From 2003 to 2005 a previous TV Series Star Wars: Clone Wars aired on Cartoon Network with a total of 25 episodes. In this series General Grievous was voiced by two different VAs. He was first voiced by John DiMaggio for episode 20. For episodes 21 to 25 Grievous was voiced by Richard McGonagle.
General Grievous did start off as a badass villain in the '03 Tartakovsky Clone Wars series but once ROTS same out, he became an infamous jobber. Which is unfortunate since his design and voices were unique and interesting.
General Grievous (—19 BBY) was the Supreme Commander of the Droid Army of the Confederacy of Independent Systems during the Clone Wars. His body was a fusion of a powerful robotic structure and an organic brain, nervous system and sensory organs. Brilliant gold eyes with a reptilian black pupil and red sockets were the only visible reminder of his organic past.
The Kaleesh commander was taken to the planet Geonosis, where Poggle the Lesser and his Geonosian scientists implanted Grievous' brain, eyes, and vital organs into a duranium alloy body reminiscent of a Krath War Droid. In addition the Geonosians also altered his mentality and memories to make him more violent and vengeful. His blood was completely replaced by Jedi Master Sifo-Dyas' on order of Count Dooku. The cyborg project was funded by San Hill to create a military leader that could counter Count Dooku's growing political influence, although he presented the finished General Grievous as a twisted gift to Dooku. Though taken back by his appearance, Dooku was pleased and bestowed upon Grievous the title Supreme Commander of the Droid Armies, and planned to use him in his efforts to conquer the Republic. Grievous still displayed some of his Kaleesh heritage by adorning himself and his IG-100 MagnaGuards with the styles of masks and cloaks closely resembling those found amongst his people.
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