You are so dead!
Wouldn’t it be cool to be in a sci-fi show or movie? Oh, yeah that would be great unless you’re wearing a red shirt, white armor, purple sleeves (for the two or three other Space:1999 fans out there. There are caualties in action/horror/sci-fi films of course and have been for decades. However when you see a trend in the deaths that’s when you know it’s not a good idea to be in that field.
You are dead and your weapons look like staple guns.
So the stormtroopers are clones and kind of forced into their line of work. For red shirts and purple sleeves they are security and being at risk is a part of the job. So they knew that when they signed on. Still after a few missions if you did survive you’d think these guys would be begging to transfer to the sciences or engineering or something a bit safer.
You are dead and you can’t shoot worth a crap.
Then again without the laser beam catchers, moster finders and hapless victims the threats wouldn’t be as real and the stories wouldn’t be as interesting. So these guys may smash into trees, get burned to ashes, be done in by an alien disease or soemthing else. Yet they help provide the action and increase the intensity of the situation. While it’s not a glamorous job these guys certainly contribute to their various stories even if they are not around to enjoy the ending because they are you know dead. Even though you could play drinking games over the frequency of their deaths and you can count on them being the first to go let’s give a tip of the hat to these guys.
****Feel free to mention any other sci-fi expendables