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Why does General Grievous say “Ah yes, the negotiator?”

Because that's his nickname out in the galaxy. Obi-Wan's diplomatic skills, specifically his reputation for preventing and stopping battles without using a single weapon, earn him the appellation &...
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Why does General Grievous have four arms?

Grievous is a Kaleesh warrior who was severely injured when his shuttle was sabotaged by agents of Count Dooku so they could transform him into an "enhanced cybernetic being" and train him ...
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Why does General Grievous say “Ah yes, the negotiator?”

The "Negotiations" are a euphemism for fighting. The theme of "Negotiations" with relevance to Anakin and Obi-Wan appears in both The Phantom Menace and Attack of the Clones. At ...
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How does General Grievous survive in space?

Per the official novelization, Grievous' organs were enclosed and pressurized: Grievous, though, had no need to breathe, nor had he any fear of his body fluids boiling in the vacuum-the pressurized ...
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Why does General Grievous have blue and green lightsabers instead of a red lightsaber?

The lightsabers are indeed trophies taken from Jedi. Grievous provided a not-so-subtle hint that the lightsabers he carried with him were trophies when he encountered Obi-Wan and Anakin on the bridge ...
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Why does General Grievous have four arms?

Out-of-universe The filmmakers' intent in giving Grievous four arms was to make him stand out by virtue of his combat style: "Because he was the main action villain, we needed to create a ...
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Why did Grievous tell Obi-Wan he was trained in the Jedi arts when Obi-Wan already knew?

Bad guys brag about how badass they are and how outclassed the hero is all the time, even if the person they're facing already knows them. It's common enough that TVTropes has a long list of examples. ...
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Why does General Grievous have blue and green lightsabers instead of a red lightsaber?

Grievous isn't able to craft his own lightsabers and has to settle for taking them from the corpses of his Jedi opponents as trophies. This explains their colours. We have confirmation from the ...
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What happened to General Grievous's fighter?

Main canon The last that's heard of the fighter is that it was used to transport Obi-Wan from Utapau to the Sundered Heart. But Obi-Wan Kenobi killed the Separatist general before he could get away. ...
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How does General Grievous survive in space?

Grievous' organs are well pressurized and encased in a Duranium chest plating. The book entitled: Star Wars: The New Essential Guide to Droids by Daniel Wallace provides these details. Here ...
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Why didn't General Grievous intervene during the fight of Darth Tyranus vs Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi?

According to the film's official novelisation, Dooku ordered Grievous not to intervene. Dooku was, in turn, acting on orders from Palpatine who (unbeknownst to Grievous) was trying to provoke a duel ...
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How many Jedi did General Grievous kill?

TL;DR - Canon: 1 - Legends: 49 (plus some younglings) Canon During his career, General Grievous fought many Jedi, managed to capture, if only temporarily, several of them (Adi Gallia, Eeth Koth, ...
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Why does General Grievous have blue and green lightsabers instead of a red lightsaber?

Two reasons: First, as commonly discussed, the lightsabers are taken from the Jedi he captures or kills. In the deleted scene in RoTS, before Anakin and Obi-Wan find Palpatine on the ship above ...
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How wide and deep was the Pau City sinkhole?

The Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know factbook states that the city is 11 layers deep. There's also a mention in the Star Wars - Complete Locations book that the docking bays can ...
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Why didn't Obi-Wan use more Force powers when he fought General Grievous?

Obi-Wan uses a very defensive fighting style; look at any fight he participates in, and you'll see he's very rarely on the attack from the start. He'll wait for an opening and then strike, giving his ...
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How many Jedi did General Grievous kill?

Canon: LEAST POSSIBLE MINIMUM: 13 Jedi -13 Jedi is the absolute minimum and its almost 100% sure that it were more as it assumes that all his lightsabers he used in the clone wars 2008 series were ...
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Why didn't the Jedi Council send a team of Jedi to go after General Grievous?

Obi-Wan Kenobi had mastered the lightsaber form III "Soresu" as no other Jedi did in the order and was therefore known to have the best lightsaber defense in the galaxy. This particular fighting style ...
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Where did General Grievous first make himself known to the Jedi in the Disney Canon?

Unknown The chronologically first appearance of Grievous appears to be "Rising Malevolence," Episode 1.02 of the Clone Wars (2008 series) In "Rising Malevolence," Count Dooku is seen commanding the ...
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Why does General Grievous have blue and green lightsabers instead of a red lightsaber?

Yes, they were trophies acquired from the Jedi. In fact, the first blue lightsaber was taken from Master Sifo-Dyas by Count Dooku himself, and later handed over to Grievous as a gift. Wookieepedia ...
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If General Grievous is such a terrible military commander, why is he left in charge?

Keep in mind that the war isn't meant to be "won", just prolonged long enough to create the conditions Palpatine needs to turn the Republic into the Empire. Since he's playing the war from both sides ...
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Why does General Grievous have blue and green lightsabers instead of a red lightsaber?

Grievous took them from Jedi he defeated in the Clone Wars. The deleted scene from Episode III in the other question is related to this scene from the 2003 Clone Wars cartoon series. This is how Shaak ...
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Is General Grievous based on Georgios Grivas?

  Unlikely. Doubt that Lucas even know about this relatively minor historical figure. With General Grievous, I wanted somebody who was reminiscent of what Anakin is going to become, which ...
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How wide and deep was the Pau City sinkhole?

I think I've finally discovered the right answer for the depth issue. I just watched this documentary, in which Visual Effects Supervisor John Knoll says: We had a sinkhole that was about six feet ...
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How does General Grievous survive in space?

His eyes are protected by this slimy film that slides over his exposed eye balls. This A, keeps them hydrated so grievous isn’t tempted to blink while in combat and B, protects his eyes from any harm ...
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