This was a really tough choice. I really liked the look of the Covert Ops Trooper better than the Shadow Trooper, except for the purple stuff that kinda tripped me out. However, the Shadow Trooper was a very atractive figure. Ultimatly, I went with the Covert ops because they had a cannon appearance in True Colors and, although they were Clone killers in that book, they were bada$$es. The Shadow Trooper had a back story on their card however, I can't recall them actually appearing in any of the EU literature.