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Post Posted: April 8th 2004 12:23 am
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The official site has finally added General Grievous to the databank.

General Grievous


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1.904 meters (default configuration)


Blaster pistols, lightsabers


Confederacy of Independent Systems


Episode III

When the greedy corporate titans and the disenfranchised systems of the galaxy pooled their resources together to leave the aging Galactic Republic behind, they became the Confederacy of Independent Systems. Their military assets formed a droid army of seemingly limitless size -- a weapon that needed a military mastermind to wield effectively.

From within the ranks of the Confederacy came General Grievous, a brilliant strategist unhindered by compassion or scruples. His lightning strikes and effective campaigns caused his reputation to grow in the eyes of a frightened Republic. To many, he eclipsed the threat posed by Count Dooku, the charismatic leader of the Confederacy's political battlefields -- Grievous was the face of the enemy.

Part non-humanoid alien, part custom-designed droid, Grievous hunted Jedi for sport and proudly displayed his victims' lightsabers around his belt as trophies of his conquests. His unorthodox fighting form and mechanical enhancements gave him an edge in close-quarters combat, and his strategic ingenuity and flawless cunning rendered him almost invincible against the Jedi.


The Expanded Universe

Though Grievous orchestrated many campaigns from sheltered bunkers, he was not afraid to fight alongside his soulless troops in the frontlines of the battlegrounds. Jedi General Daakman Barrek first reported Grievous' frightening form on the industrial world of Hypori, where Grievous laid waste to almost all of Barrek's forces.

Following that bloody debut, scattered reports along the HoloNet told of numerous successes in the Office of the General's campaigns against the Republic. Grievous led a stab into the Republic's inner systems along the Corellian Trade Spine, conquering world after world. When Duro fell to a concentrated Confederacy attack, the insulated Core Worlds trembled in fear of what the General was able to achieve.


Behind The Scenes

General Grievous was developed for Episode III as a powerful new villain on the side of the Confederacy. The initial instructions that Director George Lucas gave the Art Department were very open-ended: "a droid general." From that vague direction, the artists developed a lot of explorations, some purely mechanical, some not, for the look of General Grievous.

Ultimately, it was a sketch by Warren Fu that most defined what Grievous would look like. From that initial sketch came further refinements, and finally a foot-tall maquette sculpted by Robert Barnes showed what the General would look like in three dimensions. This sculpture was further modified to become a realistic computer-generated model for use by Industrial Light & Magic.

Though Grievous will make his theatrical debut in 2005, he will make several notable appearances in the Star Wars expanded universe. The most prominent is his appearance in Chapter 20 of the Star Wars: Clone Wars micro-series. He also appears in books 5 and 6 of the Boba Fett young reader series from Scholastic, entitled A New Threat and Pursuit. For more information about the genesis of General Grievous, click here to see the Making of Episode III web documentary devoted to this subject.


Some nice info for us to think about. :chewbacca:

Post Posted: April 8th 2004 4:33 am

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What, no mention of his homosexuality?

Post Posted: April 8th 2004 4:44 am
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Gender: Male :?


Post Posted: April 9th 2004 12:28 am
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Force Kin wrote:
What, no mention of his homosexuality?

Well, I don’t think he can perform anymore so his sexual preference is moot. :lol:

Post Posted: April 9th 2004 1:06 am
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Well...he does have a brain. Maybe he REALLY enjoys a lightsaber every now and then. Amidala does.

Post Posted: April 9th 2004 2:09 am
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:heavymetal: After seeing the clone wars finale and read this profile I think that the Grevious/Obi-Wan battle will pwn.

Post Posted: April 10th 2004 5:32 am
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Well, he definitely grew in that cartoon.


1.904 meters (default configuration)

I wonder, could there be something to this?

He's going to be all CG, right? Maybe he grows in Episode III. Stranger things have happened.

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Vader is 2.02 meters, so the General is shorter.

Maybe not, TM. Maybe not. :lol:

Post Posted: April 14th 2004 11:20 pm
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The Official Site posted a variant cover for the UK. The UK'ers even get a Grievous centerfold! :o ... 40412.html


Post Posted: April 15th 2004 2:04 am
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damn, he does look nasty! :heavymetal:

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