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Biographical information



Unknown on Kalee


19 BBY, Utapau

Physical description

Kaleesh, later a cyborg




2.16 meters

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Chronological and political information

Clone Wars



Grievous was a cyborg general during the Clone Wars, serving for the Confederacy of Independant Systems. He was trained under Count Dooku, and fought with 4 lightsabers, most of which had been collected by himself from the dead Jedi he had killed. He was finally killed by Obi-Wan Kenobi on Utapau near the end of the Clone Wars. Before he was injured in a shuttle crash, that made him a cyborg, he was a great Kaleeshan warrior.

Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith[]

In this game General Grievous is one of the game's bosses that must be defeated with Obi-Wan. In melee, he uses a 360 degree spinning attack and a charging attack that tackles you to the ground. He can also attack you at range with his blaster, firing either one powerful blast or a burst of 3 weaker shots.

Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Lightsaber Duels[]

In this game, Grievous can charge forward while spinning two lighsabers above his head, or launch an uppercut attack upon his enemies.

Stars Wars: Battlefront II/Renegade Squadron[]

Grievous as he appears in the character selection screen of Star Wars: Battlefront II

"Your screams are a music to my audial receptors!"

General Grievous appears in Star Wars: Battlefront II, and Star Wars Battlefront: Renegade Squadron as a playable hero for CIS on Dagobah, Mygeeto, Tantive IV, Utapau, Endor (Renegade Squadron only) and Mos Eisley (Hero Assault mode only).

He lacks any special abilities besides the Rage damage buff (although the latter affects all allies in 5m area and can be used once every 5 seconds.), thus having to rely on melee combat. Luckily, he has 4 lightsabers, which not only results in extremely powerful melee, but also lets him damage enemies in 360 degree radius. On some maps, this can be exploited by standing to the side of a doorway or similarly narrow passage and attack once enemies are about to emerge, preventing them from ever hitting you.

His playing style can be compared to Yoda, as both are significantly slower then other heroes, can use lighsaber block for extended periods of time, lack lighsaber throw and have difficult to control running attack. The latter is especially powerful for him, doing great damage while travelling large distances and leaving the survivors knocked off their feet. However, at least some enemies will be able to step out of the way and continue shooting at you while you're still moving, unable to break off in the middle of the charge.

Star Wars: Republic Commando

Greivous and one of his MagnaGuards on Kashyyyk


General Grievous appears briefly in Star Wars: Republic Commando, where the player sees General Grievous nearby his ship for a short time, until he notices you and a bodyguard leaps toward you as you see him get into his ship and fly off.

Lego Star Wars[]

General Grievous as seen in Lego Star Wars

General Grievous appears in LEGO Star Wars: The Video Game, and LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga. He has a high double jumb, and is one of the best characters at blocking and attacking because of his four lightsabers.

LEGO Grievous with his lightsabers activated.