- "To defeat an enemy, you must know them. Not simply their battle tactics, but their history, philosophy, art."
Thrawn was a Chiss male who served as a Grand Admiral in the Imperial Navy in the years prior to the Battle of Yavin. Thrawn, who believed in the importance of understanding an enemy's culture, art, and philosophy to defeat them, was tasked with defeating the early rebellion against the Galactic Empire.
- "I will pull the rebels apart piece by piece."
Thrawn served as a Grand Admiral in the Imperial Navy of the Galactic Empire in the years prior to the Battle of Yavin. At some point, he fought against the Free Ryloth movement commanded by Cham Syndulla, who underestimated the abilities of the Chiss military leader. Thrawn believed that the key to defeating an enemy was not just to understand their battle tactics, but also their history, culture and art. He was tasked with defeating the early rebellion against the Galactic Empire, and he vowed to tear them apart. While doing so, he served alongside Governor Arihnda Pryce of Lothal.
Personality and traits
Grand Admiral Thrawn was a member of the Chiss species and possessed a calm and collected demeanor. He was a brilliant strategist, known for his anticipation of enemy attacks and his own tactical precision. Aside from that, he was also known to have a strong appreciation of art.
Behind the scenes
Thrawn is a character created by author Timothy Zahn. He was first introduced in the Star Wars Legends novel Heir to the Empire, part of The Thrawn Trilogy. He will make his first canon appearance in the third season of the animated television series Star Wars Rebels, voiced by Lars Mikkelsen. Zahn is also writing a canon novel titled Thrawn about the character. Executive producer Dave Filoni first expressed interest in using Thrawn in 2010, while producing Star Wars: The Clone Wars.