He lures Kanan away from Ezra, and makes an attempt on his life. Sidious realizes the infant is strong in the Force, and would become a threat if found by the Jedi. It was when Ezra was separated from his companions Kanan Jarrus and Ahsoka Tano due to a cave-in that Ezra met the former sith Lord, Darth Maul. Maul's pirates attack Hondo's loyal forces, and Maul once again duels Obi-Wan while Savage fights and kills Jedi Master Adi Gallia. Obi-Wan realizes Maul has to die and ignites his lightsaber. Pavan attempts to do business with a Hutt crime lord in one of the lower levels in Coruscant, but Maul arrives and kills the Hutt. How Thrawn became free and returned to known space remains a mystery, but he couldn't have done it without getting past Ezra. 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). Maul mostly used their bond to his advantage by creating hallucinations and tormenting Ezra, especially in "Visions and Voices." Maul pleads for mercy, but Sidious ignores him and tortures him with blasts of Force lightning. Maul is explained to have been a warrior of the Nightbrother clan on the planet Dathomir inhabited by the dominant Nightsister witchcraft society led by Mother Talzin. After slashing his lightsaber across Kanan's eyes, Maul briefly duels Ahsoka before facing the now-blind Kanan again, only to be knocked off the temple's edge. Unknown to Ezra, this ritual involved summoning the spirits of fallen Nightsisters and Maul had sealed a secret pact to trade their flesh and blood. Maul escapes in the confusion, uttering, "He lives.". Ezra and Maul's first meeting nearly resembles Yoda and Luke's, in which both Maul and Yoda act like feeble old men and tell Luke and Ezra respectively "Away with your weapon. [25][28][26] Before the events of The Phantom Menace, Sith lords Darth Plagueis and Darth Sidious send their disciple Darth Maul to a galactic prison to recover a powerful weapon. 1 Canon 1.1 Seige of Mandalore 1.2 Rebels 2 Fanon 3 Fandom 4 Trivia 5 Navigation Maul and Ahsoka came face to face at the Seige of Mandalore where Ahsoka was tasked to take the planet out of Maul's hand and capture him to give to the Jedi Order. Ezra's parents were known to do secret broadcasting and speaking out publicly against the Empire because they fought for those in need and for his freedom. It is implied that Maul has a twin brother and that Talzin is only aware of one child. He then proposes an alliance once again, but Ahsoka refuses the idea and sends him unarmed to distract the clone troopers pursuing her. Obi-Wan, though outnumbered, cuts off Savage's arm. He convinces Ezra to aid him in finding the trinket, revealed to be a Sith Holocron. He then engages them both in lightsaber combat, fatally injuring Savage. Characters came and find out. Then leans forward and kisses Ezra softly and passionately. Although Maul escapes with a company of loyal Mandalorians, the Shadow Collective has disintegrated due to the conflict with Sidious, as the Hutts, Pykes, and Black Sun have all abandoned Maul. It was released in ebook form, with a length equivalent to about 55 printed pages, on February 1, 2001. Meanwhile, a Jedi Padawan named Darsha Assant is faced with the Jedi trials to become a full-fledged Jedi Knight, and tries to save a member of Black Sun (which Maul had crippled in Saboteur). The Jedi begin escorting Pavan and his droid to the temple but Maul soon attacks them. Maul: Lockdown is a Star Wars novel written by Joe Schreiber, released by Del Rey Books on January 28, 2014. She realizes that Sidious is not a Jedi, and explains how she is trying to save her son from a Nightsister named Talzin, who killed Maul's father. First Met His main target in the series is the leader of Black Sun, some time before Prince Xizor takes command of it. Several sources depict Maul returning from the dead in several different forms. Maul declares that this "Chosen One" will avenge them and dies. [16] Series co-creator Dave Filoni initially responded to Lucas's idea as unrealistic, because, "It's over. However, he never harmed him and instead, allowed him to leave, with Maul having a corrupted but slight fondness for Ezra. ― Maul, to Mara Jade and Ezra Bridger. Enemies, Temporary Friends; Sometimes Reluctant Allies; Maul see their relationship as a potential master/apprentice and a replacement for his dead brother, but it's one sided; Ezra hates Maul from his betrayal, blinding Kanan an Ahsoka on Malachor, Maul uses Ezra for personal gain; Force-bonded through them converging their Holocrons. This is something that we see to do a Maul in the season 4 Death Watch, and that is also something he does with Ezra in Star Wars Rebels. Maul reappears after finding the rebels' secret base. Sadly by the time he was seven, his parents were captured and taken away by the Empire, leaving Ezra to fend for himself. The duo first met each other in the abandoned Sith Temple on Malachor during "Twilight of the Apprentice." 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). While Maul and Savage are in the process of retreating, Hondo's crew open fire at them and shoot off one of Maul's robotic legs. Darth Maul has been featured in a number of Star Wars games, as a boss or a playable character. 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 dies by his old nemesis' hands, but takes comfort in knowing that the boy Obi-Wan is protecting will eventually avenge them both by destroying the Sith.[4]. Ezra is eventually able to drive the spirit from her body and he takes control of the Darksaber. Maul—having cast aside the title of Darth—reveals a new lightsaber disguised as a walking stick and joins the Jedi in battling the Inquisitors. An older Maul appears in the season 2 finale of Star Wars Rebels,[21] which takes place between Solo and A New Hope. Maul and Ezra vs Kanan and Sabine. After abandoning his forces as they are faced with defeat, Maul attempts to escape in a shuttle, but is ultimately captured by Ahsoka. Darth Maul: Saboteur is a short story by James Luceno. He serves as the main antagonist of the first half of the "Siege of Mandalore" story-arc (set during Revenge of the Sith),[20] 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. 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. The events of this battle were later incorporated into the Siege of Mandalore story arc from the seventh season of The Clone Wars. As revealed in The Clone Wars, Maul is the son of Mother Talzin, the leader of the Nightsisters cult of witches from the planet Dathomir, and was trained to be a warrior from a young age, as part of the Nightbrothers, a Zabrak clan that serves the Nightsisters. Ezra heeds his master's words and breaks off the connection, which causes a great explosion. Twin Suns (Darth Maul's death) Maul insists he is no threat to the teenager and reveals that he is at Malachor for knowledge, just like Ezra and his friends have come here for. After defeating Maul and killing his brother Savage Opress, Sidious takes him to a Separatist prison, where Count Dooku tortures him for information about the Shadow Collective. During his training, Sidious took Maul to Malachor to bear witness to a great battle that occurred there between the Jedi and the Sith. Darth Maul is a 4-issue comics series published by Dark Horse Comics featuring Darth Maul. "[29], Darth Maul-related merchandise was popular among Hasbro Star Wars toy lines, with plastic recreations of his double bladed lightsaber and various action figures in his likeness developed. Ezra is an apprentice without a Jedi Order, looking for someone to trust, while Maul wanted to see the Jedi Order fall and now is revenge-obsessed. 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. He decides to use Ezra to lure Obi-Wan out of hiding. 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. In honor of his late master, Ezra takes on the name "Jarrus." His plan is ultimately successful as he tracks Ezra through the desert and the latter is rescued by Obi-Wan. Pavan realizes the nature of the information and seeks to take it to the Jedi Temple. The story Phantom Menaces in Star Wars Tales #17 (set after Return of the Jedi) depicts Luke Skywalker visiting Maul's home planet of Iridonia in an ambassadorial capacity, where he faces a "solid state hologram" of Maul projected from Maul's salvaged brain as part of a scientist's attempt to recreate Maul as Iridonia's "champion". Maul first appeared as the central antagonist of The Phantom Menace, the first film of the prequel trilogy. Unbeknownst to all, Kenobi's goal is the same as Maul's. Concealing the existence of his own master, Sidious raises Maul to believe that he is a Sith apprentice, but he actually intends him to be an expendable minion rather than an heir. Posted on Saturday, 5 December 2020 December 5th, 2020. teabuses: I drew him and Plo discussing the kid but Plo looked kinda wack (to be fair I’ve never drawn him correctly) so it’s just Maul. Turning on Tano and Jarrus, Maul blinded the latter with his lightsaber. It largely comes down to Kanan and Ezra vs Maul and Eldra, with the others just running interference. An automatic timer frees Pavan from hibernation and he goes after Maul on his own. During their conversation and way to the Sith Holocron, Ezra learned that Maul was once a force-wielder and accuses him of being a Sith. Darth Maul, later simply Maul, is a fictional character and a major antagonist in the Star Wars franchise. And you shall have it, – for I have discovered the key.” Ezra: “The key to what?” Maul: “The key to destroying the Sith.” Ezra: “Well, that is the knowledge inside the temple?” Maul: “Yes, that temple holds secrets of the Sith, secrets that have been … Maul attempted to make Ezra forget his past ties with his family but the boy refused, as his loyalty to his friends came first. Maul and Ezra's relationship is purposefully modeled after Vader's relationship with Starkiller in the Star Wars Legends video game. Ezra Bridger was born Force-sensitive on the planet Lothal, to Ephraim and Mira Bridger, the day when the Galactic Empire came to power. He tells Ezra that because the connection was severed, they got bits and pieces of each other's visions. "[17], In the fourth season, Maul is revealed to be alive, having survived his presumed death at Obi-Wan's hands. Ezra's eyes opened widely, then he melted into the kiss, he let go and looked up at the red and black male. When they met, Maul pretended to be a weak old outcast and won Ezra's sympathy by sharing his losses at the hands of the Sith, which Ezra related to after his parents' deaths. Afterwards, Maul confers with Mother Talzin and plots to draw out Sidious by capturing Dooku and Grievous. [6] Maul is described as a thing of nightmares when his art design is finished. However, he is followed by General Grievous and his droids, who battle with Maul and the Mandalorians. Tatooine. Ezra looked down from the cave where he hid from to see if Maul was approaching, though he saw nothing other than the layered rocks of the canyon walls and a few sparse bushes across the ground. In George Lucas's unused outlines for the Star Wars sequel trilogy, the cybernetic Maul would have been "the godfather of crime in the universe" and the master of Darth Talon; these two would have functioned as the primary two villains of the trilogy. They were right in front of it. One member of the delegation is missing; suspecting betrayal, Sidious orders Maul to hunt down the traitor. Del Rey aired a TV commercial for the novel in 1999. Ezra, Kanan, and Ahsoka arrive at Malachor, a seemingly dead world and home to an ancient Sith Temple, but they are not alone. Darth Maul is a major antagonist in the Star Wars franchise. With Ahsoka as his mentor, Ezra hopes to be a Jedi one day, just like Kanan. Kanan held Ezra and said, "Ezra I need you calm down. [8] Another concept had Maul a masked figure, something that could rival Darth Vader, while the senatorial characters would sport painted and tattooed faces. Obi-Wan draws the two brothers away from the pirates, engaging them in a duel. Like Maul, Ezra has been separated from his parents and brought to a dangerous place. During the reign of the Galactic Empire, which he had tried to prevent, Maul resurfaces as a crime lord and runs his syndicate, the Crimson Dawn, from the shadows, but is eventually stranded on the Sith world of Malachor. Maul takes the crew to a remote base in the Outer Rim where he awaits Kanan and Ezra's arrival. The story is about Darth Maul and takes place roughly a year before The Phantom Menace. Vizsla betrays Maul, imprisoning him and Savage. Ezra remained wary of the stranger and threatened him with his lightsaber. It was also published in the back of the paperback edition of Michael Reaves' Darth Maul: Shadow Hunter. Whatever happens to him next, Ezra is still … 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. However, unlike Maul, Ezra has a positive parental figure to look up to who helps push him toward the light side: Kanan. Imprisoned in a Mandalorian device designed for Force users, Maul is transported to Coruscant to stand trial, but en route to the planet, Palpatine (Darth Sidious) issues Order 66, branding all Jedi as traitors to the Republic, which Maul senses through the Force. He soon concludes that Maul is a Sith Lord and informs the Jedi Council on Coruscant, thus revealing the return of the Sith, who were thought to be extinct for over a millennium. Maul taught Ezra the Sith Code and encouraged him to embrace the dark side. [5] Maul's facial tattoos were inspired by the indigenous peoples of Brazil. She, the clones and the Mandaloriona's under Bo-Katan's command attacked … When Maul announced he was taking Ezra away from Kanan, Freddie Prinze Jr. said that Kanan acted like an overprotective father. Maul's tattoos are described as the markings of a warrior. The story takes place shortly before the The Phantom Menace. Darth Maul was the focal point of the toy marketing campaign surrounding the 2012 re-release of The Phantom Menace, being featured on the packaging for the toy line.[30]. [23], With the 2012 acquisition of Lucasfilm by The Walt Disney Company, most of the licensed Star Wars novels and comics produced since the originating 1977 film Star Wars were rebranded as Star Wars Legends and declared non-canon to the franchise in April 2014.[24][25][26]. However, it reflects more on Palpatine and Anakin's relationship. He was a Sith Lord and the first apprentice of Darth Sidious prior to the Battle of Naboo and his abandonment by his former master. 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