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At last we will reveal ourselves to the Jedi. At last, we will have revenge.
~ Darth Maul
The Sith. The Sith took everything from me. Ripped me from my mother's arms. Murdered my brother. Used me as a weapon and then cast me aside. Abandoned me! Once I had power, now I have nothing. Nothing.
~ Maul shares his tragic history with Ezra Bridger.
Formerly Darth. Now just Maul.
~ Maul rejects his title of Sith.

Darth Maul, later known as just Maul, is a major antagonist in the Star Wars franchise.

A Zabrak Nightbrother male from Dathomir, 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.

After being left for dead on Naboo, Maul later resurfaced during the Clone Wars and sought revenge against all who had wronged him turning to a life of crime and terrorism and plunged much of the galaxy into fear and chaos in the process. He is the son of Mother Talzin, the brother of Savage Opress and the primary archenemy of Obi-Wan Kenobi.


In The Phantom Menace and Solo: A Star Wars Story, he was portrayed by Ray Park, who also played the Headless Horseman in Sleepy Hollow and Toad in X-Men. However, in The Phantom Menace, his voice was provided by Peter Serafinowicz, who also played Duane Benzie in Spaced, Pete in Shaun of the Dead, the Agency Director in Rick and Morty and Iofur Raknison in His Dark Materials. In his TV appearances and Solo: A Star Wars Story, he was voiced by Sam Witwer, who also portrayed Galen Marek/Starkiller and Emperor Palpatine in the Force Unleashed, the Son in Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Doomsday in Smallville, Neil Perry in Dexter, and Agent Liberty in Supergirl.


Maul first appeared as the secondary antagonist of The Phantom Menace, the first film of the prequel trilogy. He later returned as a major antagonist in the 2008-2020 television series Star Wars: The Clone Wars, serving as the final antagonist of Season 4, as one of the main antagonists of Season 5 (serving as the main antagonist of both the episode "Revival" and the Shadow Collective arc), and as the main antagonist of Season 7 (serving as the overarching antagonist of the Ahsoka's Journey arc, and as the main antagonist of the Siege of Mandalore arc).

He also appeared once again as a major antagonist in the 2014-2018 television series Star Wars Rebels, appearing as one of the two main antagonists (alongside Darth Vader) of the two-part Season 2 finale "Twilight of the Apprentice", and as the secondary antagonist of Season 3. He is also the titular protagonist villain of Darth Maul: Son Of Dathomir, Darth Maul: Saboteur, and Maul: Lockdown, as well as the tritagonist of Darth Plagueis. He also appeared as the overarching antagonist of Solo: A Star Wars Story.


He's a broken, unbalanced monster.
~ Obi-Wan describing Darth Maul.

Darth Maul is driven by pure hatred for all things, particularly the Jedi, though he does have a sense of honor, granting worthy foes quick deaths. He also had respect and possibly even attachment for Emperor Palpatine, despite his torturous upbringing at his hands, but he also feared Palpatine more than anything else, even after the two became enemies. Maul focuses on complete victory at any cost and even his master finds it somewhat terrifying how much pain he will endure to succeed in his goals. Maul bravely takes on any challenge, but is also extremely brutal, arrogant, aggressive and gloating, best exemplified by one point, where he believed he could fight and defeat the entire Jedi Order. Sidious often had to warn Maul to watch his pride, saying that he is no one-man army despite his fierce fighting skill.

Maul was once dependable and loyal to his master, but still wondered about his part in the Grand Plan of the Sith and knew he could not carry on the Sith's legacy, having only been trained as an assassin. He feared what might happen if Palpatine were to meet his end unexpectedly, and had no idea of how to carry out the Grand Plan alone. Maul also realizes he cannot maintain any secret identity like Palpatine does because of his appearance. He lacks a complete understanding of the galaxy despite his knowledge in the world of politics and crime, though he realizes the Jedi are the true enemy, not the Republic. Maul has no patience for the useless, but can take notice of the more talented. He is determined to be the greatest warrior via any means of self-improvement and his near-death at the hands of Obi-Wan has made him more bitter.

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Maul is a cunning, ruthless, traitorous, and manipulative killer who has no qualms with killing civilians or using taunting to unsettle his opponents in battle. His time in isolation had made him more patient and able to function as a leader in his quest for revenge, not just a follower. Maul is determined to kill Sidious and his new apprentice, Count Dooku, whom he considers a pretender Sith, and later Darth Vader, who he saw as a dangerous opponent.

In his final moments, however, Maul lost most of his hatred for Obi-Wan, as he is embraced by him. When Obi-Wan confirms the fate of the Chosen One, Maul shares his belief that he (Luke Skywalker) would avenge them both. This concludes that Maul was not entirely the monster that most saw him as, but truly a tragic character who had lost everything he cared about due to Palpatine's actions, much like his successor Darth Vader, but showed that he could not let go of his hate.

Powers and Abilities

Your passions give you strength. And through strength you gain power. You have seen it. You feel it. You must break your chains.
~ Maul teaching Ezra the dark side of the Force.

Maul is extremely skilled and resourceful at wielding lightsabers and focuses more on physical skill than using spiritual and psychological tactics to crush his foes, though he has used these more lately. Maul is best known for his double-ended saberstaff the second blade of which he often used to catch his opponents off guard. He also combines his lightsaber wielding with hand-to-hand combat, making him a much more dangerous opponent.

When Maul cannot win with pure martial skill, he uses tactics to win the day. He is amazingly skilled in using the Force, which grants him telekinetic abilities such as Force choke, Force grip, and could resist Force lightning. Maul is also skilled with technology, building his speeder bike and Dark Eye probe droids and modifying a protocol droid to become an assassin droid to protect his ship. Maul also possesses an extreme endurance to physical pain.

Maul was also familiar with Nightsister potent magics, knowing the details of a scrying spell that he used by mixing potions of magical ichor to join his mind together with Ezra Bridger.


Obi-Wan Kenobi

Maul has been Obi-Wan's nemesis since the day Maul killed Qui-Gon Jinn, the Jedi Master of Obi-Wan in 32 BBY. Enraged by the death of his master, Obi-wan fought with Maul with unfriendliness and after nearly falling into the void, he managed to raise himself up and cut Maul in two and watched him fall thinking he had killed Darth Maul.

During the ten years he spent on Lotho Minor, Maul had gone mad and amnesiac, but he still remembered the one who ruined his life and cut off half of his body, even repeating his name in his moments of insanity. His hatred for Kenobi kept his spirit alive.

After gaining new legs, Maul would later meet Kenobi, bent on getting revenge against him. At one point, the Jedi Master tried to dissuade Maul by empathizing with him revealing he's been to his village and knows his decision to leave wasn’t his. However, Maul became angry and wanted Kenobi to feel his anguish and killed Dutchess Satine in front of Kenobi. Maul knew of their feelings, knowing her death would put his enemy in pain. When he saw that it did, he took great pleasure in watching his foe cradle of the dead body of his love. Rather than kill him out right like his brother had suggested, Maul had him imprisoned to rot.

Years after the rise of the Empire, Maul retained his hatred of Kenobi and wanted to see if Kenobi survived Order 66. After he discovered through the holocron that Obi-wan was indeed alive, he began to search the galaxy to fulfill his greatest desire the death of his greatest enemy by his hand.

Eventually, Maul discovered Kenobi was hiding on Tatooine, the very place they met. Maul found him tending to Ezra and remarked on his lackluster living, even mockingly suggesting to leave him to rot like the desert rat he became. Rather than resort in a snarky manner (like he would in his younger days), Kenobi calmly cast off his insults. His defiance infuriated Maul who challenged him to one final duel. Obi-Wan was forced to accept after Maul deduced his reasons for being on the desert planet and knew Maul had to die.

After being defeated by Obi-Wan, the dying Maul shared his belief that the Chosen One (Luke Skywalker) would avenge them both by destroying the Sith.

Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader

Sidious had originally sent Maul to kill Queen Amidala and abduct or kill Anakin when he was only 9 so he would never become a Jedi. Although it is unknown if they have ever met in person, Anakin likely despises and has a grudge against Maul; due to him murdering his close friend and father-figure, Qui-Gon Jinn. Anakin was willingly to capture Maul, believing his capture would help end the Clone Wars and supported Ahsoka's need to lay siege on Mandalore.

When Maul discovered that Anakin Skywalker was being manipulated by Darth Sidious to become his new apprentice, Maul organized his takeover of Mandalore to lure Anakin into his war so he can murder him, thus preventing Sidious from turning him to the dark side. However, Maul becomes disappointed when Anakin's former Padawan, Ahsoka Tano arrives to fight in the Siege of Mandalore instead of Anakin. It was later revealed that Maul had intentions to murder Anakin to prevent his former master, Darth Sidious, from turning him to the dark side. When Maul duels Ahsoka on Mandalore, she says to him "You're lucky Anakin didn't show up. The way you're fighting you wouldn't have lasted long," hinting that Anakin wanted to face and defeat Maul personally to avenge Qui-Gon.

At the end of the Clone Wars, Maul's prediction of Anakin comes true when he turns to the dark side and becomes Darth Vader. However, it is unknown if Maul knows if Anakin and Vader are one and the same, but he counts Vader as his enemy. Maul has continually evaded Vader over the years, knowing fully well that he does not have the strength needed to successfully fight Vader alone on equal terms.

Emperor Palpatine

Emperor Palpatine kidnapped Maul from his mother when he was young to raise and train him to be his apprentice. Maul trained hard under Palpatine, whom Maul gained some sense of attachment to and thus devoted himself to serving his master's will. When Maul was seemingly killed by Obi-Wan Kenobi, Palpatine felt no real loss and simply replaced Maul with a new apprentice.

Over ten years later, they met again, Maul previously expressed fear at being in his master's presence. Palpatine was pleased Maul survived while the latter knelt to Sidious pretending to wish to serve him again, but the Sith Lord saw through this and declared Maul as his rival. Maul and his brother dueled the Sith Master, though the latter proved too strong and killed Savage. In raged by the death of his brother, Maul attacked his former master. In spite of putting up a good fight, he was ultimately defeated. Maul was tortured by Palpatine using lightning while promising not to kill him while taking Maul to use as he saw fit. He used Maul as bait to lure out his mother and kill her, and when Maul escaped Palpatine, no longer considered him a real threat.

A decade later, Maul's hatred and bitterness towards Palpatine (and the Sith as a whole) spurred him to find ancient Sith artifacts to use to exact his revenge. He even believed that the prophecy of the Chosen One, who would destroy the Sith once and for all, would come true.

Both before and after Palpatine abandoned him, Maul regarded his master with awe and fear. Maul feared Palpatine more than anything else, and sensing Palpatine' imminent rise at the end of the Clone Wars put Maul under debilitating stress. At times, Maul showed clear signs of fear and agitation when merely talking about Palpatine. Shortly before Order 66, this reached the point were Maul preferred death to being delivered back to Palpatine.

Count Dooku

Maul and his successor have been enemies since his mind was restored by his mother, due to Maul hating Dooku for being his replacement as Palpatine's apprentice and Tyranus hating Maul for being a threat to him. They also didn't regard each other as a true Sith Lord: Tyranus saw Maul as nothing more than an animal and Maul saw Dooku as a pretender. However, during the Siege of Mandalore Maul had confessed to his Mandalorian followers that he realized he and Dooku were more alike than he realized and saw that they were both parent.

Ezra Bridger

Ezra Bridger was tricked by Maul during their mission to Malachor into trusting him, paving the way for a potential master-apprentice relationship between the two. Maul also had an effect on Ezra with his words, causing him to begin to believe that to fight his enemies, he needed to think like them. Though Ezra saw Maul as an enemy and blames him in part for the supposed death of Ahsoka Tano, Maul still believed that Ezra may yet join him. The two joined the Holocrons that caused them to form a Force Bond. However, when Maul once again tried convincing Ezra to join him in Dathomir, the boy rEzra refused, Maul saw that their relationship was just one sided and left him on the planet. He later used Ezra in his plans to lure Obi-Wan Kenobi out of hiding by luring him to Tatooine through the Force Bond.

In the end, after Obi-Wan managed to kill Maul in combat, Ezra was saved from his temptations to lure him over to the dark side and make him his next apprentice.

Ahsoka Tano

Maul and Ahsoka did not meet until the Siege of Mandalore. For reasons unknown, Maul learned her name was Ahsoka Tano but he did not know anything else about her. Ahsoka, meanwhile, was aware of Anakin and Obi-Wan's past encounters, and did not hesitate to show her hatred towards Maul. In ways, after learning of the trial that Ahsoka went through, Maul saw that he and Ahsoka were very similar: they fought a higher power they spend their whole life with only to be cast out by their own orders and even gave her the choice to join him. Ahsoka considered an alliance, but after he made it clear he was going to harm Anakin, she turned on him and the two opponents dueled. After capturing Maul, she hoped to turn him over to the Jedi Council but when Order 66 was issued, she freed him, just so he could "cause chaos" as a distraction. Later, Ahsoka had the chance to take Maul but let him go in order to save Rex.

They unwillingly reunited on Malachor, where Maul had mocked her for her departure, and the two begrudgingly forged an alliance. However, when Maul made it his intentions to kill Ahsoka and Kanan and then take Ezra with him as an apprentice, Ahsoka fought him yet again. However, she left the rest of the duel to Kanan as she went to save Ezra from Darth Vader.

Maul is the secret head of the Crimson Dawn syndicate, but he lets Vos act as the face and handle the day-to-day operations. After Vos is killed by Qi'ra, Maul cows the latter into answering to him.

Savage Opress

Savage Opress was Maul's elder brother, though the two only formed a relationship as adults. Savage rescued Maul from madness on Lotho Minor and was instrumental in helping Mother Talzin to repair his body and mind. Maul insisted on treating Savage as his apprentice rather than his sibling, referring to him as "apprentice" and keeping him in a subordinate relationship.

However, Maul seemed to have genuinely loved Savage in some sense. When he saw Obi-Wan cut off his brother’s arm, he was quick to defend and when Death Watch threatened him did he back down from attacking them. Maul was horrified to watch Sidious kill Savage, while reacting with sincere horror and grief, calling him "brother" and rushing to his side to comfort him during his final moments. He flew into a rage and attempted to kill his former master but failed in the end.

Even fifteen years later, Maul still mourned Savage, citing his death to Ezra as a grievance against the Sith and indirectly mentions him when he asks Ezra to join him as friends or brothers.


  • Eldra Kaitis
  • Xev Xrexus
  • Zek Peiro
  • Two Rathtars
  • Qui-Gon Jinn
  • At least five Raydonian settlement colonists
  • Finn Ertay
  • SD-357
  • One Spaceport captain
  • Sabo
  • Two Weequay pirates
  • Two Hutt Clan members
  • Pre Vizsla (after defeating him in a duel for leadership)
  • Satine Kryze
  • Tey-Zuka
  • Almec (ordered by Maul)
  • Approximately seven-thousand and four-hundred clones (including Ridge and Jesse)
  • One ID9 seeker droid
  • Seventh Sister
  • Fifth Brother
  • Three Phoenix Cell rebels
  • Three Tusken Raiders


Tatooine is sparsely populated. If the trace was correct, I will find them quickly, Master.
~ Darth Maul to Darth Sidious.
Yes, my master.
~ Darth Maul
Savage: Brother?
[Maul grabs Savage's face]
Maul: Brother. My... my legs.
Savage: They have been restored by Mother Talzin.
Maul: It has been so long and my path has been so dark, darker than I ever dreamed it could be.
Savage: And yet you survived.
Maul: Of course I survived. My hatred kept my spirit intact even though my body was not. Yet I was lost and became a rabid animal and such is how you found me, brother. Discarded, forgotten. I have missed so much. The Force feels out of balance.
Savage: Yes. There is conflict. The Clone Wars.
Maul: Oh, yes. So it began without me.
Savage: You can begin again, brother.
Maul I was apprentice to the most powerful being in the galaxy once. I was destined to become so much more, but I was robbed of that destiny by the Jedi, by Obi-Wan Kenobi.
Savage: Then you must have your revenge, my brother.
Maul: Yes, we shall start with revenge.
~ Darth Maul after his mind is totally restored.
There will be more innocent blood on your hands, Kenobi, unless you come here, face me. Come alone and if you do not, this world [Executes his captives]...will burn.
~ Maul forces Obi-Wan to come to Raydonia or he will do more death.
Jedi! I have been waiting for you. (Obi-Wan: I'm not sure I've made your acquaintance.) I am surprised you could have forgotten me so easily after I killed your master and you left me for dead on Naboo. (Obi-Wan: It is you.) You may have forgotten me, but I will never forget you. You cannot imagine the depths I would go to to stay alive, fueled by my singular hatred for you. (Obi-Wan: That may be so, but I defeated you before, and I can defeat you again.) Don't be so certain.
~ The meeting between Darth Maul and Obi-Wan, ten years after their last fight.
Still as weak as ever. [Maul Slaps Obi-Wan and Savage bangs him against a wall before throwing him] And they call you, "Master". (Obi-Wan: You know, when I cut you in half, I should have aimed for your neck instead.) [Savage grabs Obi-Wan by the leg and throws him at Maul's feet] Anything more to say? (Obi-Wan: I like your new legs. They make you look taller.) [Makes Obi-Wan levitate by the Force, grabs him in the face and activates his lightsaber] I will make sure you stay awake long enough to feel every single cut. Your death will be beyond excruciating. You will suffer as I have suffered!
~ Maul and Savage torturing Obi-Wan after capturing him.
Your master, Qui-Gon Jinn, I gutted him while you stood helpless and watched. How did that make you feel, Obi-Wan? Your rage has unbalanced you. That is not the Jedi way, is it?
~ Maul taunting Obi-Wan about Qui-Gon's death.
Vizsla: You're not Jedi. So what are you?
Maul: We are Sith.
Vizsla: Do you serve Count Dooku?
Maul: I serve no one.
Vizsla: I thought there could only be two Sith; a master and an apprentice.
Maul: We are brothers. The true Lords of the Sith.
Vizsla: What happened to your ship?
Maul: Destroyed by Jedi.
Vizsla: Do you know which Jedi?
Maul: Kenobi.
Vizsla: And what do you seek now, Sith?
Maul: Fortune and power.
~ Maul meeting Pre Vizsla.
Maul: If they are weak, why do you wait?
Vizsla: The duchess has powerful allies, including your Jedi friend, Kenobi. He is also responsible for our exile. Perhaps fortune brought us together.
Maul: It is the will of the Force. We can help you reclaim Mandalore. And punish Kenobi for his trespasses.
Bo-Katan: We allied ourselves with Sith before. Count Dooku, he betrayed us. Sith are no better than Jedi. They claim to be powerful, but we put these two back together after the Jedi gutted them.
Maul: Doubt will only lead to failure. Hold! Our combined strength will be rewarded. Mandalore will be yours, and Kenobi, this Sith pretender Dooku, and all our enemies will fall.
~ Maul making a alliance with the Death Watch.
I challenge you, one warrior to another! And only the strongest shall rule Mandalore!
~ Maul challenges Pre Vizsla in a duel to the death for control of Mandalore.
I claim this sword and my rightful place as leader of Death Watch. (Bo-Katan: Never. No outsider will ever rule Mandalore.) If you do not join me, you will all die. (Bo-Katan: You're all traitors.) Unfortunately for you, history will not see it that way. Execute them!
~ Maul become the new leader of Deathwatch after killing Viszla and threaten those who refuse to follow him.
I sense a presence. A presence I haven't felt since... Master. [Sidious show himself] Master. (Sidious: I am most impressed to see you have survived your injuries.) I used your training, Master. And I have built all this in hopes of returning to your side. (Sidious: How unfortunate that you are attempting to deceive me.) Master? (Sidious: You have become a rival!)
~ Maul meets Darth Sidious, his former master before fighting him.
(Jesse: You're wasting your time. I won't tell you anything.) How charming that you actually believe that statement to be true. Clones, bred for combat. All part of the plan. (Jesse: What plan? What are you talking about?) The plan. The only plan that matters. Not even I was made aware of its grand design, but I played my part. And do you know what happened to me? I was cast aside. I was forgotten. But I survived, and I can thrive in the chaos that is to come. Saxon, information is a valuable commodity. See to it that the Prime Minister does not become an asset to our enemy. (Gar Saxon: Yes, my lord.) Now, there are some things I need to know, and you're going to help me. We can go round and round in this circle if you want. (Jesse: I ain't telling you anything.) It is not up to you. Your mind will speak, or it will break. Tell me. Who is this Ahsoka Tano?
~ Maul tortures Jesse while ordering Gar Saxon to eliminate Almec.
You once liberated me from my imprisonment by Sidious and his apprentice. At the time I thought Dooku was an old fool. But now, now I see he and I are the same. One step behind. The dark side has never been stronger. (Rook: My lord, what does it mean?) Soon...the galaxy will be remade, and in the chaos, we must seize what power we can. It is not the way of your people to hide, here in the gutters. If you die, I promise you it will be on the field of battle. And if you will die as warriors.
~ Maul talking about what will eventually become the Galactic Empire to his loyal Mandalorians warriors.
Watch out! Fire! Look at them. So blissfully ignorant. (Ahsoka: Care to tell me what this is all about? Or would you rather save it for the Council?) Oh, no, no. You are the one that I wish to speak with. Were you not cast out of your Order? (Ahsoka: I left voluntarily.) Yes, but you were motivated to leave by the hypocrisy of the Jedi Council. We were both tools for greater powers. (Ahsoka: I am here to bring you to justice.) Justice is merely the construct of the current power base. A base, which, according to my calculations, is about to change.(Ahsoka: And Darth Sidious is behind it?) He is behind everything. In the shadows, always, but soon, very soon, he will reveal himself. (Ahsoka: With your help, the Jedi can stop Sidious before its too late.)Too late for what? The Republic to fall? It already has and you just can't see it. There is no justice, no law, no order. Except for the one that will replace it. The time of the Jedi has passed. They cannot defeat Sidious. But together, you and I can. Every choice you have made...has led you to this moment.
~ Maul convincing to form an alliance with Ahsoka
We could have destroyed Sidious! (Ahsoka: Only for you to take his place!)
~ Maul to Ahsoka towards the end of their fight.
Let me go. Let me die. You're all going to BURN! WE'RE ALL GOING TO DIE! YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU'RE DOING!
~ Maul screaming in terror before being stunned and captured
You…You survived. (Ahsoka: Is this your doing? Choose your words carefully.) No, no, it was not my doing. I do not know what has occured, but surely, you have felt it. The voices crying out. The death. (Ahsoka: The clones turned against me. Even Rex. I don't know why, they just suddenly weren’t themselves.) Brilliant, brilliant. I was not privy to my master’s plan, but now, now I see it. He turned the Jedi's own army against them.
~ Maul during the Order 66.
I know where you are. You're with me. Please put your weapon away. I...I mean you no harm. (Ezra: Stay back! I'm warning you, old man.) Forgive me, it... It's just, I've been alone so long. It's been years since I've spoken to anyone.(Ezra: You live here alone? Uh, in the dark?) Not by choice. My ship crashed. I'm trapped, marooned. I've had to scrounge and scrape to survive. (Ezra: Look, I'm sorry. Okay? I wish I could help you, but I have to get back to my friends.) Well, perhaps I could help you. (Ezra: I doubt that.) Why are you here? (Ezra: I'm not gonna tell you that.) You came for the same reason I did, years ago. You seek knowledge. (Ezra: It's in the temple, isn't it?) And I know the secret way to get inside, but, but I'm too old. I...I...I need help to open the door. (Ezra: What's inside?) Help me and find out. (Ezra: Show me this doorway.) Please, this way. (Ezra: You first.) Do you not trust me? (Ezra: I don't know you.) W-Well, then let's change that. Call me "Old Master."
~ Old Maul meets Ezra Bridger in Malachor.
(Ahsoka: Maul, what game are you playing?) I am the enemy of your enemy now, and I have my own reasons for wanting the Empire to fall. But we have little time. The one they call Vader will be here soon. (Kanan: How do you know this?) His dogs will tell him where we are. Two Jedi and a "part timer." Oh, he will come. He will not be able to resist us. (Kanan: Okay, hold on, there is no "us." Dealing with Inquisitors is one thing, Vader is another. And I'm not convinced we're all on the same side anyway.) (Ezra: Kanan, we should trust him. Uh, look! He and I took this from the temple together! This is why we came here, right? To find out about the Sith. To find a way to beat them. Ahsoka, you said we came here for knowledge.) (Ahsoka: Ezra, there is no way a Jedi can unlock that holocron.) But you may unlock the Temple itself. (Ezra: How? Tell me how.) At the top of the temple is a chamber. Connect the holocron to the obelisk within and you can unlock the ancient knowledge of the Sith. (Ahsoka: Why are you working so hard to keep us here?) I cannot defeat Vader alone. (Ezra: I say we stay with him.) (Kanan: Yeah? Well, I say we go, so that settles it.) Are you such cowards that you would run from this chance to defeat your enemies? Who slaughter your friends? Oh, how exciting. We're all on the same side.
~ Maul allies with Ahsoka, Kanan and Ezra against the Inquisitors, only to betray them later.
Look what has become of you. A rat in the desert. (Obi-Wan:Look what I have risen above.) I've come to kill you, but perhaps it's worse to leave you here, festering in your squalor. (Obi-Wan: If you define yourself by your power to take life, a desire to dominate, to possess, then you have nothing.) And what do you have?
~ Maul after finally finding his old enemy, Obi-Wan.
Why come to this place? Not simply to hide. Oh, you have a purpose here. Perhaps you are protecting something. No. Protecting someone.
~ Maul understanding why Obi-Wan is hiding on Tatooine.
Tell me... is it the Chosen One? (Obi-Wan: He is.) He... will... avenge us.
~ A dying Maul learning the destiny of Luke Skywalker.


Duel of the Fates (Darth Maul's theme)


  • Darth Maul's signature is his own red dual lightsaber which resembles a spear.
  • In The Phantom Menace, Darth Maul was portrayed by Ray Park, a martial arts specialist and voiced by Peter Serafinowicz. Many fans wanted to know more about Maul after the movie, mostly due to his lack of lines, resulting in expansion on his character in books and comics.

Maul's initial design by Ian McCaig.

  • Maul was designed by Iain McCaig, who designed him based on the concepts of his "worst nightmare", requested by George Lucas. One of his initial concepts featured a design where Maul was portrayed as a pale white figure covered in blood-red ribbons. The design was scrapped as Lucas felt it was too scary, though it was later used as a basis for the Nightsisters (specifically for Mother Talzin).
  • Maul is the main antagonist of the Star Wars: Twilight of the Republic Playset in Disney Infinity 3.0.
  • It has been suggested that the Jedi never knew Maul's name, though there have been times in the Expanded Universe when the Jedi referred to him by name, these are considered errors.
  • Much like Count Dooku and General Grievous, Maul is one of Palpatine's lieutenants in the Star Wars prequel trilogy who each foreshadow a different aspect of what happens in Anakin's future as Darth Vader. In Maul's case, it's the apprentice who enforces Sidious' will and is the embodiment of pure anger and rage who kills one of the main protagonist's mentor and close ally.
  • Maul's last words to Obi-Wan were a foreshadowing of Obi-Wan's death in A New Hope, the first film in the original Star Wars trilogy.
  • Maul appears in Lego Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Out with Sam Witwer even reprising his role from Star Wars: The Clone Wars. This is non-canonical since the special is set after A New Hope and Maul died before A New Hope.
  • Maul is one of the few Star Wars characters who survived the prequel trilogy, excluding the characters who were in the original trilogy. (ie; Obi-Wan and Sidious)
  • His Lego figure, as well as his appearance in The Empire, Strikes Out and Lego Star Wars: Darth Maul's Mission, depicted his horns as black.
  • Maul can be considered as the "evil counterpart" of Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader:
    • Both were slaves as children but then were passed off to learn the ways of the Force.
    • Both were incredibly strong with the Force at a young age, highlighted by Palpatine in Episodes I and III.
    • Both formed teacher-student/brotherly relationships with an older warrior (Savage Opress for Maul and Obi-Wan Kenobi for Anakin).
    • Both were bested by Obi-Wan Kenobi in battle by getting nearly killed and were restored to life with cybernetics.
    • Both were eventually cast aside by Palpatine in the favor of another potential apprentice (Maul for Dooku and Vader for Luke).
  • The Lipstick-Face Demon, the main antagonist of the 2010 horror film Insidious, is very similar to Darth Maul in his physical appearance. The reason for this is that Maul was the inspiration.
  • In the comics incarnations of Darth Maul, when he was once a boy, he had two little horns near his ears but in the film, he has more than two horns and they are placed differently.
  • In the film, Maul was somewhat silent, calm, and not very sadistic. But after his mind was restored by his mother, Maul was never the same again: He became very talkative, wanting at any price to take revenge, provocative, manipulative, and even more sadistic than Dooku himself. It is possible that the ten long years he spent on Lotho Minor had changed him forever despite his fully restored mind.
  • In "Twilight of the Apprentice" Maul was originally supposed to be killed by Darth Vader but that was ultimately changed so that Maul survived until he met with Obi-Wan on Tatooine where he finally met his death. This foreshadowed Maul's death in Star Wars Rebels.
  • Maul is the second Sith apprentice to die, the first being Count Dooku, and the third being Darth Vader.
    • Maul is also the second oldest Sith apprentice, only behind Dooku.
  • Ironically, while Maul in his last moments believed Luke Skywalker would destroy the Sith and avenge him, the one who would end up doing so was none other than one of his replacements as Darth Sidious' apprentice, Anakin Skywalker, the boy that Qui-Gon Jinn protected from him years ago.
  • In Angry Birds: Star Wars, he retains his personality from before, though his reveal shows him comically getting frustrated with his lightsaber. He can spin his lightsaber around him. Also, he is not cut in half like his original incarnation was. He is portrayed by a minion pig.
  • While Sam Witwer provided Maul's voice in the final cut of Solo: A Star Wars Story, Peter Serafinowicz was originally brought in and recorded his lines for the movie. His take on Maul was cut in favor of Witwer, however.
  • In The Rise of Skywalker, Darth Sidious said that all of the spirits of the dead Sith were part of him but as Darth Maul was thrown out as Sith and he rejects his title of Sith, his spirit probably never merged with his former master and was not wiped out when Sidious was finally killed by Rey.
  • Maul dying in Obi-Wan's arms at the end of "Twin Suns" serves as a parallel to the deaths of Qui-Gon Jinn and Satine Kryze who also died in his arms in a similar pose.
    • Ironically, both Jinn and Kryze were killed by Maul.
  • Ray Park, the actor that portrayed Maul in the movies, also provided the motion capture for the character in Season 7 of Star Wars: The Clone Wars. This is most notably shown during Maul's battle with Ahsoka Tano.
  • The lightsaber that Maul uses in Solo A Star Wars Story and Star Wars: Rebels instead of his first lightsaber which he lost on Mandalore during his fight against Ahsoka Tano bears a striking resemblance to an Inquisitor lightsaber.


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Bounty Hunters
4-LOM | Aurra Sing | Bazine Netal | Beilert Valance | Black Krrsantan | Boba Fett | Bossk | Cad Bane | Deva Lompop | Durge | Dengar | Embo | Greedo | Highsinger | IG-11 | IG-88 | Jango Fett | Moralo Eval | Rako Hardeen | Robonino | Sy Snootles | Toro Calican | Zam Wesell | Zuckuss

Confederacy of Independent Systems
Leaders: Darth Sidious | Count Dooku
Executive Separatist Council: Viceroy Nute Gunray | Archduke Poggle the Lesser | Foreman Wat Tambor | Chairman San Hill | Magistrate Passel Argente | Presidente Shu Mai | Chairman Po Nudo | Senator Tikkes | Senator Lott Dod | Rune Haako
Military Leaders: Admiral Trench | Captain Mar Tuuk | Commandant Osi Sobeck | Commander Darts D'nar | Commander Riff Tamson | General Grievous | General Kalani | General Lok Durd | General Whorm Loathsom | K2-B4 | Lieutanent Sun Fac | TA-175 | TF-1726 | TJ-55 | TJ-912 | TV-94 | TV-94B | TX-20 | TX-21 | TZ-33
Operatives and Other Officials: 4A-7 | AD-W4 | Asajj Ventress | Captain Faro Argyus | EV-A4-D | Keeper Agruss | King Sanjay Rash | Minister Rish Loo | Prince Tal Merrik | Queen Miraj Scintel | R3-S6 | Senator Bec Lawise | Senator Nix Card | Senator Voe Atell | Sergeant Slick | Ziro the Hutt
Soldiers: Battle Droids | Droidekas | Geonosians | MagnaGuards | Super Battle Droids | Tactical Droids
Affiliates: Trade Federation | Techno Union | InterGalactic Banking Clan | Commerce Guild | Corporate Alliance

Galactic Empire
Leaders: Emperor Sheev Palpatine | Darth Vader
Inquisitorius: The Grand Inquisitor | The Second Sister | The Fifth Brother | The Sixth Brother | The Seventh Sister | The Eighth Brother | The Ninth Sister | The Tenth Brother
Imperial Officers: Admiral Conan Antonio Motti | Admiral Garrick Versio | Admiral Kassius Konstantine | Admiral Kendal Ozzel | Captain Bragg | Captain Needa | Commandant Cumberlayne Aresko | Daine Jir | Director Orson Callan Krennic | Fleet Admiral Firmus Piett | General Maximilian Veers | Governor Arihnda Pryce | Grand Admiral Thrawn | Grand Moff Wilhuff Tarkin | Major General Cassio Tagge | Moff Gideon | Moff Raythe | Moff Tiann Jerjerrod | Taskmaster Myles Grint | Vice Admiral Rampart
Operatives and Other Officials: Agent Alexsandr Kallus | Commander Appo | Commander Cody | Commander Crosshair | Commander Gideon Hask | Commander Iden Versio | Endo Frant | Governor Tiber Saxon | Grand Vizier Mas Amedda | Imperial Crewmen | Minister Maketh Tua | Protectorate Gleb | Scorch | Senator Orn Free Taa | Viceroy Gar Saxon
Soldiers: Emperor's Royal Guard | Stormtroopers | 501st Legion | Purge Troopers | Death Troopers | Dark Troopers | TIE Fighter Pilots
Affiliates: The Client | Doctor Pershing | Morgan Elsbeth | Imperial Navy | COMPNOR | Naare

First Order
Benefactor: Emperor Sheev Palpatine
Leaders: Supreme Leader Snoke | Supreme Leader Kylo Ren | Allegiant General Enric Pryde
Officers: Admiral Frantis Griss | Captain Moden Canady | Captain Phasma | Colonel Erich S. Datoo | Colonel Kaplan | Commander Gideon Hask | Commander Pyre | General Armitage Hux | General Brendol Hux | Grand Admiral Rae Sloane | Major Baron Elrik Vonreg
Operatives and Other Officials: Agent Terex | Agent Tierny | BB-9E | FN-2199 | Lady Carise Sindian
Soldiers: Elite Praetorian Guards | Stormtroopers
Affiliates: Sith Eternal | Captain Chesille Sabrond | Sith Troopers | Ochi | Knights of Ren

Leaders: Mother Talzin
Members: Asajj Ventress | Merrin | Old Daka

Shadow Collective
Leaders: Darth Maul | Prime Minister Almec | Savage Opress | Pre Vizsla
Members: Bo-Katan Kryze | Gar Saxon | Rook Kast | Ziton Moj | Lom Pyke | Jabba the Hutt | Mother Talzin | Dryden Vos
Sub-groups: Death Watch | Mandalorian Super Commandos | Black Sun | Pyke Syndicate | Hutt Clan | Crimson Dawn | Nightbrothers

Other Sith and Dark Side Force-Users
Barriss Offee | Darth Andeddu | Darth Bane | Darth Desolous | Darth Krall | Darth Momin | Darth Phobos | Darth Plagueis | Darth Revan | Pong Krell | Son | Taron Malicos

Hutt Clan
Jabba the Hutt | Ziro the Hutt | Graballa the Hutt

Kassav Milliko | Kisma Uttersond | Klinith Da | Krix Kamerat | Lourna Dee | Marchion Ro | Nan | Pan Eyta

Clone Troopers
Commander Appo | Commander Cody | Commander Crosshair | Lieutenant Jesse | Scorch | Sergeant Slick

0-0-0 | Acklays | Azmorigan | Bala-Tik | Barada | Bib Fortuna | Cassie Cryar | Chi Cho | Cornelius Evazan | Daultay Dofine | DJ | Drengir | Garnac | Graxol Kelvyyn | Guavian Death Gang | Hondo Ohnaka | Jesse | Kithaba | Klaatu | Krayt Dragons | Lady Proxima | Morley | Nala Se | Nexu | Ponda Baba | Prime Minister Lama Su | Rancors | Razoo Qin-Fee | Reeks | Ren | Salacious B. Crumb | Saw Gerrera | Sebulba | Tasu Leech | Teedo | Tobias Beckett | Tusken Raiders | Unkar Plutt | Vedain | Velken Tezeri | Vizam | Wooof | Zillo Beast

See Also
The Old Republic Villains | Star Wars Legends Villains | Star Wars: Visions Villains | 20th Century Studios Villains | Warner Bros. Villains | Disney Villains