The male Kaleesh warrior Qymaen jai Sheelal, later known by the name of Grievous, was born on Kalee to a family. Though his father and mother were flesh and blood, Grievous chose to undergo cybernetic upgrades after a shuttle crash destroyed the majority of his organic Kaleesh body. Alternatively, one legend claimed his changes had been over time. Grievous claimed to view his cybernetics as improvements over a weaker organic form.
A brilliant tactician, Grievous served as the Supreme Martial Commander of the Separatist Droid Armies for the Confederacy of Independent Systems during the Clone Wars. Despite not being Force-sensitive, Grievous, using his cybernetics and skills in Lightsaber combat, served as a Jedi hunter for the Confederacy and killed many Jedi.
The Kaleesh cyborg was ruthless as he invaded planets and fought Jedi in the Clone Wars, during which he was feared by the Galactic Republic. Grievous also maintained a personal fortress on Vassek 3, where he kept a pet roggwart named Gor, but the creature was killed by Jedi Kit Fisto and Nahdar Vebb when they infiltrated the lair. In 19 BBY, days after he became the Separatist Head of State after his mentor in Lightsaber combat, Count Dooku, was killed in the Battle of Coruscant, Grievous was killed during the Battle of Utapau by his nemesis, Jedi General Obi-Wan Kenobi.
Family tree[edit | edit source]
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Appearances[edit | edit source]
Non-canon appearances[edit | edit source]
- Disney Infinity 3.0
- "All I Want For Life Day"
- LEGO Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith
- LEGO Star Wars: Droid Tales – "Exit from Endor" (In flashback(s))
- LEGO Star Wars: Droid Tales – "Crisis on Coruscant" (In flashback(s))
- LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens (DLC)
- LEGO Star Wars: All-Stars – "Lo, I am Manufactured" (In flashback(s))
- LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga
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Notes and references[edit | edit source]
- Ultimate Star Wars
- Star Wars Journeys: Beginnings
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Lair of Grievous"
- Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith
- Star Wars: Build Your Own R2-D2 57 (Droid Directory: IG-100 MagnaGuards)
- Star Wars Made Easy
- Star Wars: The Complete Visual Dictionary, New Edition
- Star Wars: A Galaxy at War
- Star Wars: Alien Archive
- "The Droid with a Heart"—Myths & Fables
- Age of Republic - General Grievous 1
- Star Wars: Force Collection (Card: General Grievous [Last Stand] (★★★★★) (link))
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Grievous Intrigue"
- Star Wars: Galactic Atlas
- Star Wars: On the Front Lines