Do you have what it takes?
“The most upstanding and loyal citizens of the Empire dedicate their lives to enforcing the Emperor’s New Order. Only the best of these will ever become Imperial soldiers. And only the best of the best become members of the Fighting 501st, Vader’s Fist! These elite men and women serve the Dark Lord of the Sith himself, taking on the most challenging and exciting missions in his name. Crossing the vastness of space and conquering the harshest of environments, the 501st Legion fights to restore peace and order to the galaxy. Do you have what it takes to fight at their side?”
– Imperial Military recruitment brochure
“The 501st Legion is an international STAR WARS™ costuming organization dedicated to celebrating the STAR WARS universe through the creation, display, and wearing of quality character costumes that represent the villainous characters from the STAR WARS saga. The Legion promotes interest in STAR WARS and facilitates the use of these costumes for STAR WARS-related events and contributes to the local community through costumed charity and volunteer work.”
– 501st Legion Charter, Article II