Star Wars characters who got better after their appearance in the films

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Star Wars character No. 5: Darth Maul

Darth Maul was one of the best parts of The Phantom Menace when it was released in theaters. He had a cool black and red tattooed face with horns protruding from his skull. He dressed in all black and of course wielded the double-bladed lightsaber, which was one of the coolest things in all of the movies. While he wasn’t in the film all that much and spoke only one line, he intrigued fans around the world primarily for his proficiency as a fighter.

Having Maul die at the end of the film was disappointing. Just when fans were getting acquainted with this dark warrior, he was taken away. The way he was used in the film was more as a weapon than a character, and his quick demise left us all wanting more.

The Clone Wars brought Maul back. It turned out he survived his battle with Kenobi and though he went temporarily insane, he managed to work his way back onto the scene and eventually become the leader of the crime syndicate Black Sun.

What we learn is that Maul is actually a well-spoken individual who is wise and cunning. He isn’t just this hungry beast of a warrior bent on killing the Jedi. Sure he is obsessed with Obi-Wan Kenobi and wants his revenge, but in the meantime hatches plenty of plans of his own and his briefly in charge of the planet Mandalore before becoming a crime lord.

Maul ultimately meets his fate at the hands of Kenobi but not before his character undergoes a fantastic arc which makes him one of the more tragic and complex villains in all of Star Wars.

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What other Star Wars characters got better after their appearances in the films?