Order 66 was clear: Execute Jedi for their treason against the Republic.

But, after receiving Order 66, Rex also ordered his troops to kill Maul. Why? Maul wasn't a Jedi in any way.

I had asked a similar question for Ahsoka: Why did Rex want to kill Ahsoka after receiving Order 66?

In the case of Ahsoka, there's a grey area, but Maul was never a Jedi or an ally of the Jedi Order.

Why did Rex order his troops to kill Maul?

  • Could it have been an intentional "misinterpretation" of the order to do something he felt should be done?
    – DavidW
    Mar 11, 2021 at 12:09

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It could be due to Maul and Ahsoka connection to the force.

Please see also this video, there could be some insights concerning Ahsoka in particular:

Also from the video above: In the 2018 Darth Vader: Dark Lord of the Sith Comics, two inquisitors were killed by Purge Troopers, when they used the force to activate Order 66 in Purge Troopers chip. So Troopers were just killing all who were able to use the Force.

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    If you're relying on the video for evidence you really should edit the relevant parts into the answer in case the video goes down.
    – TheLethalCarrot
    Mar 11, 2021 at 12:22
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    @TheLethalCarrot video just states the same. Still TS could find some insights for himself. Mar 11, 2021 at 12:27
  • @YaroslavKornachevskyi, the Purge Troopers killed the inquisitors because the Jedi they were hunting knew the inquisitors and demanded they kill the ‘Jedi’ Jun 21, 2022 at 13:25

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