot u

03-03-2003, 08:56 AM
but is every Phase 3 trooper built like a suit, or are their actual robot - dark trooper phae 3????:confused:

03-03-2003, 11:29 AM
Originally posted by Wes Marrakesh

What if you like Imps?

You're playing the wrong game.

Try Supremecy / Rebellion

03-03-2003, 04:54 PM
Originally posted by ackehallgren
but is every Phase 3 trooper built like a suit, or are their actual robot - dark trooper phae 3????:confused:

well, i would say its kinda hard to tell seeing as only one (supposedly) was completed. however, i think they would all be made the same, functional as a robot but also an exosuit.

03-03-2003, 04:59 PM
Phase I's are exoskelotons with a big shield and dueling sword.

Phase II's are giant droids programmed with human fighting skills and carry big guns and have jetpaks to manuever around rouht terrain and kill enemies while airborne.

Phase III's can either be manned by a human or be a droid like the P2s. The have alot more armor and are alot harder to kill.

Can we drop this? The questions keep coming up with the same answer from myself and ImmolatedYoda all the time...