- "...The Legion is a volunteer club formed for the express purpose of bringing together costume enthusiasts and giving them a collective identity within which to operate. The Legion's aims are to celebrate the Star Wars movies through the wearing of costumes, to promote the quality and improvement of costumes and props, and most importantly to contribute to the local community through charity and volunteer work..."
- ―501st Charter, Article I[src]
The 501st Legion, nicknamed Vader's Fist, is a costuming and charity organization dedicated to spreading the message of Star Wars throughout the world wearing authentic-looking costumes. Formed in 1997 by Albin Johnson, it has since became the leading organization in fan-based chairty events, and has dedicated itself to improving the lives of the less-fortunate.