Thats a pretty cool theory, just wondering if there would need to be a dooku if maul is still around. Someone would have to lead the seperatist, but it couldn't be maul, since they know maul works for sidious. the seperatist wouldn't trust maul. I would say make tarkin the leader, but then how could he just switch teams from the droid army to joining the empire without no one realising something was up. I guess it could still be possible for sidious to use Dooku. Dooku wouldn't have to be a sith, he's just a Jedi who is working against the Jedi order...wants to do things a different way..Just cuz he doesn't follow the jedi that doesn't mean he's a sith. that would be kinda cool to see...we've only seen sith and jedi, but nothing in between. Dooku coulda been that. anyways i'm writing alot. basically Maul could of been, and should of been alive throughout the trilogy as the main villian.