Ok, first let me try to erase from that descriptive paragraph I wrote any reference to Maul or Savage being zabraks. Are we left with anything? He's this warrior, with some cool tribal black tatoos all over his body. He's a very powerful fighter who comes from this village on Dathomir! He's the brother of Feral. He became the apprentice of this powerful Sith Lord and learned the ways of the Dark Side from him, as well as how to fight with this wicked double-bladed red lightsaber against the Jedi! Hummm... There's still a lot left in that paragraph. You keep saying that we should pay more attention to the story differences than to the visual similarities. Why? As someone stated before, Star Wars is first and foremost a visual spectacle. Everything is defined by its look. Would Darth Vader be half the character he is if it weren't for his design? That is why Savage will always come off as a cheap Darth Maul clone, no matter what original story they attach to him. Savage actually has a cool story, which makes it all the more sad that it is wasted on a Maul clone. The fact that they are supposed to be brothers is one of the main problems with the character, why do you think it shouldn't even be taken into consideration?