I’m back on my Star Wars ish watching the Clone Wars series on Cartoon Network. My favorite character in this series is the depraved Jedi assassin General Grievous.
General Grievous is an advanced cyborg who leads the droid armies of the Trade Confederacy against the Jedi knights and the Republic’s clone armies. Grievous is a super bad ass and after he kills a Jedi he retains their lightsaber as his trophy.
The technology which was used to reconstruct General Grievous would later be employed to keep Darth Vader alive after his deadly battle with Obi-Wan Kenobi. Even more than Vader however Grievous is a truly cybernetic organism. His limbs and body are totally mechanized. What remained of Grievous living tissue was encased in blaster proof metal.
Grievous can replace his various parts and appendages after they become worn or battle damaged.
I’ve been acquiring the latest Hasbro releases of General Grievous action figures. Some include detachable arms and removable weapons like his blaster rifle or lightsabers.
I don’t think Grievous will attain the cult status that Boba Fett has, but he is an interesting, evil and malevolent character who should play a significant part in the expanded Star Wars universe.