The Grandsire Strikes Back (Le Pire Contre-Attaque in the original French, “Grandsire” being an unofficial English rendition of that name) is a book.


Sold for $20 a copy, The Grandsire Strikes Back is the second of a trilogy of incredibly successful novels based on the true adventures of outer-space hero Buck Skyrunner and his sidekick Countess Leïla.

Among other plot details, it showcased the revelation that Leïla was actually Buck's cousin (something neither knew up until then). The ‘common fan misconception’ that Buck and Leïla were dating up until then persisted well after the book's release.

Behind the scenesEdit

Le Pire Contre-Attaque is mentioned in the 2006 story Daughter of the Phantom Blot, which has never been officially printed in English.

Its original name is transparently a pun on the French title of the second Star Wars movie, L'Empire Contre-Attaque - replacing “l'Empire" (“the Empire”) with the similar-sounding "le Pire" (“the Worst”). The title of The Grandsire Strikes Back is an unofficial speculation which strives to keep the pun intact by sound like the original English title of the spoofed movie, The Empire Strikes Back.

In the Disney universe, Grandsire features the reveal of Leïla and Buck's blood ties, while it is the third adventure, Return of the Necktie, which shows one of the two is the child of the antagonist, the Phantom Blot. This flips the order of reveals from the actual Star Wars, where Empire saw the reveal that Luke was the son of antagonist Darth Vader while the introduction of Luke and Leia's being related waited until Return of the Jedi.

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