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4. T-15 Skyhopper’s Retirement

Rogue One puts plenty of time into making Stormtroopers menacing – they can be felled somewhat easily, but their sharpshooting is vastly improved from the original trilogy.

They’re not about being the butt of jokes though. One of the funniest moments comes on Scarif when a pair idly chatting are jumped by Baze and Chirrut’s rebels. Those two troopers were discussing the retirement of the T-15 skyhopper, which is a cheeky reference to another pair of oblivious troopers’ chatter; the pair Obi-Wan sneaks past to get to the tractor beam control are talking about the introduction of the new T-16 (the speeder Luke also uses to bullseye womp rats).

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