View Full Version : The Boba Fett/General Grevious Connection
11-11-2004, 09:46 PM
:eek: :eek: Holy Crud! :eek: :eek: I just noticed something. Now I figure I'm probably not the only eagle eyed fan that noticed this little detail, but I don't think its been mentioned on these forums before. Boba Fett fans are sure to be familiar with the Death's Head emblem that appears on his armor. Up until now I assume that nobody has given that symbol much second thought, and I'm sure that there is some EU stuff out there that may even attempt to explain it. But with the photos of General Grevious popping up everywhere I made this interesting connection. Here, check it out and you'll see what I mean!
Does anybody have any thoughts on this? I think the last I heard Boba Fett was not going to be in EIII but maybe that's changed. I just can't get myself to believe that this a coincidence. The resemblence between Fett's Death's Head emblem and General Grevious's face can't be accidental.
11-11-2004, 09:56 PM
That's really weird I never even thought about that but they look freakishly alike. That's one heck of a find and an interesting and maybe revealing one too.
11-11-2004, 11:08 PM
I agree. It looks too similar to be coincidental.
GL will probably deny it, but I think it's there.
11-11-2004, 11:26 PM
The skull acctually is supposed to look like the skull of the Reek. The Arena creature that tramples Jango, and ends up screwing up his backpack. Leading to it's malfunction when Jango attempts to fly away from Mace Windu. That's why the Reek was designed in the style it was for Attack of the Clones. To explain the skull. :)
MTFBWY and HH!!
Jar Jar Binks
11-12-2004, 07:38 AM
Maybe Grievous is the Reek. LOL j/k :p
11-12-2004, 09:08 AM
That's very bright of you to notice Sebulba. I'm sure everyone is trying to make up new theories about this.
11-12-2004, 11:13 AM
JJB, thanks for your response. I like your explanation too and it does make a lot of sense. :) But aside from the tusks, I don't see that much resemblence between the actual skull part and the reek's head. I still believe that there is more similarity between the skull image and Grevious's face. The round top and large eye sockets. How they both narrow down to the chin in the same way. The jagged little marks on the bottom of each ones chin. Even the tusk-like things on the sides are similar. Its as if someone in the art department was given Boba Fett's skull image and was told to create a droid version.
Was your explanation documented some where? If it was I would like to check it out.
11-12-2004, 01:32 PM
Heck maybe Boba kills Grevious and marks his shoulder as a reminder for the rest of the scum out there that he is the MAN!!! :D
11-12-2004, 01:50 PM
I might be wrong, but I think that symbol was actually supposed to be a Bantha skull. I can see why now it may be thought of as a Reek, buu I think the Greivous connection is simply a coincidence.
11-12-2004, 02:31 PM
I say there is some similarities between the skull and grievous, but i agree with tacmac, i remember everyone calling it a banta skull.
11-12-2004, 05:19 PM
But then why would Durge have it all over his chest? I think that is just the Mandalorian symbol, be it a reek or tauntaun or bantha. It looks startingly like Grievous, but I bet it's just a conicidence.
11-12-2004, 05:34 PM
I thin its coincidence cuase I knew that it was the "skull" of a Reek,... but maybe, there's a strange, crazy story behind it.
11-13-2004, 07:36 AM
Beyond the skull symbolism, the helmets of Fett, Grevious, Clonetroopers, and Stormtroopers all share some commonality. With the Clonetroopers obviously having their helmet being a mix of the Fett and Stormtrooper helmets, I can't help but notice that General Grevious's eye slots on his helmet are the same style as the OT Stormtroopers. Even in EPIII the Clonetroopers are beginning the helmet morph into the Stormtrooper/Grevious style eye slots. This most likely can be explained canonically as Darth Sidious simply giving a visual nod to some of his underlings that helped him the most.
I guess Lucas considers this a true blending of both sides in this divide and conquer conspiracy by having both the Confederates and the Old Republic share in one of the most defining symbols of the Empire (that being Stormtrooper helmets).
11-14-2004, 06:10 PM
I might be wrong, but I think that symbol was actually supposed to be a Bantha skull..That's what I thought the story was.
jedi master sal
11-15-2004, 03:40 PM
But we all know Lucas likes to tinker with the story and doesn't go by the EU. So why not have it be Grevious. Maybe Boba was in the militia under Grevious and when he (grevious) was killed, Boba paid homage to him, but having his skull moniker on the Mandolorian suit. He could have thought of Grevious as a second "father" to him. Certainly Boba pays homage to Jango, by keeping the armor, if only to have a different color scheme.
Ooh ooh here's a thought. Boba uses the original Jango suit unchanged, to start his bounty hunter career. It becomes known that the ghost of Jango has come back to "hunt". Little do people know it's really Boba. Finally Boba reveals that it was he all along (somehow, it doesn't really matter how). When this becomes known, people see that indeed Boba is just as good as Jango if not better. If he kills any Jedi in EP3, then that could certainly be used for him when staking claim to his being the "most feared bounty hunter in the galaxy."
I like the Grevious/Boba connection with the skull. Way better, IMHO, than a lame Bantha skull. I mean really, who here couldn't hit a Bantha from 30 yards out? They're a big, stupid and slow target. You can't get Boba's kind of rep from dispatching Banthas...
Oh and I heard that it was a Tauntaun skull, not a Bantha skull. That makes at least a little more sense. Shoot why not a Wampa Skull for that matter???
11-19-2004, 02:18 AM
:crazed: euh...because they're stinky and not really imposing unless you're a baby ewok
Could it be that the Skull is actually a symbol of the military leaders? The real ones not the ones that "fight" from behind a desk or, in this case, staring safely from one of your ship's panoramic windows
11-28-2004, 09:19 PM
it is similar, but Grievous' head design came from the shape of a spray nozzle from a bottle of glass cleaner.
and I always heard it was a Bantha Skull, too.
11-29-2004, 05:07 PM
It is definitely not a bantha skull. The Bantha's horns are neither tusks nor that far down beside the mouth. It is probably either a reek or general grievous, in my opinion.
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