This page is an archive of a community-wide discussion. This page is no longer live. Further comments or questions on this topic should be made in a new Knowledge Bank page rather than here so that this page is preserved as a historic record. Advanced Jedi Training Droid 6(Talk to my master) 03:46, June 16, 2014 (UTC)
The Clone Wars (the 2004 version) clearly shows us that Grievous' breathing problems began when Windu tore his ribs apart while he was kidnapping Palpatine. However, in the 2008 Clone Wars series, which in chronological terms takes place before the Battle of Coruscant, Grievous already presents those breathing problems. Why is that so? Is there a logical explanation, or is it a mistake on the part of Dave Filoni?—Unsigned comment by188.8.131.52 (talk • contribs).
Yes, it's a case of The Clone Wars tossing aside existing continuity for the sake of their own stories. CadeCalrayn 15:49, March 11, 2014 (UTC)
IIRC, following Grievous' portrayal in TCW, it was said that Grievous' mechanical body does not function well with his organic sac. However, I don't remember where that came from or if it's canon. Since TCW doesn't adhere to canon, we could only assume that they wanted to change his micro seires character to match his ROTS character. JangFett(Talk) 15:54, March 11, 2014 (UTC)
I am not rooting for dismissing canon, but a there are a few things in the original clone wars microseries probably could never be rightly called canon after a certain point, especially as things moved into the Labyrinth of Evil novel and its different, canon account about events on Coruscant at War's end. But that isn't a debate or point I want to make on this answer-with-fact-or-else forum some behave harshly on. Instead, I would point to (I believe) the commentary on Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, in which George Lucas and some others state the technology used to build Grievous was supposed to be more or less of a prototype of the technology that would create Vader, and so demonstrated glitches such as breathing which has nothing to do with a DROID getting Force Choked in interchangeable equipment. I understand some complaints about the Clone Wars nobody actually realizes the full scope of right now. But this one was always a bit dubious when you start taking fan perspective versus the original intent of the creators and a show that was great, but had a detail that may or may not really have bearing on the character of Grievous and traits of his lifesupport.184.108.40.206 19:50, March 25, 2014 (UTC)