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Darth Maul
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Ray Park as Darth Maul
Position Dark Lord of the Sith
Homeworld Iridonia
Species Zabrak
Gender Male
Affiliation Sith
Portrayed by Ray Park(Episode 1, Star Wars Battlefront: Elite Squadron
Peter Serafinowicz (voice)(Episode 1, Lego Star Wars: The Video Game)/>David W.Collins (Voice) (Force Unleashed, Battlefront Elite Squadron)

Darth Maul is a fictional character in George Lucas' science fiction saga Star Wars. The character appears in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, portrayed by Ray Park and voiced by Peter Serafinowicz, and the Star Wars Expanded Universe of novels, comic books, and video games.

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Appearances

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Film

Darth Maul appears in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace as the apprentice of Sith lord Darth Sidious who sends him to capture Queen Padmé Amidala and eliminate the two Jedi, Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi. Darth Maul never speaks to the Jedi at all during their encounter, and the few times he does speak (to Darth Sidious), his voice is calm and measured, contrary to what would be expected from his appearance. In the final battle of Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan vs. Maul, he manages to kill Qui-Gon by stabbing him in the stomach, but then he is killed by Obi-Wan, who cut him in half, both halves falling into an incredibly deep hole.

Literature

As portrayed in the novel Darth Maul: Shadow Hunter, Maul is kidnapped from his Jedi training by Sidious at an early age, and is trained as a Sith, having Sith tattoos put all over his body. Maul initially goes on countless missions of terror for his master, killing politicians, crime bosses, merchants, and warlords. His victims include Trade Federation lackey Hath Monchar, the Black Sun leader Alexi Garyn, the Nightsister Mighella, and all of the Black Sun vigos and their bodyguards.

As depicted in the story "Resurrection" from 2001's Star Wars Tales #9, a dark side splinter group called the Prophets of the Dark Side clone Maul at about the same time that Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope takes place. Darth Vader is chosen as the cloned Maul's first target; the cultists believe that Vader retains too much of his former self, Anakin Skywalker, to effectively serve the Empire. Vader ultimately wins the resulting duel, however, by stabbing his lightsaber through himself into Maul, who is standing behind him. The story "Phantom Menaces" in Star Wars Tales #17 depicts a post-Return of the Jedi Luke Skywalker visiting Maul's home planet of Iridonia in an ambassadorial capacity. He faces a solid state hologram of Darth Maul, which he destroys.

In 2005, Dark Horse Comics published Star Wars: Visionaries, a compilation of comic art short stories written and illustrated by members of the Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith art department and ILM artists. The opening story, "Old Wounds" by Aaron McBride, is set three years after the events of Revenge of the Sith, and begins with Owen Lars trying to teach new words to a toddler-age Luke Skywalker. A resurrected Darth Maul, with cybernetic replacements to his entire lower body, attacks the Lars homestead in hopes of drawing Kenobi out. Kenobi, for fear of any injury to the young Luke, dusts off his old lightsaber, and meets Maul's challenge. At a pause in the ensuing struggle, Maul is killed by a shot to the head from Lars' rifle.

Concept and creation

George Lucas had described Darth Maul as "a figure from your worst nightmare". Designer Iain McCaig thus offered Lucas a design based on a nightmare of his, which was rejected, but later inspired the Nightsister Sith witch in later Star Wars tales. One day McCaig was trying to make "Sith lord versions" of the art department crew, and drew David Dozoretz, head of the animations group, with a circuit board on his face. Lucas got intrigued by the circuit board idea, and McCaig started producing similar caricatures. After getting frustrated with a drawing of production designer Gavin Bocquet, McCaig started covering it in tape. He liked the result, described as "a kind of Rorschach pattern", and so did Lucas. The final drawing had McCaig's own face, with a pattern based on three things: a concept of a "flayed flesh face", face-painting of African tribes and further Rorschach experimentation (dropping ink onto paper, folding it in half and opening).[1]

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. Other changed design was his clothing, from a tight body suit with a muscle pattern to the Sith robe based on Samurai pleats, because the lightsaber battles involved much jumping and spinning.[1] Another concept had Maul a masked figure, something that could rival the popular character Darth Vader, while the senatorial characters would sport painted and tattooed faces. It was later decided to apply this to Maul rather than the senate.

Portrayal

For Darth Maul's first appearance in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, he was played by Ray Park and voiced by Peter Serafinowicz in the movie as well as Lego Star Wars: The Video Game. For the video game adaption of the movie, he was played by Greg Berger. He was played by Jess Harnell in Star Wars: Racer Revenge, Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds and Star Wars: Demolition. He was played by Stephen Stanton in Star Wars: Battlefront II and by Clint Bajakian in Star Wars: Super Bombad Racing. He also made an appearance as a GCI character in two additional Star Wars video games: As PROXY training hologram in Star Wars The Force Unleashed and also in Star Wars Battlefront: Elite Squadron, where his voice was provided by David W. Collins. He also in the fan-canon Contract of Evil, Portrayed by Edwin Villa and voiced by Lou Klien

In popular culture

Darth Maul is one half of the inspiration behind Maul Stanley, a parody hybrid combining elements of Kiss vocalist Paul Stanley with elements of Darth Maul. Maul Stanley wears a hooded black cloak reminiscent of Darth Maul, spandex pants and platform boots reminiscent of Paul Stanley and black and red face make-up evocative of them both. He is mostly known for conducting irreverent interviews with rock stars and sci-fi personalities and was also featured on the Triumph the Insult Comic Dog DVD.[2]

References

  • Darth Maul (Star Wars: Episode I Journal), 2000. Jude Watson, ISBN 0-613-24763-9
  • Star Wars: Darth Maul, paperback (Graphic No edition), 2001. Ron Marz, Jan Duursema, Rick Magyar, ISBN 1-56971-542-4
  • Star Wars Jedi Council: Acts of War, paperback (Graphic No edition), 2001. Randy Stradley, Davide Fabbri, Christian Dalla Vecchia, ISBN 1-56971-539-4
  • Star Wars Tales: Volume 6, paperback (Graphic No edition), 2006. Robert Williams, Thomas Andrews, Ian Edginton, Lucas Maragnon, ISBN 1-59307-447-6
  • Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace Novelization, 1st edition paperback, 1999. Terry Brooks, George Lucas, ISBN 0-345-43411-0
  • Darth Maul: Saboteur, e-book, 2001. James Luceno
  • Darth Maul: Shadow Hunter (Star Wars: Darth Maul), paperback, 2001. Michael Reaves, ISBN 0-345-43541-9
  • The New Essential Guide to Characters, 1st edition, 2002. Daniel Wallace, Michael Sutfin, ISBN 0-345-44900-2
  • Star Wars: The Phantom Menace: The Visual Dictionary, hardcover, 1999. David West Reynolds, ISBN 0-7894-4701-0
  • Star Wars Roleplaying Game Core Rulebook, 1st edition, 2000. Bill Slavicsek, Andy Collins, ISBN 0-7869-1793-8
  • The Dark Side sourcebook, Wizards of the Coast, 1st printing, 2001. Bill Slavicsek, J. D. Wiker, ISBN 0-7869-1849-7

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The following articles relate to the Star Wars science-fiction universe created by George Lucas:

  • Feature films
    • Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (1977)
    • Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
    • Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi (1983)
    • Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace (1999)
    • Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones (2002)
    • Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith (2005)
    • Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008)
  • TV specials
  • Video games
    • Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy
    • Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
    • Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords
    • Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
    • Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
    • Star Wars: The Clone Wars Lightsaber Duels
    • Star Wars: Battlefront
    • Star Wars: Battlefront II
  • Miscellaneous

Simple English

Darth Maul is a fictional character from the Star Wars universe. The character first appeared in the movie Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace in 1999. Darth Maul has also been in many books set in the time period just before the Clone Wars. Darth Maul was played by Ray Parks in the movie.

Darth Maul is the first known apprentice of Darth Sidious. Maul is a Sith lord who uses the Dark Side of the Force. Darth Maul has black and red tattoos covering his head and face, a crown of small horns, and evil yellow eyes. He uses a red, double bladed lightsaber as a weapon. He flys the starship The Sith Infiltrator.

History

After Nute Gunray, the viceroy of the Trade Federation, loses Queen Amidala, Darth Sidious sends Darth Maul to track her down. Darth Maul follows her to Tatooine, where he sends out probe droids to find her. As Anikan the Queen and the Qui Gon Jin get ready to leave the planet, Darth Maul attacks on his speeder and Maul and Qui Gon battle. After losing the Queen, Darth Sidious sends Darth Maul to Naboo to watch over the planet. When the Queen launches an attack, Darth Maul shows himself again. This time Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi start to battle with him. Darth Maul kills Qui-Gon and almost pushes Obi-Wan down a pit. In the end, Obi-Wan uses Qui-Gon's lightsaber to cut Darth Maul in half.

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