Was bringing back Maul a good idea?

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Was brining back Maul a good idea

Yes! 35 vote(s) 40.7%
Nah 33 vote(s) 38.4%
Not sure 18 vote(s) 20.9%
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  1. Seerow SWTV★Mod

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    Why do I get Maul truly is going to be like the Kenny McCormick of SW?
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  2. TaradosGon SWTV Mod - Like Palpatine with animals

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    True. And I'm hoping that there won't be a Sith.

    I posted a fanon Episode VII plot in the Ep. 7 forums a while back. Since then I found out that the idea I posted (coincidentally) has very strong resemblances in some ways to the Yuuzhan Vong plot. I would like a non-Sith antagonist, and should there be a lightsaber wielding bad guy, and I am betting that there will be, they should just be a fallen student, they don't need to be a Sith and tout the Rule of Two or ramble about the Sith ruling the galaxy again.
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  3. CaptainRex115 Jedi Master

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    Okay how is it even Star Wars without the Sith??
  4. TaradosGon SWTV Mod - Like Palpatine with animals

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    I was unaware that Sith defined Star Wars. I got through all of the OT just fine from 1992-1999 without even knowing what a Sith was (the word was never mentioned on screen until The Phantom Menace). You can have a bad guy with a lightsaber without having to call him a Sith, and his motives can be different than avenging some ancient Order of Dark Siders and the extinction of all Jedi.
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  5. CaptainRex115 Jedi Master

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    nahhh you need a Sith for Star Wars as much as you need a Jedi for Star Wars. Without both of those, it's just something else entirely of much lesser quality
  6. TaradosGon SWTV Mod - Like Palpatine with animals

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    That story has been told many, many times both in the films and in the EU.

    Naga Sadow leads Sith Empire against Republic.
    Exar Kun leads Sith Empire against Republic.
    Revan leads Sith Empire against Republic.
    Nihlus and Sion lead Sith forces against Republic
    Lord Vitiate leads Sith Empire against Republic
    Darth Ruin leads Sith Empire against Republic
    Kaan leads Sith Brotherhood against Republic
    Palpatine overthrows Republic from within and establishes a Sith Empire
    Clone Palpatine blah blah blah Sith Empire
    Darth Caedus, yadda yadda Sith Empire.
    Darth Krayt, etc. etc. Sith Empire

    I would argue that doing this AGAIN is of lesser quality. At that point there's almost no reason to explore new time periods if its just the same crap different galactic date.
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  7. CaptainRex115 Jedi Master

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    Well in my opinion, Lucas' opinion, Disney's opinion and most fan's opinions. None of those exist minus the one we saw in the films....
  8. TaradosGon SWTV Mod - Like Palpatine with animals

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    Lucas' opinion is that it HAS happened before, multiple times, even if not shown.

    "Long have Sith Empires (plural) been built upon the backs of slaves" - Sidious, TCW

    And in the films themselves the story would go:

    Sith want vengeance for being defeated by the Jedi 1,000 years ago (TPM, AOTC) ----> Sith have vengeance and take control of the galaxy again (ROTS-ESB) ---> Rebel Alliance defeat Empire (ROTJ) ---> Sith come back AGAIN (in the ST)?

    "Once more the Sith will RULE THE GALAXY FOR A THIRD TIME!!!!"
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  9. anakinfansince1983 Chosen One

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    You've polled "most fans"?

    What program did you use? I understand Survey Monkey is pretty easy to set up.

    Can you link us to the results?
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  10. CaptainRex115 Jedi Master

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    So your answer is have a bug invasion... how lame
  11. Kev Snowmane Jedi Master

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    I once posited that the story of Star Wars (as a whole) is essentially the same as nuGalactica: "All this has happened before, and will happen again."
  12. CaptainRex115 Jedi Master

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    Most casual fans i've encountered know little to nothing about the EU, nor do they care about it.
  13. darklordoftech Force Ghost

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    That is how the EU feels, but I don't think the movies should follow that.
  14. Kev Snowmane Jedi Master

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    Stop misquoting Lucas. EU is canon unless contradicted by higher canon.
  15. darklordoftech Force Ghost

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    Movies only and Movies + EU are equally canon.
  16. anakinfansince1983 Chosen One

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    OK. That's certainly an accurate poll of casual fans that you've encountered. But...not "most fans." I don't think any of us can speak for "most fans."
  17. CaptainRex115 Jedi Master

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    Nope, Lucas clearly doesnt care about the EU if you havent noticed. I got it right, just didnt sugar coat it as he does
  18. darklordoftech Force Ghost

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    That needs to posted all around TFN.
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  19. anakinfansince1983 Chosen One

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    I post it pretty much any time someone claims to speak for "most fans."
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  20. Kev Snowmane Jedi Master

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    No you did not get it right. Lucas/Sansweet/et al made it clear that EU is canon unless higher canon contradicts it. Lucas has even reached into EU for concepts that resonate (like Courescant as the name of the Capital world).
  21. darklordoftech Force Ghost

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    If they're going to bring the Sith back, they should bring Palpatine back imo.
  22. CaptainRex115 Jedi Master

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    With Maul at his side too
  23. TaradosGon SWTV Mod - Like Palpatine with animals

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    If they bring back Sidious at all, I would only like to see it as a Sith spirit. Though if he does return as a spirit, I don't think it should be a very casual appearance (like Obi-Wan on Dagobah). IMO if a Sith spirit shows up in the films, Palpatine should not be able to just stroll around and chat with the characters as though he were still alive, but rather should pretty much be a broken minded, tortured existence.
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  24. anakinfansince1983 Chosen One

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    No Sidious return please. I'm sure that in a galaxy as big as the GFFA, the writers can find new Sith, Dark Jedi or even just regular compelling villains without changing the definition of the word "dead" or rendering Anakin's deed at the end of ROTJ nearly worthless.
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  25. darklordoftech Force Ghost

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    fixed
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