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CHARACTER NAME : Maul
SPECIES - Zabrak
GENDER - Male
HEIGHT - 1.75m
Eye color: Yellow and red
Skin color: Red (black tattoos)
Cybernetics: Two cybernetic legs
MOVE - 10

DEXTERITY: 4D
        Brawling Parry: 5D
        Dodge: 8D+2
        Lightsaber: 9D
        Lightsaber: 9D+2 (Double-Bladed)
        Melee Combat: 5D
        Melee Parry: 5D
        Missile Weapons: 5D+1

PERCEPTION: 3D+1
        Bargain: 5D
        Command: 4D+2
        Con: 5D
        Hide: 5D
        Persuasion: 6D
        Search: 3D
        Sneak: 3D

KNOWLEDGE: 3D
        Intimidation: 6D
        Languages: 3D+2
        Planetary Systems: 5D
        Scholar (Jedi Lore): 4D+1
        Scholar (Sith Lore): 5D
        Survival: 4D+1
        Tactics: 5D+1
        Willpower: 7D

STRENGTH: 4D
        Brawling: 5D
        Climbing/Jumping: 4D+2

MECHANICAL: 2D+2
        Astrogation: 5D
        Repulsorlift Operation: 5D+2
        Space Transports: 4D+2

TECHNICAL: 3D
        Computer Programming/Repair: 4D+2
        Lightsaber Repair: 4D+2
        Medicine: 5D
        Repulsorlift Transports Repair: 4D
        Space Transports Repair: 4D

SPECIAL ABILITIES
Control: 8D+1
         Absorb/Dissipate Energy, Accelerate Healing, Concentration, Contort/Escape, Control Pain, Emptiness, Enhance Attribute, Hibernation Trance, Rage, Resist Stun

Sense: 9D
         Combat Sense, Danger Sense, Life Detection, Life Sense, Magnify Senses, Sense Force

Alter: 8D+2
         Telekinesis

Control and Sense
        Lightsaber Combat

Control and Alter
        Aura of Uneasiness, Inflict Pain

Control, Sense and Alter
        Affect Mind, Projected Fighting, Telekinetic Kill

Sense and Alter
        Lesser Force Shield,

        These are the known powers Maul possessed and it is believed that he had access to other powers.

EQUIPMENT
         CREDITS - 100
                 Red Double-Ended Lightsaber (5D), Robes

FORCE SENSITIVE : Y
FORCE POINTS : 6
DARK SIDE POINTS : 15
CHARACTER POINTS : 13

Description: Maul, formerly known as Darth Maul, was a Force-sensitive Dathomirian Zabrak male who lived during the final years of the Galactic Republic and the subsequent reign of the Galactic Empire. The son of Mother Talzin of the Nightsisters, he was taken at a young age by the Sith Lord Darth Sidious, who anointed his first Sith apprentice Darth Maul. Through his training, Maul grew strong in the dark side of the Force, becoming a skilled lightsaber duelist and assassin who yearned to reveal the Sith's continued survival to the Jedi Order. During the crisis on Naboo in 32 BBY, Maul confronted Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn and Padawan Obi-Wan Kenobi, Although he succeeded in killing the former, Maul was defeated and maimed by Jinn's apprentice, who left the Sith Lord for dead. As a result of Maul's defeat and apparent death, Sidious replaced him with Count Dooku, Jinn's Jedi mentor who adopted the Sith persona of Darth Tyranus.

Fueled by his hatred for Kenobi, Maul survived and reconstructed himself as a cyborg, although the experience of his defeat also drove him insane. He was presumed dead for over a decade until his brother, Savage Opress found Maul and restabilized his mind with the help of Mother Talzin. By that time the Clone Wars raged across the galaxy, with the Jedi-led clone forces of the Republic battling against the droid armies of the Confederacy of Independent Systems as intended by Maul's former Sith Master. Believing he had been cheated out of his place in galactic history, Maul embarked on a personal quest for revenge against Kenobi, whom he blamed for his fate. He also used the galactic conflict as an opportunity to form his own criminal empire, the Shadow Collective through various alliances which included the Pyke Syndicate, the Black Sun, and the Death Watch. Their combined resources enabled Maul to overthrow the New Mandalorians and install a puppet government on Mandalore. However, as his power and influence increased, Maul became a threat to Sidious' own plans for the future. The Dark Lord confronted Maul in person; after killing Opress, Sidious denounced his former apprentice as a Sith no longer due to the Rule of Two. Despite Maul's efforts to avenge his brother, he was defeated and overpowered by Sidious' command of the Force.

In the waning days of the Clone Wars, Maul escaped from Sidious and ultimately returned to Mandalore where he was overthrown by former Padawan Ahsoka Tano and an army of clone troopers. However, Maul survived the war and continued to build his own empire as a crime lord and the secret leader of Crimson Dawn. He was later stranded on the planet Malachor, where he hoped to destroy the Sith by unlocking the superweapon at the heart of the Sith temple. Maul's plan was thwarted by two Jedi, Kanan Jarrus and Ezra Bridger, the latter of whom Maul hoped to corrupt as his own apprentice. After escaping Malachor, Maul continued to try to tempt Bridger to the dark side before ultimately learning that Kenobi was still alive in spite of Order 66 and the Jedi Purge. Seeking hope and purpose, Maul sought Kenobi on Tatooine, the planet where he first revealed himself to the Jedi. Kenobi cut him down during a brief lightsaber duel, ending Maul's quest for vengeance. Maul died in 2 BBY—a few years before the start of the Galactic Civil War—with the knowledge that Kenobi was protecting Luke Skywalker, finding some peace in the idea that the end of the Sith was at hand and, therefore, he would be avenged.

Personality and traits

Darth Maul's life and motivations were based around revenge. As a Sith apprentice, Maul sought revenge against the Jedi for their triumph over the Sith, and wanted to return the Sith to power over the galaxy. After his exile and the restoration of his mind, Maul turned his thoughts of revenge towards the galaxy, declaring himself and his brother the true Sith Lords; and especially towards Obi-Wan Kenobi, after the Jedi defeated him and forced him into exile after their duel on Naboo. He felt the vacuum from losing power, having known about the Clone Wars and intending to be part of it, only to learn that the Sith plans moved on without him. Maul was therefore willing to go to great lengths to achieve his vengeance, including slaughtering civilians and thrusting Mandalore into civil war to gain power and draw Kenobi out into the open.

During his exile, Maul's mind was shattered. He became obsessed with revenge, fueled and kept alive only by his hatred for Kenobi, despite losing his mind and many memories. His aggression and fear increased in his crazed condition, as Maul attacked Opress when he first encountered his brother on Lotho Minor. It required magic from Mother Talzin to restore his mind, bringing him clarity again while still preserving his desire to seek revenge against those who had wronged him.

Maul's power made him crave dominance over the Sith and the galaxy, though he recognized that he was still not close to rivaling the power and skill his old mentor, Darth Sidious, who ruled the Sith, possessed and even though he grew to hate Sidious, Maul still greatly feared his old master, as evidenced when Sidious arrived on Mandalore, rather than confidently attacking Sidious outright, Maul somewhat cowardly attempted to make Sidious accept him as his apprentice once more and begged for mercy after Sidious bested him in a lightsaber duel, as he knew that Sidious would most likely torture him due to his sadism. After the electrocution that Sidious subjected him to on Mandalore, he later told Death Watch that he had become indifferent to pain.

However, despite his ruthless and vindictive nature, Maul was not completely heartless. He showed genuine care for his brother, Savage Opress, and their mother, the Dathomir Witch Mother Talzin. Though Maul didn't always get along with Opress, they did genuinely care about each other; when Opress was killed by Sidious, Maul was grief-stricken and briefly mourned him before flying into a rage and attempting to avenge him. Maul was extremely loyal to his mother and reciprocated her loving and protective affection for him. Even when cornered by Sidious and his minions, he refused to leave her behind and was devastated by her death.

Even after many years, Maul still held an extremely bitter grudge against Sidious and all those who served him for taking everything he cared about from him. He also developed a slight fondness for Ezra Bridger, seeing great potential in the boy's abilities, desiring him as an apprentice, and even saving his life twice. However, he sought entirely to manipulate Bridger and use him to further his own agenda, and attempted to kill Kanan Jarrus on two occasions in order to be free of the Jedi's influence in attempting to do so.

While still practicing their beliefs, Maul disassociated himself from the Sith, mainly due to the Order's association with Sidious. Cunning and deceptive, Maul was perfectly willing to feign weakness to accomplish his purposes, or even side with the Jedi if necessary. He was not above taunting such "allies," as evidenced by his calling Ahsoka "Lady Tano" and "a part-timer" in mockery of her departure from the Jedi Order as well as referring to Jarrus as "Master Jedi."

Desiring hope, Maul kidnapped Bridger and Jarrus' rebel companions in a successful effort to force them to surrender the Sith holocron from Malachor and Kanan's Jedi holocron. He wanted to merge the holocrons in order to create clarity of vision. Maul also hoped to take Ezra as his apprentice. Despite his promise to Bridger that he would not harm his friends, Maul secretly made an attempt on Jarrus's life and ordered his droids to execute the other Spectres in an attempt to claim Bridger as his apprentice. Despite Jarrus convincing Bridger to close his eyes and stop the vision, Maul nonetheless learned that his old enemy Obi-Wan Kenobi was still alive.

Maul's still burning desire for vengeance against Kenobi led him to use his mastery of the Dark Side to torment Bridger in an effort to gain his attention. While Maul was aware of the high price of Nightsister magic, his desire to learn Kenobi's location led him to risk the wrath of these spirits. Due to their revelations, Maul came to believe that his destiny was linked to finding and killing Kenobi on Tatooine. Maul regarded Bridger as an excellent candidate to be his apprentice. However, Bridger's attachment and loyalty to his friends angered Maul, who chastised his desired apprentice as a "disappointment" for refusing to break the chains of the past. Later, Maul's vendetta towards Kenobi led him to use his mastery of the Force to lure Bridger to Tatooine. Maul was willing to manipulate Bridger to serve his own aims and goals. Despite his hatred for Kenobi, he was able to reconcile with his adversary in his last moments. Maul passed away with the belief that Kenobi was protecting the Chosen One who would restore balance to the Force by destroying the Sith.

Powers and abilities

Lightsaber skills

s the apprentice of Darth Sidious, Maul was trained to be a weapon of the Sith, one intended to help Sidious bring about the destruction of the Jedi and take over the galaxy. He became an acrobatic and extremely skillful warrior, one who could relentlessly pursue his enemies while utilizing his double-bladed lightsaber. Indeed, Maul had been trained in several forms of lightsaber combat. During his duel on Naboo against Jinn and Kenobi, he demonstrated the ability to fight both the Jedi Master and his apprentice simultaneously on equal grounds as well as overpower Kenobi after he killed Jinn. Though Kenobi managed to defeat Maul, this was due largely to Maul's own hubris, a trait that would cause him to come to grief on multiple occasions. He later outmatched Kenobi in a number of encounters after emerging from exile, including the fight over Raydonia, though their duel on Florrum ended in stalemate.

Maul was extremely skilled in unarmed combat, which he often integrated into his fighting style. This was most notable when he defeated an armed Pre Vizla with little to no assistance from the Force.

Maul also displayed considerable skill in Jar'Kai, holding his own against Jinn and Kenobi simultaneously on Naboo before splitting them up. He also made use of dual blades during his encounter with Darth Sidious on Mandalore, even managing to land a kick on the Dark Lord. However, he was ultimately no match for Sidious even alongside his brother Savage Opress, and was disarmed by Sidious in blade-to-blade combat before being manhandled by Sidious with his Force powers. He demonstrated the ability to wield an additional weapon alongside his double-bladed lightsaber, on one occasion using a walking stick as a club in conjunction with his blade.

Maul could destroy numerous enemies, including Banking Clan droid guards, pirates, Hutt Clan forces, hordes of Separatist battle droids and four of General Grievous' MagnaGuards. He was also able to temporarily hold his own against Mace Windu and Aayla Secura on a Mandalorian supply outpost, the elder Jedi being a long term member of the Jedi Council. He successfully overpowered the infamous Jedi hunter General Grievous; though he fought to a stalemate with the cyborg in their first duel, he was able to overwhelm him in their second and third encounters.

Over a decade later, Maul engaged three Inquisitors alone and was able to hold a visible advantage against the trio for a time, until his Jedi allies chose to intervene as well. After he betrayed the Jedi group, he also briefly dueled Ahsoka Tano, against whom he found himself equally matched. The two fought for a short while until Ahsoka broke off the fight to rescue Ezra Bridger from Darth Vader. Moments later, he was defeated by Kanan Jarrus who, despite having been recently blinded, was able to anticipate Maul's actions and throw him from a precipice. Despite his dueling skills however, he openly admitted on one occasion that he could not defeat Darth Vader alone, and his final encounter with Kenobi lasted mere seconds before he was killed.

Force powers

In addition to his exceptional skills with a lightsaber, Maul proved to be very strong with the Force, strong enough to survive being cut in half. During a skirmish on Florrum, he used a powerful Force push to blast Obi-Wan Kenobi over a long distance and latter telekinetically dragged an Eta-class shuttle from a plateau to cut his and his brother's pursuers off. During his time on Mandalore, he was able to Force choke Satine Kryze to the point where he could hold her in midair without a hand gesture, a testament to his continued development. Over a decade later, Maul told Ezra Bridger that his advanced age had diminished his abilities. However, this was later revealed to have been a deception meant to gain the boy's trust. Indeed, Maul had been able to Force Grip the Seventh Sister against her active resistance while simultaneously killing her with a Saber Throw.

Maul was also skilled in mind probing, as shown when he used the power on Hera to find the location of Kanan Jarrus' Jedi holocron and his true identity; he had even succeeded in using the technique on Obi-Wan Kenobi prior to their final duel, discovering the existence of Luke Skywalker. It is not improbable that he employed it on Ahsoka, learning much about her past. Maul was also familiar with the magick practices of the Nightsisters, including a scrying spell which involved two people sharing a potion of spirit ichor. He was able to manipulate the Force-bond he gained with Ezra Bridger as a result of holocron fusion to cause the young Jedi to hallucinate. He also used the fragment of a Sith holocron to activate Kanan's Jedi holocron and the Malachor Sith holocron as part of a plot to trick Ezra into luring Kenobi out of hiding.

Even so, Maul's Force powers were still significantly outclassed by those of Sidious, as the Dark Lord was able to telekinetically pin both him and Opress to a wall with no visible effort. Darth Tyranus evidently thought rather highly of Maul, as he at one time referred to his predecessor as a great Sith Lord.

Other abilities

Maul was a capable manipulator and a skilled military and political strategist as demonstrated by, amongst other achievements, managing to form the Shadow Collective in a very short amount of time and use it to conquer Mandalore. He had enough cunning to trick and capture both General Grievous and Darth Tyranus in a single stroke. Earlier on, Maul must have surveyed the Theed power generator on Naboo before his Jedi adversaries arrived, thus setting a trap for them.


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27/Aug/2018 14:28:12 Posted by Clifton Barham

You put Maul, another character, in the Creature section again.


28/Aug/2018 16:01:26 Posted by Freddy

Cheers,
I don't know why those 2 in the drop down box I get mixed up, but no others,
Weird.


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