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Grand Admiral Thrawn by SteveArgyle Grand Admiral Thrawn by SteveArgyle
Here we see Grand Admiral Thrawn, deeply contemplating his strategy in navigating the contents of the Imperial Flagship's refrigerator.

"We meet again, mystery Tupperware. While I fear opening you may very well open the gates to the Hell of Fatally Malodorous Leftovers, my curiosity compels me…"

Thrawn was rushed to the infirmary after whiffing what chemists later discovered to be seven year old Gammorian crab salad.

For Star Wars Galaxies. Copyright Lucas Arts and Sony Online Entertainment. Art directed by Roger Chamberlain and Derek Herring.

Fleet of Star Destroyers by "Discount Engines of Intergalactic Genocide, Co." A subsidiary of the Disney Corporation.
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John-the-Enforcer Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2017
Grand Admiral Thrawn...certainly interesting to see this guy appear in "Star Wars Rebels"...

What's interesting to note that he's one of the rare examples of the Empire allowing an alien among their ranks, never mind, to such a rank as Grand Admiral.  He had to be doing something right to earn such a title.
gibbs615 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2017
This smug son of a bitch is REALLY getting on my nerves always knowing everything the rebels do or even BEFORE they do it!:upset He just needs to DIE next season!!!:angry  
John-the-Enforcer Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2017
Well, considering we haven't seen him in "The Force Awakens" or in what little we've seen from "The Last Jedi", I think it's safe to say that he didn't last past Palpatine's demise.
gibbs615 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2017
That BETTER be true!:x (Mad) 
John-the-Enforcer Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2017
And considering we've only seen the Empire and First Order as an all-humans club, anyway...
MeetTheMaskedMan Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2016
PineyCreek Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Literally, the only reason I watched Star Wars: Rebels. Now if they put Captain Pelleaon, I'll forgive the show for being about another annoying emo teenager.
Darkdealer65 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2016
that would be interesting

would also like to see Jerec and Xizor at one point
4eyes0soul Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Grand Admiral Thrawn put too much trust in a race loyal only because of lies. You don't use a bodyguard who doesn't know he wants to kill you yet.

It would have worked if it weren't for that and the madness of the clone Jorus C'baoth.

Not "artistically done" enough.
KnightOfGames Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2016
LOL, now they've added him into that crappy show from the inferior Disney timeline.
Disney's story can't hold a candle to the real Star Wars timeline. RIP Star Wars, you died in 2012.
Darkdealer65 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2016
that's not to say that some elements of the original timeline could be considered canon:

Shadows of the Empire

Rogue Squadron trilogy (except for the post-Endor mission in the first game)

the original Star Tours
DaemonAngel Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
:D Grand Admiral Thrawn. Lives.…
WilliamFDrake Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2015
So good. But its sad, that he isn't in the official canon. Best Star 'Wars villain after Vader!
Omegaman120 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2016
He's been Re-canonized for Star Wars Rebels season 3!
WilliamFDrake Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2016
Great thing!
Omegaman120 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2016
And he's getting a new book written by his creator!
Leaf-Fairweather Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2016
Don't lose hope! It's possible he may be canonized yet! There's already hints of the KoTOR era being canonized.
darthsylver Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014
This one is even more hilarious now that star wars is owned by Disney.
SoveriegnofTruth Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015
Now all we need is a kitten
lordhoban Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014
Favorite Thrawn image I've seen so far! 
jnastay Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013
Really cool Thrawn...hope the new movies use him
SoveriegnofTruth Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015
Disney says the expanded universe is dead
XavierPrice Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This isn't even my final formation.
VoadorChama Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love how absolutely epic and cool and mysterious and perfect this picture is.....and then the description is something that makes me laugh my head off. :XD:
Sanctus-Hospes Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013
Grand Admiral Thrawn. My all-time favorite Star Wars character (OF ALL TIME)!

I've seen this picture around the internet for years, never looked into who draw it. Bravo and thanks! (Even though I'm pretty sure it wasn't for me)
SoveriegnofTruth Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015
I agree,I have many faves and he is one
Harrkonen Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013
I don't usually enjoy humorous anecdotes with serious pictures...but when I do they're usually this. XD
WolfScribble Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
love your description.. its almost as epic as your artwork :lmao:
awsome picture !!!
Pkmn2Legacy Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012
Now, imagine if the Empire had been using Thrawn fully from the start instead of being so absorbed into their anti-alien politics...
Brutechieftan Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Don't mess witht he Chiss
NullUser Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012
Wow... just wow.
You portray Thrawn almost perfectly.
TheElevatedDeviant Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011
"You require my expertise?"
-Thrawn, at the Battle of Alderaan.
"Xizor is dead."
Thrawn, at the third battle of Carida.
EEHills Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the effect of the lighting here. Most artistically done!
Ghilemear Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011
I want to fav all of your art for the Artist Comments alone, much less the outstanding spectacle and technique that is your art.
Kersey475 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011
Efficient, calculating, affable, intelligent, pragmatic, cultured, affable, and respected are all words that describe the greatest Star Wars villain ever!

Personally, I think they should adapt "The Thrawn Trilogy" into either a series or a movie (but only if Timothy Zahn is on board)

Thrawn is defintly one of the greatest villains of all time. Whenever I create a story idea, the three characters I tend to use as basic templates for my villains are Iago ("Othello"), Hans Gruber ("Die Hard"), and Grand Admiral Thrawn ("Star Wars")
Tomaolykos Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
His eyes are so hypnotic...
Sirix2011 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
love this picture, thrawn is a fantastic character.
millenia89 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011
KaizokuShojo Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011   Traditional Artist
Nice. The glow and fleet really adds to it.

And, Disney....XDD That was great.
niner9 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
who did you use as a reference for the build of his face?
it reminds me a lot of H. P. Lovecraft

also, amazing work . . . thrawn is such an underrated character
Drew47AT Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Well done! I find this to be very amusing indeed. On one hand, this shows Thrawn as a military genius look at a battle screen commanding his forces, but as per the description, Thrawn seems interested at what ever leftovers appeal to him.
Gurlow Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011
Thrawn needs to be in a movie srsly
FizzOHara Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Most awesome pic ever of my favorite character!
halnarthax87 Featured By Owner May 7, 2011
You know, that was about the image I got every time Timmy Zahn described Thrawn's eyes... glowing red and always narrowing. Perfect.
His eyes reminds me of another great scifi villain. Those eyes aren't evil like the sith either, they show a mind that runs purely on logic and knowledge of human psychology, just like the red eye of HAL 9000. Very cool.
SithJammies Featured By Owner May 5, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
0.o *bows before the Grand Admiral*
I am in awe...
SinfulEmotions Featured By Owner May 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
One of my FAVORITE Wars characters...ALMOST as bad as a Mandalorian...ALMOST lol
hortrorog Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011
My lord *__*
AniDragon Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Niiiice. Very bad-ass.
Darkmesna Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011
*sigh* I remember the time when I was a wee little Tie pilot who served under him. Crazy-strategist i must say...
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