He's dead. Ultimately, Maul is able to mortally wound Qui-Gon and knock Obi-Wan down into a shaft, but the latter uses the Force to propel himself out of the pit, and equip himself with Qui-Gon's lightsaber to bisect Maul, sending the two parts of his body falling down the shaft.[7]. Star Wars Rebels: Darth Maul Was Originally Going to Die in Season 2 News Darth Maul was originally marked for death in the Star Wars Rebels season 2 finale, says showrunner Dave Filoni. Maul nearly had his revenge when he came to Tatooine in search of Kenobi. Facebook Twitter Pinterest Reddit. Following a struggle, Maul and Ezra managed to reach the entrance of the cave. After the Inquisitors retreat, Maul suggests to the Jedi that they team up, telling them that he cannot defeat Darth Vader on his own. However, he survives the fall and escapes Malachor in the Eighth Brother's TIE fighter. As a Dathomirian Zabrak male, he was a Nightbrother and had two blood brothers, Feral and Savage Opress. After losing both his brother and mother, Maul returned to Mandalore where he engaged with the former Jedi Padawan Ahsoka Tano and fled after Order 66 was activated in the Clone Troopers. His plan is ultimately successful as he tracks Ezra through the desert and the latter is rescued by Obi-Wan. However, Ezra's compassion and loyalty to his friends angered Maul, who chastised his apprentice as a "disappointment" for refusing to break the chains of the past. [8] Sometime after Maul's death on Tatooine, Sabine met Bo-Katan Kryze, a former member of Death Watch, and believed she was worthy of wielding the Darksaber. However, he is followed by General Grievous and his droids, who battle with Maul and the Mandalorians. When Obi-Wan Kenobi kills Darth Maul in season three of Rebels, what does Darth Maul mean when he says "he will avenge us"? Maul commands her to meet with him on Dathomir and tells her that they will work more closely from that point forward, igniting his lightsaber. Maul's escape from the Spire appeared in the comic book Darth Maul—Son of Dathomir 1, written by Jeremy Barlow and published by Dark Horse Comics on May 21, 2014. Darth Maul is a 4-issue comics series published by Dark Horse Comics featuring Darth Maul. In Monday’s (March 5) season 4 finale, fans got a glimpse of what the future will bring for the Rebels. After his escape from the Separatists with the Death Watch's help and the downfall of his criminal empire (as depicted in the comic Darth Maul: Son of Dathomir), Maul returns to ruling Mandalore and manages to rebuild the Shadow Collective, albeit not as powerful as before, this time consisting of the Pyke Syndicate, the Black Sun, and the Crimson Dawn, led by Dryden Vos. Later, Maul's vendetta towards Kenobi led him use his mastery of the Force to lure Ezra to Tatooine. Maul was born to Mother Talzin and raised as a Nightbrother on Dathomir, before being taken away by Sith Lord Darth Sidious as an apprentice. While they put up a fierce fight, Maul and his minions are ultimately overwhelmed by the droids. So the fight is a recreation of when Maul killed Qui-Gon but Kenobi has figured out how to beat Maul's technique. He serves as the main antagonist of the first half of the "Siege of Mandalore" story-arc (set during Revenge of the Sith),[17] where he and his Mandalorian super commandos find themselves under siege by Bo-Katan's Death Watch faction, and part of the 501st Clone Legion, led by former Jedi Ahsoka Tano and Commander Rex. Del Rey aired a TV commercial for the novel in 1999. Despite the fact that he has dropped his "Darth" title by the time of Rebels, most marketing, concept art, and merchandise continues to refer to him as Darth Maul. However, he sought entirely to manipulate Ezra and use him to further his own agenda, and attempted to kill Kanan on two occasions in order to be free of influence in attempting to do so. Before his first birthday, Talzin gave Maul and his brother Opress their first tattoos. The main plot follows Maul's quest to kill his first Jedi, allying himself with several bounty hunters and facing a crime lord along the way. Kanan begs Ezra to look away before he sees too much of the dark side, while Maul tells him to ignore Kanan and keep looking. In his story, Maul poses as a member of a criminal cartel to kill a Force-sensitive thief for Darth Sidious, and experiences a vision of an alternate life as a peace-keeping Jedi, which he denies, much to Sidious' content. Finding a renewed sense of determination, Maul persevered and resumed his search for Kenobi. During a confrontation with Ahsoka, Maul reveals that he had hoped for Kenobi to come instead, and mentions Darth Sidious, before fleeing. One story, "Old Wounds", depicts Maul with longer horns on his head, having survived his bisection at Obi-Wan's hands, with his missing bottom half replaced with cybernetic legs, similar to those of General Grievous (and his eventual revival in The Clone Wars). As the first apprentice of Darth Sidious, we thought we’d seen the last of him on Naboo after he faced off with Obi-Wan Kenobi, but the Force had other plans for him. Maul then took Ezra to the ruins of the Nightsister Lair and explained that he was the last survivor of the Nightsisters. After Savage dies from his wounds, Sidious reminds Maul of the Rule of Two, and tells him that he has been replaced. Darth Maul's head originally had feathers, based on prayer totems, but the Creature Effects crew led by Nick Dudman interpreted those feathers as horns, modifying his features into those common in popular depictions of the devil. 'Star Wars: The Clone Wars' shows his life after vivisection", "Entertainment Weekly – Darth Maul Lives! That's it. In a swift duel, Obi-Wan fatally wounds Maul. Darth Maul showing up in The Mandalorian seems like a wild idea offhand, but less so, once you dig into how it could happen. Facial tattoos, cranial horns, red-rimmed yellow eyes, red skin, two cybernetic legs, Fearsome, ruthless, dark, calculating, cruel, patient, aggressive, violent, selfish, overconfident, serious, cold, cunning, arrogant, sinister, deceitful, treacherous, devious, manipulative, wise, highly intelligent, To destroy his enemies once and for all and gain power. At that point, Kanan and Sabine entered the cave and opened fire on the spirits. He was a successful assassin, yet was bisected by Obi-wan. The final drawing had McCaig's own face, with the skin removed, and some Rorschach experimentation (dropping ink onto paper, folding it in half then opening). He was not above taunting such "allies," as evidenced by his calling Ahsoka "Lady Tano" in mockery of her departure from the Jedi Order and referring to Kanan as "Master Jedi.". After Ezra and Chopper had left, Maul remarked on the destitute conditions in which Kenobi lived and considered the possibility of leaving Kenobi "festering in [his] squalor." Managing to board a Hammerhead Corvette, Maul interrogated one of the rebels onboard, forcing him to reveal the location of the rebel freighter, and Ezra's home, the Ghost. Then, Maul reveals his intention to take Ezra as his apprentice, having already tricked him into activating the temple. He later sends his Shadow Collective lieutenants into hiding, warning them of the Galactic Empire that is about to be created, and has another confrontation with Ahsoka in his throne room, where he warns her about the rise of the Empire as well and proposes that they join forces to try and stop Sidious. Maul was able to use his mastery of the Force to create apparitions of himself. Maul was a capable manipulator, a skilled strategist, and had political skills from his time as Sidious' apprentice, and managed to form the Shadow Collective in a surprisingly short amount of time. On the Wookieepedia page, it lists his death at 0 BBY, but that's only during a story in Star Wars Tales 9, where Vader travels to a planet and is ambushed by Sith fanatics with Maul resurrected. With that, Maul died. Darth Maul returns in preview for the Star Wars Rebels season 2 finale . However, he still has a tendency to underestimate his enemies, as shown when Kanan was able to force him off the edge of the temple despite being blind. Maul flying away from Malachor in the Eighth Brother's TIE Advanced v1. Maul used his lightsaber skills to strike down several Tusken Raiders but proved no match for the seasoned Kenobi, who quickly slew him in combat. Landing in a canyon at night, he discovered the fragment of the Sith Holocron that Maul had planted as bait to lure him in. Maul and Obi-Wan Kenobi seeing each other after a decade. Although he is captured by his former master Sidious, who came to see him as a rival, he manages to escape and rebuild his criminal empire. In 2005, Dark Horse Comics published Star Wars: Visionaries, a compilation of non-canonical short comics made by the creators of Revenge of the Sith. After Ezra awoke, Kenobi told the boy that he believed Maul had manipulated Ezra into leading him to him. Maul also hoped to take Ezra as his apprentice. 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While he initially tells Ezra that his advanced age has diminished his abilities, this is later revealed to be an affectation not unlike that previously employed by Yoda, as Maul's walking stick serves mainly to disguise a double-bladed Lightsaber created to replace his original weapon. Desiring hope, Maul kidnapped Ezra and Kanan's rebel companions in a successful effort to force them to surrender the Sith holocron and Kanan's Jedi holocron. In his own words this is his endgame. Upon surveying the scene, Maul feels no trace of Pavan in the Force, not realizing that the carbonite hibernation has made his lifeforce undetectable. Underestimating Kanan, Maul declared that he would finish off the Jedi quickly. Ahsoka Tano makes her first appearance in Star Wars Rebels in the show's first season finale,… It was also published in the back of the paperback edition of Michael Reaves' Darth Maul: Shadow Hunter. Maul, for his part, is ordered by Sidious to retrieve the holocron and kill Pavan and anyone else who might have the information. Maul is the first main character from the films to die in either. His skills paled in comparison to Sidious, however, even after Maul declared himself the true Lord of the Sith. Season 2, Episode 1 & 2. Figure it out. Heeding his master's warning, Ezra closed his eyes, causing the energy from the holocrons to explode and giving Maul a chance to escape. The possessed Kanan and Sabine then attacked Maul and Ezra. Zabrak The scheme works, and Talzin is able to restore herself to her physical form, but she sacrifices herself to save Maul. Maul, with Ahsoka's assistance, slew the Fifth Brother while Kanan damaged the Eight Brother's lightsaber. The rest of the rebels promptly rushed into the cargo hold and started firing at him, but Maul managed to deflect one of the bolts into the control interface, deactivating the magnets. Maul and Ezra Bridger combine the holocrons. Star Wars Rebels: Dave Filoni on Ahsoka's Fate, Maul's Return and Much More Rebels' EP on who lived, who died and how an unseen Clone Wars storyline factored in. between the shows is allowed (welcomed, even). In answer to another question I said that Maul chose suicide by Kenobi. He encourages the boy to use the dark side, and leads him into an ancient Sith temple, where they discover a holocron that Maul claims can give them the knowledge needed to defeat the Sith. Having ended up on a junkyard planet of Lotho Minor via a dumpster craft, Maul has suffered from amnesia since Obi-Wan defeated him. Aside from the films and television series, the character appears in various canon and non-canon Star Wars media over the years, such as books, comics, and video games. Maul manages to track down her starship to Tatooine, where he briefly duels Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn (Liam Neeson), who was assigned to protect the Queen, near the ship's landing zone, but Qui-Gon ultimately escapes aboard the ship. Solo was 10 years after before A New Hope. After the holocrons were destroyed, Maul discovered another way to get the information he needed. Bo-Katan, still haunted by Maul using the saber to kill two people close to her, refused. Kenobi confirmed that this was the case. Last Appearance https://starwarsrebels.fandom.com/wiki/Maul?oldid=96804, Maul was the first main character originating from the films to die in one of the animated, Maul's current lightsaber was the same design that was used by. The story follows Maul in his mission to destroy the leadership of the well-feared crime syndicate Black Sun. A powerful Zabrak Sith Lord and Darth Sidious' first known apprentice, he first appeared in Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace (1999), portrayed by Ray Park and voiced by Peter Serafinowicz. Maul scolded Ezra for his hesitation, warning him that it could cost him his life or the life of his friends in the future. Considering the popularity of The Mandalorian and its place in the Star Wars timeline, there is a high probability that Maul will appear in the series sooner or later. Later, Maul is sent to Naboo to assist the Trade Federation when they face hostile opposition from the Queen and her men, and once again duels Qui-Gon, along with his apprentice Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor). Exasperated by the sympathy and compassion of the young man towards his friends, Maul told Ezra that he had disappointed him before leaving to find Obi-Wan.[5]. You're a idiot. A short while later, Ezra and Chopper were discovered by Kenobi, who was riding a Dewback. Following his defeat in The Phantom Menace, Maul is driven to insanity and becomes a cyborg, but is rescued by his brother Savage Opress during the Clone Wars. The series is set in the shortly before the Battle of Naboo in Episode I – The Phantom Menace. Maul killed Jinn, but was cut in half by Obi-Wan and sent plummeting down a vast reactor shaft. Maul and Savage overpower Obi-Wan and Ventress, but Maul lets them go, deciding to await another opportunity.[16]. Darth Maul is one of the most evil and enigmatic characters in the Star Wars mythos. Darth Maul, later simply Maul, is a fictional character and a major antagonist in the Star Wars franchise. First Appearance Dathomir However, the spirits overwhelmed and possessed them. He was found by his brother, Savage Opress, and his sanity was restored by Talzin. With his last breath, Maul asked Kenobi whether or not the person that he was guarding was the Chosen One. As a final gesture of respect, Kenobi closed his eyes and laid him to rest. Maul's new lightsaber is double-bladed as his previous one was, but it is unknown how he obtained it; as it resembles an Inquisitor lightsaber, Maul probably took it from an Inquisitor he might have killed. Having already informed the Jedi of their rendezvous point, the Vizla Keep 09, Maul landed the Ghost in one of its hangars and kept the rebel prisoners under the watch of his droids. The cover art was by David Stevenson. But he wanted to “make sure that people would think he died” so they cut him in half during post-production special effects. Ahsoka left to confront Vader as Kanan regained himself, with Ahsoka claiming to the former Sith Lord he would have to face Kanan to get to her. By Mitch Dyer. However, his ship crashed there, leaving him trapped there for years without contact of the galaxy. Still unwilling to trust Maul, they only cooperated at the behest of Ezra, who remained adamant that Maul was on their side. When Maul was a child, Mother Talzin became an ally of Darth Sidious, the Dark Lord of the Sith, and the two exchanged wisdom and power. Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace, Lego video game adaptation of the prequel trilogy, Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008 TV series), Learn how and when to remove this template message, "Solo 2: How two MAJOR Star Wars villains are set up for the inevitable sequel", "The Solo: A Star Wars Story Ending Explained", "The Clone Wars' Reference to Maul's Solo Cameo Isn't Enough", "Darth Maul's sequel role and 9 other Star Wars tidbits from Taschen's new prequel book", "Star Wars: George Lucas Had Big Plans For Darth Maul & Others in Sequel Movies", "Darth Maul Lives! He was finally unleashed by his Master, Darth Sidious, in an assassination attempt on Queen Amidala on the outskirts of Tatooine. 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