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Respect General Grievous

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Grievous is not like other leaders of the Separatists. Nute Gunray is treacherous and venal, but he's Neimoidian: venality and treachery are expected, and in the Chancellor of the Trade Federation they're even virtues. Poggle the Lesser is Archduke of the weapon masters of Geonosis, where the war began: he is analytical and pitiless, but also pragmatic. Reasonable. The political heart of the Separatist Confederacy, Count Dooku, is known for his integrity, his principled stand against what he sees as corruption in the Senate. Though they believe he's wrong, many respect him for the courage of his mistaken convictions.

These are hard beings. Dangerous beings. Ruthless and aggressive.

General Grievous, though―Grievous is a monster.

The Separatist Supreme Commander is an abomination of nature, a fusion of flesh and droid-and his droid parts have more compassion than what remains of his alien flesh. This half-living creature is a slaughterer of billions. Whole planets have burned at his command. He is the evil genius of the Confederacy. The architect of their victories.

The author of their atrocities.

―Revenge of the Sith

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Note: This thread will not be containing any content from Grievous seen in TCW Animation due to the wild difference in how he is portrayed in most other works. This is going to contain content from pretty much everything else. I may or may not make a TCW Grievous thread in the future.

I will be splitting this up into the following categories:

  • Cybernetic Augmentations
  • Physical Prowess
    -Strength
    -Durability
    -Speed + Strength
  • Lightsaber and Martial Arts Skill
  • Tactical Skill
  • Respect Qymaen Jai Sheelal, aka pre-cybernetics Grievous

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Cybernetic Augmentations

Various descriptions of Grievous's armor, cybernetic augmentations and physical capabilities:

Abruptly everyone fell silent, and a moment later General Grievous appeared in the hatchway, the rounded crown of his elongated death mask of a helmet grazing the top of the opening, his high-backed collar of ceramic armorplast reminiscent of a neck brace. Sheathed in metal more suited to a starfighter, his skeletal upper limbs were spread wide, clawlike duranium hands just touching the hatchway frame. His two feet, which also resembled claws, were capable of increasing his height by several centimeters. Legs of sleek alloy bones looked as if they could propel him into orbit. His campaign cloak, slit down one side from left shoulder to floor, was thrown back so that twin pectorals of armor plating were exposed, along with the reverse ribs that began at Grievous’s hip girdle and extended upward to his shielded sternum. Beneath it all, encased in a kind of fluid-filled, forest-green gutsac, were the organs that nurtured the living part of him.

―Labyrinth of Evil

This is General Grievous:

Durasteel. Ceramic armorplast-plated duranium. Electro-drivers and crystal circuitry.

Within them: the remnants of a living being. He doesn't breathe. He doesn't eat. He cannot laugh, and he does not cry.

A lifetime ago he was an organic sentient being. A lifetime ago he had friends, a family, an occupation; a lifetime ago he had things to love, and things to fear. Now he has none of these. Instead, he has purpose. It's built into him.

He is built to intimidate. The resemblance to a human skeleton melded with limbs styled after the legendary Krath war droids is entirely intentional. It is a face and form born of childhood's infinite nightmares.

He is built to dominate. The ceramic armorplast plates protecting limbs and torso and face can stop a burst from a starfighter's laser cannon. Those indestructible arms are ten times stronger than human, and move with the blurring speed of electronic reflexes.

―Revenge of the Sith

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―Star Wars Insider #86: Unknown Soldier: The Story of General Grievous

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―The New Essential Guide to Droids

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―Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith: The Visual Dictionary

Grievous' armor is made up of a mix of duranium and durasteel, both incredibly durable metals which are used for various forms of construction, including prison cells.

duranium

A metallic alloy with high tensile strength used in the construction of prison cells and cages.

The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia

durasteel

Used to build everything from space vehicles to dwellings, this ultralightweight metal could withstand radical temperature extremes and severe mechanical stress.

The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia

Grievous's armor can stop several volleys from a Starfighter Laser Cannon, which are incredibly powerful.

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―The New Essential Guide to Vehicles and Vessels

San Hill muses that Grievous' cybernetic augmentations could put him beyond any Jedi physically:

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The Eyes of Revolution

Grievous states that his reflexes are that of a machine with a living intellect, faster than what any Jedi or living being is capable of:

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Star Wars: General Grievous

Physical Prowess

Strength

Whilst destroying a group of MagnaGuards in a fit of rage, Grievous hits their lightsaber-resistant phrik staffs with enough force to break them in half, and slams a MagnaGuard with enough force to crack a transparisteel viewport.

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The Eyes of Revolution

Transparisteel is a highly durable material which retains nearly all of the durability of it's former form, durasteel.

transparisteel

A malleable metal, it was pressed and formed into thin, transparent sheets that retained nearly all of the metal’s strength and durability. Transparisteel replaced glass on starships and other structures that required both visibility and protection.

The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia

Grievous pierces the durasteel armor of several Mandalorians with his claws whilst slaughtering a group of them. {Canon}

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Grievous kicks Darth Maul through the air. {Canon}

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Star Wars: Darth Maul: Son of Dathomir

Grievous wrecking clone troopers:

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Star Wars: Obsession

Grievous crushes Soon Bayt's skull.

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Star Wars: Obsession

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Star Wars Insider #86: Unknown Soldier: The Story of General Grievous

Grievous throws Durge with incredible force across a gallery, sufficient to send him flying through numerous objects:

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Rogue's Gallery

Grievous collapses an entire security console with a strike.

His armorplast fingers curled into a fist that crashed down on the security console so hard the entire thing collapsed into a sparking, smoking ruin.

Revenge of the Sith

Grievous smashes the skull of a Neimodian out of simple irritation.

The surviving Nemodian pilot was screaming orders for the droids to magnetize, then started howling that the ship was breaking up, and managed to make so much annoying noise that Grievous smashed his skull out of simple irritation. Then he looked around and realized he'd just killed the last of his crew: all the bridge crew he hadn't slain personally had sucked up the bulk of the random blaster ricochets.

Grievous shook the pilot's brains off his fist. Disgusting creatures, Neimoidians.

Revenge of the Sith

Grievous buckles the durasteel housing of a control console just by leaning on it, and then proceeds to uproot and throw it at Obi-Wan and Anakin.

Grievous braced himself against a control console, its durasteel housing buckling under his grip. "This is my answer!"

He ripped the console wholly into the air, right out from under the hands of the astonished Neimoidian operator, raised it over his head, and hurled it at the Jedi. They split, rolling out of the console's way as it crashed to the deck, spitting smoke and sparks.

―Revenge of the Sith

Grievous muses over how he would like to kill the Neimoidians.

Grievous sighed. He had no time for lengthy explanations; he was expecting a secret transmission from Sidious himself. He could not take the transmission with Gunray in the room, nor could he follow his natural inclinations and boot the Neimoidian viceroy so high he'd burn up on reentry. Grievous still hoped, every day, that Lord Sidious would give him leave to smash the skulls of Gunray and his toady, Rune Haako.

―Revenge of the Sith

Grievous creates a crater in the ground from his landing:

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Grievous "literally smashes to death" Sha'a Gi:

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―Star Wars Insider #86: Unknown Soldier: The Story of General Grievous

Kicks Ki-Adi-Mundi with incredible force, slamming him into various debris.

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Easily rips open a metal elevator door.

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By planting his claws into the ground, Grievous is able to walk through a destructive gust of wind which was ripping up the ground and sending dozens of droids flying back.

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Throws Tarr Seirr and Aayla Secura a tremendous distance with his legs.

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Star Wars: Clone Wars directed by Genndy Tartakovsky

Durability

Grievous withstands being electrified by Durge, having two lightsabers slammed into his back by Ventress, and being punched by Durge hard enough to go flying through a statue and being embedded in another.

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Rogue's Gallery

Grievous withstands being thrown out of a building by Maul, and then walks through Mother Talzin's Force Barrier nonchalantly. {Canon}

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Star Wars: Darth Maul: Son of Dathomir

Grievous withstands being at the centre of an explosion which engulfed and devastated an underground city.

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―Star Wars: General Grievous

Grievous survives, with damage, having a vehicle slammed into him by Mace Windu telekinetically with incredible force. It's also worth mentioning that Windu's proficiency in the Force ability Shatterpoint could possibly be attributed to doing some of the damage, although this is my own theory.

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Star Wars: Obsession

Grievous' MagnaGuards are armed with electro-magnetic, phrik-alloy staffs, which are incapable of truly hurting Grievous.

He snarled,"Do you think I am foolish enough to arm my bodyguards with weapons that can actually hurt me?"

Revenge of the Sith

Grievous shrugs off being blown up by a rocket launcher at point blank, and also casually lands from an enormous fall.

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Star Wars: Clone Wars Directed by Genndy Tartakovsky

Speed + Strength

Grievous grants four Jedi, a handful of Red Guards and various other guards, the chance to activate their weapons, implying he could have killed them all before they could react. He also casually deflects blaster bolts with his clawed hands.

The astonishment registered by Palpatine and his quartet of Jedi Knights assured Grievous that he could not have made a more dramatic entry. A large desk dominated the circular room, and banks of communications consoles formed the circumference. Centered in the curved wall opposite the entrance was a second door. Posing for effect in the polygonal opening, Grievous granted his opponents a moment to activate their lightsabers, force pikes, and other weapons. Also for effect, he deflected the initial flurry of blaster bolts with his clawed hands, before drawing two of his lightsabers.

Labyrinth of Evil

Grievous can throw blows faster than the eye can see, such that his lightsaber and fists would seem to vanish from existence. No human being can move remotely as fast as him, nor Obi-Wan Kenobi.

The electrodrivers that powered Grievous's limbs could move them faster than the human eye can see; when he swung his arm, it and his fist and the lightsaber within it would literally vanish: wiped from existence by sheer mind-numbing speed, an imitation quantum event. No human being could move remotely as fast as Grievous, not even Obi-Wan - but he didn't have to.

Revenge of the Sith

Grievous moves so swiftly he appears to teleport.

Grievous moved so swiftly that he seemed to teleport from the window to half a meter in front of Gunray. "How much use is your money," he said, flexing his hand of jointed duranium in the Neimoidian's face, "against this?"

―Revenge of the Sith

Grievous spins his lightsabers with such speed and fluidity that he seems to be standing within a pulsing sphere of energy.

Now he had four arms. And four hands. And each hand took a lightsaber as his cloak dropped to the floor.

They snarled to life and Grievous spun all four of them in a flourishing velocity so fast and so seamlessly integrated that he seemed to stand within a pulsing sphere of blue and green energy.

Revenge of the Sith

With a convulsive snarl, Grievous lunged.

The sphere of blue lightsaber energy around him bulged toward Obi-Wan and opened like a mouth to bite him in half. Obi-Wan stood his ground, his blade still.

Chain-lightning teeth closed upon him.

Revenge of the Sith

Grievous produces an annihilating tornado of energy.

So now, facing the tornado of annihilating energy that is Grievous's attack, Obi-Wan simply is who he is.

Revenge of the Sith

Each of Grievous' limbs can attack thrice in one second, all four together equalling twelve strikes per second, all from varying angles and at varying intensities.

The electrodrivers powering Grievous's mechanical arms let each of the four attack thrice in a single second; integrated by combat algorithms in the bio-droid's electronic network of peripheral processors, each of the twelve strikes per second came from a different angle with different speed and intensity, an unpredictably broken rhythm of slashes, chops, and stabs of which every single one could take Obi-Wan's life.

Revenge of the Sith

Grievous ramps up the rate of his strikes from twelve strikes per second to twenty strikes per second while fighting Obi-Wan Kenobi, overloading his defence.

Grievous, snarling fury, ramped up the intensity and velocity of his attacks - sixteen per second, eighteen - until finally, at twenty strikes per second, he overloaded Obi-Wan's defense.

Revenge of the Sith

Grievous attacks Obi-Wan Kenobi unarmed with enough speed that the latter cannot fully register what is happening, and attacks faster than thought.

He snarled,"Do you think I am foolish enough to arm my bodyguards with weapons that can actually hurt me?"

Instead of waiting for an answer he spun, heaving Obi-Wan right off the deck with effortless strength, whipping him up over his head to slam him to the deck with killing power; Obi_Wan could only let go of the staff and allow the Force to angle his fall into a stumbling roll. Grievous sprang after him, swinging the electrostaff and slamming it across Obi-Wan's flank before the Jedi Master could recover his balance. The impact sent Obi-Wan tumbling sideways and the electroburst discharge set his robe on fire. Grievous stayed right with him, attacking before Obi-Wan could even realize exactly what was happening, attacking faster than thought -

But Obi-Wan didn't need to think. The Force was with him, and he knew.

Revenge of the Sith

Credit to ShootingNova for typing out the RotS quotes in that section.

Grievous speedblitzes a group of clone troopers and Palpatine's personal guard faster than they can react, slamming a clone into the metal/marble wall and shattering a helmet.

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Grievous dodges a telekinetic attack from Ki-Adi-Mundi by leaping an incredible distance, then rebounds off of the wall he landed on and slams back into the ground, creating a miniature shockwave and kicking up dust.

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Grievous dodges two telekinetic blasts.

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Grievous demonstrates tremendous speed and agility by dodging blaster bolts from dozens of Clone shooters as well as a gunship, and also dodges a barrage of missiles.

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Grievous leaps away in a nigh-imperceptible blur.

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Grievous casually runs alongside a descending elevator.

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Lightsaber and Martial Arts Skill

Accolades

Grievous is a more than a match for most Jedi.

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―Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith: The Visual Dictionary

Mace nodded. "Yoda and I will remain on Coruscant, monitoring Palpatine's advisers and lackeys; we'll move against Sidious the instant he is revealed. But who will capture Grievous? I have fought him blade-to-blade. He is more than a match for most Jedi."

―Revenge of the Sith

Few, if any, Jedi would be able to defeat Grievous, and Dooku himself had been hard pressed on occasion to best the General in sparring sessions. Dooku also purposely held back from teaching Grievous everything he could, presumably to prevent himself from being overthrown by the cyborg.

Grievous had been a delight to train, as well. No need to coax him to release his anger and rage, as Dooku had been forced to do during the training of his so-called Dark Jedi disciples. The Geonosians had arranged for Grievous to be nothing but anger and rage. And as to the general’s combat skills, few, if any, Jedi would be capable of defeating him. There had been moments during the extensive combat sessions when even Dooku had been hard-pressed to outduel the cyborg.

But then, Dooku had kept some secrets to himself.

Just in case.

Labyrinth of Evil

In Dooku's opinion, Grievous is more formidable than Asajj Ventress.

He had a meeting scheduled with the formidable General Grievous, who was even more powerful than Ventress, but a great deal less interesting as a dinner-table conversationalist.

Yoda: Dark Rendezvous

Credit to ShootingNova.

Grievous is the most prolific Jedi slaughterer since Durge.

Grievous. The most prolific slaughterer of Jedi since Durge.

―Revenge of the Sith

Grievous has killed countless clone troopers and Jedi.

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Yoda states that Dooku has found a worthy ally in Grievous, and Mace Windu states that Grievous has bested many great Jedi both at Hypori and elsewhere.

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Grievous has murdered hundreds of Jedi.

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―Star Wars: General Grievous

Grievous embarked on an infamous Jedi killing spree spanning a myriad of star systems, killing as many as one hundred personally.

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―Star Wars Insider #86: Unknown Soldier: The Story of General Grievous

Star Wars producer Rick McCallum states that General Grievous is the greatest hand-to-hand Jedi killer the galaxy has ever known.

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―Star Wars Insider #75: Grievous Era: Unveiling the New Icon of Evil

Grievous has killed more Jedi in hand-to-hand combat than any other being.

Now the supreme commander of the droid armies, he is distinguished by having killed more Jedi in hand-to-hand combat than any other being.

Revenge of the Sith: The Movie Scrapbook

Knowledge

Dooku trained Grievous in the seven classic Jedi Lightsaber Forms, and Grievous subsequently did the same for his elite MagnaGuards, to the point they became more than a match for most.

Gunray saw that Grievous was accompanied by four of his elite MagnaGuards. Fearsome bipedal battle droids built to exact specifications, they stood as tall as the general and were armed with combat staffs tipped with electromagnetic pulse generators. Armorweave capes fell diagonally across their broad shouldered bodies, swathing the crowns of their heads and lower faces. Benefiting from Grievous’s own programming, as well as from the instruction Grievous had received from Count Dooku, the elite were trained in the Jedi arts, and more than a match for most.

Labyrinth of Evil

Dooku had taught Grievous well, and Grievous had taught his elite well. Coupled with Dooku’s coaching, their programming in the seven classic forms of lightsaber dueling-in the Jedi arts-made them lethal opponents.

Labyrinth of Evil

Grievous is capable of analysing the fighting style of an opponent in-combat and subsequently adapting to it, and he did so while dueling Mace Windu for the first time, quickly responding to his use of Vaapad with his own version of it in kind. Mace Windu also correctly assumes that Grievous could be using Makashi, as well as any of the seven lightsaber Forms against Kenobi due to his vast experience of fighting Jedi.

Successful at analyzing Mace's lightsaber style, those same computers suggested that Grievous alter his stance and posture, along with the angle of his parries, ripostes, and thrusts. The result wasn't Vaapad, but it was close enough, and Mace wasn't interested in prolonging the contest any longer than necessary.

Labyrinth of Evil

Mace had told him how the computers slaved to Grievous's brain had apparently analzyed even Mace's unconventionally lethal Vaapad and had been able to respond in kind after a single exchange.

"He must have been trained by Count Dooku," Mace had said, "so you can expect Makashi as well; given the number of Jedi he has fought and slain, you must expect that he can attack in any style, or all of them. In fact, Obi-Wan, I believe that of all living Jedi, you have the best chance to defeat him.

Revenge of the Sith

Feats

Before Grievous had much of any formal combat training or experience, he was unleashed during the Battle of Geonosis. Within the catacombs of the Petranaki Arena, he slaughtered several companies of clone troopers who were backed up by Jedi, with nothing other than his claws.

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―Star Wars Insider #86: Unknown Soldier: The Story of General Grievous

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―The Essential Guide to Warfare

A single clone company consists of one hundred and forty four troopers.

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―The Essential Guide to Warfare

Grievous defeats the duo of Asajj Ventress and Durge "handily".

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Rogue's Gallery

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―Star Wars Insider #86: Unknown Soldier: The Story of General Grievous

Grievous bests a group of Jedi consisting of Ki-Adi-Mundi, Shaak Ti, Aayla Secura, K'Kruhk and Tarr Seirr.

Grievous contends with Count Dooku during a sparring match.

Grievous defeats Foul Moudama and Roron Corobb, two of the most highly regarded Jedi in the order. Moudama in particular was skilled enough with a lightsaber that he stood out even among the most extremely skilled combatants of the Jedi Order.

Foul Moudama was a gifted and graceful Jedi, though his origins are known to few. He possessed a fluid lightsaber technique and agility that stood out even among the extremely skilled combatants of the Jedi ranks. He had a keen visual acuity, stemming from his four eyes. Despite his large size and muscular build, he was quite agile. Enemies who underestimated him thought him a simple brute, but in truth, Moudama had mental agility to match his physical skills. He had an insatiable thirst for knowledge, and a serene nature developed through years of study of the living Force.

―StarWars.com Databank: Moudama, Foul

The peaceful Ithorians species have been a source of many great Jedi Knights of old, since their natural attunement to nature has given them a predilection for Force-sensitivity. Roron Corobb was one of the most well regarded Ithorian Jedi, having trained as Yarael Poof's Padawan before ascending to the rank of Master himself.

―StarWars.com Databank: Corobb, Roron

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Grievous spars and gets the better of a group of his elite Magnaguards.

In a forward hold of Grievous’s flagship, Dooku watched the cyborg general duel with his elite MagnaGuards, three of his trophy lightsabers in constant motion, parrying thrusts of the guards’ pulse-weaponed staffs, slicing the recycled air a hairbreadth from the expressionless faces of his opponents, incapacitating arm and leg servos when he could.

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Dooku had taught Grievous well, and Grievous had taught his elite well. Coupled with Dooku’s coaching, their programming in the seven classic forms of lightsaber dueling-in the Jedi arts-made them lethal opponents.

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He watched Grievous disarm two of the MagnaGuards.

Labyrinth of Evil

Grievous duels evenly with Mace Windu atop a speeding mag-lev train. The general magnetized his foot talons to the roof of the train during the fight as to not fall, which restricted his mobility, whereas the Force granted Windu free range of motion, giving him an advantage. Grievous also only used two blades instead of a possible four. Mace ends the fight by cutting the ground out beneath Grievous' foot, causing him to fall.

Without pausing, Grievous drew two lightsabers from inside his billowing cloak. By the time they were ignited, Mace was already on and all over the cyborg, batting away at the two blades, swinging low at Grievous's artificial legs, thrusting at his skeletal face.

The lightsabers thrummed and hissed, meeting one another in bursts of dazzling light. In a corner of Mace's mind he wondered to which Jedi Grievous's blades had belonged. Just as the Force was keeping Mace from being blown from the mag-lev's roof, magnetism of some sort was keeping the general fastened in place. For the cyborg, though, the coherence hindered as much as it helped, whereas Mace never remained in one place for very long. Again and again the three blades joined, in snarling attacks and parries.

As Mace already knew from Ki-Adi-Mundi and Shaak Ti, Grievous was well trained in the Jedi arts. He could recognize the hand of Dooku in the general's training and technique. His strikes were as forceful as any Mace had ever had to counter, and his speed was astonishing.

But he didn't know Vaapad-the technique of dark flirtation in which Mace excelled.

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The loss of his confederates was noted by whatever computers were slaved to Grievous's organic brain, but the loss neither distracted nor slowed him. His sole setting was attack. Successful at analysing Mace's lightsaber style, those same computers suggested that Grievous alter his stance and posture, along with the angle of his parries, ripostes, and thrusts.

The result wasn't Vaapad, but it was close enough, and Mace wasn't interested in prolonging the contest any longer than necessary.

Crouching low, he angled the blade downward and slashed, guiding it through the roof of the car, perpendicular to Grievous's stalwart advance.

Labyrinth of Evil

Grievous casually stomps four novice Jedi in impressive fashion.

The astonishment registered by Palpatine and his quartet of Jedi Knights assured Grievous that he could not have made a more dramatic entry. A large desk dominated the circular room, and banks of communications consoles formed the circumference. Centered in the curved wall opposite the entrance was a second door. Posing for effect in the polygonal opening, Grievous granted his opponents a moment to activate their lightsabers, force pikes, and other weapons. Also for effect, he deflected the initial flurry of blaster bolts with his clawed hands, before drawing two of his lightsabers.

His brazenness summoned the Jedi to him in a flash, but he knew in the first moments of contest that he had nothing to worry about. Compared to Mace Windu, the four were mere novices, whose lightsaber techniques were some of the earliest Grievous had mastered.

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Fencing with his four adversaries-for that’s all the fight amounted to-Grievous saw six of the soldiers and three of the Red Guards jolted to spasming deaths by the MagnaGuards’ double-tipped sceptres.

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Grievous enjoyed going against so many Jedi simultaneously. If time wasn’t of the essence, he might have protracted the fight. Feinting with the blade in his right hand, he removed the head of one Jedi with the blade in his left. Distracted when his right foot inadvertently booted the rolling head of his comrade, the Ithorian dropped his guard momentarily, and received as penalty a thrust to the heart that dropped him to his knees before he pitched forward.

Stepping back to absorb what had happened, the two remaining Jedi came at Grievous in concert, twirling and leaping about as if putting on some sort of crowd-pleasing martial arts demonstration. For practice, Grievous called two more blades from his belt, grasping them in his feet even as the anti-grav repulsors built into his legs were lifting him from the floor, making him every bit as agile as the Force did the Jedi.

With his four blades to the Jedi’s two, the duel had come full circle.

Whirling, he severed the blade hand of the Talz, then his opposing foot, then took his life, as well. Mists of blood formed in the air, swirled about by the ventilators.

The fourth he intimidated into retreat by wheeling all four blades, transforming himself into a veritable chopping machine. Fear blossomed in the Twi’lek Jedi’s dark eyes as she backed away. He had her on the run, poor thing. But he awarded her some measure of dignity by allowing her to land glancing blows on his forearms and shoulders. The burns did little more than add a new odor to the room. Emboldened, she pressed her attack, but was fast exhausting herself from the effort of trying to amputate one of his limbs-to hurt him in some fashion.

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Best to put the Jedi out of her misery, Grievous thought. Which he did with a single blade to the heart-for it would have been cruel to do otherwise.

Labyrinth of Evil

Similarly, Grievous dominates two Jedi who were more formidable than the four novices he killed previously.

He saw the lightsaber blade retract. By the time he had shouldered through the hatch onto the landing platform the Jedi had moved to either side. Even while continuing to parry blaster bolts, they surged at him, engaging the two lightsabers he drew from his cloak.

The duel raged through the hold. Battle droids lowered their weapons for fear of hitting Grievous. These Jedi were more proficient than the ones he had fought in the bunker, but not skilled enough to challenge him. The four blades seared through the recycled air, washing the burnished bulkheads with harsh light and outsized shadows.

Flanking him, the Jedi rushed in

Grievous waited until the last instant to command his legs to raise him up several centimeters. Then he extended his lightsabers straight out from his sides, angled slightly downward. Slipping past the flashing strikes of his opponents, Grievous’s blades pierced the chests of both. They fell away from him, faces contorted in surprise, of the sort only sudden death could bring.

Labyrinth of Evil

Grievous handily gets the better of two Jedi, making creative use of his four sabers:

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―Star Wars: General Grievous

Grievous had killed Adi Gallia by suddenly unleashing his extra arms and crushing her neck while stabbing her, although this has been retconned now that Savage Opress is the one who kills Gallia.

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Star Wars: Obsession

Grievous duels evenly with Darth Maul. The duel is brief and appears to take place mostly off-panel, but this was apparently due to content needing to be cut. {Canon}

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―Star Wars: Darth Maul: Son of Dathomir

Tactical Skill

Many military experts consider Grievous to be a tactical genius.

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―The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia

Grievous is a master strategist.

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―The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia

Two of Grievous' major military successes were at the planets Duro and Coruscant.

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―The Essential Guide to Warfare

Respect Qymaen Jai Sheehal

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Qymaen Jai Sheehal was a master swordsman.

As a former swordmaster, he [Grievous] could appreciate that each had been handcrafted, rather than turned out in quantity like blasters or pike weapons.

Labyrinth of Evil

The Huk, who went to war with the Kaleesh, were technologically superior to the latter, sporting blaster weaponry over the slugthrowers and swords of the Kaleesh. Qymaen was an expert sniper by the age of 8 and had already killed 40 Huk soldiers. By the time he was 22, his kill count had soared and he was seen as a demigod amongst his people. Qymaen was also drilled in the art of swordsmanship by his compatriot Renderu, a master swordswoman.

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―Star Wars Insider #86: Unknown Soldier: The Story of General Grievous

Qymaen/Grievous found large amounts of success against the Huk during his military career.

Because of the remoteness of their homeworld, his species, the Kahleesh, had had few dealings with the Jedi. But then war had broken out between the Kahleesh and their planetary neighbours-a savage, insectile species known as the Huk. Grievous had become infamous during the long conflict: conquering worlds, defeating grand armies, exterminating entire colonies of Huk.

Labyrinth of Evil

By the time Qymaen had reached maturity, presumably around the age of 22, he had killed hundreds of Huk soldiers.

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―The Essential Guide to Warfare

Qymaen's body and abilities were already powerful before being upgraded cybernetically.

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―The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia

Grievous and the select Kaleesh he trained personally, between themselves, massacred thousands of Huk soldiers before driving them from Kalee.

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―Star Wars Insider #86: Unknown Soldier: The Story of General Grievous

Grievous was already an expert swordsman before his cybernetic upgrade.

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―Star Wars Insider #86: Unknown Soldier: The Story of General Grievous

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#1 Posted by MICKEY-MOUSE (36111 posts) - - Show Bio

LONG LIVE GRIEVOUS!!!! DEATH TO JEDI SCUM!!!!

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#2 Edited by ComicStooge (22062 posts) - - Show Bio

Sweet

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#3 Edited by ShootingNova (25687 posts) - - Show Bio

Nice. I disagree that Mace's Shatterpoint is attributed to it, though.

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#4 Posted by i_like_swords (25855 posts) - - Show Bio

@lukehero said:

LONG LIVE GRIEVOUS!!!! DEATH TO JEDI SCUM!!!!

This guy gets it.

Sweet

This guy too.

Nice. I disagree that Mace's Shatterpoint is attributed to it, though.

It's what makes sense to me, but I guess it doesn't matter much either way.

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#5 Posted by okayalright_44 (1524 posts) - - Show Bio

@lukehero said:

LONG LIVE GRIEVOUS!!!! DEATH TO JEDI SCUM!!!!

This guy gets it.

@comicstooge said:

Sweet

This guy too.

@shootingnova said:

Nice. I disagree that Mace's Shatterpoint is attributed to it, though.

It's what makes sense to me, but I guess it doesn't matter much either way.

THIS WAS BEAUTIFUL!!! Great Job indeed!

Did you want to the quote from Jedi Battles that describes duranium as being able to resist the pressure of space?

The cyborg was forced to flee into outer space, where his tough duranium shell allowed him to withstand the crushing air pressure.

Star Wars: Jedi Battles

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#6 Posted by i_like_swords (25855 posts) - - Show Bio

@okayalright_44: Oh yeah, I'll put it in soon. I'm still trying to work out just how crushing that air pressure is, though. I suck at physics.

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#8 Posted by BlackLegRaph (5305 posts) - - Show Bio

More stuff. Looks great.

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#9 Edited by ShootingNova (25687 posts) - - Show Bio

@i_like_swords: In Dooku's own opinion, Grievous is more formidable than Ventress:

He had a meeting scheduled with the formidable General Grievous, who was even more powerful than Ventress, but a great deal less interesting as a dinner-table conversationalist.

Source: Yoda: Dark Rendezvous

I don't think there's anything more in DR, but I'll try to find something else.

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#10 Posted by i_like_swords (25855 posts) - - Show Bio
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#11 Posted by GeorgeWBush (10470 posts) - - Show Bio

RIP Sha Gi

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#12 Posted by i_like_swords (25855 posts) - - Show Bio

@burnface said:

RIP Sha Gi

He is an example to us all.

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#13 Posted by itsomething (3065 posts) - - Show Bio

great blog........

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#14 Posted by SirFizzWhizz (37749 posts) - - Show Bio

Pretty good.

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#15 Posted by MasterKungFu (20773 posts) - - Show Bio

yeah go grievous

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#16 Posted by Zapan871 (1976 posts) - - Show Bio

@i_like_swords I know you said you wouldn't include TCW feats, but I think this one is worth adding, especially because it's consistent with his other EU showings. Here he wrecks Obi-Wan after getting close to him:

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This feat is better than anything he has done in OCW in my opinion.

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#17 Posted by i_like_swords (25855 posts) - - Show Bio

@zapan87: I'm going to make a canon/TCW Grievous respect thread at some point in the future, so yeah I'll add that feat then. Almost an outlier, really.

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#18 Posted by Dark-Kenshin (134 posts) - - Show Bio

A real shame TCW turned him into a scooby doo villain.

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#19 Posted by Zapan871 (1976 posts) - - Show Bio

@i_like_swords: In that case you should remove his SOD feats from this thread and put them in the next one.

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#20 Posted by DarthManhunter (1495 posts) - - Show Bio
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#22 Posted by DarthAnt66 (2417 posts) - - Show Bio

Fantastic!

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#23 Posted by i_like_swords (25855 posts) - - Show Bio

Fantastic!

Oh, didn't see this. Thanks.

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@i_like_swords: Grievous is as highly skilled as he is merciless:

General Grievous, commander of the Separatist droid armies, was as highly skilled as he was merciless.

The Clone Wars: Grievous Attacks

After literally a few blade clashes with Ahsoka, she immediately realizes she is "no match" for Grievous and runs away:

"Sorry to interrupt your playtime, Grumpy, but wouldn't you like a challenge?" she quipped.

"That wouldn't be you," Grievous replied.

He swirled his cape aside, revealing a second lightsaber. He launched at Ahsoka. She realized she was no match for the general and sprinted down the corridor.

The Clone Wars: Grievous Attacks

And the GG Attacks novel also describes the circumstances of his duel with Fisto/Nahdar and how in both encounters they had an environmental advantages and Grievous still drove them back.

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#27 Posted by WollfMyth209 (14848 posts) - - Show Bio

@i_like_swords: Would you consider adding the feats from Manga: Silver?

For example GG's manhandling lightsaber blades with his hands(I take this as meaning his limbs are lightsaber resistant, and only uberstrong Force users can slice through them):

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His claws latch on to a stone cliff, and hold him there, preventing him from falling:

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And outdueling two Dark Jedi who stole his lightsabers, despite the sisters having an environmental advantage(the planet was entirely acid-covered, and whereas they had immunity from living there, GG's resistance was "limited"). On top of that, GG fights them unarmed for most of the fight until the very end where he manages to grasp a single lightsaber blade and disarm them in one swipe:

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#28 Posted by i_like_swords (25855 posts) - - Show Bio

@wollfmyth209:

Manga

Gonna pass.

But since you posted them, at least people can see.

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#29 Posted by WollfMyth209 (14848 posts) - - Show Bio

@i_like_swords: You got somethin' against the Japanese, ya racist scumbag?

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#30 Posted by Emperor339 (2488 posts) - - Show Bio

@wollfmyth209:

Grievous grabbed lightsabers with his hands and it didn't seriously hurt him?

This pleases me...

I'm going to be off to... totally not wank that...

Runs Away

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#31 Posted by WollfMyth209 (14848 posts) - - Show Bio

@emperor339: It's a manga, so it's of dubious canonicity, but LoE has lightsabers barely scratching GG's limbs anyways.

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#32 Posted by Xerolot (2949 posts) - - Show Bio

Great respect thread friend

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#33 Posted by Emperor339 (2488 posts) - - Show Bio

@i_like_swords: You got somethin' against the Japanese, ya racist scumbag?

First Kbro, now ILS.

Maybe... they're related!

@emperor339: It's a manga, so it's of dubious canonicity, but LoE has lightsabers barely scratching GG's limbs anyways.

S:^)

http://img04.deviantart.net/8d88/i/2016/096/b/2/general_grievous_pacha_meme_by_xxlordmarkusxx-d9xz1u7.jpg

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#35 Edited by LordOfTheLight (2494 posts) - - Show Bio

General Grevious has killed more Jedi in hand-to-hand combat than any other being in history:

Now the supreme commander of the droid armies, he is distinguished by having killed more Jedi in hand-to-hand combat than any other being.

Credit:Revenge of the Sith-The Movie Scrapbook
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#36 Posted by i_like_swords (25855 posts) - - Show Bio
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#37 Edited by Monmouth (199 posts) - - Show Bio

@i_like_swords: I'm not sure if you mind putting this in but I found a great accolade for the General in Star Wars Miniatures Ultimate Missions: Revenge of the Sith regarding his Jedi killing prowess.

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#38 Edited by Kilius (892 posts) - - Show Bio

Here's another strength + speed feat from the ROTS JN. He moves faster than even Jedi reflexes could avoid and strikes Obi Wan so hard it feels like being hit with a construction bar.

"The metal arm bent but did not break. An instant later, too fast for even Jedi reflexes to avoid, Grievous' other arm struck Obi Wan. It was like being hit with a metal construction bar. Obi Wan's shoulder and half his side went numb, then flared into pain."