So this was a random thought that got legs then wheels as it became a full train of thought. I thought you guys might want to join me on this ride.
Looking at my beta wishing it metamorphosis into a CRB I was looking at my favorite threat in it the Dark Trooper (did they introduce phase 1 or 2 btw?). Oh, yes the Empire can be evil with their new weapons but a thought occurred to me. Was this truly evil? It was a program designed to prevent the loss of troops in dangerous situations. Now don't get me wrong I have no doubt they would use them in very poor form. However, the project did have some nobility to it. This led me to wonder what other projects the Empire had? this led me to wonder what it was the Alliance was up to as well? What projects did they conduct to counter the Empire? Admittedly they did not have vast resources the Empire did but what if a few just went out of their way on their own side projects? What if a sector leader arranged for his cells to gather the materials to revive the Dark Trooper project on the side of the Alliance? What if they decided the Separatist forces needed resurrecting? What if they tried to recreate the Grand Army of the Republic (Alliance)?
But wait isn't the Alliance the 'good guys'? Well, I followed more thoughts and wondered if they were all good? I mean many of their numbers could be from both Old Republic and Imperial forces both civilian and military? Is any organization truly free of corruption or graft? So what to prevent that in the Alliance?
Plot ideas (None of which are fleshed out but hey run with it)
-Sector group is trying to reconstruct the Dark Trooper program. High Command finds out this and decides to send in a team to shut them down.
-An Imperial Intelligence group has set up a false Rebel cell to trap and capture true Alliance members. The group may be recruited under the false pretense or acting as spyhunters.
-A cell begins gathering the materials to start a clone/droid factory to build an army. The group is tasked to provide support or burn it all to the ground.