In the dinner scene in TPM Anakin tells Qui Gon that 'No one can kill a Jedi'. Wouldn't it have been better IMO if Darth Maul had killed Qui Gon in front of Anakin's eyes? And then, they both have a bit of an eye contact...and Anakin begins to realize the Dark Side and the Sith are more powerful than the Light Side and the Jedi. Maybe Maul senses Anakin's potential and subtly starts influencing him to become a Darth, possibly as his own apprentice to take his place when he decides to become the master and kill Sidious? Note, this is not a 'Should Darth Maul have survived' thread. We already have that in the PT forum. This is basically me reminiscing about a missed oppertunity to have a Darth that predates Vader by a long time influence Anakin from the get go towards turning to the Dark Side.