The Best Stormtrooper Makeovers From Our Episode VII Photoshop Contest

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Last week, we asked you to put your digital manipulation skills to the test by coming up with a new look for Star Wars' Stormtroopers. Here are the greatest—and strangest—ideas that you came up with.

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First off, some of you went above and beyond, not just manipulating images, but actually drawing completely new Stormtrooper outfits. Let's start with those.

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Yankton submits the design below and writes:

Just as the prequels showed the Stormtrooper as an evolution of Jango's armor, I kind of like the idea of the new costume incorporating elements of Vader's armor.

Unless Luke began a concentrated PR scheme to rehabilitate Vader's image after Jedi, most of the galaxy still knows him as a terrible Sith monster, easily mythologized.

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miljenko had this design ready "for an ostensibly friendlier breed of 'Republican Stormtroopers.'" My, what large codpieces you have:

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Umndan made the Stormtroopers a bit more agile:

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TOEcomicsDOTcom gives the Troopers a classy new look:

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And some of you sketched up a bit of Stormtrooper humor. willroyboy combined Richard Mansfield with a Stormtrooper for this image:

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And Kaek gives us the Repression Trooper:

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Others among you created hilarious digital manipulations, or in the case of StuntRocker's Ferguson Stormtroopers, depressing ones:

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ThatOneGuy takes the original Stormtroopers and just adds narwhals:

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richardrae1 uncovers the terrible truth about Stormtrooper helmets:

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We all win with dystopika's suggestion: "Predator-troopers. Hunting down terrible Star Wars characters."

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JurassicBark gives us Stormtrooper armor as designed by Stark Industries:

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And resistance to Ken_g6's Borg Stormtroopers is futile:

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And Drewdle's Troopers give up war to become "Lord Vader's Lonely Hearts Club Band":

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And 3TS gave Stormtroopers the one thing they really need—a fire guidance system:

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Great stuff, everyone!

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DISCUSSION

This just made me incredibly bummed out about this thread. Not that someone manipulated the original image, but that . . . it makes a little too much sense.