Articles, Blog

Why General Grievous Coughs so much

November 8, 2019

Throughout the clone wars, and especially
in revenge of the sith, General grievous is always coughing as if he just took a massive
hit from Jabba’s Hookah pipe. So why is this the case? Well in Canon, the cough was the result of
his intensive cybernetics, which put a strain on his remaining organs, including his lungs,
resulting in his frequent cough. It’s that such intensive cybernetics on
an individual have rarely been done before, so imperfections were common. However, by the time Darth Vader’s cybernetics
were implemented, the technology for them vastly improved, resulting in easier breathing. Though there were of course other problems
Vader faced while in his suit, so the technology wasn’t perfect even then. From a behind the scenes standpoint, George
Lucas and his team included the cough to let the audiences know that Grievous was a cyborg
and not a robot. They also wanted to show the flaws of having
cyborg prosthetics, and that they were usually only used after sustained injuries. Possibly foreshadowing Anakin’s fate at
the end of the movie. In Legends, Grievous originally didn’t posses
a cough. Rather he obtained it during the Battle of
Coruscant, where after he was successful in kidnapping Palpatine, Mace Windu crushed Grievous’
chest through the force in a failed attempt to rescue the Supreme Chancellor. Having his chest crushed not only damaged
his lungs to where he obtained a vicious cough, but it also forced him to be hunched over
for long periods of time. This injury also explained why he was so weak
in the revenge of the sith movie, when in the 2003 clone wars cartoon he was a killing

You Might Also Like


  • Reply Killer47297 bob March 1, 2018 at 7:27 pm

    Be careful not to choke on your aspirations general

  • Reply cannedguds March 22, 2018 at 8:11 am

    Legends version!

  • Reply Ace Martiney April 21, 2018 at 7:47 pm

    Even at full power he would’ve lost to Obi wan though

  • Reply MrKarnator April 23, 2018 at 7:11 am

    It's all becuse Lucas did not want Grievous to outshine Vader. Simple awnser.

  • Reply Father Loaf May 1, 2018 at 10:27 pm

    He Has Bronchitis.

  • Reply Mammoth Supremacy 55 June 11, 2018 at 3:32 pm

    I believe in the legends. The canon is not canon.

  • Reply AnimeWolfgamer June 16, 2018 at 8:19 am

    Eh prefer legends version on this one.

  • Reply Lucas Souter July 4, 2018 at 10:11 am

    legends 🙂

  • Reply Reece 2105 July 9, 2018 at 3:45 pm

    Everyone should know this

  • Reply HANHdrew July 30, 2018 at 12:47 pm

    Maaaan legends is so much better what the fuck.

  • Reply Daruhor Blackwater August 12, 2018 at 5:32 pm

    This name is perfect

  • Reply Maniak August 12, 2018 at 8:57 pm

    Grievous: Time to abandon smoking!

  • Reply Phil Collins August 22, 2018 at 10:24 pm

    Because he smokes too much. There I saved you 1:36 seconds of your life You're welcome!

  • Reply ShamanMcLamie September 10, 2018 at 1:47 pm

    Every time he coughs it's George Lucas. During production George Lucas had Bronchitis and it gave them the idea to give Grievous his famous coughing.

  • Reply matthew mann October 10, 2018 at 9:21 pm

    The Legends Version has a better explanation to it

  • Reply pilkers2 October 28, 2018 at 1:42 pm

    I prefere cannon because I don’t like seeing grievous as weak

  • Reply Jonah Young November 4, 2018 at 1:54 pm

    I think the legends on is better because there is more depth

  • Reply Chulan Harmy Putra November 20, 2018 at 7:16 am

    My dad told me he smoked much. xD

  • Reply mrkiky November 29, 2018 at 2:56 pm

    In another video you said that Darth Vader's suit is less technologically advanced than General Grievous' robotics.

  • Reply Padawan Mara Vladu December 28, 2018 at 10:33 pm

    Ooooo, Master Windu😮

  • Reply Kenny Flanders February 2, 2019 at 4:33 am

    Obviously he had Asthma

  • Reply Stigma Custom Collectibles February 18, 2019 at 8:46 pm

    That hooka spice is strong.

  • Reply DragonCyclone February 19, 2019 at 6:33 pm

    when you get a cough drop ad before this video

  • Reply Penguin Fluffy February 23, 2019 at 3:39 am

    He was just feeling a little under the weather, that’s all.

  • Reply leon4000 March 1, 2019 at 4:47 am

    I first noticed Grievous's coughing after 2003 Star Wars Clone Wars. I remember watching revenge of the sith, and seeing Grievous come in with that cough, made me remember why he had it bad, because Mace Windu messed his plates up so bad with his force crush that the crushed plates also cut up his internal organs, making him suffer internal damage and gave him such a nasty coughing that would remain for the rest of his life. It also severely weakened him before he could be properly healed, as Obi-Wan was making his entrance at the time to face him.

  • Reply hotelmario bestgame March 3, 2019 at 8:50 am

    Right before this I got an ad for cough drops

  • Reply Polis Ranger March 4, 2019 at 6:01 pm

    I got a cough drop ad for this.

  • Reply MikeMic productions March 5, 2019 at 7:49 pm

    Legends is always true.

  • Reply Brother Bango March 12, 2019 at 2:24 am

    Persistent Dramatic Cough

  • Reply lololol3221 prkl March 13, 2019 at 8:33 pm

    Legends version is so much better

  • Reply Chad lad March 22, 2019 at 7:23 pm

    I got a cough drop ad lol

  • Reply Diontre Boyce March 24, 2019 at 1:34 am

    I just saw a cough drop Comercial. Lmfo.

  • Reply DELTREX THE WOLF March 28, 2019 at 1:39 am

    hey guy want to know something funny before the video of general grievous coughs started there was an ad was about medicine for coughs what a coincidence i think that general grievous should take cepacol

  • Reply Kinda Blizzard March 28, 2019 at 5:05 pm

    I got cepocal cough drop ad before I watched this..

  • Reply Frostfire May 7, 2019 at 12:27 pm

    Legends. All decent Clone Wars material is canon too me no matter what they say. Also I hate Disney.

  • Reply TofuBoi 86 June 4, 2019 at 5:11 am

    He never watched those fucking vape ads

  • Reply The Stickfigure June 15, 2019 at 4:42 am

    I'm an canon fan so I don't give a shut what legends does

  • Reply eduard mrazek August 9, 2019 at 8:13 pm

    Legends is a lot better in this and grievouses portrayal overall imo

  • Leave a Reply