|“||At last we will reveal ourselves to the Jedi. At last we will have revenge.||„|
Darth Maul is a major antagonist in the Star Wars franchise. He is the secondary antagonist in The Phantom Menace, a major antagonist in The Clone Wars, and Rebels TV Series, and the overarching antagonist in Solo: A Star Wars Story. He is a high-ranked Sith figure, as well as the first apprentice of Emperor Palpatine and arch-nemesis of Obi-Wan Kenobi.
The Phantom Menace
After all the people on the starship had arrived at Coruscant, the Jedi were surprised that the Sith had returned, believed to be nonexistent for more than 2,000 years. Shortly after the Queen had planned and started an attack on the droid armies of the Trade Federation, Qui-Gon and his apprentice Obi-Wan Kenobi entered the ship hangar where Nute Gunray was hiding. After the Jedi, Queen, and Republic officers had taken out the droids, Darth Maul stood behind the blast door and drew out his double-bladed lightsaber, before engaging the two Jedi. Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon fought him in a long battle.He chased them into the reactor room, and after Obi-Wan was separated from his master by one of the laser walls in the security hallway, he quickly killed Qui-Gon. Obi-Wan was overwhelmed with despair and anger by the loss of his master, and let anger grew inside him. He delivered several vicious attacks on Maul, catching him off guard and slicing his saber in two.
With only one functional lightsaber blade, Darth Maul fought back and knocked Obi-Wan into the shaft, and kicked Obi-Wan's weapon into the pit. While Obi-Wan was hanging on for his life, he remembered what his master had told him: "Be mindful of the living Force.At that moment, the Force flowed within Obi-Wan, and he jumped up, called his master's lightsaber to his hand, and struck Maul. Maul stood still, groaned weakly, and fell backwards into the pit, splitting in two at the waist as he fell.