Why the list says Maul > Dooku?

TOP 5 RED LIGHTSABER WIELDERS

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3-) Darth Maul

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4-) Darth Tyranus

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Source: Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know (2015)

Now let's remember what their Sith Master said about Maul and Dooku;

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Sidious : ''Darth Maul was a loss, but Darth Tyranus... He was a proton torpedo.''

Source: Darth Vader #20

One was a ''loss'' and the other one was a ''proton torpedo''. Despite losing both, Dooku was always meant to be a placeholder while Maul wasn't.

This is a very important evidence towards how important Maul was in the Sith order, unlike Dooku, Maul was meant to be a successor, thus his training was more important than Dooku's.

Sidious states that Maul's skill as a sword master is peerless;

Sidious : ''Your skill as a sword master is peerless.''

Source: Darth Maul: Saboteur

Another source states that Dooku has never been the true Sith apprentice.

''Count Dooku knows that he has been deceived not just today, but for many, many years. That he has never been the true apprentice. That he has never been the heir to the power of the Sith.''

Source: Revenge of the Sith Novel

Dooku himself admits that Maul is a ''Great Sith Lord''.

Dooku : ''I foresee we will do great things together, I shall teach you the ways of the Dark Side. Soon, your powers will rival that of the great Sith Lord Darth Maul.''

Source: The Clone Wars: Season 3 Episode 13

And what Maul thinks about Dooku?

Maul: ''You're Dooku... The Jedi betrayer? I've heard much of you since my rebirth. I expected... more.''

Source: Son of Dathomir #1

In another issue, Maul asks from Dooku to become his apprentice.

Maul: ''You abandoned the Jedi when you understood the Sith were gaining power. Now I suggest you abandon Sidious and serve me.''

Dooku: ''Do you really believe there is any power in the galaxy that can stand against my lord?''

Source: Son of Dathomir #3

Dave Filoni states that Maul is in the ''Vader realm''.

Dave Filoni : ''Maul is a super dangerous threat. Because he has been trained for years. He’s really adept. So he’s kind of in the Vader realm. He’s well trained by Sidious in all types of Sith ways. Not the least of which is manipulation.''

Source: Rebel Force Radio Interview

Let's see why Maul ranks better than Dooku.

Nick Gillard's tiering system for TPM Maul;

Nick Gillard : ''And somebody like Kit Fisto is 7. I did take it to 8 and 9. But not many people know that. 8 and 9 is cheat.''

''Obi-Wan has gone up one level from Episode I to Episode III (7 to 8), but it’s a huge jump from one level to another. So Obi-Wan is 8. Yoda is 9. Mace is 8 bordering on 9. Dooku & Maul (TPM) are 8, but there is a huge difference inside the numbers themselves. It's not about how well they fight, it's about how well they learned.''

Source: Danger-inc.com, Theforce.net, Saberproject

Maul has become more powerful after TPM.

''Maul had grown more powerful since the last time he’d been in Sidious’s presence, before the Neimoidian invasion of Naboo had turned disastrous and Obi-Wan had bested him inside the Theed power core. His hermitage on Lotho Minor, his lessons on Unbara, his restoration by Mother Talzin, and his training of Savage had all strengthened him, made him a more worthy vessel for the dark side to fill with its power.

But strong as he had become, Maul found himself in awe of Sidious.''

Source: Shadow Conspiracy

And since the source takes place after Maul's revival, it considers Maul's power growth as well.

Let's see what the Author of Son of Dathomir comic said about Maul vs. Dooku duel before;

Barlow : ''Hmm. 6/10 sounds good. Maybe even 7/10—'cause Maul won't quit until he's completely out. That's just my opinion, though.''

Source: Twitter.com/Jeremy_Barlow/status/521480966431584256

The reason why Barlow believes that Maul defeats Dooku 7/10, because ''he won't quit until he's completely out.'' .

That never changes, even after 20 years, Maul finds a hiding Ben Kenobi on the desert only by his sheer will and his persistence, and by using the Sith Holocron and manipulating Ezra Bridger.

Ben Kenobi : ''One doesn't survive as long as I've by being foolish or unprepared. Maul is an old adversary, and a persistent one at that.''

Source: Star Wars Rebels: Season 3 Episode 20

Drawing Ben Kenobi out by ''altering the course of many things'', which is imo, was just a tip of an iceberg when it comes to Maul's capabilities as a Sith.

Ben Kenobi: ''They didn't. Maul did. Maul used your desire to do good, to deceive you. And in doing so, he has altered the course of many things. He knows your fears, your heart, and he manipulated the truth which has led you here. Where you should had never have been.''

Source: Star Wars Rebels: Season 3 Episode 20

This is not the only reason why Maul's knowledge of the Dark Side is superior to Dooku, not only he has shown superior manipulative skills, he has done something that surprises even Vader on Malachor.

Vader: ''You have unlocked the secret of the Temple. How did you accomplish this?''

Source: Star Wars Rebels: Season 2 Episode 22

Of course, this was all Maul's doing, and his plan was going to work if he didn't underestimate the Blind Kanan and his extreme amplification through the Force (a possible oneness).

(Btw, we can note that finding Kenobi is also a something that would impress Vader a lot, considering Vader never did that with all of his time and despite having all the resources of the Empire, Maul finds Kenobi in a very short time by using the Sith holocrons and the Dark Side magicks.)

Even after facing a near-death situation after getting pushed back from the temple by an extremely amped / oneness attained Kanan Jarrus,

Freddie Prinze Jr. :''Kanan vs. the Grand Inquisitor, that's Kanan releasing his fear and his attachment, and sort of being like water. This is a Force overpowering moment.''

''So for that moment between the two of them, that's a Force explosion. Kanan isn't controlling that, that's the Force dictating what's going to happen to him.''

Source : First Order Transmissions #197: Star Wars Rebels Finale Interview

Maul is still not defeated by the extremely amped Kanan Jarrus, and he steals Vader's ship and leaves Malachor.

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''Maul has not been defeated.''

Source: SW.com

For the people who are underestimating Kanan's Force potential, his death was important enough the draw the attention of even the Emperor;

Sidious: ''There has been a great disturbance in the Force. The death of Kanan Jarrus has altered the fate of Lothal, thought how I cannot say.''

Source: Star Wars Rebels: Season 4 Episode 12

Maul single handedly destroys a Rebel cell and then captures Hera Syndulla, Zeb and Sabine,

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Ezra: ''There must have been one heck of a fight.''

Kanan: ''I can smell the carbon scoring.''

Source: Rebels Season 3 Episode 3

Considering Dooku's bad experience with the Space Pirates, I would say slaughtering an entire crew of a Rebel cell is not bad at all.

Another example of his superior physical strength, and durability; when Kanan and the others were knocked out, Maul was already moving towards his ship.

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And in another example, Maul easily throws Kanan without even using the Force.

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Source: Rebels Season 3 Episode 3

Another example on his superior physical strength. Overpowers a creature named Rathtar with his sheer strength.

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Source: Darth Maul 01#

Casually hides his presence in the Force from 2 Jedi Knights.

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Source: Darth Maul 01#

Maul even impressed an antique Force creature such as Bendu with his vast knowledge of the Force and the holocrons.

Ezra : ''A Sith, Darth Maul, has them. He wants it.''

Bendu : ''Oh. He would bring them together? Such a vergence carries grave danger. If two such powerful sources of knowledge are united, they will grant a clarity of vision beyond your kind. When joined, any secret, wisdom or destiny can be seen through the Force. One could bring much chaos with such hidden truths. I have seen it before.''

Source: Star Wars Rebels: Season 3 Episode 03

Which is a secret knowledge of the Force that I highly doubt Dooku knew.

Maul completely dominates Ezra's mind with TP even when Kanan was there;

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Source: Rebels Season 3 Episode 11
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Source: Rebels Season 3 Episode 20

And Ezra is a very talented TP user who can manipulate others easily.

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Source: Rebels Season 3 Episode 1

Another superior TP showing from Maul; he easily learns Kanan's past and the Holocron's place by entering inside the mind of Hera Syndulla.

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Source: Rebels Season 3 Episode 3

He is a powerful TK user as well. He can pull a Space Shuttle from a significant distance.

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Source: The Clone Wars Season 5 Episode 01

Leaves behind a powerful Dark Side essence on Naboo;

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Source: Shattered Empire #3

Now let's get to the point on why Maul is more skilled than Dooku in sabers;

Maul has ''Far Greater'' skills than the Grand Inquisitor. A former Jedi Knight.

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Dave Filoni : ''That's why I call it a cheat. It's a simple way to do something that Maul actually does. Maul has far greater skills. This guy can just stand there and can have a helicopter blade.''

Source: Rebel Force Radio interview

''Far greater: -You use the expression by far when you are comparing something or someone with others of the same kind, in order to emphasize how great the difference is between them.''

Btw, this hype is coming from Filoni, who we know he has some disliking about Darth Maul, and Filoni said Grand Inquisitor is close to Ventress before.

Deflects a cheap-shot attempt from Nightsister possessed Kanan Jarrus.

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Source: Rebels Season 3 Episode 11

Physically pushes Kanan (amped by Nightsisters) back during the saber lock. He isn't trying to defeat Kanan Jarrus, due to Kanan being possessed by a nightsister ghost and Ezra telling Maul to not hurt Kanan.

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Source: Rebels Season 3 Episode 11

And Possessed Kanan was strong enough to casually disarm SWR S3 Ezra.

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Source: Rebels Season 3 Episode 11

Dooku disarmed by Savage Opress

We know Dooku has trouble with deflecting sheer strength based attacks, as we've seen from his duel with Savage Opress (also nightsister magic amped).

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Source: The Clone Wars Season 3 Episode 14

Maul on the other hand, easily deals with a more powerful Savage Opress in a duel.

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Source: The Clone Wars Season 5 Episode 01

And Savage Opress is a threat to Dooku.

Dooku: ''I can sense him Grievous. That creature Savage Opress is growing stronger and stronger as each day passes.''

Grievous: ''You consider him a threat?''

Dooku: ''He is a threat to all of us even the Jedi.''

Source: The Clone Wars Season 4 Episode 21

He deflects multiple blaster bolts from Sabine, Zeb and Hera when he was turned upside down. A very vulnerable position for a sharpshooter like Sabine.

Considering Maul's bad position (can't move his legs or his position), and considering that Sabine also had help from Zeb and Hera, I can safely say that this is harder than deflecting blaster shots from the best sharp shooters such as Jango Fett or Boba Fett,

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Source: Rebels Season 3 Episode 3

Don't forget that Sabine was skilled enough to defeat Fenn Rau in a shooting contest. Not only Maul faced a skilled shooter and two back-ups, he couldn't even move his legs on that position.

Dooku had been driven back by AotC Kenobi

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In the actual script AotC Kenobi drives Dooku back for a while.

''COUNT DOOKU thrusts. OBI-WAN steps back quickly, panting for breath. COUNT DOOKU (continuing) come, come, Master Kenobi. Put me out of my misery.

OBI-WAN takes a deep breath, gets a fresh grip on his lightsaber and comes in again. For a moment, he drives COUNT DOOKU back. Then Dooku's superior skill begins to tell again, and he forces OBI-WAN to retreat.''

Source: Attack of the Clones Script

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Compare that to Maul's performance against the 2 Jedi Knights.

''The SITH LORD's moves are incredible. He is fighting the TWO JEDI at once, flipping into the air, outmaneuvering them at every turn.''

Source: The Phantom Menace Script

Dooku loses to Quinlan Vos

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Yeah, you didn't hear wrong.

Dooku loses a duel to Quinlan Vos due to Vos's unpredictability.

''Vos all but danced around Dooku, forcing the older man to whirl, strike, and block from every side. And then-there it was.

Dooku overextended-only a trifle-and the next thing Kenobi knew the count's lightsaber was across the room and the count himself was on his back.''

Source: Dark Disciple
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Official art from the Clone Wars.

While Maul is the master of the most unpredictable Lightsaber form; Juyo.

Form VII: ''Juyo / Vaapad: The most aggressive and unpredictable form.''

Source: Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know

''Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi's excellent use of Form IV's acrobatic maneuvers are little more than delaying tactics against the Form VII skills of Darth Maul.''

Source: Star Wars Insider #62: Fightsaber

Maul against Quinlan Vos

At some point in the Clone Wars, Maul faces off with the same Vos who defeated Dooku,

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And he isn't losing it like Dooku did. Official art from the Clone Wars concepts.

Dominates Qui-Gon in a duel

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Source: The Phantom Menace

Qui-Gon is one of the best swordsmen in the order.

''Qui-Gon Jinn was one of the most able swordsmen in the Jedi order.''

Source: The Phantom Menace Novelization

Dominates Post- AotC Kenobi in a duel

Kenobi fights offensively in this fight, and fails utterly.

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Source: The Clone Wars Season 4 Episode 22

Once again stops an enraged Kenobi who attacks Maul's apprentice, and before that duels with both Obi-Wan and Adi Gallia.

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Source: The Clone Wars Season 5 Episode 01

Kenobi is a more powerful Jedi than Anakin at some point in the Clone Wars.

"Take him!" Ventress ordered the super battle droids.

She ran for a side exit. Anakin Skywalker was a powerful Jedi, but she knew Obi-Wan was even stronger.''

Source: The Clone Wars Adapted Novelization

Maul ragdolled Kenobi with the Force more than once.

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Source: The Clone Wars Season 5 Episode 01 and Episode 16

Against 4 Magnaguards

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Grievous sends his personal Magnaguards to deal with Maul.

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Source: Son of Dathomir #1

And Maul defeats them with ease.

Against Darth Sidious

Maul kicks Sidious in a duel.

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Source: The Clone Wars Season 5 Episode 16

Kicking Sidious in a duel is alone a feat that is a worthy of recognition, other than Maul, only Mace Windu (and Yoda in the comics) managed to kick Sidious during a lightsaber duel.

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Their portrayals against Mace Windu

Dooku escapes from a duel with Mace Windu.

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Clone Wars Obsession 5

Maul takes both Mace Windu and Aayla Secura at the same time. And kicks Aayla while fighting with Mace Windu.

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Source: Son of Dathomir #3

Against Darth Vader

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Maul can contend with Vader according to the source, not only with Sidious.

''IT'S A CLOSE CALL, and these two Sith are well-matched in terms of fighting skills'' ....

Source: Star Wars Comics UK Magazine 04 (2014)

Filoni said Maul is in the Vader realm before, and he also states that Maul has the same type of focus that Vader has;

Dave Filoni : ''The Force is what holding his body together...''

''The Sith are consumed with never wanting to die. It's a completely physical thing to them. There is no afterlife for them. Everything exists in the now. They have to stay alive. They fear death more than anyone. That's what makes them so twisted and evil. So Vader holds on to life at the edge of the lava flow, because he is such a condemned for Obi-Wan, such an anger for whose happens in his life. And that same type of focus, hatred what sustains Maul.''

Source: Star Wars Celebration Clone Wars Season Five Premiere (2012)

Maul's superior portrayal to Adult Ahsoka

Maul's portrayal as a fighter was superior to Adult Ahsoka.

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Source: Rebels Season 2 Episode 22

First of all, let's remember what they said about Adult Ahsoka's skills before ;

Prinze : ''I would put say is top 3, 4 as far as fighting , combat skills Jedi of all time.''

Source: Collider Videos

Filoni : ''We all felt that Ahsoka, the only person that could really match her in this time period, blow for blow, would be Vader or the Emperor.''

Source: SW.com

And we know, Vader at this time of period, is more powerful than Anakin, especially more powerful than TCW S4 Anakin and even he can choke Dooku during the duel;

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Source: The Clone Wars Season 4 Episode 18

Vader becomes far more powerful than TCW S4 Anakin;

"His injuries had deformed his body, left it broken, but they'd perfected his spirit, strengthening his connection to the Force. Suffering had birthed insight."

Source: Lords of the Sith

This is 5 years after the RotS. It took only 5 years for Vader to become more powerful than his RotS Anakin self, and he was much more powerful than TCW S4 Anakin when he dueled with Ahsoka.

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Source: Rebels Season 2 Episode 22

Considering Ahsoka's competitive duel with Vader, (which is against a more powerful opponent than Dooku has ever faced) it's obvious that Dooku couldn't even replicate what Ahsoka did against Vader, and he would be overpowered easier against Vader who also ranks much better than Dooku on the top 5 red-lightsaber users list.

And unlike Dooku, why Maul has better portrayal than Adult Ahsoka?

Evidence on Maul > Adult Ahsoka #1

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''Kanan agrees to split the group up, the logical choice pairing Maul with the weakest of the Jedi''

Source: Sw.com

- Maul matched with the weakest.

The logical choice to match Ezra with the strongest fighter, who is Maul. It's the basic logic that says Maul was more powerful than Adult Ahsoka.

Evidence on Maul > Adult Ahsoka #2

Maul's superior portrayal against 3 Inquisitors, even if you disagree with that statement, it's easy to figure out that Maul was stronger than Adult Ahsoka;

He takes on 3 Inquisitors with ease, kicking them one by one, which is a feat that Adult Ahsoka couldn't do.

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Maul easily blasts the Inquisitor Eighth Brother with the Force.

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Maul easily dominates the two Inquisitors when Ahsoka and Kanan couldn't.

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Maul easily kills the Inquisitor Fifth Brother.

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Source: Rebels Season 2 Episode 22

Evidence on Maul > Adult Ahsoka #3

Maul senses Vader in the Force, before Ahsoka could.

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Considering Ahsoka's relationship with Vader, she could've sensed Vader's presence earlier than Maul. However Maul senses Vader first, which suggests that Maul's Force powers were greater than Ahsoka's.

Another example on this how he easily kills the Inquisitor Seventh Sister with the Force.

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Source: Rebels Season 2 Episode 22

Evidence on Maul > Adult Ahsoka #4

Maul moves faster than Adult Ahsoka, and saves Ezra from the Inquisitor Eighth Brother.

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Evidence on Maul > Adult Ahsoka #5

Adult Ahsoka runs away from the duel against Maul. And Maul was controlling the duel.

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He even turns his back to Adult Ahsoka at some point.

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Source: Rebels Season 2 Episode 22

All these evidences suggest that Maul was more formidable than Adult Ahsoka, and he would perform even better against Vader, who we already know more powerful than Dooku even when he was weaker as of Anakin the TCW / RotS.

Summary for the Maul > Dooku:

Other than the list which says Maul > Dooku,

  • Not only Maul's dark-side knowledge, and his TP showings and his Sith holocron knowledge was better, he has better physicality and sheer will.
  • Sidious stated that Maul was a loss while Dooku was a proton torpedo.
  • Maul has been stated to be in the Vader realm.
  • Maul portrayed better than Adult Ahsoka (who contended with Vader).
  • Maul portrayed better than Dooku against Mace Windu.
  • Maul dominated TCW S4 Kenobi in a duel.
  • Maul kicked Sidious in a duel.
  • Maul portrayed better than Dooku against Savage Opress.

-Arguments for the Ben Kenobi duel-

First of all, let's remember what Kenobi says about Dooku's skills;

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"Come on, then, Kenobi! Come for me!" he said. "I have been trained in your Jedi arts by Lord Tyranus himself."

"Do you mean Count Dooku? What a curious coincidence," Obi-Wan said with a deceptively pleasant smile. "I trained the man who killed him."

With a convulsive snarl, Grievous lunged.''

Source: Revenge of the Sith Novelization

Joking aside, let's see what happened after 17 years between Maul and Kenobi;

First of all, let's debunk that Filoni's stupid statement first;

Debunking the Filoni's earlier statement

''I wanted to create a lot of similarities in the way the fight happened and the way Obi-Wan beats Maul. I felt that with Maul, any moment that he parries Obi-Wan is saying that he’s as good as Obi-Wan and I don’t think that’s true. I don’t think Maul ever accepted a path of selflessness and enlightenment and in the end, never getting over his need for revenge, and his anger and the way his life worked out is what undid him.''

Source: ign.com

That's a stupid statement because it means that Adult Ahsoka is very close to Darth Vader because the duel lasted longer than the Maul vs. Ben Kenobi duel, that also contradicts with Maul's superiority over Adult Ahsoka (and even when they dueled each other Ahsoka never showed any superiority against Maul) who lasted much longer against Vader who is slightly better than Ben Kenobi.

He retconned that stupid explanation with multiple other statements by saying that the duel was a mental duel not a physical one, or how Kenobi faked his lightsaber stance by using Qui-Gon pose in order to deceive Maul during their duel.

The preparation

Ben Kenobi was prepared for the duel;

Ben Kenobi : ''One doesn't survive as long as I've by being foolish or unprepared. Maul is an old adversary, and a persistent one at that.''

Source: Star Wars Rebels: Season 3 Episode 20

The concept

The concept of the fight was different than the usual duels due to marketing purposes.

Dave Filoni : “It was a much-discussed thing on how that was gonna go down,” Filoni said. “The instinct would be, and probably, I admit, the expectation, is for some kind of prolonged lightsaber battle. But I’ve done a lot of prolonged lightsaber battles over the years and I think what’s most important about any kind of confrontation is what’s riding on it. What’s the tension going into it? It starts to matter less and less how you swing a sword or how creatively you do it if there’s not a lot riding on it.”

Source: io9.gizmodo.com

He also mentions about the duel being an homage to the Seven Samurai duel.

Dave Filoni : ''If you talk to a lot of people that sword fight they’ll tell you, people that are very good don’t have long fights. It’s very quick. And so that scene it’s an homage to the Seven Samurai. I think on one level people would be excited to see another prolonged lightsaber fight but I just never really saw the confrontation that way because to do that is to say the characters just don’t have growth. Yes, it’s exciting as an audience member but it’s not a really believable thing. Storytelling has to evolve.''

Source: Rebels Recon #3.20: Inside "Twin Suns"

The duel played on their head

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Henry Gilroy : “When you’ve fought someone many times, and you’ve faced off, you kind of know each other’s moves. So if you think about it the build up to this confrontation and the actual lightsabers hitting each other is actually longer because they’re basically playing it out in their heads.”

Source: Rebels Recon #3.20: Inside "Twin Suns"

According to the producer, it was a mental duel and it was longer.

Animation supervisor states that the duel is a game within a game.

Keith Kellogg : ''It's much more about foot work and the thought process that Obi-Wan has. It starts out as young Obi-Wan and then we shift him to sort of what Alec would do when he was fighting and then the very last one you should look back at the Phantom Menace you can see what Qui-Gon's doing. We just sort of moved him just a little bit right after Maul changes his. It's kind of a game within a game almost.''

Source: Behind The Scenes: Obi-Wan vs. Darth Maul | Star Wars Rebels

Maul underestimates Ben Kenobi

Sam Witwer : ''Because of that fight, Maul goes "Oh my god, I completely underestimated him"

(...)

Maul is absolutely certain this old man has past his prime, he just doesn't understand this is an active Jedi Knight who is serving the Order even though it doesn't exist, he is doing the most important thing in the galaxy right now.''

Source: Rebel Force Radio Interview

Another evidence is how Maul sees Ben Kenobi;

Maul : ''Look what has become of you, a rat in the desert.''

''I've come to kill you, but perhaps it's worse to leave you here, festering in your squalor.''

Source: Rebels Season 3 Episode 20

Maul directly goes for the killing move, it was his choice

Maul underestimates Kenobi, and directly goes for the killing move (which is Maul's own three strike technique), even then;

Dave Filoni : ''Qui-Gon part came late, when I was looking at it again. Originally, in that movie, when Kyuzo strikes the guy down, it's a one strike with the lightsaber.

But when we got animated, Keith Kellogg and I were looking at it, it's just Maul's technique to go, really quick, one-two-three, so, it didn't feel like Maul does get a shot at all. So block-block, then he (Maul) goes for that move (the move that he took down Qui-Gon), that's where I decided to put that move in.''

Source: Star Wars Celebration 2017

When you compare it to the Seven Samurai duel, the duel should've been a one-shot duel.

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Filoni changes the original ''one-shot'' scene from Seven Samurai, because it didn't feel like Maul gets a shot at Kenobi unlike the samurai that attacked Kyuzo in the movie.

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Kenobi uses that Qui-Gon posing scene and he has to deflect those 2 extra strikes from Maul just to make it a more competitive duel than the duel that happened in the Seven Samurai.

Now if the duel was an homage to the Seven Samurai, and if the duel was meant to be a one-shot strike, and adding two extra lightsaber clashes and adding a special hilt bumping move, (which comes from Maul's past) how competitive this duel really is considering the old style one-shot movie concept?

Kenobi's trap for Maul

To easily explain, Kenobi waits at the defense against Maul, while Kenobi attacks Vader, who is a more powerful opponent than Maul.

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Source: A New Hope

It doesn't make sense to attack a more powerful opponent while waiting on the defense against a weaker one. Which means that Kenobi was indeed trying to deceive Maul with that Qui-Gon pose.

Henry Gilroy : ''And the amazing thing is, the move that Maul tries after the initial exchange, he actually attempts the move that killed Qui-Gon Jinn. He tries to basically bash him with the hilt.”

Source: Rebels Recon #3.20: Inside "Twin Suns"

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Question : ''The move that he took down Qui-Gon ?''

Dave Filoni : ''Yeah, also visually tells the story that Obi-Wan paid attention, you know that moment was kind of put into his brain and that he could defeat.''

Source: Star Wars Celebration 2017

Now ask yourself this, if Maul never attacked Kenobi and if he never used the same hilt bumping move, could Kenobi defeat Maul by waiting at defense?

We've seen how Maul dominated Kenobi in the Clone Wars when Kenobi tried to fight offensively. Kenobi had to wait at defense and he had to deceive Maul with the Qui-Gon pose.

And don't forget that this is the same Kenobi that dueled with Vader at the Death Star.

He literally says that Obi-Wan defeats Maul only because of his prior knowledge about Maul, not due to superior skill.

Ben Kenobi's amplification against Maul

Filoni directly says that Obi-Wan is unbeatable ''in that moment'' because he is protecting someone else (the most important thing to him; Chosen One) in the end.

Dave Filoni : ''When pressed, because Obi-Wan is protecting someone else in the end, he does fight. But because he is so true and knows who he is in that moment, you can't defeat that.''

Source: io9.gizmodo.com

Summary for the Ben Kenobi duel:

  • Kenobi was amped (unbeatable in the moment) against Maul.
  • Kenobi was prepared for the duel.
  • Maul underestimates Ben Kenobi and believes he could kill him quickly.
  • Kenobi deceived and lured Maul with a fake Qui-Gon stance.
  • The duel was mental and played out on their head. It wasn't a physical duel.
  • The concept of the duel was from the Seven Samurai duel and they changed the original one-shot strike scene and they've added two extra saber strikes for making the duel more competitive than the original one.
  • Kenobi had to wait for Maul's attack to win the duel, without the anticipated hilt bump move he couldn't win.

The duel was extremely circumstantial and can't be used, on the contrary, to think that a Kenobi level duelist (who is contending with Vader even better than Adult Ahsoka) needed a trap and amplification to win against Maul, which only shows that how formidable Maul is.

Maul ranks better than Dooku as a sword fighter and not only in skill, better than him everything except for TK, and he is the same level with the Kenobi in terms of skill (without Kenobi's amplification and the deceiving tactic) who can match with Vader (who is way above of Dooku) in a duel.

Respect.

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Did Palpatine's Lightning Hit Mace Windu ?

When I re-watch the scene, I've noticed something ;

In here, some of Palpatine's lightning is actually reaching to Mace Windu, which also makes sense that why Mace screams in pain while no other lightsaber fighters do in the same position against a Force lightning attack.

You can see Mace's face clear, which is in pain.

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And now, it's just obvious ;

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Palpatine's lightning actually hits Mace and he screams in pain ;

And then, it hits his legs too.

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I wanted to make it clear, since there are still Sidious supporters on this site who believes that Sidious wasn't actually trying to kill Mace Windu and he was toying with him. Which is illogical when you see how powerful that Force lightning was, and it could easily kill Mace if not for his last micro-second lightsaber reaction. It even hits him partially and Mace screams in pain because of that.

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Did Cybernetic legs slow down Darth Maul ?

Let's see if he gets any slower or not ;

First of all, Shadow Conspiracy novel confirms that Maul has become more powerful in every department, that includes ''speed'' as well ;

Maul had grown more powerful since the last time he’d been in Sidious’s presence, before the Neimoidian invasion of Naboo had turned disastrous and Obi-Wan had bested him inside the Theed power core.

--- Shadow Conspiracy

Author of the book confirms that power-up includes speed as well ;

Question : There is a passage says that ''Maul had grown more powerful'', is this a specific power ? Such as the Force ? Or in all categories such as speed, skill, strength etc. ?

Jason Fry : No, just in general.

--- theforce.net

Maul is confirmed to be faster than his TPM version, despite having cybernetic legs.

When you examine his agility and mobility, Maul didn't even slow down a bit.

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--- The Clone Wars : Season 5 Episode 1 - Revival - Timeline : 20 BBY

Comes from behind catches a moving Obi-Wan's blade (who had a heightened level of concentration due to Adi Gallia's death and he is very close to the RotS timeline) without any difficulty.

Maul dodges from an explosion with using his agility, that explosion was powerful enough to take down even someone like Mace Windu.

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--- Son of Dathomir #03 - Timeline : 19 BBY

Another demonstration of his agility ;

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--- The Clone Wars : Season 5 Episode 14 - Eminence - Timeline : 19 BBY

Jumps on and easily deals with Adi Gallia & Obi-Wan at the same time ;

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--- The Clone Wars : Season 5 Episode 1 - Revival - Timeline : 20 BBY

Easily deals with Savage's double bladed lightsaber that gave hard time to the likes of Ventress, or even Dooku.

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--- The Clone Wars : Season 5 Episode 1 - Revival - Timeline : 20 BBY

Another demonstration of his mobility and agility against Darth Sidious ;

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--- The Clone Wars : Season 5 Episode 16 - Lawless - Timeline : 19 BBY

And in the Ahsoka novel, it has been stated that Maul didn't even slow down a bit because of his prosthetics.

If she hadn't known that his legs were artificial, she never would have guessed they weren't the limbs he'd been born with. The prosthetics didn't slow him down at all.

--- Ahsoka (Novel) - Timeline : 19 BBY

Even after 16 years, Maul is still fast enough to dodge multiple blindside attacks from three Inquisitors with using superior his agility.

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--- The Rebels : Season 2 Episode 20 - Twilight of the Apprentice - Timeline : 3 BBY

He controls the fight against Ahsoka, someone fast enough to give a hard time to Darth Vader, and turns his back to her in mid-duel.

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--- The Rebels : Season 2 Episode 20 - Twilight of the Apprentice - Timeline : 3 BBY

Maul easily outpaces SWR-3 Ezra Bridger (who can effectively use TK and TP at this point), and encourages him to run faster.

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Maul : ''Faster! We must reach the cave entrance.''

--- The Rebels : Season 3 Episode 9 - Visions and Voices - Timeline : 2 BBY

In an interview, Voice actor of Darth Maul, Sam Witwer states that SWR Maul is still athletic and fast as the prequel era fighters was, which was the prime of the Jedi and Sith.

Sam Witwer : ''When you see the original trilogy, people are not doing the flips and the athletic movements. No one else does that, except Maul. Ahsoka did, but now she's gone. Maul is the only game in the town when it comes to an extraordinarily dangerous Force-trained combatant,''

--- Star Wars Insider 168 (2016)

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How Powerful was Kenobi in the Force ?

Let's see how powerful he was in the time of AotC and RotS.

Disarms two mercenaries with the Force.

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- Anakin & Obi-Wan #02 (2016) - Timeline: 29 BBY

Kenobi uses the Force to knock down giant trees that larger than a space shuttle in Felucia.

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--- The Clone Wars Magazine #017 - Downhill (2013) - Timeline: 21 BBY

Kenobi uses a powerful Force push that cracks Asajj Ventress' ribs.

"Okay, Ventress, are you going to gloat and give me a speech on the futility of my mission?"

"No," she said. "I'm just going to kill you."

Then he threw her backward with a Force push. She hit a column hard enough to hear something crack, and staggered to her feet. Kenobi summoned his lightsaber back to his hand with a grin.

--- The Clone Wars Novelization - Timeline: 22 BBY

Disarms a charging Anakin with the Force.

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--- Obsession #05 - Timeline: 20 BBY

Slams Ventress to the wall with using the Force.

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The Clone Wars Season 03 Episode 12 - Timeline: 20 BBY

Uses the Force to stop Ventress' TK assault.

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--- The Clone Wars Season 01 - Episode 16 - Timeline: 22 BBY

Stalemates with Anakin in a TK contest.

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--- Revenge of the Sith - Timeline: 19 BBY

Uses a powerful Force push that slams Dooku to the wall and disarms him. Considering that Dooku is his superior in the Force, it's a very impressive feat.

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- Star Wars The Clone Wars Lightsaber Duels: Shadow of Malevolence - Timeline : 22 BBY

Uses a Force push against Ventress in mid duel.

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--- Star Wars: The Clone Wars - Timeline : 22 BBY

Casually ragdolls a speeder with two armed mercenaries.

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The Clone Wars Season 2 Episode 17 - Timeline : 21 BBY

Casually levitates Ventress and throws her a couple of meters.

"Ventress, by all that is good in this galaxy, can we please settle this later?" He reached out in the Force, lifted her up, and plunked her a few meters farther down the corridor the way they had come. "Go!" he shouted.

--- Dark Disciple - Timeline : 19 BBY

Uses the Force to shove Maul aside a little enough to find a way to escape. It's impressive as Dooku feat, since Maul is also Kenobi's superior in the Force.

Obi-Wan heard her cry of surprise and felt her anguish rip through the Force. He shoved Maul away, moving to confront Savage, knocking him off balance as Adi fell to the ground, motionless. Maul sprang after Obi-Wan, aiming a killing blow at him from behind in hopes of catching his Jedi enemy in a moment of distraction. Obi-Wan sensed it coming and whirled with blinding speed, parrying Maul's attack. Then he jumped aside, knowing it would be a fatal mistake to be caught between the two Sith.

"Kenobi, this way!" someone yelled.

Obi-Wan realized it was Hondo.

He drew on the Force, shoving Maul and Savage aside. Adi's lightsaber leapt into his hand as he ran for the outpost, then retreated with Hondo and his men into the safety of their lair.

--- Shadow Conspiracy - Timeline : 20 BBY

Casually destroys two commando droids with a Force crush.

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--- The Clone Wars Season 4 : Episode 11 - Timeline : 20 BBY

Levitates Durge's Starfighter.

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--- Obession #03 - Timeline : 20 BBY

Slams General Grievous to the wall and throws him with a powerful Force push.

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--- Revenge of the Sith - Timeline : 19 BBY

Ragdolls Grievous with the Force.

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--- The Clone Wars Season 3 Episode 2 - Timeline : 21 BBY

Overall, Kenobi is a very powerful Force user, certainly above of average Jedi Knights. He isn't powerful as Vader, Dooku or Maul, but he is powerful enough to compete with the likes of Ventress or Savage Opress.

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How did Dooku kill Ventress ?

This is an interesting discussion since I've seen that some people actually claims that Dooku's Force lightning was powerful enough to kill Ventress.

Let's see if he can actually kill Ventress with it ;

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---The Clone Wars: Season 3: Episode 14 - 20 BBY

Dooku was trying to kill Ventress with it, however she survives Dooku's Force lightning blast. And then she escapes from there.

And then we've ;

Violently, she shoved Vos away, putting the Force into the movement so powerfully that he was hurled across the room. As he struck the wall, he heard a terrifyingly familiar sound: the sizzle and crackle of Force lightning.

Dooku stood, his teeth bared in a savage snarl of victory. Ventress was caught in the most violent bolts of Force lightning Vos had ever seen. They danced and crackled about her hungrily, almost like living creatures. Her body spasmed and her face contorted into a mask of absolute agony. Blood trickled from her ears, eyes, and nose.

---Dark Disciple - 19 BBY

Ventress dies because of the Force lightning that Dooku sent.

If Dooku couldn't kill her before with Force lightning in TCW S3, how could he did it in Dark Disciple ? The answer is obvious,

Ventress came to in darkness. Something heavy was pressing down on her, and her eyelids were sealed shut with a sticky substance. She tried to lift a hand to wipe off whatever was covering them, but pain shot through her at the movement and she almost lost consciousness a second time. The last thing she remembered was being in mid-jump. A sound like nothing she had ever heard had thundered in her ears, and then-

The tower. It had shattered. Vos...was he...

"Ventress!" Despite the physical agony, relief washed through Ventress. He was still alive. Maybe the tower had taken Dooku with it to both their demises.

"Ventress!" She tried to call out to him, but her torso was squeezed so tightly she could barely breathe. "Vos," she whispered.

---Dark Disciple - 19 BBY

Before Dooku shoots him with Force lightning, Ventress was heavily wounded because of the explosion that took down the tower.

Ventress didn't know yet the extent of her injuries, but by his expression, she knew they were serious. He knelt beside her.

"Put your arms around my neck," he said. She tried to do so, but she suspected that one arm was broken. The other was heavy, so heavy. Ventress made a sound of frustration, and he soothed her, "That's all right, I've got you. I've got you. Come on, we're going to get out of here to someplace safe."

---Dark Disciple - 19 BBY

At this point, Ventress was already ''seriously'' injured and one of her arms was broken.

Dooku's Force lightning was more effective on Ventress in here, simply because Ventress' serious injuries, and she was already at her limit there. The arguments on Dooku's lightning was powerful enough to kill Ventress doesn't make any sense in that regard.

I hope this will clear things up.

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Darth Maul Respect Thread

RESPECT

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Doubt will only lead to failure. Our combined strength will be rewarded. Mandalore will be yours, and Kenobi, this Sith pretender Dooku, and all our enemies will fall.”

This is a respect thread for Darth Maul.

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Accolades

Maul is one of the most skilled Sith Lord in the history.

''One of the most skilled and deadly warriors in Sith history, Darth Sidious's apprentice was to be the First Sith openly encountered by the Jedi Order for more than 1,000 years.''

Source: The Official Star Wars Fact File Remake #001

Maul is one of the most highly trained Sith Lord in the history of the order.

''Darth Maul is one of the most highly trained Sith in the history of the order.''

Source: Episode I - The Visual Dictionary

''He was one of the most highly trained Sith in the history of the order.''

Source: The Official Star Wars Fact File #001

Maul is one of the most efficiently trained Sith Lord in the history.

''One of the deadliest, most efficiently trained Sith in the Order's history,''

Source: Ultimate Star Wars

The fastest and deadliest like no villain before him.

''Darth Maul is quick and deadly like no other Star Wars villain before him.''

Source: Starwars. com / Top 10 best fights

Maul becomes a ''True'' Sith Lord after Sidious's test.

''A test against his own Master, that Darth Maul opens himself up to the Dark Side and becomes a true Sith Lord.''

Source: Star Wars: The Ultimate Visual Guide

His Dark Side knowledge makes him almost invincible in battle.

''A Sith Lord with not only training to equal their own but Sith secrets that could make him all but invincible in battle.''

Source: Star Wars Miniatures Ultimate Missions: Clone Strike

Maul is strong enough to get Sidious's and Talzin's attention in the Force.

''Palpatine studied the bundle of life he held. That the Force was strong in the infant...''

Source: Darth Plagueis Novel

Palpatine : “A Jedi would not only have grasped that you are strong in the Force,''

(...)She appraised him. “And yet I sense that you are strong in the Force.”

Source: Darth Maul: Restraint

Maul is so strong with the Dark Side that he survives being cut in half.

''This Zabrak was so strong with the Dark Side he survives being cut in two.''

Source: Starwars. com / Top 10 best villains

Lucas states that Sidious shouldn't have lost his first apprentice.

''Well, he shouldn't have gotten himself in a position of getting his apprentice killed anyways.''

Source: George Lucas / AOTC DVD Commentary

Maul has been considered as a loss to Sidious.

''The loss of Sith Lord's former apprentice, Darth Maul, motivates Sidious to seek out a new apprentice,''

Source: The Clone Wars Campaign Guide

Sidious has chosen and raised Maul to be his successor.

''The man who had taken the young Maul from a backwater planet and raised him to be his successor. He owed Darth Sidious everything.''

Source: Star Wars: Shadow Hunter

Sidious considers Maul as his ''Successor'' in the Sith Order.

''For all Darth Sidious’s talk of his role as his apprentice and eventual successor, Maul still felt precious little connection to the Sith grand plan for the galaxy and his place within it.''

Source: Maul: Lockdown

Sidious considers Maul as a loss for the Grand Sith Plan.

Sidious : ''Any my apprentices ? Darth Maul was a loss, but Darth Tyranus. He was a proton torpedo.''Source: Darth Vader #20: End of Games, Part I

Maul's potential was high enough to outshine Talzin's power and her partnership.

Talzin : ''He promised to make me his right hand, but when Sidious realized Maul's potential he took him from me and trained him as a Sith.''

Source: Darth Maul: Son of Dathomir #03

Maul could've been ''So Much More'' which implies his previous role in the Sith Order.

Maul : ''I was apprentice to the most powerful being in the galaxy once. I was destined to become so much more.''

Source: The Clone Wars: Season 4 Episode 22

Dooku considers Maul as a ''Great'' Sith Lord.

Dooku : ''I foresee we will do great things together, I shall teach you the ways of the Dark Side. Soon, your powers will rival that of the great Sith Lord Darth Maul.''

Source: The Clone Wars: Season 3 Episode 13

Dooku senses a disturbance in the Force due to Maul's return.

Dooku : ''He is a threat to all of us, even the Jedi. Something is rising, something sinister.''

Source: The Clone Wars: Season 4 Episode 21

Anakin senses a disturbance in the Force due to Maul's return.

Anakin : ''I sense disturbance. Something; sinister. Whatever it is, it feels familiar.''

Source: The Clone Wars: Season 4 Episode 21

Yoda senses a disturbance in the Force due Maul's return. He fears for Obi-Wan.

Yoda : ''Feel the disturbance in the Force, do you? Fear you are in danger, I do.''

Source: The Clone Wars: Season 4 Episode 21

Savage feels his growing power in the Clone Wars, due to Maul having a vision and a purpose again as he had in the Naboo Invasion.

''Savage was right. Maul's power was growing, because he had a purpose again, and a vision.''

Source: Darth Maul: Shadow Conspiracy

Maul's hatred and his rage kept him alive, and becomes more powerful after his near death.

Jedi Salmara : ''Coming back from near death may have made the Sith Lord stronger, and even more dangerous.''

Source: Darth Maul: Death Sentence #01

Sidious considers Maul as a ''Rival''.

“How unfortunate that you are attempting to deceive me,” Sidious said. “Master?” Maul asked. “You have become a rival,” Sidious declared.

Source: Darth Maul: Shadow Conspiracy

Obi-Wan states that his Dark Side knowledge is ''Great''.

Obi-Wan Kenobi : ''I believe Maul's rage was so powerful, and his knowledge of the Dark Side so great, he simply refuse to die.''

Source: The Clone Wars: The Sith Hunters

Maul is an ''Amassing Power'' in the Clone Wars.

''Darth Sidious was presented with an unforeseen challenge: Maul had, in fact, survived his injuries suffered at the hands of Obi-Wan Kenobi, and was now amassing power.''

Source: Starwars. com/Databank/emperor-palpatine-darth-sidious

Maul has ''Far Superior'' Dark Side knowledge than Nightsister Mighella.

''A moment after Mighella realizes her opponent is a Sith Lord with far superior Dark Side knowledge, she is felled by a lethal slash of Maul's lightsaber.''

Source: Star Wars: The Ultimate Visual Guide

Not only a formidable warrior, Maul is also a scheming mastermind.

''A deadly, agile Sith Lord trained by the evil Darth Sidious, Darth Maul was a formidable warrior and scheming mastermind.''

Source: Starwars. com/Databank/darth-maul

Anakin Skywalker states that Maul is ''Tricky'' as well as merciless.

"Be careful, Ahsoka," he'd told her, before handing over her lightsabers and running off to save the Chancellor. "Maul is tricky. And he has no mercy in him at all."

Source: Star Wars: Ahsoka Novel

Prophets of the Dark Side considers him as ''An Engine of Pure Hate'' .

''They are more evenly matched than we suspected. But Maul will be victorious. He is an engine of pure hate. This other. There is too much the light inside of him.''

Source: Star Wars Tales 09: Resurrection

Prophets of the Dark Side considers him as a better apprentice than Vader.

''You are not of the bloodline of Bane. You are not fit to serve the Emperor.''

Source: Star Wars Tales 09: Resurrection

Maul belongs to the most powerful generation of the Sith Lords.

''Ultimately, Bane's plan produced more powerful Sith Lords with every generation.''

Source: Star Wars: Force & Destiny

Author of the SoD states that he stands alongside with other Sith Lords such as Darth Vader.

Jeremy Barlow : ''That never stops him. He stands alongside the Sith Lords only by sheer force of will.''

Source: Previewsworld.com

Maul is a very tenacious and a willful character. Author of the SoD comic book has mentioned this when I asked how many rounds Maul can win against Dooku.

Barlow : ''Hmm. 6/10 sounds good. Maybe even 7/10—'cause Maul won't quit until he's completely out. That's just my opinion, though.''

Source: Twitter.com/Jeremy_Barlow/status/521480966431584256

George Lucas has described him as ''a figure from your worst nightmare''.

McCaig : ''Lucas had described Darth Maul as a figure from your worst nightmare.''

Source: Starwars. com /episode-i/bts/design/f20000228

Maul is a ''Big Time Player'' who can make an impact during the timeline of the Empire.

Dave Filoni : ''If there’s a character like Maul running around during one of the old films, he’s such a big-time player you think there would have been an echo of that somewhere.''

Source: IO9 interview

Darth Maul creates a fear amongst the Inquisitorius.

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Eighth Brother : ''The Shadow!''

Source: Star Wars Rebels: Season 2 Episode 21

Dave Filoni describes Maul as a ''Super Dangerous'' threat and a Vader-realm character.

Filoni : ''Maul is a super dangerous threat. Because he has been trained for years. He’s really adept. So he’s kind of in the Vader realm. He’s well trained by Sidious in all types of Sith ways. Not the least of which is manipulation.''

Source: Rebel Force Radio Interview

Ben Kenobi states that Maul is a very willful character by defining his old adversary as ''Persistent'' and he had to be prepared for Maul's arrival.

Ben Kenobi : ''One doesn't survive as long as I've by being foolish or unprepared. Maul is an old adversary, and a persistent one at that.''

Source: Star Wars Rebels: Season 3 Episode 20

Lightsaber Combat

Darth Maul is extremely skilled as a warrior and duelist, well trained in the arts of lightsaber combat style Juyo, which is generally related to the Sith due to its ferocious nature. Addition to his saber skills, Darth Maul is proficient at Niman / Jar'Kai style as well, and numerous exotic and forbidden martial arts known as known as Teras Kasi. Unlike Count Dooku, Darth Maul uses close combat martial art techniques in a lightsaber combat, which makes him very unpredictable and deadly.

Maul is one of the very few warriors who has powerful enough for land blows to Sidious.

Darth Sidious leaves Darth Maul for a month without any food, and while Maul was heavily wounded, he manages to stagger Sidious in a duel and leaps forward to bite Sidious's hand, bleeds him.

''My lightsaber whirls in the darkness. When he parries the blow, he staggers. He parries every blow. But I see that he has to work hard to keep me at bay. (...)

I lunge forward and sink my teeth into his hand. I strike like an animal, so quickly he doesn't have time to step away. I taste his blood and spit it back at him in contempt.

Yes, he will kill me. But I will die with his blood on my lips.''

Source: Star Wars Episode I Journal: Darth Maul

''As Sidious swung his lightsaber.

Maul leaped forward, grabbed Sidious's wrist, and sank his teeth into his hand. Maul tasted blood and spat it back at Sidious.''

Source: Wrath of Darth Maul

With an amplification, Maul nearly bested Sidious in a duel.

''Anger and hatred welled up in Maul, and he drew renewed strength from the Dark Side. Hurling himself at Darth Sidious, he nearly bested his master with a flurry of deadly lightsaber blows.

Sidious barely deflected them all. Eventually Maul spent his fury, and Darth Sidious still stood.''

Source: The Darkside Sourcebook

Maul has ''Unparalleled'' skills as a warrior.

''His skills as a warrior were nonpareil.''

Source: Star Wars: Shadow Hunter

Creator of the Star Wars universe states that he is a ''Great Fighter''.

George Lucas : ''I said I wanted the faster version of those movies were, and more energetic version. That's basically what he gave me. And I think the key to it, we had a good villain who is a great fighter.''

Source: Star Wars Episode I: Fights Featurette

Sidious acknowledges his skills as a duelist by sharing his thoughts with Plagueis.

''You’ve fought him in a serious way?''

''I stranded him on Hypori for a month without food and with only a horde of assassin droids for company. Then I returned to goad and challenge him. All things considered, he fought well, even after I deprived him of his lightsaber.''

Source: Darth Plagueis Novel

Plagueis acknowledges Maul's mastery of double-bladed saber.

“It strikes me as unnecessary, but I won’t deny his mastery of the Jar’Kai technique.”

Source: Darth Plagueis Novel

Cuts down three Droideka battle droids in an eye blink, while his back is turned.

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Droidekas are known for being fast and deadly even for a Jedi.

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Source: Star Wars Tales 24: Marked

His skills are ''Far Greater'' than the Grand Inquisitor. A former Jedi Knight.

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Dave Filoni : ''That's why I call it a cheat. It's a simple way to do something that Maul actually does. Maul has far greater skills.''

Source: Rebel Force Radio interview

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Maul ranks better than Dooku and Ventress as a red-lightsaber user.

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4-) Darth Tyranus

Source: Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know

For a detailed discussion on why Maul>Dooku ; click here.

His skill as a swordsman is ''Peerless''.

Sidious : ''Your skill as a sword master is peerless.''

Source: Darth Maul: Saboteur

Maul is a very elegant fighter and very precise in combat.

Sidious : ''Maul usually disdained such blunt maneuvers. He is an elegant fighter. Precise. But when he saw his opening, no doubt he remembered my lesson.''

Source: Episode I Journal: Darth Maul

Sidious considers him as a ''One Being Army''.

''And if by some marvel Garyn had managed to escape, or even defeat the one-being army that is Darth Maul, what repercussions might we be facing, apprentice?''
Source: Darth Plagueis Novel

''Fully Mastered'' the use of the double-bladed lightsaber.

''He had mastered the intricate and dangerous use of the double bladed lightsaber.''

Source: Star Wars: Shadow Hunter

Blocks a lightsaber attack from a Jedi when his back is turned.

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Source: Darth Maul #05

Jedi Kaitis is no match.

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Source: Darth Maul #05

The author of the comic book states that the Jedi is a ''Skilled'' one.

Cullen Bunn : ''She is a skilled Padawan, and Maul sees that she must be on the fast track to being a Jedi Knight.''

Source: Star Wars Insider 173

Even when distracted by the possibilities, continues to dominate Kaitis.

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Source: Darth Maul #05

In a weakened state, with a wound on his shoulder by a blaster shot, defeats the Dark Jedi easily, and moves faster than she can react.

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“Your right arm is slowing you down. Even your weapon is betraying you.”

“Jar’Kai,” Maul snarled, deflecting her assault on reflex. “Predictable.”

''In his mind, the duel was all but over—his opponent was now dragging out the inevitable moment of defeat in a series of small humiliations. By turning to such diversionary tactics, Vosa had all but admitted that she was no match for the erratic staccato blows that he was delivering, seemingly from everywhere, all at once.''

Source: Maul: Lockdown

Beheads the Black Sun's Skilled Assassin Sinya,

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Source: Star Wars: Darth Maul #02

Kills seven of the deadliest beings in the galaxy, ''In a less time than it takes to say it.''.

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Source: Star Wars: Darth Maul #04

Uses the kinetic power of the Juyo, breaks Mighella's sword casually what's energized by the Dark Side of the Force.

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Source: Star Wars: Darth Maul #04

Plagueis gives a credit for his victory against the Black Sun.

“Again, the Zabrak proves his value,” Damask said. “You trained him well.”

Source: Darth Plagueis Novel

Dooku is also aware of Maul's success over the Black Sun galactic crime organization.

''He could have slaughtered both of them as casually as that creature Maul had destroyed the vigos of the Black Sun.''

Source: Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith Novel

Defeats a Jedi Master comfortably, Bondara is known as one of the best sword fighters in the Jedi order.

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''Darth Maul knew that he himself was the superior fighter. He could tell that the Jedi knew it, too, but Maul also knew that it didn't matter. The Jedi was committed to stopping the Sith,''

''Darth Maul had seen the grim realization in the eyes of his foe: the knowledge that the Twi'lek could not defeat his adversary. Once defeat was conceded in the mind, its reality was inevitable. It was only a matter of time.''

Source: Star Wars: Shadow Hunter

Jinn's and Kenobi's combined Ataru skills are hardly a match for Maul's Juyo skills.

''Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi's excellent use of Form IV (Ataru)'s acrobatic maneuvers are little more than delaying tactics against the Form VII (Juyo) skills of Darth Maul.''

Source: Star Wars Insider #62: Fightsaber

Juyo is the most aggressive and unpredictable lightsaber form of all.

Form VII: ''Juyo / Vaapad: The most aggressive and unpredictable form.''

Source: Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know

Maul is master at several other lightsaber forms and close combat techniques.

Plagueis : “Niman and teräs käsi will never substitute for dun möch,''

Source: Darth Plagueis Novel

''He leapt forward, activating his lightsaber midair, and executed a weightless Ataru-style spin, ducking the volley of blaster fire and swinging the blade in an arc at the Trandoshan’s neck.''

Source: Maul: Lockdown

Maul is one of the new generation of the Sith Lords, which is superior to the old.

''The Sith had changed. The Sith had grown, had adapted, had invested a thousand years' intensive study into every aspect of not only the Force but Jedi lore itself, in preparation for exactly this day. The Sith had remade themselves.

They had become new. While the Jedi-The Jedi had spent that same millennium training to refight the last war.''

Source: Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith Novel

''For a millennium, the Sith maintained the order in secrecy, passing down their evil heritage. As they gained knowledge of the dark side of the Force, their powers increased with each generation.''

Source: Episode I: The Phantom Menace Scrapbook

Overpowers Qui-Gon Jinn on Tatooine, shows his superiority as a sword fighter. Jinn is one of the most skilled knights in the Jedi Order.

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"Worse, he was younger, quicker, and stronger than Qui-Gon, and he was gaining ground rapidly. The Jedi Master blocked him again and again, but could not find an opening that would provide any chance of escape.''

Source: Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace Novel

Qui-Gon barely blocks Maul's strike, and dominates the duel.

''DARTH MAUL jumps off his speeder bike, and before he has hit the ground, the Sith Lord has swund a death blow with his laser sword that is barely blocked by QUI-GON.''

Source: The Phantom Menace Script

Deflects a lightsaber strike from Kenobi when his back is turned.

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At this point Kenobi is ready to become a Jedi Knight.

"Obi-Wan is ready," Qui-Gon declared.

(...)

''The Jedi Master nodded. "Confer on you the level of Jedi Knight, the Council does. Decided about the boy, the Council is, Obi-Wan," he advised solemnly.''

Source: Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace Novel

It takes all of Kenobi's skills to just stay alive against Maul.

''So this is a Sith Lord, he thought fleetingly as he dodged and leaped. It was taking every skill he knew just to stay alive. Slowly, the Sith Lord forced Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan back.''

Source: Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace Novel

Maul is more skilled than Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan combined.

''He was skilled, Anakin saw-more skilled, perhaps, than the men he faced. And he was confident in a way that was disturbing. He would not be overcome easily.''

Source: Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace Novel

Kicks Qui-Gon while deflecting an attack from Kenobi.

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Source: Star Wars: Episode I

Maul outnuevers them at every turn with incredible moves.

''The SITH LORD's moves are incredible. He is fighting the TWO JEDI at once, flipping into the air, outmaneuvering them at every turn.''

Source: The Phantom Menace Script

A superior fighter than even a coordinated team like Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan.

''Together, they were able to hold their own against the Sith Lord, but their efforts at attack, at assuming the offensive against this dangerous adversary, were woefully inadequate.''

Source: Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace Novel

Finds an opening on Kenobi's defense and kicks him.

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Source: Star Wars: Episode I

Tosses around Qui-Gon during the duel.

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Source: Star Wars: Episode I

Takes out Kenobi from the duel with a powerful kick.

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''Then Darth Maul caught Obi-Wan off balance and with a powerful kick knocked the Jedi completely over the railing.''Source: The Phantom Menace Novel

After taking out Kenobi, Maul defeats the Jedi Master.

''Then the Sith Lord parried a downstroke, whirled swiftly to the right, and with his back to the Jedi Master, made a blind, reverse lunge. Too late, Qui-Gon recognized the danger.''
Source: Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace Novel

Maul's lightsaber dueling form and teräs käsi combination, hits Qui-Gon with his saber hilt.

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''The battle with Qui-Gon ended with a simple move, a trick: Using the hilt of a lightsaber to knock an opponent under the chin.''

Source: Episode I Journal: Darth Maul

Kicks the rage amped Obi-Wan.

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Source: Star Wars Episode I

Even with a rage amplification Kenobi is no match for Darth Maul.

''The battle wore on, and for a time it was fought evenly. But Darth Maul was the stronger of the two and was driven by a frenzy that surpassed even the frantic determination that fueled Obi-Wan.''

Source: Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace Novel

Maul has the upperhand against rage amped Kenobi, and Kenobi grows weary.

''OBI-WAN screams as the pulsing electron gate opens, and the SITH LORD attacks him. The DARK LORD is relentless in his assault on the young JEDI. DARTH MAUL seems to have the upper hand as OBI-WAN grows weary. DARTH MAUL catches OBI-WAN off guard, and the JEDI slips into a melting pit.''

Source: The Phantom Menace Script

Defeats the rage amped Kenobi in a duel. According to Qui-Gon, Kenobi is ready to be a Jedi Knight and becomes one in the same timeline.

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Source: Star Wars Episode I

Outduels Kenobi, who was rage amped due to Qui-Gon's death.

''Quickly he struck him again, harder still, and this time Obi-Wan lost his footing completely and tumbled over the edge of the pit, his lightsaber flying from his hand.''

Source: Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace Novel

Due to his Dark Side powers, he can feed from the fury and gain strength in a duel, his stamina surpasses both Qui-Gon's and Obi-Wan's.

Obi-Wan : ''He used my anger against me, actually fed off my fury, gaining strength as I exhausted my own. I lost my lightsaber and he had me.''

Source: Jedi vs. Sith The Essential Guide to the Force

Equal to two Jedi Knights. Qui-Gon is a well known Master, one of the best swordsmen in the order. And Obi-Wan has been already ready to be a Jedi Knight by the time.

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''With his double-bladed lightsaber, Maul is equal to two Jedi who are unprepared for his powers.''

Source: Star Wars Episode I The Visual Dictionary

It has been stated that Maul is more than equal to Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan duo, his defeat on Naboo is a combination of bad luck and chance that even the Dark Side couldn't always overcome.

''He had been more than the equal of the Jedi Knights he had faced and should have been able to defeat them easily. It was bad luck and chance that had led to his death, a combination that even the power of the Dark Side could not always overcome.''

Source: Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace Novel

Maul as a duelist is at the same level with Dooku and Windu. By being an 8, surpasses a skilled Jedi Master like Kit Fisto.

Nick Gillard : ''And somebody like Kit Fisto is 7. I did take it to 8 and 9. But not many people know that. 8 and 9 is cheat.''

''Obi-Wan has gone up one level from Episode I to Episode III, but it’s a huge jump from one level to another. So Obi-Wan is 8. Yoda is 9. Mace is 8 bordering on 9. Dooku & Maul are 8, but there is a huge difference inside the numbers themselves. It's not about how well they fight, it's about how well they learned.''

Source: Danger-inc.com, Theforce.net, Saberproject

Clone of Maul uses his unorthodox Juyo / Martial art skills as a hybrid lightsaber style against a very skilled duelist Vader, and kicks him.

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Source: Star Wars Tales 09: Resurrection

This time punches him.

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Source: Star Wars Tales 09: Resurrection

Finds an opening at Vader's defense, and cuts him.

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Source: Star Wars Tales 09: Resurrection

Clone of Maul overpowers Vader in a saber duel.

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Source: Star Wars Tales 09: Resurrection

According to the source, a battle between Vader and Maul would be close.

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''IT'S A CLOSE CALL, and these two Sith are well-matched in terms of fighting skills.''

Source: Star Wars Comics UK Magazine 04

Addition to his Juyo and Niman lightsaber styles, Saber Throw technique is a different option, destroys a fire breather droid with it.

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Source: Star Wars: The Clone Wars - Sith Hunters

Kicks Kenobi in a duel. Kenobi as a Jedi Master has spend 2 years in the Clone Wars, he has become a Jedi Council member and he is in his prime.

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Source: The Clone Wars: Season 4 Episode 22

Maul manages to enrage Obi-Wan and overpowers him in a duel.

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Source: The Clone Wars: Season 4 Episode 22

Kenobi admits his defeat against Darth Maul.

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Obi-Wan : ''We are outmatched.''

Source: The Clone Wars: Season 4 Episode 22

Maul and his apprentice overwhelms Kenobi and Asajj Ventress in a duel.

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''Kenobi and Ventress are overwhelmed by the raw power of Maul and Opress.''

Source: Starwars.com / episode-gallery

Dave Filoni states that Kenobi and Ventress were losing the duel to Maul and Savage.

Dave Filoni : ''But eventually they gonna lose in that space, in that situation, and they needed to flee.''

Source: Star Wars Celebration Clone Wars Season Five Premier

Casually fights against Bruu Jun-Fan & Ko Solok. According to Yoda, Jun-Fan's Force combat skills are unparalleled in the galaxy.

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Gets the upper hand against the two Jedi Masters.

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Kills a Jedi Knight with a saber throw technique.

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Source: The Clone Wars: The Sith Hunters

Slaughters two Wookies with ease, takes out the other one with a powerful kick.

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Source: Darth Maul: Death Sentence #01

Casually blocks Savage Opress and stops him.

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Source: Darth Maul: Death Sentence #01

Punches the Jedi Master Judd with his lightsaber hilt and bleeds him during the duel.

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Source: Darth Maul: Death Sentence #02

A saber throw right before the guy reaches the control panel.

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Source: Darth Maul: Death Sentence #04

Kills a Jedi Knight after a seemingly ease duel.

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Source: The Clone Wars: Season 5 Episode 01

Defeats Savage Opress with ease. Savage is at the this point physically strong enough to overwhelm Dooku and disarm him.

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Source: The Clone Wars: Season 5 Episode 01

Demonstrates his superiority through rapid saber strikes.

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''Though Savage wishes for an equal partnership with his brother, Maul makes it clear- forbily, through a rapid display of lightsaber strikes- that he is the Master.''

Source: Starwars.com / episode-gallery

Casually attacks Obi-Wan and Adi Gallia. Obi-Wan is in his prime. And Adi Gallia is a powerful Jedi as a Jedi Council member.

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Source: The Clone Wars: Season 5 Episode 01

Maul and his apprentice pins down the ''Amped'' Kenobi, who has heightened level of concentration due to Adi Gallia's unexpected death in Florrum.

''The two Sith maneuvered to pin Obi-Wan against the wall--but there was so little room in the corridor that they got in each other's way.''

Source: The Clone Wars: Shadow Conspiracy

Maul and his apprentice demonstrates astonishing skills with lightsaber.

''Maul and Savage continued to spin their red lightsabers with astonishing skill, batting every laser bolt that came near them back into the crowd.''

Source: The Clone Wars: Shadow Conspiracy

Maul shows skills against Sidious, attacks him with a blinding speed. Sidious is fast and skilled enough to speedblitz Saesee Tiin, one of the best swordsmen in the order and he is capable of killing Kit Fisto in a few clashes.

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Source: The Clone Wars: Season 5 Episode 16

In an eye blink Maul fends off Sidious's strike with his agility.

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Source: The Clone Wars: Season 5 Episode 16

Pushes Sidious back during the duel.

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Maul kicks Sidious in a duel.

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Source: The Clone Wars: Season 5 Episode 16

Speedblitzes 4 MagnaGuards with his elegant skill and cuts down the other while jumping behind of it. Three of the MGs were more than enough to pose a threat to Kenobi and Anakin.

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Source: Darth Maul: Son of Dathomir #01

Matches with Mace Windu and Aayla Secura in a off-panel fight. Aayla is skilled enough to defeat Aurra Sing and Mace's Vaapad skills are unparallel in the Jedi order.

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Maul : ''Finally, a fair fight !''

Source: Darth Maul: Son of Dathomir #03

Holds back Sidious before Talzin recollects her strength.

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Sidious : ''I come to end this farce once and for all.''

Maul : ''You come to your doom, old man.''

Source: Darth Maul: Son of Dathomir #04

Deflects Sidious's Force Lightning with his lightsaber.

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Source: The Clone Wars: Season 5 Episode 16 (Off-panel scenes)

Beats up 3 Inquisitors at the same time. They are former Jedi Knights who uses the Dark Side, and trained by Vader.

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Source: Star Wars Rebels: Season 2 Episode 22

Kicks the Inquisitor Seventh Sister's head at the same time fighting against the other 2 Inquisitors.

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Source: Star Wars Rebels: Season 2 Episode 22

Kicks the Inquisitor Eighth Brother's head during his duel against the 3 Inquisitors.

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Source: Star Wars Rebels: Season 2 Episode 22

Uses the Force to jump a great distance then takes on 2 Inquisitors at the same time.

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Source: Star Wars Rebels: Season 2 Episode 22

Easily kills the Inquisitor Fifth Brother in a duel.

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Source: Star Wars Rebels: Season 2 Episode 22

Maul is more powerful than Ahsoka.

''Kanan agrees to split the group, the logical choice pairing Maul with the weakest of the Jedi.''

Source: Starwars.com/twilight-of-the-apprentice-episode-gallery

Ahsoka tries to stop Maul, right after Maul blinded Kanan Jarrus.

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Source: Star Wars Rebels: Season 2 Episode 22

Turns his back to Ahsoka in the duel, Maul shows that he is in the control.

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Source: Star Wars Rebels: Season 2 Episode 22

Ahsoka runs from the duel against Maul.

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Maul : ''Running away again, Lady Tano ?''

Source: Star Wars Rebels: Season 2 Episode 22

Per Filoni, Maul is ''Very Good'' in a lightsaber fight.

Dave Filoni : ''If you talk to a lot of people that sword fight they’ll tell you, people that are very good don’t have long fights. It’s very quick. And so that scene it’s an homage to the Seven Samurai.''

Source: Star Wars Rebels Recon #3.20 Inside Twin Suns

*Lightsaber Deflection

Turns his lightsaber so fast and he creates an energy shield to protect himself.

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Source: Star Wars: Darth Maul #05

Deflects Pre Vizsla's dual blasters with ease. Vizsla as a Mandalorian warrior leader has a very high skill at using blasters.

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Source: The Clone Wars: Season 5 Episode 15

Deflects blaster bolts from almost every angle against Jabba's mercenaries.

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Source: The Clone Wars: Season 5 Episode 14

Deflects Sabine's, Zeb's and Hera's blaster bolts at the same time when he turned upside down. Sabine is a skilled sharpshooter, Zeb and Hera are also skilled shooters.

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Source: Star Wars Rebels: Season 3 Episode 03

Physical Prowess

*Force Speed

By Obi-Wan's description, Maul moves ''Incredibly Fast''.

Kenobi : ''He used a double-bladed lightsaber and moved incredibly fast.''

Source: The Essential Guide to the Force

Plagueis acknowledges Maul's speed, describes it as ''Astounding''.

''The Zabrak’s fists and legs were as lethal as his lightsaber, and his speed was astounding.''

Source: Darth Plagueis Novel

His blade is too fast to see for the Dark Jedi, she sees multiple attacks, despite the fact Maul was wounded from his right arm.

''Vosa had all but admitted that she was no match for the erratic staccato blows that he was delivering, seemingly from everywhere, all at once.

He swung out at her, the Dark Side streaming so powerfully from him now that itseemed to be pouring forth in great, explosive torrents. His blade was moving almost too fast to see.''

Source: Maul: Lockdown

He can move in ''Invisible'' speeds, holorecordings fails to record him.

''Moving with such speed the entire time that whatever holorecordings were being made wouldn't show him unless they were played in slow motion.''

Source: Darth Maul: Saboteur

He can ''Easily'' travels 5 times faster than a human can at a dead run.

''He called upon the Force, moving easily five times faster than a human could travel at a dead run.''

Source: Star Wars: Shadow Hunter

Moves at ''Invisible'' speeds again.

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Stormtrooper : ''There ! He's...gone. No one can disappear like that.''

Source: Star Wars Tales 9: Resurrection

Maul has a blinding speed as a fighter.

''Later, Maul waited for Amidala on Naboo, where he dueled with Qui-Gon and his apprentice, Obi-Wan Kenobi. The Sith fought with blinding speed and impressive agility.''

Source: Starwars. com / Databank

Maul can speedblitz five Sand People in the flicker of an eye-slash.

''The Raiders shake their gaderffii and begin to surround me. There are just too many of them. I can take out four or five in the flicker of an eyelash, but that will just infuriate the rest..''

Source: Star Wars Episode I Journal: Darth Maul

Creates a shield from his lightsaber and a web of light.

''But they did not prevent her from deflecting his strikes as he again moved within range, his twin blades spinning so fast they seemed to merge into a crimson shield. (...) He pressed the attack viciously, blocking and thrusting, the twin radiant blades spinning a web of light about him.''

Source: Star Wars: Shadow Hunter

Moves faster than the assassin droids can follow, he walks on a wall.

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Source: Star Wars: Darth Maul #01

Reacts at microsecond by using the Dark Side.

''Reaching for the Dark Side, enfolding himself in it even as the power cell exploded, the heat and pressure wave vaporizing the Jedi in a microsecond and then expanding, reaching hungrily for him, as well.''

Source: Star Wars: Shadow Hunter

Moves too fast for the droid's photoreceptor can follow.

''Maul leaped aside, moving faster than the droid's photoreceptor could follow. The droid raced past him and smashed hard against the cell wall.''

Source: Episode I Adventures 3: The Fury of Darth Maul

Maul's hands moves like ''Lightning''.

''They aimed their weapons at Maul and fired. Four poison-tipped, armor-piercing arrows sped toward the Sith Lord. Maul's hands moved like lightning as he plucked each arrow from the air and flung them back at the assassins.''

Source: Episode I Adventures 3: The Fury of Darth Maul

Moves faster than Vader, creates blur images.

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Moves at blur speeds and dodges from Vader's slash.

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Source: Star Wars Tales 9: Resurrection

Creates 4 after images on air at the same deflects blaster bolts.

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Source: Star Wars: Darth Maul #01

Moves faster than Kenobi, stops his blade in time.

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Source: The Clone Wars: Season 5 Episode 01

Dodges from Sugi's, Dengar's and Embo's combined blaster bolts with an acrobatic movement.

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Source: The Clone Wars: Season 5 Episode 14

Dances away from Sidious's blows in a direct one-on-one duel.

''Sidious’s sabers were a blur, a whirling cage of deadly plasma. Maul danced away from one blow, then reversed his movement to avoid another,''

Source: The Clone Wars: Shadow Conspiracy

His agility and acrobatic movements.

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ce: Darth Maul: Son of Dathomir #01

Dodges from a rocket explosion where Mace Windu and Aayla Secura fails.

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Source: Darth Maul: Son of Dathomir #03

Runs faster than both Kanan and Ezra.

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Source: Star Wars Rebels: Season 3 Episode 11

Maul moves faster than Ahsoka, saves Ezra from the Inquisitor.

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Source: Star Wars Rebels: Season 2 Episode 22

Moves fast enough to blind Kanan Jarrus.

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Source: Star Wars Rebels: Season 2 Episode 22

*Force Strength

Easily rips durasteel binders bare handed.

''With a jerk, Maul pulled his arms apart. The binders shattered, scattering bits of durasteel all over the cell's filthy floor. The interrogator droid made an excited whirring sound. It had never seen a prisoner break free from a set of binders with such ease.''

Source: Episode I Adventures 3: The Fury of Darth Maul

Destroys a droid with a kick. Collapses its metal skull inward.

''Maul sprang up, did a front flip, and came down with both boot heels driving into the droid's head. The metal skull crunched and collapsed inward. Lights flashed and the hard-shell photoreceptors shattered.''

Source: Star Wars: Shadow Hunter

Breaks a Drovian's leg. Drovians also have an enhanced strength.

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Source: Star Wars Tales 24: Marked

Delivers a punch to a three meter long Wampa through its torso, and kills it.

''Summoning whatever remained of his strength, Maul fired himself at the beast. Hooking his hands into claws, he plunged them through its fur, ripping into the soft tissue of its torso. The wampa screeched and wailed. Maul barely heard it.''

Source: Maul: Lockdown

Kills a security officer with only the edge of his hand.

''Snarling, he whirled, moving faster than human eyes could follow, breaking Magneta’s neck with the edge of his hand, then spinning again to send his stiffened right foot into the chest of the bodyguard as he rushed into the room.''

Source: Darth Maul: End Game

Slams a Barabel into the ground, and kills it bare handed. Barabels have an enhanced strength.

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Source: Star Wars: Darth Maul #04

Kills a four meter tall Deathspine Varactyl (a giant Lizard) with his bare hands. Demonstrates a brute-force that never seen before.

''But the redskinned inmate hung on with a kind of brute-force determination that Strabo had never seen before in any species. ''

''What’s he doing? Why is he— A blur of activity snapped Strabo’s attention forward again. Jagannath had managed to grip the varactyl by its crest and wrenched its armorplated skull hard to the right, slamming it directly into one of the steam pipes along the far wall. (...) Its body collapsed with the Zabrak still astride it. In front of him, Jagannath had taken hold of the varactyl’s boiled skull. With a final jerk, he snapped it completely free from its neck and yanked it upward.''

Source: Maul: Lockdown

Overpowers a giant spider creature (Spydr) with his strength.

''When the Spydr crawled closer, Maul felt his fingers begin to lose their grip. When the Spydr was within range, Maul swung both of his legs forward and kicked the creature in the head.The injured Spyder screeched and sprayed thick web at Darth Maul. The Sith Lord released his right hand, grabbed the sprayed strand, and gave a sharp pull. The Spyder did not sever it's connection to the web in time and suddenly found itself being torn from the ceiling to Maul's tug. Maul let go of the strand and watched the Spydr plummet into the chasm.''

Source: Episode I Adventures 3: The Fury of Darth Maul

Clone of Maul matches with Vader's strength.

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Source: Star Wars Tales 9: Resurrection

Pulls a Rathtar back in a strength contest, shatters the tree's foothold.

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Source: Darth Maul #01

Rathtars are powerful enough to fodderize even a trained soldier such as Finn.

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Matches with Savage's physical strength. Savage is strong enough to ragdoll a grown human with hand, and he can rip metal handcuffs bare handed.

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Source: The Clone Wars: Season 4 Episode 21

Tosses around Savage Opress.

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Source: The Clone Wars: Season 4 Episode 21

Physically hurts Savage's chin with his one hand.

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Source: The Clone Wars: Season 4 Episode 22

Physically dominates Obi-Wan.

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Source: The Clone Wars: Season 4 Episode 22

Continues to stomp Obi-Wan with his strength.

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Source: The Clone Wars: Season 4 Episode 22

A spear throwing feat, kills a clone trooper from a very far distance.

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Source: Darth Maul: Death Sentence #03

Maul hurls an attack dog to a far distance.

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Source: The Clone Wars: Season 5 Episode 14

Physically dominates Kenobi.

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Source: The Clone Wars: Season 5 Episode 16

Sidious uses the Force to physically push Maul and his brother back.

''Maul stared at his Master’s face. He saw the strain as Sidious called upon the Force to keep the brothers at bay.''

Source: The Clone Wars: Shadow Conspiracy

Physically overpowers Grievous.

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Grievous : ''Gurrf !''

Source: Darth Maul: Son of Dathomir #02

Hurls a grown Jedi knight with one hand only.

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Source: Star Wars Rebels: Season 3 Episode 03

*Durability / Pain Tolerance

Resists a claw slash from a four meter tall Varactyle (Giant lizard).

''Directly in front of him, the birdlizard bucked and swung itself 180 degrees around, braying all the louder as it tried to throw Jagannath from his perch. Its hind leg came forward, hooking one clawlike foot into the Zabrak’s torso and slashing his skin.''

Source: Maul: Lockdown

Resists a claw slash from a three meter tall Wampa. Wampas have enhanced strength.

''Maul leapt upward, dodging the initial attack—but the creature’s massive arm swung around as it passed, its claws raking his back, ripping through flesh to gouge deep into the muscle along his spine. Maul felt his breath sucked from his lungs. A cruel, hot spike—even now he refused to think of it as pain— took hold of that entire side of his body, settling deep inside his nerve endings. .''

Source: Maul: Lockdown

Maul can survive 30 meter fall into a pile of rubble.

''Most important of all, it conquers failure. Discipline is what allowed Darth Maul to survive a thirty meter fall into a pile of rubble and debris.''

Source: Star Wars: Shadow Hunter

Manages to stay alive without air for a significant time of period.

''Maul’s lungs were screaming. He’d already lost track of how long he’d been underwater. Blackness crowded in around the edges of his vision, threatening to bury his consciousness beneath an avalanche of oxygen debt. When the other inmate had first swum at him, he had slammed Maul in the diaphragm, driving out the breath he’d inhaled just before going down for the last time.''

Source: Maul: Lockdown

Endures a slash when Black Sun Garyn surprised him.

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Source: Star Wars: Darth Maul #04

Resists to extreme heat. It's hot enough to roast his own flesh.

''There was an odd, meaty smell rising up around him, and when his blistered palm shifted slightly on the wall, he realized that it was his own flesh beginning to roast. He reached down deep into whatever remained of his consciousness, forcing himself to focus.''

Source: Maul: Lockdown

Shrugs off an at least 5 meters rock debris and kills the Jedi.

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Source: Darth Maul #05

Shows resistance to Force lightning and bisects the Nightsister.

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Darth Maul : ''You know nothing of the Dark Side.''

Nightsister Mighella : ''How can you... Resist... I know... I know what you must be...''

Source: Star Wars: Darth Maul #04

No sells Jedi Master Jun-Fan's martial strikes, Jun-Fan's Force combat skills are unparalleled in the galaxy.

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Darth Maul : ''That you would choose mercy makes you weak.''

Source: The Clone Wars: The Sith Hunters

Shows resistance to a martial choke technique.

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Source: The Clone Wars: The Sith Hunters

Survives in the space, shows better durability than his monstrous brother Savage.

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Source: The Clone Wars: Season 5 Episode 14

Durable enough to resist a mandalorian grenade.

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Source: The Clone Wars: Season 5 Episode 15

Takes the explosion closer this time, and still continues to fight.

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Source: The Clone Wars: Season 5 Episode 15

Maul takes a couple of mandalorian laser darts to his face, and he only laughs.

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Source: The Clone Wars: Season 5 Episode 15

A blaster shot on his hand and still continues to fight.

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Source: The Clone Wars: Season 5 Episode 15

No sells Vizsla's punches, Vizsla is strong enough to knock a Jedi.

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Source: The Clone Wars: Season 5 Episode 15

No sells a kick from Sidious during the duel.

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Source: The Clone Wars: Season 5 Episode 16

He resists Sith lightning from Sidious, his sith lightning is strong enough to kill Vader, Mace Windu and it is powerful enough to give permanent wounds to Luke Skywalker.

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Source: The Clone Wars: Season 5 Episode 16

After the tortures of Sidious, he still refuses to tell the information that Dooku seeks.

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Count Dooku : ''I'll ask this only once. Give me the names of your underworld leaders and the locations of your shadow collective bases.''

Darth Maul : ''Never.''

Source: Darth Maul: Son of Dathomir #01

*Force Stamina

After defeating both Qui-Gon and rage amped Kenobi, he is still fresh as ever.

''The Sith Lord attacked Obi-Wan relentlessly, backing him around the melting pit. All Obi-Wan's efforts could not break through his guard. And Obi-Wan was tiring, while his opponent seemed as fresh as ever. The Sith Lord was on him before he could recover his balance. With a mighty stroke, the Sith knocked the young Jedi into the melting pit.''

Source: The Phantom Menace Junior Novelization

Force Mastery

*Telekinesis

Casually ragdolls a Devaronian with the Force.

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Source: Star Wars Republic: The Devaronian Version

Casually kills with a Force choke.

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Source: Star Wars: Darth Maul #03

Maul chokes a bounty hunter with the Force when his back is turned.

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Source: Darth Maul #05

Collapses the door inward by using the Force.

''He thrust forward his free hand as though hurling an invisible ball. The door shattered inward.''

Source: Star Wars: Shadow Hunter

Uses the Force, as if it's a battering ram.

''Enough of this! Maul thought. He unleashed the Dark Side, using the Force like a battering ram against those who got in his way.''

Source: Star Wars: Shadow Hunter

Lifts a heavy boulder from a eight meter long distance away without even looking at it.

''Darth Maul used the Force to lift a heavy boulder from a pile of rubble. Maul did not watch the boulder as it levitated away through the air, and he ignored the loud thud, eight meters away, that sounded as he released the boulder from his power.''

Source: Episode I Adventures: The Fury of Darth Maul

Uses the Force to attack Kenobi, throws deadly missiles at him.

''Darth Maul began to use his command of the Force to fling heavy objects at Obi-Wan, trying to throw him off balance, to disable him, to disrupt the flow of his attack. Obi-Wan responded in kind, and the air was filled with deadly missiles.''

Source: Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace Novel

Uses the Force to disarm and throw Kenobi into the pit.

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Source: Star Wars Episode I: Adventures

Defeats a very skilled Force user. Then uses the Force to overload the dampening field.

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Silus : ''You used the Force to overload the dampening field.''

Source: Star Wars Tales 24: Marked

Maul kills a Force-sensitive thief Zek Peiro by using Telekinesis.

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Source: Star Wars: Age Of The Republic: Darth Maul

Casually deflects a Force attacks from Darsha in a duel, the side effect was strong enough to shove several large tanks and canisters.

''He felt a Force-powered pressure move toward him and deflected it, sensing several large tanks and canisters being shoved around behind him. She was growing weak. Such an attack was a sign of desperation. Soon it would be over.''

Source: Star Wars: Shadow Hunter

Maul is ''Far more powerful'' in the Force than Jedi Darsha, who can shove large cannisters and tanks with the Force.

''She faced the ultimate enemy; the Sith was far more powerful than she in the Force.''

Source: Star Wars: Shadow Hunter

Uses the Force to interrupt Vader's soldiers in a duel, they were shooting at him by Vader's Force abilities.

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Source: Star Wars Tales 09: Resurrection

Precision with the Force during a lightsaber duel.

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''he reached out with the Force and seized a large piece of debris from one of the ruined destroyer droids, then launched it at the door's opening mechanism. The mechanism exploded in sparks and the door began to slide open.''

Source: The Wrath of Darth Maul

Disarms and knocks Kenobi down with the Force.

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Source: The Clone Wars: Season 4 Episode 22

Casually uses the Force on Obi-Wan again.

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Source: The Clone Wars: Season 4 Episode 22

Force chokes Kenobi, and knocks him out.

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Source: The Clone Wars: The Sith Hunters

Turns his opponent's head to 360 degree with the Force.

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Source: Darth Maul: Death Sentence #01

Casually levitates more than 10 men with the Force.

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Source: Darth Maul: Death Sentence #02

Uses a Force blast on a small army.

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Source: Darth Maul: Death Sentence #02

Collapses a cave with the Force.

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Source: Darth Maul: Death Sentence #02

Casually breaks a leg by using the Force.

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Source: Darth Maul: Death Sentence #03

Uses a Heart Stun technique with the Force.

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Source: Darth Maul: Death Sentence #03

Uses his Force mastery to deceive a Jedi Master, causes her death. Salmara is a decent Force user who can create Force shields to hold a debris from a cave.

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Source: Darth Maul: Death Sentence #04

Uses a Force crush on a sentry droid.

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Source: The Clone Wars: Season 5 Episode 01

Casually disarms a space pirate, and chokes him with the Force.

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Source: The Clone Wars Season 5 Episode 01

Uses the Force to ragdoll Kenobi in a duel.

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Source: The Clone Wars Season 5 Episode 01

Knocks Kenobi out and collapses the cave in the process with the Force.

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Source: The Clone Wars: Season 5 Episode 01

Uses the Force and throws a heavy metal scrap to a pirate while deflecting blasters.

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Source: The Clone Wars: Season 5 Episode 01

Uses the Force to pull a space shuttle from a far distance.

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Source: The Clone Wars: Season 5 Episode 01

Casually uses the Force to throw back a running attack dog.

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Source: The Clone Wars: Season 5 Episode 14

Kills a mercenary with a Force choke, and ragdolls his body to mercenary.

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Source: The Clone Wars: Season 5 Episode 14

Force chokes and ragdolls Bounty Hunter Sugi.

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Source: The Clone Wars: Season 5 Episode 14

Force chokes and ragdolls Obi-Wan.

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Source: The Clone Wars: Season 5 Episode 16

Without any hand gesture uses a Force choke and ragdolls.

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Source: The Clone Wars: Season 5 Episode 16

Force blasts Sidious and disarms him.

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Source: The Clone Wars: Season 5 - Episode 16 (Off-panel scenes)

Casually uses a Force wave on a Droid army and knocks them aside.

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Source: Darth Maul: Son of Dathomir #01

Uses a Force wave to a group of battle droids. Smashes them with the impact.

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Source: Darth Maul: Son of Dathomir #02

Uses a powerful Force blast, the impact of the blast hurts Grievous.

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Grievous : ''Uhn!''

Source: Darth Maul: Son of Dathomir #04

Casually hurls an Inquisitor with the Force.

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Source: Star Wars Rebels: Season 2 Episode 22

Force chokes and ragdolls an Inquisitor.

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Source: Star Wars Rebels: Season 2 Episode 22

Force chokes Sabine Wrenn and ragdolls her to Hera Syndulla.

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Source: Star Wars Rebels: Season 3 Episode 03

*Surviving bisection via Force mastery

Finds a way to sustain himself with the Force after getting cut in half.

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Anakin : ''Somehow Darth Maul found a way to use the Force to sustain himself.''

Source: The Clone Wars: The Sith Hunters

Uses the Dark Side of the Force to survive bisection.

''Must live! Hoping, wishing, praying for one more air vent … Must kill Obi-Wan!… he reached out with the Force.''

Source: The Wrath of Darth Maul

Dave Filoni states that Maul constantly uses the Force to sustain himself during his exile, he states that Maul has the same type of focus that Vader has.

Sam Witwer : ''If you look closely at his legs, his spider legs, pieces of it floating off from the surface of his legs. That is because ; ''

Dave Filoni : ''The Force is what holding his body together. The Sith are consumed with never wanting to die. It's a completely physical thing to them. There is no afterlife for them. Everything exists in the now. They have to stay alive. They fear death more than anyone. That's what makes them so twisted and evil. So Vader holds on to life at the edge of the lava flow, because he is such a condemned for Obi-Wan, such an anger for whose happens in his life. And that same type of focus, hatred what sustains Maul.''

Source: Star Wars Celebration Clone Wars Season Five Premiere

*Telepathy

Maul has been stated to be a ''very proficient'' telepath.

“My droid says it’s only seen it in certain very proficient telepaths. Which makes you very special indeed.”

Source: Darth Maul: Lockdown

Maul's Dark Powers can blunt the Jedi's ability to use of the Force.

''They went at him, two on one, and they could not defeat him. No doubt Maul used his formidable Dark Powers to blunt their use of the Force.''

Source: Episode I Journal: Darth Maul

Uses the Force to cloud Obi-Wan's vision in the duel.

''The Sith Lord seemed to cloud Obi-Wan's use of the Force, making it hard to sense his opponent's moves and counter them in time.''

Source: Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace Novel

Kills a Black Sun Telepath by using the Dark Side of the Force.

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Iktotchi Telepath : ''So... Dark... Hhhh....''

Source: Star Wars: Darth Maul #04

Compels a mercenary to suicide.

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Source: Darth Maul: Death Sentence #01

Extracts information from Hera Syndulla.

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Hera Syndulla : ''I don't know anything about him.''

Maul : ''That's not true. You know all about Kanan Jarrus. Or should I use his real name? Caleb Dume. Yes, it was your idea to recruit the apprentice. And it was from here that the boy found. No, he stole the holocron. That wasn't so difficult, was it ?''

Source: Star Wars Rebels: Season 3 Episode 03

Maul can sense Ben Kenobi's thoughts on Luke Skywalker, which should've been a secret.

Maul : ''Why come to this place, not simply to hide?... Oh, you have a purpose here. Perhaps you are protecting something? No... protecting someone.''

Source: Star Wars Rebels: Season 3 Episode 20

*Force Sense / Precognition

Maul senses Darth Plagueis in the Force.

“In a dream within a dream. An unfamiliar name came over him like a death rattle.

Plagueis.''

Source: Maul: Lockdown

Maul senses his former master Palpatine's presence at Mandalore with the Force.

''I sense a presence,” Maul warned Savage. “A presence I haven’t felt since...”

And then Maul knew.''

Source: Darth Maul: Shadow Conspiracy

Senses that Duchess Satine will contact with Obi-Wan Kenobi.

Prime Minister Almec : ''The duchess appears to have contacted the Jedi just as anticipated.''

Darth Maul : ''Good. You have done well.''

Source: The Clone Wars: Season 5 Episode 16

Senses the arrival of the Grievous's and Dooku's droid army before they jump to the hyperspace.

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Darth Maul : ''I sense... The Droids are here.''

Source: Darth Maul: Son of Dathomir #02

*Force Stealth

Toys with 2 Jedi Knights without getting detected, despite Sidious's warnings.

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Sidious : ''But to toy with the Jedi. You risk too much.''

Source: Darth Maul #01

*Force Scream

Maul can potentially bring down barracks with a Force scream.

''Straightening, he bared his filed teeth and tensed his body, close to loosing a scream that would have brought the barracks down around him.''

Source: Darth Maul: Restraint

*Force Lightning

According to the source, he is capable of using Force lightning.

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Force abilities; ''Ok use of Force grip, Force choke and Force lightning.''

Source: Star Wars Clone Wars Magazine #13

*Force Illusions

Sends illusions to Jedi Ezra Bridger's mind, and knocks him out.

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Henry Gilroy : ''The visions are entirely manufactured by Maul. And they're manufactured by Maul as Maul gets closer and closer to Ezra.''

Source: Star Wars Rebels Recon #3.10: Inside "Visions and Voices"

*Force Essence

Leaves behind a powerful Dark Side essence in the Theed Hangar at Naboo.

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Leia Skywalker : ''I feel... Cold...''

Source: Star Wars: Shattered Empire #03

*Gravity Manipulation

Maul can manipulate the gravity by using the Dark Side.

''The discipline of the Dark Side, which let him manipulate gravity itself, slowing his descent enough to hit the ground without becoming a lifeless bag of broken bones and ruptured organs.''

Source: Star Wars: Shadow Hunter

*Mechu-Deru

Maul has Mechu-Deru skills. Mechu-Deru is an ancient Sith technique that allows the practitioners to exert their influence over mechanical constructs.

''Although C-3PX resembled an ordinary Cybot Galactica TC protocol droid, his body contained eighty-three concealed weapons. Darth Maul knew the exact location and function of each weapon, for he himself had modified the droid to be the Infiltrator's sentry.''

Source: Episode I Adventures 3: The Fury of Darth Maul

*Sith Holocrons

Maul's knowledge about the Sith holocrons was a part of his Sith training.

Dave Filoni: ''Darth Sidious was aware of this planet and that Maul had been brought there as a small child and they together had attempted to get into the temple and get to the holocron.''

''That’s a sacred object that contains ancient Force-sensitive knowledge. The temple Maul and Ezra infiltrate together is set up with a lot of traps… they seem to be specifically tailored to keeping out other Sith.''

Source: Ew.com

Uses Sidious's Sith holocron to extract information.

''Maul extracts information from a holocron Sidious built.''

Source: The New Essential Guide to Characters

Maul possesses the secret knowledge of the Jedi and Sith holocrons.

Ezra : ''A Sith, Darth Maul, has them. He wants it.''

Bendu : ''Oh. He would bring them together? Such a vergence carries grave danger. If two such powerful sources of knowledge are united, they will grant a clarity of vision beyond your kind. When joined, any secret, wisdom or destiny can be seen through the Force. One could bring much chaos with such hidden truths. I have seen it before.''

Source: Star Wars Rebels: Season 3 Episode 03

Other talents

Maul is capable of calculating velocity and distance in a very short amount of time.

''Blaster bolts whizzed past his head from behind as the Bartokks tried to get a bead on him. Maul calculated his velocity and the distance between his speeder and the Bartokks' skiff. He accelerated and steered his vehicle closer to the canyon wall.''

Source: Episode I Adventures 3: the Fury of Darth Maul

His Sith training allows him to detect any weakness of a character or a constitution.

''His Sith training allowed him to spot weaknesses of character or constitution in each of the various beings he passed. He drew on his Dark Side instincts to guide him to the best means of carrying out his mission.''

Source: Darth Maul: Saboteur

His Sith training consisted of physical, intellectual perfection and mechanical skills.

''My Sith training was extensive. My Master was concerned not only with my physical and intellectual perfection, but also my mechanical skills.''

Source: Episode I Journal: Darth Maul

Maul has anticipated that the Jedi involved in Naboo war, while Sidious was not.

Maul : ''The two Jedi may be using the Queen for their own purposes.''

Sidious : ''The Jedi cannot become involved. Even Qui-Gon Jinn will not break that covenant. This will work to our advantage.''

(...)

Maul : ''The Jedi. I told you there was more to this.''

Source: The Phantom Menace Graphic Novel

Makes his strategic counter move.

''Darth Maul knew the power of ambush and of theatre. He predicted the route Amidala and her Jedi guardians would take, patiently waited to ambush them. His sudden appearance had the desired effect, unsettling the Queen, distrupting her plans, and drawing off the two Jedi.''

Source: The Official Star Wars Fact File Remake #061

Maul quickly understands the nature of Savage's training, which was from Dooku.

Darth Maul : ''Well brother, whover trained you didn't seem concerned about your lack of discipline. I believe they wanted a monster they could turn loose. A crude expandable assassin. It's time I put my master's training to use in this war.''

Source: The Clone Wars: The Sith Hunters

Maul leads an unimproved alien tribe to the war against fully armed soldiers.

Darth Maul : ''You will use what you have. You will use your fists and your teeth when it comes time. Your only advantage in the coming battle is your numbers. Some will be sacrificed, but if your attack is relentless, you will overwhelm them.''

Source: Darth Maul: Death Sentence #03

Establishes a Galactic Underworld.

Darth Maul : ''The vision has expanded. You will still rule Mandalore, and under your protection, I will command a new galactic underworld.''

Source: The Clone Wars: Season 5 Episode 14

Makes a plan to conquer the planet Mandalore.

Darth Maul : ''I will use my army of crime lords to attack different targets across Sundari and sow chaos to undermine the Duchess' rule. Our gangsters will make her look too weak to maintain control. Then you and your Death Watch will capture and arrest us, bringing order where Satine's weak government could not.''

Pre Vizsla : ''A good plan.''

Source: The Clone Wars: Season 5 Episode 14

Conquers the Mandalore planet by winning the loyalties of the other soldiers.

Minister Almec : ''Clearly you are powerful, but how can two of you overthrow Vizsla and his supporters?''

Darth Maul : ''Vizsla is a soldier, and like every soldier, he is bound by honor. I will challenge him to single combat in front of his men. He will not deny me.''

Source: The Clone Wars: Season 5 Episode 15

Leads other Crime Syndicates and the Mandalorian warriors to the battle with the CIS.

Ziton Moj : ''You inspire us all, Lord Maul. But do you truly intend to fight Count Dooku and his separatist legions ?''

Darth Maul : ''Their forces are mindless droids Ziton Moj, take out their leadership and they all fall down. These clone wars vastly overextended Dooku and General Grievous. They are more vulnerable than they realize.''

Fife : ''And they remain unaware of our true numbers.''

Darth Maul : ''Precisely, Fife. We can attack them directly. When Dooku and Grievous arrive, we will be waiting to trap them in their own net.''

Source: Darth Maul: Son of Dathomir #02

Ultimately outwits Grievous and Dooku, captures them.

Sidious : ''Lord Tyranus... You disappoint me.''

Maul : ''Now you see their failure... And yet you couldn't foresee the trap I laid for them. Your schemes are unraveling, Sidious. Without your generals, your armies will be crushed... As will your plans.''

Source: Darth Maul: Son of Dathomir #03

Dooku is outmatched against Maul's tactical and strategical abilities.

Dooku : ''You're learning that seizing control... is much easier than maintaining it.''

Maul : ''What would you know of control, Count ? Our alliance has been Sidious's will all along. He has instructed you to play this game... But you've been outmatched.''

Source: Darth Maul: Son of Dathomir #04

Dave Filoni states that Maul is smart and trained to build forces, deceive people.

Dave Filoni : ''He was a well trained apprentice and that he would start to do the things that he trained to do, to build armies, to deceive people, create a power base for himself. So George came up with the idea of teaming up Maul with the Mandalorians.''

''But all parts are showing that Maul isn't just a brute force, but he is also being smart, he is building a power base, he is doing kind of Sidious did with the senate.''

Source: StarWars.com / Shadows of the Sith

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Fifth Brother Respect Thread

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''Lord Vader has send me in his place. I will succeed where you and Kallus have failed.''

- Fifth Brother

Fifth Brother was an Inquisitor from the Galactic Empire, with the Emperor's instructions, Darth Vader send him and Seventh Sister to deal with the threat of remaining the Jedi who were helping the Rebellion.

Accolades

The Emperor : ''Skywalker's apprentice could lead us to other lost Jedi.''

Vader : ''Such as Kenobi.''

The Emperor : ''Perhaps, if he lives. Be patient, old friend. For now, dispacth another Inquisitor to hunt them down.''

Source : The Rebels : Season 2 : Episode 01

Inquisitors are trusted to hunt the remaining Jedi, who have survived the Order 66. They usually had equal rank with Imperial Commanders and they can ignore even the commands of the Imperial Navy Admirals, such as Kassius Konstantine, and the ISB Agents such as Kallus. They are under the command of Darth Vader alone.

Ahsoka Tano states that Inquisitors had a part in the fall of the Jedi after Order 66.

Ahsoka Tano : ''There are no Jedi, you and your Inquisitors have seen to that.''

Source : The Rebels : Season 2 : Episode 21

Force Abilities

Fifth Brother manipulates Sabine's explosives and throws it back to them by using the Force.

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Source : The Rebels : Season 2 : Episode 03

Fifth Brother and Seventh Sister uses the Force to stop a moving space-shuttle Phantom.

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Source : The Rebels : Season 2 : Episode 03

Fifth Brother casually hurls Garazeb Orrelios with the Force.

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Source : The Rebels : Season 2 : Episode 08

Fifth Brother uses a Force grip on Kanan Jarrus.

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Source : The Rebels : Season 2 : Episode 08

Fifth Brother uses the Force to sense Ezra Bridger and Sabine.

Imperial Officer : ''Agent Kallus, I've something, A power surge at a decommissioned medical station in Sector 11. Could be Rebels.''

Agent Kallus : ''Could be anything. A malfunction or even scavengers.''

Fifth Brother : ''No, I sense those we seek.''

Agent Kallus : ''One of your disturbances, I assume. Very well, Admiral, set a course for this medical station.''

Fifth Brother : ''Your assistance is unnecessary Agent Kallus. I shall go alone.''

Source : The Rebels : Season 2 : Episode 03

Fifth Brother senses Zeb and Sabine's fear.

''Your fear betrays you.''

Source : The Rebels : Season 2 : Episode 03

Physical Abilities

Fifth Brother matches with Garazeb Orrelios's strength, and then hurls him with the Force.

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Source : The Rebels : Season 2 : Episode 08

Lightsaber Combat

Takes down a speeder with a precise Saber Throw.

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Source : The Rebels : Season 2 : Episode 08

Fifth Brother staggers Kanan Jarrus with a power blow.

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Source : The Rebels : Season 2 : Episode 08

Fifth Brother pushes back Kanan Jarrus in a duel, and seemingly gains an upperhand.

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Source : The Rebels : Season 2 : Episode 16

Fifth Brother holds his own against Ahsoka Tano and Kanan Jarrus, and then pushes them.

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Source : The Rebels : Season 2 : Episode 20

Fifth Brother holds his own against Ahsoka Tano and Kanan Jarrus.

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Source : The Rebels : Season 2 : Episode 21

Fifth Brother holds his own against Ahsoka Tano, for a significant amount of time.

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Source : The Rebels : Season 2 : Episode 21

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Beyghor Sahdett Respect Thread

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Not every Jedi fell victim to Palpatine's plan... Some... by skill... survived.

--Taken from ; Star Wars Republic #79

Sahdett was a Jedi Master during the Order 66 events. He survives by his fighting skills and leaves behind a pile of corpses from the Clone Troopers.

Lightsaber skills

Sahdett kills two Clone Troopers in the blink of an eye.

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--- Taken from ; Dark Times: Out of the Wilderness #02

Beyghor Sahdett as a swordsman was well known in the Jedi Order.

Kai Hudorra : You know he is lying don't you Jennir ?

Dass Jennir : Yes. I've known for some time. But I also know his reputation with a lightsaber. I knew I couldn't take him myself. That's why I needed your assistance.

--- Taken from ; Dark Times: A Spark Remains #02

Sahdett deals with Jedi Knights Jennir and Hudorra at the same time.

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---Taken from ; Dark Times: A Spark Remains #03

Sahdett defeats Dass Jennir in a saber combat.

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---Taken from ; Dark Times: A Spark Remains #03

Sahdett incapacitates two armed guards with ease.

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---Taken from ; Dark Times: A Spark Remains #03

Kills three armed guards with ease.

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---Taken from ; Dark Times: A Spark Remains #03

Sahdett kills a female Jedi Knight in a saber duel, seemingly with ease.

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---Taken from ; Dark Times: A Spark Remains #03

Force powers

Sahdett uses the Force to hurl Kai Hudorra.

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---Taken from ; Dark Times: A Spark Remains #03

In short ; Sahdett was a skilled swordsman, not a special one but he was certainly above the average. He was also clever enough to join the Dark Side when he sees the Emperor's power.

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Old Maul in the Rebels

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The first thing that intrigues me about Rebels Maul was that his cane. I mean sure he was faking and he was trying to deceive Ezra, but even before that, he was still using a walking stick inside of the temple at Malachor.

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Which means that he isn't physically fit as he was before in The Phantom Menace and The Clone Wars, if not, I don't see any logical reason for him to use a walking stick.

We also know that OT era Palpatine also started to use a walking stick after he is getting old ...

TPM / RotS Palpatine

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RotJ Palpatine and his walking stick

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Also it has been stated that Palpatine became physically weaker ;

Possessed of the boundless power of the Force and adept in the ways of the dark side, Emperor Palpatine was one of the most dangerous and evil Humans in galactic history. As his corruption grew stronger, the Emperor became physically weaker, but he was never helpless.

Source: The Dark Side Sourcebook

And he is beaten by Vader's one hand grip in the of the RotJ.

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--- Taken from ; Return of the Jedi Graphic Novel

Even though Vader is extremely strong, Palpatine should've been physically equally strong as Vader, if not stronger, in the Clone Wars he was able to match with Savage Opress, and casually kills a several bodyguards with his barehands.

Now if Palpatine's physical strength is actually decreasing after he is getting very old, can we say the same things about Old Maul in Rebels ?

Voice actor of Maul from both TCW and Rebels series already made it clear that Maul is past his prime, while Dave Filoni was there;

Witwer: He has this ambition that still exists inside him and that ambition is eating him up –especially now that he’s past his prime and his glory years. Yeah, he’s a sadder character than we perhaps remember in Clone Wars.

Dave, you’ve had Ezra pulled between both the light and the dark side of the Force. Is Maul a cautionary tale for him? An example of what not to do?

Filoni: This whole season has been about getting Ezra to kind of explore the dark side of the Force and be aware of its existence on a powerful level that maybe he didn’t understand before. It’s really kind of an Empire Strikes Back movement for the series, where we bring the dark side out more to our heroes and challenge them with it. It’s going to get pretty crazy before the end here.

---Taken from ; http://www.ew.com/article/2016/03/24/darth-maul-returns-star-wars-rebels

But then, Maul was strong enough to hurl a Force sensitive being Eight Brother with the Force, and even kills Seventh Sister with a Force choke, so how could he become weaker... Physically maybe ? Just like RotJ Palpatine was ?

First off, I find it very odd that Maul struggles to pull Ezra when Ezra was falling from the temple's chamber ;

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And secondly, he has failed to overpower Kanan when Kanan caught his arm ;

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Maul we know from TPM and TCW, was a complete physical powerhouse, he casually breaks durasteel binders, overpowers people like Grievous, Obi-Wan, or even Savage Opress, and a lot of creatures that possesses enhanced strength.

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So what's wrong with Maul in the Rebels ? The answer seems to be that his old age, just like RotJ Palpatine loses his superior physical abilities after so many years...

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It seems like Old Maul still has his fighting skills and his Force powers, but it seems like he lost his superior physical strength and probably his stamina.

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Force Defense : How does it work ?

Force shield / barrier / defense, is a defensive Force power that can be used by Force users in battles, it's also for preventing to getting ragdolled, incapacitated or choked with the Force by other Force users.

A basic usage of Force shield, padawan Vos and Obi-Wan are using a defensive Force power, and creates a shield of Force energy against the carnivorous bugs, the challat eaters.

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---Taken from ; The Republic #39

Another example of Force barrier, Darth Azard uses Force shield to defend himself from the explosion.

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---Taken from ; Star Wars Legacy #22

Darth Zannah uses the Force to shield herself from an explosion.

She recognized it as the casing of a demolition charge just in time to throw herself backward, using the Force to shield herself from the worst of the explosion.

--- Taken from ; Dynasty of Evil

Yoda, Anakin and Aayla Secura projects a Force barrier against the poisonous gas.

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--- The Clone Wars Season 2 Episode 19

Vader uses a Force shield to protect himself and Aphra.

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--- Taken from ; Darth Vader #004

Sidious and Vader uses the Force to deflect shock wave of an explosion.

Both guards immediately activated and tossed grenades; five seconds later the tunnel behind them reverberated with the sound of the explosions, lylek screams, and the rumble of falling stone.

The blast wave roared from the confines of the tunnel. Vader and the Emperor used the Force to deflect the bulk of the wave from them, but the power of it drove the two Royal Guards face-first into the floor, their armor scraping along the stone.

--- Taken from ; Lords of the Sith

Darth Sidious deflects multiple blaster bolts from an assassin.

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--- Taken from ; Star Wars Annual #001

Jedi Master Salmara uses a Force shield to protect herself and the mercenaries.

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--- Taken from ; Darth Maul: Death Sentence #02

Darth Vader deflects a blaster bolt.

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--- Taken from ; Empire Strikes Back Comic Book

Darth Chratis uses a Force shield.

A powerful roaring filled the air. The lines in the sky converged on a point. The hieroglyph was complete.

Darth Chratis vanished behind a shimmering Force shield.

Shigar stood unprotected, at one with the other troopers staring up at their deaths. He wasn't afraid to die.

--- Taken from ; Fatal Alliance

DE Luke creates a Force shield around himself.

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--- Taken from ; Dark Empire #01

Darth Tenebrous uses a Force shield to protect himself from a giant fireball.

A muffled but ground-heaving detonation followed; then a roiling fireball that was the labyrinth’s scorching exhalation. Whirling to the tunnel they had just exited and managing somehow to remain on his feet,

Tenebrous conjured a Force shield with his waving arms that met the fireball and contained it, thousands of flaming hawk-bats spiraling within the tumult like windblown embers.

--- Taken from ; Darth Plagueis Novel

Darth Plagueis absorbs a blaster bolt.

The lightsaber had scarcely left the Muun’s grip when Wandau flew from cover to bring the attack to the Muun, triggering his blaster as ceaselessly as Maa Kaap was still doing.

This time, though, the Muun merely stretched out his right hand and absorbed the bolts. Traveling up the length of his arm and across his narrow chest, the energy seemed to fountain from the hand awaiting the return of the spinning weapon as a tangle of blue electricity that hissed from his tapered fingers, catching Wandau full-on and lifting him to the ceiling of the hold before dropping him to the puddled deck in a heap, as if his bones had turned to dust.

--- Taken from ; Darth Plagueis Novel

Against the Force Users

Now, let's see how does it work at Force attacks.

Anakin uses the Force on Aayla Secura, padawan Ahsoka and other Clone Troopers, Ahsoka and the Clone Troopers getting knocked out on the floor, while Aayla isn't, due to her defensive Force powers.

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--- The Clone Wars Season 1 Episode 13

In another example, Ventress uses Force blast on Anakin and the Clone Troopers, Anakin uses his defensive Force powers to keep his balance, while non-force sensitive Clone Troopers gets knocked out.

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--- The Clone Wars Season 3 Episode 02

Darth Stryfe and Cade Skywalker stalemates in a Force contest.

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--- Taken from ; Star Wars Legacy #31

Darth Maul casually deflects Force attacks from Darsha Assant, what was strong enough to shove several large tanks.

''He focused his attacks, forcing her to use a more technique-based defense.

She leapt down to the floor, and he followed her. He felt a Force-powered pressure move toward him and deflected it, sensing several large tanks and canisters being shoved around behind him. She was growing weak. Such an attack was a sign of desperation.

Soon it would be over.

He dived forward, rolling to come up alongside her, deflecting her attack as he did so. Another invisible pressure wave knocked over more equipment behind where he had been.

Pitiful.''

--- Taken from ; Shadow Hunter

Wolf Sazen protects himself from Cade's Force attack.

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--- Taken from ; Star Wars Legacy

Both Darth Bane and Darth Zannah know how to defend themselves against a simple Force attack.

''There was also his incredible command of the Force to contend with.Simple tactics like pushing an opponent from across the room were impractical against any foe with proper training. Both she and Bane knew how to surround themselves with an invisible field of energy that absorbed or repelled the most basic tricks taught to any Jedi or Sith.''

--- Taken from ; Dynasty of Evil

In another example, Darth Maul and his apprentice are using a Force blast against a large group of mercenaries and Jedi Master Salmara and Judd manages to keep their ground against that powerful attack with some difficulty.

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--- Taken from ; Darth Maul: Death Sentence #02

In another example, Obi-Wan and Anakin keeps their ground against Count Dooku's Force blast, while the non-force sensitive Pyke guardians getting knocked out.

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--- The Clone Wars Season 6 Episode 10

Ventress uses her Force powers to defeat Jedi Master Luminara, and she fails to overpower her.

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--- The Clone Wars Season 1 Episode 09

Similar to the previous example, Anakin tries to overpower Obi-Wan with the Force, and Obi-Wan blocks his attack.

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--- Revenge of the Sith

Obi-Wan deflects Force attacks from Anakin.

''They spun and whirled throughout its levels, up its stairs, and across its platforms; they battled out onto the collection panels over which the cascades of lava poured, and Obi-Wan, out on the edge of the collection panel, hunching under a curve of durasteel that splashed aside gouts of lava, deflecting Force blasts and countering strikes from this creature of rage that had been his best friend, suddenly comprehended an unexpectedly profound truth.''

--- Taken from ; Revenge of the Sith Novelization

DE Luke comfortably stops the Force choke attacks of Sedriss and Goir.

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--- Taken from ; Dark Empire II #03

Jaina breaks a Force choke attack of Jacen.

''Jaina put every scrap of strength she had into breaking Jacen's invisible Force choke hold on Mirta. She saw it like a black chain and visualized the links flying apart just as Carid shot past her and scrambled up the ladder followed by Vevut...''

-- Taken from ; Legacy of the Force Revelation

From Luminara vs. Ventress duel, she uses the Force to throw objects on her, and Luminara sends objects back with the Force.

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--- The Clone Wars Season 1 Episode 09

Obi-Wan Kenobi uses the Force to stop Ventress' Force attack.

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--- The Clone Wars Season 1 Episode 16

Celeste Morne deflects a Force lightning attack from Darth Maladi.

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--- Taken from ; Legacy #31

Yoda deflects Dooku's Force lightning.

''Dooku gave a little growl and thrust forth his hand, loosing a line of blue lightning at the diminutive Master. Yoda caught it in his own hand and turned it aside, but far from easily.

More lightning poured forth from Dooku's hand, but Yoda continued to catch it and turn it, and seemed to become even more settled in his defensive posture.

"Much to learn you still have," Yoda remarked.''

--- Taken from ; Attack of the Clones Novelization

It has been stated that Obi-Wan could counter Count Dooku's Force choke attack, if not for being too sudden.

''Count Dooku half-turned and raised a hand. A rush of dark power lifted Obi-Wan off his feet and choked the air from his lungs. He reached for the Force to counter Dooku, but the attack had been too sudden. He saw Dooku twist, kicking out at Anakin with all his weight behind it. Anakin fell backward, and Dooku hurled Obi-Wan over the edge of the balcony.''

--- Taken from ; Revenge of the Sith Junior Novelization

Darth Wyyrlok uses a protective Force shield against Darth Krayt's Force attacks.

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--- Taken from ; Star Wars Legacy War #01

Dooku uses a Force jump to avoid from Kenobi and Anakin's combined Force blast attack.

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--- The Clone Wars Season 6 Episode 10

RotJ Luke deflects a small portion of Sidious' Force lightning.

''The young Jedi was at once confounded and in agony -he'd never heard of such a power, such a corruption of the Force, let alone experienced it. But if it was Force-generated, it could be Force-repelled. Luke raised his arms to deflect the bolts. Initially, he was successful - the lightning rebounded from his touch, harmlessly into the walls.''

--- Taken from ; Return of the Jedi Novelization

Force jump can be also effective against a Force lightning attack.

''The count extended his arm, and Force lightning leapt from his hand.

But Vos wasn't there.''

--- Taken from ; Dark Disciple

Darth Zannah uses her agility to dodge from Bane's Force lightning.

''As she gathered herself to charge, Bane fired off another bolt of lightning. She ducked to the side and it whizzed past her ear, striking the wall and sending up a shower of dust and stone flecks.''

--- Taken from ; Dynasty of Evil

Anakin uses a Force jump to avoid from Dooku's lightning.

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--- The Clone Wars Season 6 Episode 13

Jedi Master Kirak Infil'a counters Darth Vader's Force choke with a Force push.

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--- Darth Vader #03 (2017)

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