Character of the Week

Darth Maul

We’ve been Star Wars heavy recently, but it’s hard not to be after the “Star Wars Week” we had. We ended the week with the final Clone Wars season.

That being said, we have to honor the dark warrior, cheater of death, Son of Dathomir, the one and only Phantom Menace.

Darth Maul, the first evil doer receiving Character of the Week honors at Of Blades and Kings, after watching the final Clone Wars Season, and having previously honored Ahsoka, we had to tip our cap to this dark warrior.

After stepping into the Star Wars lore with Episode I: The Phantom Menace, Darth Maul was swiftly removed from the Universe by a young Jedi Padawan by the name of Obi-Wan Kenobi. After which, it took years before the Clone Wars finally (canonically) brought Maul back to life. His story arch in the Clone Wars brought destruction to the galaxy and the Jedi. It also brought fans happiness seeing this Sith Warrior showcase his power.

After years of fan outrage for killing off the coolest Sith, Star Wars finally brought him back and provided us with storylines worthy of his name.

Don’t think Maul is as strong of a force user as people make him out to be? Go watch the final episode of Clone Wars Season 7, he was throwing down some “Force Unleashed” skills.

Maul has become a complex layered character throughout the years as storytellers have expanded his arch. We hope you take the time to appreciate some of their work like we have.

Thank you for your time and remember, every choice you have made…has led you to this moment.

– The Wandering One

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