- "Hesitate for nothing! When but a handful of stormtroopers stand between us and victory, all I have to say is… It's rebellin' time!"
Grimgrim was a Wookiee warrior and, during the Galactic Civil War, a member of a Rebel Alliance unit known as the Rebel Four. The Wookiee carried a blaster but was nonetheless capable of using brute strength to best the forces of the Galactic Empire. During the war, Grimgrim participated in an assault on a secret Imperial base on the planet Vatleria. Although the Wookiee and the rest of the unit overcame the stormtroopers who guarded the outpost, the Rebel Four were plunged into subterranean traps by Darth Vader, an Imperial-allied Sith Lord who was hiding within the ruins. Grimgrim was crushed to death by boulders.
- "What's the plan, Chief?"
"To stop them, of course."
- ―Soo Rcharrz and F4-MF
The Wookiee warrior Grimgrim joined the Rebel Alliance at some point during the Galactic Civil War, a conflict in which the Rebels attempted to overthrow the Galactic Empire and restore the Old Republic. Grimgrim eventually became a member of an Alliance unit known as the Rebel Four, a quartet in which the Wookiee served alongside F4-MF, Falaem Onn, and Soo Rcharrz.
At some point before 4 ABY, an informant tipped the Rebel Four off to the location of a hidden Imperial base on the planet Vatleria, a world that had been abandoned by its original population. Under the command of the droid F4-MF, Grimgrim and the others sought out the base to stop whatever Imperial machinations were afoot there. The team eventually discovered stone ruins guarded by Imperial stormtroopers. Confident that the fortress was the base they sought, they sneaked past the guards. Upon F4-MF's command, Grimgrim and the others stormed the base and attacked the last group of stormtroopers there. In the ensuing fray, Grimgrim fought with bare hands, while the other Rebels fired on their enemies with blasters.
Unbeknownst to Grimgrim and the Rebel Four, Darth Vader, Dark Lord of the Sith, detected the Rebels' assault with the the Force and watched the goings-on from a viewscreen inside the fortress. When Vader sprung a trap for the intruders, ropes ejected from the ground and snagged Grimgrim and the others. The Wookiee was separated from the rest of the Rebel Four and dropped into a pit. There, a barrage of boulders tumbled down upon the warrior. Although the Rebel attempted to deflect the rocks with brute strength, the barrage proved too much, and the Wookiee died. Similar traps killed the rest of the unit.
Personality and traits
- "These pathetic Rebels are no match for the power of the dark side."
- ―Darth Vader
Grimgrim was a stocky member of the Wookiee species, with black eyes and a muscular body covered in blond fur. During the assault on Vader's fortress, Grimgrim led the charge against the Imperial stormtroopers, wielding a blaster in the left hand and wearing a brown bandolier. Nevertheless, the Wookiee engaged the enemy troops with bare hands, hurling stormtroopers overhead and slamming them down.
Behind the scenes
- "In a blaze of dynamic action, four brave freedom fighters storm the would-be stronghold… and woe to those who stand before them!"
Grimgrim and the rest of the Rebel Four feature in a comic story named for them, "The Rebel Four," which appears in Star Wars Tales 9. The story, first published in October 2001 by Dark Horse Comics, was written and illustrated by Jay Stephens.
Several reviewers have noted that the premise of "The Rebel Four" closely matches that of the comic book The Fantastic Four, published by Marvel Comics, with each member of the Rebel team corresponding to one of the Fantastic Four in appearance and persona. Grimgrim mirrors the character Ben Grimm, also known as the Thing, who has a rocky body and incredible strength, with the catchphrase of "It's clobberin' time!", which Grimgrim mirrors with his own catchphrase of "It's rebellin' time!". Similarly, the way in which each member of the Rebel Four dies mirrors the super power of his or her Fantastic Four prototype; in Grimgrim's case, death from boulders reflects Ben Grimm's rocky body.
Notes and references
- Because Darth Vader died in 4 ABY, according to The New Essential Chronology, p. 126, the events of "The Rebel Four" must take place by this date.
- "The Rebel Four"—Star Wars Tales 9.
- Crowder, Craig. "Fantastic Four," in Encyclopedia of Comic Books and Graphic Novels, Volume 1, edited by Keith M. Booker. Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, LLC, 2010.