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WATCH: Video perfectly follow’s Darth Maul’s creation, life and death in about seven minutes

June 29th, 2020 by Marc Comments

I remember, in 2018, sitting in the cinema and genuinely enjoying Solo: A Star Wars Story and being frustrated when during the scene and after the credits started hearing mumblings of ‘how is Darth Maul still alive, didn’t he die in Episode I?’.

I remember being so frustrated because, not only was most of Maul’s story out there in Clone Wars and Rebels, but it was such a disservice to a character who had, over the years, become as important, as layered and as developed as any in the Star Wars universe.

Through the TV shows, the movies and, yes, the comics, we learned how Maul as a boy was given up to be a Sith, how his brother had briefly fought with him before being taken by Sidious, how he controlled Mandalore and how his shear hatred for Obi-Wan Kenobi kept him alive long after he should have died.

We learned how, after his encounter on Naboo with Kenobi he almost died, went into the utter depths of insanity and came out to become a crimelord to rival even the boldest of the Hutts and how he almost became the biggest threat to the galaxy and, paradoxically, the one who saved it.

If you were one of the ‘how is he alive?’ crowd go and watch Clone Wars and Rebels (or at least find a playlist, there’s loads online) or, if like me, you’re familiar with the Sith’s journey (sigh and even if you’re not), then watch and enjoy this masterfully put together video that showcases Maul’s life, lived through hatred.

It’s actually a tragic tale… and that in itself, is a credit to the work of the storytellers.

Now, let’s hope those rumours of Maul appearing in The Mandalorian Season 2 (here) is true because there’s still tales to be told in his journey and I’d line up tosee that.

Enjoy, folks.

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….