What Vader Did with 45 Royal Guards!! – Star Wars Comics Explained

The Emperor’s Royal Guard, also known as the Imperial Royal Guard, the Imperial Guard or the Red Guard, was an elite unit whose members served as personal bodyguards to the Galactic Emperor. Fully clad in crimsonrobes and face-concealing helmets, the Emperor’s guards were a silent, imposing, and deadly force armed with force pikes. In addition to strict requirements of size, strength, intelligence, and loyalty, only the most skilled soldiers in the Imperial Military qualified for duty in the Royal Guard. The Imperial Royal Guard were also occasionally assigned to provide protection to members of the Imperial Ruling Council and even Lord Vader himself.