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Darth Maul, The Showoff

Discussion in 'The Phantom Menace' started by Master_Sith_XX, Aug 7, 2003.

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  1. annie_skywalker001

    annie_skywalker001 Jedi Master star 4

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    I only wish he could've fought a little longer with the single blade. That was pretty sweet. Now THAT guy was well-trained!

    Besides, he can show off as much as he wants, if he feels like it. It's not like he can't back it up!

    (Unless OB1's around, dammit!)

    He could've smoked a LOT of Jedi.


    I completely agree. :D
     
  2. Jabba-wocky

    Jabba-wocky Chosen One star 9

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    Just thought I should point out that it was the same guy throughout. Darth Maul was played by Ray Park a professional stunt/movie swordsman/fighter/acrobat. This explains his lack of lines (couldn't act) and the incredible lightsaber skills (that's the only kind of stuff he does for a living). So the person fighting with the single blade is the same as the doubl-bladed person. He also choreographed the fight.
     
  3. Bib Fortuna Twi'lek

    Bib Fortuna Twi'lek Jedi Youngling star 10

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    You know, in X-Men, Ray Park (Toad) grabs a piece of pipe and uses it just like the double saber. I laughed out loud at that scene.
     
  4. Master_Sith_XX

    Master_Sith_XX Jedi Youngling

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    what a geek
     
  5. SithHolocron

    SithHolocron Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Hey don't flame people, M_SXX.
     
  6. DarthZchour

    DarthZchour Jedi Youngling star 3

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    Yeah, that must've been a little diddy for the SW fans. I loved it!!

    BTW, I thought Nick Gellard choreographed the fighting?
     
  7. Jedi_Master201

    Jedi_Master201 Jedi Knight star 5

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  8. Koohii

    Koohii Jedi Master star 5

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    Ray Park is not without talent. He just needs a good script to work from.

    Throwing the droid piece to open the door was silly. Why not just use the force to open the door?
    Oh, because he was afraid of tripping over it with his WuShu-inspired flips.
     
  9. Jedi_Master201

    Jedi_Master201 Jedi Knight star 5

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    The same question could be asked about Luke when he dropped the door on the Rancor.


    It must take more concentration to push a button in than it does to send something flying into the button.
     
  10. The_Shadow_SITH

    The_Shadow_SITH Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Yep, it's true, he Force Pushed the item to open the door. I didn't really think Maul was showing off. Possibly he was a very acrobatic Sith Knight and he was trained to excel in that area. Plus, it looks sooo cool. :)
     
  11. homeless_jedi

    homeless_jedi Jedi Youngling star 4

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    what show off!! darth maul should join a drama class and put some tight pants on!
     
  12. Koohii

    Koohii Jedi Master star 5

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    I wish they hadn't given away the 2-bladed saber in the trailers. That should have been a cool surprise.

    Seems like a lot of movies have been giving away what should be cool surprises in their trailers. Very annoying.
     
  13. rodan70

    rodan70 Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Of coures Darth Maul is a showoff! He tries to use that to his advantage, Intimidation (sp?)
     
  14. SlowLearner

    SlowLearner Jedi Youngling star 3

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    I think it's cool that Darth Maul is a showoff. I mean if you've got it, flaunt it! Right? :D

    Speaking of showoffs, what about Obi-Wan? Watch him as he approaches Darth Maul in that scene. He's confidently heading towards him while twirling his lightsaber. Is it necessary for him to twirl his saber like that? No...but it looks cool. :cool:
     
  15. Onnie

    Onnie Jedi Youngling star 3

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    Speaking of showoffs, what about Obi-Wan? Watch him as he approaches Darth Maul in that scene.

    Yeah! He should drop more than a light sabre and robe darn it!

    (grumbles)

    Okay, I'll be good and stay on-topic. Sorry mods. (hangs head)


    Obi-Wan has an advantage in reach because Maul can't touch either sides of his staff without cutting his own hand off (unlike a wodden staff, etc.) This goes back to the other thread laying somewhere around here where I spoke about a staff user closing their hands together on the handle. That is when you are about to get into trouble as a sword user.

    Anyways, long short, Obi-Wan closes him but stay's out of range using his sword length against Maul. Maul also has to work almost twice as hard weilding two blades on either side of himself to miss himself.
     
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