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Darth Maul

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Darth Maul is an intriguing antagonist in the Star Wars universe. Identified by his unique Sith tattoos and horned appearance, Maul is fashioned to be the decisive weapon of the Sith. He was trained by Sith Lord Darth Sidious, otherwise known as Emperor Palpatine, and all his teachings were focused on fostering hate and vengeance.

Maul's first significant appearance was in Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace, where he was sent by his Sith Master to capture Queen Amidala. During this mission, he had an epic duel with Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi, but was thought to have met his end at the hands of Kenobi. Despite the supposed defeat, Maul had not died. Instead, he survived with intense hatred and a thirst for revenge.

The character's survival was confirmed in the animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars, where it was revealed that Maul had drifted in the outer rim in madness until he was found by his brother, Savage Opress. With his brother's support, Maul started to rebuild his strength and resolve, eventually playing a significant role in galactic politics, and even briefly becoming the ruler of the criminal underworld.

In the series Star Wars: Rebels, it was unveiled that Maul had survived all the way to the time of the Galactic Empire. Here, Maul encountered Ezra Bridger, a force-sensitive scavenger, whom he attempted to convert to the dark side to battle his enemies. Despite Maul's significant impact, his obsession with revenge was his ultimate downfall. He met his end at the hands of Obi-Wan Kenobi on the planet Tatooine, dying with a hint of redemption.

Maul's character was brought to life by actor and martial artist Ray Park in the live-action films, whereas Sam Witwer lent his voice to the animated versions. Maul is considered one of the most iconic Star Wars villains by fans and is remembered for his menacing physique, his double-bladed lightsaber, and his complex character development.



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