Friday, March 16, 2012

The Return of Darth Maul-oh come on!

Say what you want to about Star Wars: Episode 1, at least Darth Maul was cool. Albeit I was a kid when the film came out, and my understanding of Star Wars was that space is cool and Vader is a bad guy, but I still stand to this day in the belief that Maul was at least a cool little villain they threw in.
Here he is, this brooding Satan looking guy in his black robes with his wanna-be TIE fighter and his little motorcycle thing being all cool and silent as he messes with the Jedi. Then he shows up, busts out this two sided lightsaber and starts kicking trash. Then we all know what happens next, he kills Qui-Gon and Obi Wan chops him in half, then throws his body down a big metal hole that's only purpose seems to be to climax that one fight. Then we never hear from him again.
Until now.
The Star Wars: Clone Wars series has decided that it'd be cool to bring him back, only this time it seems that instead of being the creepy silent villain he's going to spout every cliche'd line from every villain that ever made an appearance on Rocky and Bullwinkle. You may ask "But how could he come back if they chopped him in half and threw him down a pit?" Well, remember how they cut off Luke's hand and replaced it with android parts? Apparently they can do that with someone's entire midsection. Can't save a woman dying in child birth, but they can completely replace someone's digestive tract and legs without batting an eye. So this begs several questions:
If they could fix Maul why didn't they fix Qui-Gon?
WHY would they fix Maul?
Who would fix Maul, since part of the fluff indicates that his former master Palpatine had nothing to do with him after?
And most importantly, who in their right minds would look at this and think it's a good idea?
Thoughts?
-JOE

8 comments:

  1. D: is my initial reaction. In my opinion, that's pretty stupid. Well, if they are going to bring him back, why not bring him back as a silent character? He was scary like that!

    Excuse me while I go fireball things to death in Skyrim to relieve my discomfort.

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  2. Because only bad guys can be more than 50% machine...

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  3. It was George's idea. plus, if you remember what Palpatine said in ROTS , "the dark side of the force can lead to many abilities. some would even consider... unnatural." you should think about that too

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    1. That is a very good point, but I still feel it's a bit of a stretch to say that they get the power to be fine after being chopped in half and thrown into a plot convenient pit.

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  4. leave it to boys to understand robotic parts more than a female reproductive set of organs. hmm.

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    1. I guess I do understand the robotic parts of your comment, but not the female reproductive part. So, in short, your comment makes sense.

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  5. He actually came back a while ago in the Star Wars comic Visionaries in the form seen in the latter half of that storyline.

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  6. Darth Maul's identical twin brother, also named "Darth." (but pronounced slightly differently) Like on Babylon 5: "No, that was not Zathras, that was Zathras. There are 10 of us, all of family Zathras, each one named Zathras. Slight differences in how you pronounce. Zathraas, Zathras, Zathras.. You are seeing now?" Or like Jack Palance's character in City Slickers II.

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