Some villains are too good to just let die. And of course, if you have either (1) magic, or (2) technology, you have means of defying death!
Convenient how most games have one or other other, no?
Commentary by memnarch (who has not seen the movie)
Oh. My. Splanch.
I'm actually right about Phasma being Grievous??? Or at least having part of him in her? It's been almost 2 years since that comic, but I don't recall anyone else talking about the similarity at the time. Heck, I even forgot that I'd written that until I did a search to see if Grievous had been mentioned in the Episode so far! I guess I'm going to need to reread that "silly distraction" a lot more closely now. It makes sense in retrospect of course; stuff that's happened in a game still happened unless everyone's agreed to roll back the actions and ignore it.
And now I'm really curious how Phasma was picked to be a brain scan of Grievous/Valorum. Is she actually a robot or cyborg in the movies? Does she never actually remove that helmet? If so, that'd be a perfect character substitution. Like Darth Vader up until the face reveal at the end of Episode VI. And even then the Irregulars slightly edited the panel to change the eyes out to keep the character swap of Padmé consistent!
Finn: Who are you?
General Phasma: Ask yourself: Why, if Nute Gunray had perfected the art of copying a brain into a digital mind, would he not create a backup of his most valuable general?
General Phasma: The answer is: Of course he would.
General Phasma: Buzz, buzz.
Chewbacca: You’re General Grievous!
General Phasma: Grievous is gone. He was weak and foolish, half-human/half-robot, with an organic brain and heart.
General Phasma: I am half-robot/half-human, with a robotic brain and heart!
Zeppo: Geez. You’re like the adversary of Theseus.
General Phasma: An abnormally apt aphorism.
Zeppo: Crazy like the Minotaur!