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What Happened to Maul After the Clone Wars? - Star Wars FAQ

Following the duel on Mandalore, Sidious took Maul as his prisoner and brought him to the remote world of Stygeon Prime, where the CIS operated a prison in the mountains. However, on Almec’s orders, Maul’s Death Watch pursued the craft, intending to rescue their leader. Once imprisoned, Maul faced a great deal of torture at the hands of Sidious, even though he still had plans for his former apprentice. When Count Dooku arrived, he intended on learning more about the Shadow Collective and the names of Maul’s associates. But Maul withstood his electricity and never revealed any names. Not long after, Rook Kast and Gar Saxon of the Death Watch attacked the prison and rescued their leader. Unbeknownst to Maul, however, the Sith intended on his escape so that he would lead them to Mother Talzin. Maul and the Death Watch regrouped on Zanbar, where he thanked Almec for his help and retrieved the darksaber. When Separatist forces attacked, there were huge losses on both sides. During which, Maul destroyed four of General Grievous’ magnaguard droids and then attacked the cyborg himself. Despite his power, he soon realised he could not win the duel and so backed down. With most of his forces in ruin, Maul retreated. Once more, Maul was allowed to escape in the hope that he’d lead the Sith to Talzin.

As Grievous and his superiors predicted, Maul made contact with Mother Talzin after leaving Zanbar, calling out to her through the Force for guidance. Anticipating that Sidious hoped to lure her into a trap, she ordered Maul to travel to Ord Mantell, where the Black Sun had a base of operations. Once there, Talzin wanted him to gather his forces once more for another battle against the Separatists, this time luring Grievous and Dooku into a trap of their own. Although reluctant at first, the Black Sun quickly began gathering ideas about the upcoming battle. When the Separatists began landing their troops on the planet, they quickly overwhelmed the Shadow Collective. However, Maul’s ships attacked General Grievous’ command vessel before boarding and making their way to the bridge. After wiping out Grievous’ security, they subdued the cyborg. With an ultimatum of disabling the signal that powered the droids on the surface, or die, the general begrudgingly chose the former option. As Grievous was taken into custody, Dooku was captured by the Shadow Collective and the disabled droids were destroyed.

Following the battle, Maul contacted Talzin again, who was off-world. He told her about the capture of both Grievous and Dooku. With the goal of eventually exacting revenge on Sidious, Maul and his forces left Ord Mantell and made their way to a Mandalorian supply outpost. There, he contacted Sidious, informing him of the recent events. Nonchalantly, the Dark Lord of the Sith claimed he had no further use for the two leaders and told Maul to kill them. However, the former Sith Lord had other plans. Maul tempted Dooku to join him since they both had common ground, the betrayal of Sidious. But Dooku could never trust the pairing of Maul and Talzin since the latter once tried to kill him. Later, a Jedi-led Republic assault team attacked the supply post. With their lives at stake, Dooku feigned an alliance with Maul, whilst Grievous used the chaos to escape in an escape pod. After a brief encounter with the Jedi, both Maul and Dooku managed to escape also.

Having fled the outpost, Maul and his followers made their way towards Dathomir. Unfortunately, they were attacked by Grievous and Sidious. Their arrival led to a lightsaber duel, which caused Talzin’s death at the hands of Grievous as she allowed Maul to flee. As Maul fled Dathomir, the Shadow Collective was defeated by the Separatists. From that point onwards, Sidious regarded Maul as being eliminated as a rival to the future Sith rule of the galaxy. After his time with the Shadow Collective, Maul travelled to Malachor in search of an ancient weapon located in a Sith Temple. Although he managed to obtain a new lightsaber, his ship crashed there, leaving him stranded for years without contact of the wider galaxy. But in 3 BBY, Maul came across the young Jedi apprentice Ezra Bridger, who he manipulated into helping him retrieve a Sith holocron. During their brief adventure, he taught Ezra the ways of the dark side by preying upon the youngster’s passion and aggression. Later, he came across Ezra’s companions, Kanan Jarrus and Ahsoka Tano, who were duelling Inquisitors. Although they didn’t trust Maul, they accepted his help, forcing the Inquisitors to retreat. After the group later killed all of the Inquisitors on Malachor, Maul betrayed the Jedi. He blinded Jarrus and briefly duelled Tano. Maul then revealed the that the holocron was intended to power the ancient superweapon and that he was going to take Ezra as his apprentice. When Tano fled, Maul dulled Jarrus. Because the Zabrak underestimated his opponent, and due to Kanan using his other senses, amplified by the Force, the Jedi caught Maul’s arms and tripped him. He fell from the Temple to the ground below. Maul somehow survived the fall and escaped in a TIE Advanced v1. Although his plans were in ruin, Bridger drifted closer to the dark side due to the profound influence of Maul…

So now we know what happened to Maul following his battle with Sidious and after the Clone Wars. And it’s safe to assume he will return in the future since he JUST DOESN’T DIE. Seriously, is it just me who still wishes he stayed dead after Episode I? I am a huge Maul fan by the way, but I think his storylines are overkill at this point. So let me know your thoughts down below.

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