Star Wars: 17 Things You Never Knew About Thrawn

Without Grand Admiral Thrawn, Star Wars might not be the major worldwide brand it is today. Here are some facts you didn't know about the character.

Grand Admiral Thrawn Star Wars Rebels Zero Hour

17 Thrawn Was Envisioned As The Opposite of the Emperor

Star Wars Rebels season 3 - Grand Admiral Thrawn

16 Thrawn Kicked Off the Expanded Universe

Star Wars Expanded Universe Admiral Thrawn Heir to the Empire

15 Fans Think Thrawn’s Name References His Creator

Star Wars Rebels Season 3 Through Imperial Eyes Thrawn

14 Lucasfilm Has Wanted To Bring Thrawn Back For Decades

Star Wars Rebels Season 3 Secret Cargo Thrawn

13 Thrawn Owns The Holy Grail

Thrawn and the Holy Grail

12 Thrawn Also Owns Some Star Wars Concept Art

Ralph McQuarrie Concept Art in Star Wars Rebels

11 Thrawn Cameos In Plenty of Video Games

Admiral Thrawn in Tie Fighter

10 Thrawn is Responsible for the First Order

Star Wars Rebels Season 3 Finale Zero Hour Thrawn

9 Thrawn's Voice Actor Was Nominated for an Annie Award

Star Wars Rebels season 3 Grand Admiral Thrawn Hera

8 Thrawn’s Voice Actor Is Galen Erso/Hannibal’s Brother

Charles Magnussen, Sherlock

7 Thrawn Was Among the First Non-Movie Characters To Become an Action Figure

Kenner Star Wars Poster Featuring Thrawn

6 Thrawn Worked With Anakin Skywalker

Star Wars Thrawn Anakin Skywalker

5 Thrawn is Available as a Lego Figure

The Phantom Lego Set

4 Thrawn Inspired An Entire Race in The Old Republic

A Chiss in The Old Republic

3 Thrawn Joined The Empire With Noble Intentions

Star Wars Rebels Thrawn A Chiss With A Plan

2 Thrawn Was the First Legends Character To Become Canon

Star Wars Rebels season 3 - Grand Admiral Thrawn

1 Coruscant Made Its Debut Alongside Thrawn

Coruscant - the Home of the Old Republic


  As exciting as Thrawn’s history might be, though, it’s exciting to see where the character goes in future. Now resurrected and able to escape his untimely assassination, Grand Admiral Thrawn is free to appear time and again throughout the Star Wars stories that will be told in coming years. While not all elements of his backstory have made it into modern canon, the future is looking bright for this red-eyed Imperial, and his continued opportunities to make life difficult for the Rebel Alliance and the New Republic. Do you want to see Thrawn make his big screen debut in Episode 8 or 9, or should he be left out of the live-action films? Let us know in the comments!

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