Why is Darth Maul covered in tattoos

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"Revenge. I have to take revenge."

Before Darth Maul appeared to the Jedi Qui-Gon Jinn, the legend of the Sith was just a rumor. With his agile fighting style and fearless aggression, Maul is feared by those who stand in his way, especially the Jedi he seeks to defeat.

Here are 25 terrifying facts about one of the most terrifying Siths ever, Darth Maul.


25. Born a warrior

Maul was born on the planet Dathomir, a remote planet bathed in blood-red light. Dathomir is home to two groups: the Night Wrestlers, a group of witches, and the Zabrak, a clan of warriors called the Night Brothers, subject to the witches.

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24. Deserve your horns

The horns sticking out of Maul's head and the tattoos covering his body are marks of the zabrak; The horns develop as the zabrak grows. The Zabrak have trained to be warriors all their lives and possess resistance to physical pain and even a second heart.

23. Son of a witch

Maul was born (in some Expanded Universe stories) to Mother Talzin, a powerful witch of the Nightsisters clan. Mother Talzin was Darth Sidiou's first choice for a Sith apprentice. However, the Sith Lord found her son more impressive and took him away from Dathomir.

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22. Bad role models

Darth Maul was the Sith apprentice of Darth Sidious. Sidious later became the Galactic Emperor Palpatine, the master of Darth Vader.

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21. Death, but not dead

Darth Maul was believed to be dead after being cut in half by Obi-Wan Kenobi during the Battle of Naboo. But in The Clone wars Mother Talzin believed her son was alive and sent Maul's brother, Savage Opress, to find him.

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20. More machine than mouth

Mother Talzin rebuilt her son with mechanical limbs. She also used magic to restore Maul's memory, which he had lost. Maul then remembered being cut in half by Kenobi and swore revenge on the Jedi Knight.

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19. Stay with the family

Maul chooses his brother, Savage Opress, to be his Sith apprentice. Opress had some prior knowledge of the Dark Side Manner under Count Dooku - the former Jedi who would later become Darth Sidiou's new apprentice.

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18. Mob mentality

During the Clone Wars, Maul becomes the equivalent of a Mafia boss. He recruited underworld factions, criminal syndicates, and Jabba the Hutt, and formed a group that came to be known as the Shadow Collective.

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17. Only a Sith deals with the absolute

Maul is responsible for murdering the only woman Obi-Wan Kenobi ever loved - the Duchess Satine. As you can imagine, Maul was delighted with the suffering of his archenemy.

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16. Two is better than one

One of Maul's unique traits is his choice to use a double-barreled lightsaber. Maul can use a blade or both, depending on the circumstances.

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15. Rule breakers

Maul was almost killed by his former master Darth Sidious for violating the rule of two. The rule of two states that there can only be one Sith master and one apprentice at any given time. To prove his point, Sidious easily kills Maul's brother (who acted as Maul's apprentice).

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14. The rule of ... 8?

Darth Maul has been portrayed and voiced by many actors. In The Phantom Menace portrays actor and martial artist Ray Park the mouth, Peter Serafinowicz the voice. In The Clone Wars and Rebels , sings Samuel Wiltwer Maul. Actors Gregg Berger, Jess Harnell, Stephen Stanton, Clint Bajakian and David Collins also have Maul in other relatives Starwars Media voiced.

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13. Speak softly and wield a large lightsaber

Darth Maul only has two lines in The phantom menace : "Tatooine is sparsely populated. If the lead is right, I will find it quickly, master," and "At last we will reveal ourselves to the Jedi. Finally we will take revenge."

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12. A graceful Sith

Ray Park took Maul so seriously that he took gymnastics and ballet classes to prepare for the role.

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11. Not the first choice

Ray Park wasn't George Lucas' first choice to play Darth Maul. Benicio del Toro was originally set to play the character but dropped out when he found out Maul's role had been cut off.

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10. A peaceful death for a dark lord

Kenobi and Maul have one final battle on the planet Tatooine in Rebels . Kenobi quickly makes work from Maul who (finally) dies.

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9. Even in death

In the comic Star Wars: Shattered Empire , after the fall of the empire in Return of the Jedi Leia goes on a mission to Naboo. Upon entering the hangar bay where Maul was fighting Kenobi and Qui-Gon Jinn, Leia says she feels cold and sees a vision of the former Sith.

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8. Tattoos and piercings

In The phantom menace Maul wears a silver earring. Ray Park forgot to take the earring out before being turned into Darth Maul by the makeup team, but in the end George Lucas approved the earring so it stayed.

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7. Flying in style

Maul uses many vehicles to serve his purpose of wiping out the Jedi. In particular, he uses a Sith infiltrator to go undetected into the galaxy.

6. Fear a Strong Woman

Darth Maul's concept first started as a girl - a wicked witch with long hair that covered her face. However, Lucas thought the character was too intense and the idea was scrapped.

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5. A real fighter

Maul's fighting style is impressive. Lucas wanted to show the audience that Maul spent all of his time studying different fighting styles. As a martial artist, Ray Park specialized in wushu, Shaolin techniques, and kickboxing, all of which influenced the foot-and-mouth technique.

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4. Assassin

Before Sidious emerged as a Sith, he had a variety of hit jobs with politicians, traders, and other opponents on his way to becoming emperor.

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3. Art is based on reality

Darth Maul's designer, Iain McCaig, developed what would become Maul's tattoos by following the muscle patterns under the face.

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2. Comfortable in your skin

Darth Maul means that you can jump, roll, twist, twist, twist, crouch and jump. Because of his physical and almost acrobatic fighting style, Maul only wears a simple samurai-style cloak that allows complete freedom of movement.

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1. Nature versus Nurture

Most fans know that when Darth Sidious kidnapped Darth Maul, Darth Maul trained him to despise the Jedi, but many don't know that Darth Maul hated the Jedi with such intensity because Darth Sidious was forced to breath the ashes off dead Sith who were killed by the Jedi during his training. This made Maul feel the pain of the Sith who came before him and instilled a deep hatred for the Jedi.

"Vengeance. I have to take vengeance." Before Darth Maul appeared to the Jedi Qui-Gon Jinn, the legend of the Sith was just a rumor. With his agile fighting style and fearless aggression, Maul is feared by those who stand in his way, especially the Jedi he seeks to defeat. Here are 25 terrifying facts about one of the most terrifying Siths ever, Darth Maul.