Darth Maul Lightsaber

Being quite possibly one of the coolest (and scariest looking) bad guys in the galaxy, the Darth Maul lightsaber is a must-have. Although he may not be as popular as Darth Vader or had as much screen time as other baddies from the Dark Side, he does have an interesting storyline that solidifies just how evil he is. So who is Darth Maul? What happened after he was cut in half? Well, here’s a look at Darth Maul and his rise, fall, and rise (with new legs.)

Who Is Darth Maul?

Since he appeared in the Star Wars universe, Darth Maul desperately wanted to witness the demise of the Jedi. After being unleashed by Darth Sidious, he went to assassinate Queen Amidala outside of Tatooine. He was almost successful, but he missed his target due to Qui-Gon Jinn thwarting his plans.

It was later on Naboo when Maul thought he had his Queen Amidala assassination in the bag, but he was met with Qui-Gon (again) and his apprentice, Obi-Wan Kenobi. Darth Maul was successful in stabbing Jinn, but was cut in half by the young Obi-Wan and plummeted to his doom.

Considered dead by many, Darth Maul survived these fatal injuries by simply focusing on his intense, rational hatred for Obi-Wan (the guy cut him in half.) His body was dumped on Lotho Minor, where he ate vermin and lost what was left of his mind. Savage Opress eventually found Darth Maul (his brother) with spider legs (taking place for his former legs), but Darth Maul had no recollection of who his brother was.

Savage Opress brought him home to Dathomir, where Mother Talzin cured Darth Maul’s body and mind. After he was cured, he once again focused on Obi-Wan — with Opress as his apprentice. He dueled Obi-Wan on several other occasions and managed to kill one of Obi-Wan’s loves, which caused a ripple in the Dark Side and led to Darth Sidious killing his brother Savage Opress and holding Darth Maul captive.

In the end, Darth Maul was resilient in the war and moved back to his home planet, where he created a crime syndicate with his new friends who are just as evil — as a guy with horns would likely have.

Thankfully, Darth Maul’s lightsaber eliminates all the trouble and burden that come with being a man that has horns and jagged teeth. Oh yeah, it also eliminates the allegiance to the Dark Side that tends to backfire on just about everyone involved in the worst way possible. That’s right, you’ll get all the fun of the Dark Side and none of the torture that comes with it.