Clone Wars Do you enjoy how Maul is being used/portrayed in TCW?

Discussion in 'Star Wars TV' started by StarWarsFan91, Sep 10, 2012.

?

Do you enjoy how Maul is being used/portrayed in TCW?

yes 22 vote(s) 56.4%
no 17 vote(s) 43.6%
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. TheAvengerButton Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Aug 11, 2011
    star 1
    Loving the Maul stuff, looking forward to Season 5.
  2. Humble_Jedi Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Oct 14, 2004
    star 4
    Nah man, I liked the silent warrior Sith. The one line he spoke in TPM made him sound intelligent.

    The TCW version of Maul is some kind of nightmarish parody, a walking bucket full of the most vomit-inducing, holocaust-justifying moldy cheese, a repulsive, paedophile-enabling travesty that makes me want to rip out my testicles and eat them, in a desperate effort to mask the putrid taste that was left in my mouth by this epitome of semen-crusted, fanboy-catering pile of trash.
    Last edited by Humble_Jedi, Sep 12, 2012
    Darth_Zandalor and Drewton like this.
  3. Todd the Jedi Mod and Sitcom Dad of SWTV

    Manager
    Member Since:
    Oct 16, 2008
    star 5
    [IMG]

    This is how I like my Maul
    SithStarSlayer likes this.
  4. Convor Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Feb 25, 2011
    star 2
    /avgn
    Humble_Jedi likes this.
  5. KED12345 Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Sep 10, 2012
    star 4
    Probably alone in this but I like the Maul in TCW as much as I did in TPM, no real difference to me other than more dialogue which makes sense because unlike in TPM, there's actual chemistry between Maul and Obiwan. Obi-Wan sliced Maul in half and made him go bat crap insane for 10 years.

    Only two reasons that people don't like this version of Maul is the fact he survived and the somewhat avian looking legs he has, but even those are getting replaced by more human looking legs as we've already seen in the trailer.
    Last edited by KED12345, Sep 12, 2012
  6. SithStarSlayer Manager Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Oct 23, 2003
    star 6
  7. TaradosGon SWTV Mod - Like Palpatine with animals

    Manager
    Member Since:
    Feb 28, 2003
    star 4
    +1 for giving Maul robes in season 5
    -2 for having a Fabio style exposed chest. Just makes him look goofy IMO, like he threw on a bathrobe after getting out of the shower.
  8. Dark Lord Tarkas Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Apr 29, 2011
    star 4
    How'd you reach that conclusion? Star Wars already has precedent for both surviving a fall down a seemingly bottomless pit (Luke in ESB) and surviving what should have been mortal wounds through concentration on the dark side of the Force (Anakin in ROTS). Star Wars has no precedent for time travel in the films.
  9. Zeta1127 Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Sep 2, 2012
    star 4
    Darth Maul was intentionally killed in TPM the way he was so he wouldn't be revived like Boba Fett in RotJ.
  10. SithStarSlayer Manager Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Oct 23, 2003
    star 6
    [IMG]
    I did like how they incorporated a slightly different version this move into his TCW fight with Kenobi. Much like the one next to the pit.
    Last edited by SithStarSlayer, Sep 12, 2012
    LadyTila likes this.
  11. Dark Lord Tarkas Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Apr 29, 2011
    star 4
    First of all, it's not nice to make me crack up that hard in the middle of a computer lab where I'm supposed to be quiet.

    Secondly, that's all ad hominem after the first line and our fundamental disagreement remains. I always thought the potential of Darth Maul's character was squandered by GL in the most extreme sense. Him having two inconsequential lines never came across as mysterious to me, it came across as lazy on the part of GL.
    Last edited by Dark Lord Tarkas, Sep 12, 2012
    Humble_Jedi likes this.
  12. MercenaryAce Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Aug 10, 2005
    star 5
    They should have at least let him keep his axe instead of giving him a double bladed lightsaber.

    Yeah....it really feels like something like this -
    A: Polls show a lot of people of like Maul and thought he was underused, so we put together a very similar replacement character to take his role.
    B: Why not just have Maul then?
    A: Because he is dead?
    B: Its fiction man, we can change what we want.
    A: But we already started work on episodes with this replacement.
    B: Well, we can have both. They'll like double the Maul twice as much!

    Combined with your avatar, this comment scares me.....
  13. DavidIX Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Sep 3, 2012
    star 1
    I think I like Maul more now than I did when he came out in the movie. Back then, he looked like a cool looking character that can kick some ass. Yea he looked really cool and menacing. But honestly I don't think they had a clue how much popularity Maul would get. GL realized this and forced Maul back. And I'm fine with that.

    But I will add. If you're going to force Maul back into the picture. He has to continue to be portrayed as a major major threat. And I think so far, with Maul and Savage they have that tandem threat, with Maul leading the way.

    Besides the more we see Maul and Savage, the less idiotic episodes with Ashoka, senate related episodes and total failures like that episode in mandalore with the sick children.
  14. Dark Lord Tarkas Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Apr 29, 2011
    star 4
    [IMG]
  15. SithStarSlayer Manager Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Oct 23, 2003
    star 6
    The axe was underused, would have preferred that Savage chose to go back to it, instead of sticking with the Jedi weapon.
    Dark Lord Tarkas likes this.
  16. Legolas Skywalker Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Sep 3, 2012
    star 6
    Should Maul go back to using his Double-Bladed Lightsaber and Savage the single one?
  17. Todd the Jedi Mod and Sitcom Dad of SWTV

    Manager
    Member Since:
    Oct 16, 2008
    star 5
    :oops:That screencap looks so ridiculous, and sums up everything wrong with the huge choreographed fights of the prequels.

    Obi-Wan: "If I catch his lightsaber, I can yank it away from him. Brilliant!"

    or

    Obi-Wan: "Wow! I could have grabbed him with the Force all this time!"
  18. SithStarSlayer Manager Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Oct 23, 2003
    star 6
    Nothing was worse than Kenobi plummeting down, landing two levels below and hanging on by his fingertips. Made worse by his force-fueled finger-leap out of the pit. Every time I watch Vader fail on Mustafar, I am reminded that Kenobi had more power in fingers than Mister-Midichlorian had in his legs. I'm not even going to touch all the uber-leaps that have popped up all over in TCW.

    And I don't care about the OOU explanations, it just looks dumb to me.

    ***
    As for Maul, I played the DVD last night with the subtitles on... I appreciate that they made Maul a raving lunatic. It isn't HIS fault that they brought him back, so I'm just going to enjoy the ride before they kill him again. My guess is that he somehow lives past ROTS and doesn't finally die until Vader finishes the job.
    Last edited by SithStarSlayer, Sep 12, 2012
  19. Todd the Jedi Mod and Sitcom Dad of SWTV

    Manager
    Member Since:
    Oct 16, 2008
    star 5
    In other words, Resurrection and/or Old Wounds. Tales was waaaaay ahead of the times.
  20. TaradosGon SWTV Mod - Like Palpatine with animals

    Manager
    Member Since:
    Feb 28, 2003
    star 4
    If Qui-Gon should "go haunt Darth Maul or Yoda," then perhaps he survives TCW and lives into the inter-trilogy period where he lives out the rest of his days as the victim of slapstick 8-}
  21. Togruta Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Oct 30, 2010
    star 4
    No I don't mind he's back. How he's been used has been.. OK I guess. We really don't have much to go on so far.. I just didn't like Obi-Wan's jokes during the fight. Way to make Maul look like a serious threat.
    Last edited by Togruta, Sep 12, 2012
  22. SithStarSlayer Manager Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Oct 23, 2003
    star 6
    THIS, absolutely. I'm convinced that both made their way to G.Walton's desk and the cherry-picking began from there.
  23. gizmodeus Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Sep 5, 2012
    [face_hypnotized] wow

    double light stick thingy
    Dark Lord Tarkas likes this.
  24. MercenaryAce Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Aug 10, 2005
    star 5
    Yeah, I don't care what happens in the series....I am going to picture that it all ends with Old Wounds.

    I mean, they can't kill him more thoroughly than cutting him in half can they?
  25. hlc88 Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Sep 3, 2012
    star 4
    I don't think one can judge whether Maul is being used well/badly in TCW until you've seen more of him. He's been in one full episode so far and that was Maul trying to get revenge. It's too soon to say whether I am enjoying it or not. I liked Revenge so if I'm basing this poll on that it would have be yes. We know a few things about Season 5 but until we see the full story of where they are going with Maul I can't really state my opinion.

    Going by what we vaguely know however has get me anticipating the Maul episodes in Season 5 and looking forward to watching them. If they utilise him well then I'll enjoy it, especially if he becomes a huge threat that has ramifications for not just only Obi-Wan.

    So, until I've seen more of Maul I can't vote, but currently I did enjoy the full episode he was in.
    SithStarSlayer likes this.
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.