The double lightsaber wielding Sith warrior Darth Maul surprised the world with his brief appearance in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace. In spite of the fact that the film earned mixed reviews, the fan kickback hit hard. However, if there’s one good thing that came out of Menace, it’s Maul. Donning horns, red and black facial tattoos, and red eyes, he lighted fans’ creative abilities and remains one of the best Star Wars characters ever. However, to the uninitiated, Darth Maul’s backstory and experiences have gone ignored. We have here a few untold truths about him. Here goes…
1. Belongs to the planet of the Rancors
Darth Maul’s story starts on the alien universe of Dathomir. The planet has notoriety all through the Star Wars universe as the local world of the goliath, ravenous mammoths known as Rancors, one of which Luke Skywalker battles in Jabba the Hutt’s palace amid Return of the Jedi. Dathomir additionally boasts of some other surprising occupants, including a tribe of Force-using witches called the Night sisters.
Maul, as he was originally called, was born to a high priestess of the Night sisters called Mother Talzin. He spent his initial years among his faction, rehearsing their Force magic and accepting a progression of tribal tattoos everywhere on his body. Amid Maul’s youth, the Sith Lord Darth Sidious otherwise called Senator (and later, Emperor) Palpatine, touched base on Dathomir and faced the kid. Sidious took Maul as his disciple and taught him in lightsaber battle and the utilization of the Dark Side of the Force. A few years after the fact, Sidious sent Maul to slaughter two Jedi mediators amid the Invasion of Naboo.
In The Phantom Menace, Maul went after Jedi master Qui-Gon Jinn and his student Obi-Wan Kenobi to the planet Tatooine. Sidious had told Maul to slaughter the Jedi and kidnap Queen Amidala. Palpatine wanted to utilize the hostage Queen to bring chaos in the Galactic Senate, and actuate tumult in the Galactic Republic. Maul followed the Jedi to the planet Naboo, where he battled with Jinn and Kenobi in fight thereby killing Jinn.
2. Not the only Dark Force user in the family
Amid his initial life on Dathormir, Maul had two siblings: Feral and Savage Opresss. After Darth Sidious took Maul from his home world, both Feral and Savage Opress proceeded with their Night brother training and following in the customs of their tribe.
Numerous years after Maul’s take-off, another Dark Force user touched base on Dathomir: Asajj Ventress. Ventress had once trained as a Sith under the tutelage of Darth Tyrannus, otherwise called Count Dooku. Dooku trained Ventress as a Sith and utilized her as a high-positioning lieutenant amid the Clone Wars. Her forces started to trouble Darth Sidious, who thereafter commanded Dooku to slaughter her. Ventress survived this death endeavor, and vowing revenge, advanced toward Dathormir to pick her very own apprentice. There she came across Savage Opress.
Savage Opress was unfathomably effective in battle. He was very powerful for Asajj Ventress to control. After a fizzled endeavor to execute Count Dooku, Opress left Ventresss and came back to Dathormir. After he met his mom, Talzin, he discovered that Darth Maul had survived his encounter with Obi-Wan Kenobi amid the Battle of Naboo (as found in The Phantom Menace). Opress helped Maul recuperates, and the two made an alliance to annihilate the Jedi and the Sith.