Dark Troopers were units of Imperial Stormtrooper that were designed to become a new generation of battle droid soldiers for the Galactic Empire's Stormtrooper Corps, excluding the Phase 0 units, which were experimental cyborg clone troopers. Dark Troopers gained a reputation across Imperial-controlled space as power and dangerous droid soldiers of the Empire, being considered vast improvements over older models of battle droid from the Clone Wars.