General Grievous has been gaining popularity on the internet for a long time now. In the 2010s, many of the character’s comments from Revenge of the Sith, such as “Your lightsabers will make a wonderful addition to my collection,” became Internet memes.
General Grievous is a fictional character and a significant antagonist in George Lucas’ Star Wars trilogy. He made his live-action debut in Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith (2005), where he was created using computer-generated imagery and voiced by Matthew Wood.
He was first introduced as a supporting villain in the 2003 animated series Star Wars: Clone Wars, voiced by John DiMaggio in the second season and Richard McGonagle in the third season. Grievous is one of the main antagonists in the 2008 canonical animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars, in which Wood reprised his role.
Role of General Grievous during the Clone Wars
During the Clone Wars, Grievous, a skilled military strategist, was the Supreme Commander of the Confederacy of Independent Systems’ droid forces. Despite not being Force-sensitive, he trained under Count Dooku in all forms of lightsaber combat in order to compete with the Galactic Republic’s Jedi.
Grievous earned a reputation as the galaxy’s most dreaded Jedi hunter during the Clone Wars by killing numerous Jedi and collecting their lightsabers as trophies. He developed a feud with Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi, with whom he clashed frequently during the conflict and who eventually murdered Grievous after assuming command of the Separatist Alliance after Dooku’s death in Revenge of the Sith.
Appearances of General Grievous outside of Star Wars
Aside from the films and animated series, the character has appeared in a variety of official and non-canon Star Wars media, including books, comics, and video games, with many of them delving into his past. Grievous is a key character in the unproduced four-part comic book Son of Dathomir, which was scheduled for The Clone Wars’ sixth season.
Grievous was born Qymaen Jai Sheelal, a Kaleesh warrior who acquired a personal grudge against the Republic and the Jedi in the Star Wars Legends canon.
He was rescued by Count Dooku (who was secretly responsible for the catastrophe) and rebuilt as a cyborg after suffering near-fatal injuries in a ship collision. Grievous’ past was retconned in the animated series The Clone Wars, where it is hinted that Grievous willingly replaced sections of his body with cybernetic augmentations in an effort to save his life.
Several portions of Grievous’ past from Legends, on the other hand, were eventually resurrected in the current Star Wars canon via several publications. Grievous has gained cult status since his debut, becoming one of the most well-known figures in popular culture and one of the most popular Star Wars characters of all time.
General Grievous in Video Games
General Grievous appears as a boss in the Revenge of the Sith video game version and is playable in battling mode. Grievous appears briefly in the Legends game Star Wars: Republic Commando (2005), where he is encountered by Delta Squad on Kashyyyk before boarding his spacecraft (which was observed earlier by Delta Squad leaving Geonosis) and departing for an unknown planet. Several years after Grievous’ death, Imperial stormtroopers discover his remains, which are used to build a new droid with Grievous’ brain but none of his memories in Star Wars Galaxies (2003).
Grievous appears in Lego Star Wars (2005) and Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga (2007) as a boss and unlockable playable character. He is also available in Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy (2006)’s Free Play mode by accessing a save file from the original game. Grievous appears as a boss numerous times throughout the story mode of Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars (2011) before becoming an unlocked playable character. He’s also available as downloadable content in Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2016). Grievous has appeared as a playable character in the Star Wars: Battlefront series, including Star Wars: Battlefront II (2005), Star Wars Battlefront: Elsa’s Revenge (2009), and Star Wars Battlefront: Elsa’s Revenge (2009). The most recent where he appeared was in Star Wars Battlefront II which was released lately in 2017).
Grievous can also be found in Star Wars: The Clone Wars – Lightsaber Duels as a playable character (2008). As an evil pig in Angry Birds Star Wars II (2014), and in a number of mobile games such as Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes (2015) and Star Wars: Force Arena (2017).
Some outstanding General Grievous abilities
- Furious Assault
- Daunting Presence
- Metalloid Monstrosity
- Skittering Horror
- Grievous Wound
Grievous Assaults Are Dependent on His Maximum Health Rather Than His Physical Damage.
- In the furious assault, the target enemy takes physical damage and gains Healing Immunity for 2 rounds. This strike has no way of evading or countering it. A 30% of extra damage is mandatory if the target has already been debuffed.
- The Grievous strikes by General Grievous can give some Serious Injuries. All foes take physical damage (depending on Grievous’ Max Health), Target Lock for 2 turns, and have 30 percent of their Turn Meter removed. This attack is unavoidable.
- The target enemies Gain Health with Skittering Horror Steal for 2 turns, then with deal Physical (depending on Grievous’ Max Health). If the target has already been debuffed, they will lose 10% of their Max Health (except Raid Bosses) and Grievous will gain 10% Max Health for the duration of the battle. This attack is unavoidable.
- All foes have a critical avoidance of -40% and a defense of -50%. When a Dark Side Droid ally is resisted, that Droid obtains a 10% increase in potency (stacking) for the remainder of the fight. Target Enemies who are locked are unable to attack back.
- All other Droid allies incur damage equal to 8% of Grievous’ Max Health at the start of his turn, doubled for Light Side Droids, and Grievous gains 5% Max Health and Potency for each other Droid ally for the duration of the fight. Characters cannot be defeated by this damage.