Topic: General Grievous' Origins got screwed up by the CW
I was browsing the updated version of the Cartoon Network/ Clone Wars when i came across this little piece of information in the Character Guide:
"A warlord from planet Kalee, General Grievous always wanted to be a Jedi, but lacked force sesitivity. Furious that his powers would never equal a Jedi's, Grievous vowed to destory the Order. He replaced his body parts with robotic limbs that give him super human strength and a agility. Now Grievous has the power to rival any Jedi."
(http://www.cartoonnetwork.com/tv_shows/starwars/index.html?episodeID=0 The quoted passage is in the Character Guide)
What a load of Crap! THIS is the real reason he had to have robotic parts welded on to him:
"Grievous' war record had attracted the attention of San Hill, Chairman of the InterGalactic Banking Clan. His contacts within Count Dooku's growing Separatist movement had caught the scent of profound galactic change in the air, and Hill began looking for leverage and advantage in the inevitable civil war that was brewing. He saw in Grievous a valuable asset. In exchange for supporting Kalee's staggering debts incurred in the planet's war with the Huks, the Banking Clan bought Grievous' eternal services as an intimidator and warrior.
It was this strong warrior spirit that transformed into profound anger, embarrassment and outrage that he should be crippled by so mundane a fate. General Grievous -- decorated champion of the Kaleesh, vanquisher of so many Huk warlords, grinder of the enemy's bones -- was fatally injured in a shuttle crash.
With his ally Poggle the Lesser, San Hill had targeted Grievous' shuttle for sabotage resulting in a terrible accident. Suspended in bacta, Grievous' shattered form was kept alive. He had not met an ignoble end; he was not cheated of a warrior's death. The technological wizards of the Banking Clan and the Geonosian foundries rebuilt him. They then presented their cyborg killer to Count Dooku as a gift."
All of this is from the SW databank and completly legit. (http://starwars.com/databank/character/ … index.html)
Is this the reason why General Grivious sucks so much in the series?
Is this what David Filoni considers the General to be? A whiny alien from a backwater planet who wanted to be a jedi? but couldent?