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 "Opress" since that's the last name of his brother Savage; on the other hand Maul's mother, Talzin, doesn't seem to have a last name.
Not all Sith change their ...
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 frequently cast aside in favor of their own self-interests or in favor of a younger, more powerful replacement.
This is perhaps illustrated best in Return of the ...
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" title, it doesn't make sense that he'd keep his Sith name if it wasn't also his real name.
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 up with his funky two-bladed lightsaber.
The process of making his lightsaber is also described in Darth Maul: Shadow Hunter.
The intensity of his ...
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 novelization by James Kahn)
Palpatine struggled in the grip of Vader’s unfeeling embrace, his hands still shooting bolts of malign energy out in all directions. ...
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 Star Wars Story takes place in 10 BBY
His death in Star Wars: Rebels occurs eight years after that in (approx) 2 BBY.
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 Nightsister clans on Dathomir. It is revealed that Sidious originally intended to make Talzin his apprentice after promising her an exchanging of dark side secrets ...
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 escape from Sidious' custody (where we last saw him in The Clone Wars show), capturing Dooku and Grievous and bringing them to Dathomir in an attempt to lure out and ...
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 after the Clone Wars.
Son of Dathomir is an adaptation of unproduced scripts from Star Wars: The Clone Wars, which would have been part ...
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 defend against such power?
Dooku: A wise master does not reveal all his secrets at once. In due time, my apprentice.
In the "Rule of Two" style system, it's ...
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 came from George Lucas himself, who became more interested in his
Phantom Menace creation while developing Savage Opress for the last
season of The Clone Wars. ...
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 as Sith apprentice to Darth Sidious.
At the time of Attack Of the Clones, Maul was incapable of anything, and presumed dead. During the Clone Wars, Maul was ...
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 himself did in fact cause the Jedi to deduce that there must be two Sith. In this light it could easily be interpreted as just revealing their existence, rather ...
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's overhead strike, just as he did against Qui Gon. This was the move that created the opening that Maul used to kill Qui Gon. But Kenobi strikes the hilt of the ...
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 moments and that the Star Wars universe contains A LOT of different species (even two legged ones). With some of the species looking very similar to each other ...
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 given all that they've done to pervert and disfigure it for their own evil ends.
At the last minute, Obi-Wan flipped himself back up onto the walkway.
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 conventional Force powers. It was thought that magic allowed sorcerous practitioners to conjure and wield great powers or to manipulate aspects of reality in ...
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 skin on the other hand are tattoos. The decision for this is probably to make him stand out more making him more memorable compared to others of his kin.
It is ...
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 resources. Yoda agreed, promising that the Jedi will go after Maul if he reveals himself again.
Palpatine: I think we have closure on this matter, master ...
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 living. Dead is dead.” Sith do not believe in afterlife, neither they hold attachments to something that is destroyed. Note that after they discovered that Maul ...
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, manages to make a visit to the world of
Dathomir, where he encounters a Dathomirian woman who gives him a
Zabrak infant simply known as Maul. Palpatine ...
Examining the context in the script of The Phantom Menace makes things a little more clear:
DARTH MAUL : Tatooine is sparsely populated. If the trace was correct,
I will find them quickly, Master.
DARTH SIDIOUS : Move against the Jedi first…you will then have no
difficulty taking the Queen back to Naboo, where she will sign the
Though not really featured too much in the films, Jedi (and presumably Sith) can use the Force to fly.
We see Jedi break their falls, Aresto-momentum-style, quite often in Star Wars: The Clone Wars.
Out-of-universe: Lucas simply wanted these Sith to die and chose to have them fall into deep chasms to make it visually interesting.
I think it probably has something to do with the fact that Kenobi chopped Maul in half in The Phantom Menance. I don't think Maul enjoyed the experience very much. I don't really see why there needs to be additional motivation on top of this.
Getting some revenge doesn't really mean he stops hating Obi Wan, particularly when as a darksider Maul is just ...
Although at first Maul did introduce himself and his brother Savage Opress as Sith to Death Watch...
There are 3 compelling reasons why Maul is no longer Sith in rest of his life after bisection
Palpatine (rulling Sith Master) tells him he is no longer a Sith :
...and you are no longer my apprentice
Darth Maul stopped being a Sith Lord after his defeat on Naboo (where everyone thought he was dead). By Episode II we see Count Dooku listed as Darth Tyrannus, having replaced Maul under the Rule of Two.
This doesn't seem to preclude him from being a Sith. We see that Dooku trained Asajj Ventress, Savage Opress (Maul's brother). and Quinlan Vos as Sith. ...
Maul is shown using Force Lightning in several video games.
The Phantom Menace Video Game:
Clone Wars Adventures:
However, none of these appearances have particularly strong canonicity. Given that he never uses it in any of his regular appearances, the answer seems to be no.
For anyone who cares for a partial answer: In the EU canon, Sidious does not die at that time. Presumably, he realized that he had been beaten and either could not levitate out, or realized that his goals would not be furthered by doing so. He instead evokes the ritual of essence transfer, destroying his body, turning himself into a spirit, and flies to Byss ...