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What was Darth Maul's birth name?

As far as we know, Maul is Darth Maul's pre-Sith name. He was born a Nightbrother and has brothers with similarly evil-sounding names: Savage Opress and Feral. Maul's last name may be considered "...
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Why did Sidious apprentice Maul?

Darth Maul was the best fit... at the time. Sith Lords didn't always take apprentices that they expected to last over the long haul. They were simply a tool to help them achieve their goals and were ...
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What was Darth Maul's birth name?

It may very well simply be Maul. In Star Wars: Rebels, Mauls rejects the Sith and says this: Formerly Darth, now just Maul. Since he no longer considers himself a Sith, and dropped the "Darth" ...
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Is there a story behind Darth Maul's double bladed lightsaber?

This is covered in Star Wars Tales #10. Maul is off killing Jedi survivors when he comes across a weapons master who bests him with a simple wooden staff. Recognising that he needs an "edge", he comes ...
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Why Can't Palpatine and Maul use the Force to stop themselves from falling?

Palpatine was: Exhausted from using Force-Lightning. Remember the ill effects it had on him in ROTS, when he used it on Mace Windu. Likely injured from bouncing off the walls (as we see in ROTJ ...
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Darth Maul Timeline Inconsistencies

I think you have the timelines a little confused. Maul's unfortunate bisection in Phantom Menace takes place in 32 BBY. Maul re-appears during the Clone Wars era in 22 BBY His appearance in Solo: A ...
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How did Darth Maul know that Amidala was on Tatooine?

The implied answer seems to be that the Force assisted Maul in his search. Nute Gunray: My lord, it—it's impossible to locate the ship. It's out of our range. Darth Sidious: Not for a Sith. ... ...
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Can Maul use Force Lightning?

It's useful to have an ace in the hole. This dialog can be found in Witches of the Mist, an episode of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, between Savage Oppress and Count Dooku: Savage: How does one ...
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How did this happen to Maul so fast?

The important narrative beats are that Obi-Wan changes to the same stance used by Qui-Gon, and then Maul attacks with strikes similar to those he used against Qui-Gon. Then Maul moves to block Kenobi'...
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Why did Sidious apprentice Maul?

I like to think that Darth Maul was chosen simply out of convenience. It is explained in the Darth Maul: Son of Dathomir comics that Darth Maul is actually the son of Mother Talzin, leader of the ...
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How did Darth Maul know that Amidala was on Tatooine?

According to the, now Legends, novel The Wrath of Darth Maul, Darth Maul sent out the distress signal and the Queen did respond so that he could establish the trace. So according to this he traced ...
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What happened to Darth Maul?

We now know a decent amount about Maul's activities towards the end of the Clone Wars, and beyond: As phantom42 notes in his answer, the canon comic series Darth Maul: Son of Dathomir sees Maul ...
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What happened to Darth Maul?

Yes, well sort of. Star Wars: Darth Maul - Son of Dathomir is considered fully canon. It explains the events running through the end of the Clone Wars, but there is nothing yet describing what happens ...
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Is Maul still Darth?

No Sidious directly states that Maul is no longer a Sith, and therefore no longer a true Darth, in the Star Wars: The Clone Wars episode The Lawless: Darth Sidious: [to Maul] Remember, the first ...
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Was Maul's survival planned in Phantom Menace?

No, Lucas apparently decided to resurrect Maul some time around 2011/2012, some 13 years after his unfortunate bisection. Well, mostly. Filoni acknowledges that the order to resurrect the Sith Lord ...
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Was Darth Maul part of the Separatist movement?

No, he was not The first reason is in your own question - the Separatist movement was formed after Maul's demise on Naboo, with formal leader Count Dooku aka Darth Tyrannus, who was Maul's successor ...
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Why is Darth Maul on Naboo during the final battle?

There's a few things going on here; Sidious is keen to foment war and discredit the Senate. Having the Queen defeat the Trade Federation and drive them off of Naboo is a big step in the wrong ...
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Did Dooku express his respect/resent to Darth Maul for killing his apprentice?

  Savage Opress, Maul's brother, was Dooku's apprentice for a short time. Nevertheless, I don't think they ever talked about Maul or Qui-Gon Jinn. To quote Darth Bane “Honor is for the ...
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Did Darth Maul think that Senator Palpatine would reveal himself to the Jedi?

I'm not aware of any canon explanation in more detail, but at this stage remember that the Jedi Order thought the Sith were extinct, but knew of the Rule of Two. Because of this, Darth Maul revealing ...
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Why is Darth Maul "it"?

Sadly as there is no further explanation on why Qui-Gon called Maul an it we can only take a guess. A very educated guess though. We need to take into consideration that the fight lasted only mere ...
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Are Maul and Savage Opress truly Force sensitive or were their powers bestowed on them by the Nightsisters?

Interesting subject. First of all, what is the "Magick" the Nightsisters use ? Magic was a catch-all term referring to any of a number of supernatural techniques or occult teachings outside of ...
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Why didn't Obi-Wan incapacitate Darth Maul?

The Force didn't tell him to keep Maul alive. Note that at the moment of the kill, Obi-Wan has surrendered his will to that of the Living Force, which presumably has a solid grudge against the Sith ...
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What was Darth Maul's birth name?

We may never know. He mentioned in Rebels that he had a name once, but he has long since forgotten it. I suppose he had to leave it behind when Palpatine made him into Maul
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Why is Darth Maul red when other Zabraks (Nightbrothers on Dathomir) are mostly yellow/tan?

It's just his skin tone, and it kinda seems that in the period of the Clone Wars he is part of a minority group within his species (due to him being one of the few that looks like this). The black ...
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What was Darth Maul's birth name?

In the book Darth Plagueis, Maul is taken as an infant by Sidious from his mother. The child was named Maul. Palpatine, in his urge to know more about the dark side than what Plagueis teaches him, ...
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Is Maul still Darth?

I would say "no", but it's a conjecture and not an undisputable canon fact. First of all, it really depends on your point of view You can view the name/designation as something that someone calls ...
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Why didn't the Jedi pursue Maul more vigorously?

For a while, it was unknown whether or not Maul and Savage survived their shuttle crash in "Revival." Palpatine suppressed attempts to confirm their deaths by arguing it would waste Republic ...
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What Happened To Maul When The Emperor Defeated Him?

This is answered in the comic miniseries Darth Maul, Son of Dathomir. It's based on unproduced scripts from The Clone Wars' original sixth season and is considered canon, despite being published by ...
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Why is Darth Maul on Naboo during the final battle?

Sidious actually wanted to reveal the continued existence of the Sith to the Jedi. This would cause the Jedi to become aware of Sidious' role in the war, giving them a solid reason to take part in it. ...

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