Star Wars’ General Grievous = Warhammer 40,000’s Necron Lord

General Grievous from Star Wars, first apperance 2005:

Compare to the Necron Lord(s) from Warhammer 40,000, first appearance 1998:

Both are elite robot warrior/commanders consisting of the mind/brain/soul of a formerly organic sentient piloting a skeletal mechanical body.

And just for fun…


(Compare usual colour scheme below)

And similarly:

See also similar comparison at Enchanted’s Queen Narissa = Final Fantasy 8’s Sorceress Edea.

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2 Responses to “Star Wars’ General Grievous = Warhammer 40,000’s Necron Lord”

  1. Julian Hasan Says:

    I have noticed that necrons are like General Grevious after all they put there organs in a robot body

  2. Scotttcast Says:

    IIRC according to the Wikis, the Necron are just the souls trapped in a metal body.

    No organic material, which is why they have the We’ll Be Back ability to reform after destruction.

    After all, they’re the 40k scifi expy of the Tomb Kings from Warhammer Fantasy – spirits living on in dead bodies, with an Egyptian aesthetic.

    Warhammer and 40k are so old that basically almost everything else copies THEM;

    Warcraft (which was planned as an RTS of Warhammer)

    Starcraft (Terran = Space Marines, Protoss = Eldar, Zerg = Tyranids)

    Pirates of the Caribbean (Vampire Coast)

    Of course, Warhammer itself takes notes from things like Terminator, Aliens, Starship Troopers, Lord of the Rings, and even Disney’s Cinderella (the way Skaven repeat words like the mice do).

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