Looking back at The Phantom Menance’s Sith Lord Darth Maul


Darth Maul was introduced to us 20 years ago in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace. He was so much more than that movie too.

Darth Maul was a Force-sensitive Dathomirian. On Naboo, the Sith Lord confronted both Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi. Being both defeated and injured by Kenobi, it fueled Maul’s hatred for the Jedi.

Darth Maul was thought to be dead — that was a mistake.

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Maul (as he came to known as) reconstructed himself into a half man, half cyborg. He would regroup and became bent on finding Kenobi. He just could not live with defeat.

Maul was a relentless fighter. He would go on to other ventures. But it was in The Phantom Menace where we first caught a glimpse of the Sith Lord. He was willing to be used to kill Jedi in order for Sidious to gain more power. After being left for dead, Maul no longer trusted anyone.

Seeking revenge, Maul would end up on his own. He set up his own empire and became a crime lord. He became the leader of Crimson Dawn, which we are introduced to in Solo.

Maul would eventually find Kenobi on Tatooine. Rising out of the sand to meet the great Jedi, Kenobi took down the great Sith Lord turned crime lord.

But it was The Phantom Menace where the legend of Darth Maul started. He would go on to do great things for the wrong reasons.

The Star Wars universe is better with the great warrior Maul. He sought revenge against the Jedi and ended up setting up his own crime empire.

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