- "To defeat an enemy, you must know them. Not simply their battle tactics, but their history, philosophy, art."
Thrawn was a male Chiss naval officer who served in the Imperial Navy, holding the esteemed rank of Grand Admiral at the height of the Galactic Empire's power. Thrawn, who believed in the importance of understanding an enemy's culture, art, and philosophy to defeat them, was tasked with defeating the early rebellion against the Empire. He was considered to be one of the best strategists in the galaxy.
- "I will pull the rebels apart piece by piece."
A male of the Chiss species, Thrawn became an officer in the Imperial Navy some time after the formation of the Galactic Empire. At some point before the Battle of Yavin, Thrawn held the esteemed rank of "Grand Admiral", one of the highest positions in the Imperial armed forces, despite the xenophobia and prejudice the empire had against certain alien species. In the years prior to the outbreak of the Galactic Civil War, Thrawn fought against the Free Ryloth movement led by Cham Syndulla, who himself underestimated the abilities and effective battle strategies of the Chiss admiral. In combatting the Twi'leks, Thrawn was observed to have utilized far more precise tactics when compared to other Imperials that Syndulla had faced before him. Thrawn believed that the key to defeating an enemy was not just to understand their battle tactics, but also their history, culture and art. He was tasked with defeating the early rebellion against the Galactic Empire, and he vowed to tear them apart. While doing so, he served alongside Governor Arihnda Pryce of Lothal.
Personality and traitsEdit
Grand Admiral Thrawn was a member of the Chiss species and possessed a calm and collected demeanor. He was a brilliant strategist, known for his anticipation of enemy attacks and his own tactical precision. Aside from that, he was also known to have a strong appreciation of art.
Behind the scenesEdit
Thrawn is a character created by author Timothy Zahn. He was first introduced in the Star Wars Legends novel Heir to the Empire, part of The Thrawn Trilogy. He will make his first canon appearance in the third season of the animated television series Star Wars Rebels, voiced by Lars Mikkelsen. Zahn is also writing a canon novel titled Thrawn about the character. Executive producer Dave Filoni first expressed interest in using Thrawn in 2010, while producing Star Wars: The Clone Wars.