Was bringing back Maul a good idea?

Discussion in 'Star Wars TV' started by CaptainRex115, Mar 16, 2013.

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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. Slowpokeking Jedi Grand Master

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    I agree he and Mara were overused by Zahn later, but if we just look at the trilogy he's a very cool character.

    As a fanfic writer myself, I understand most of the writers favor some characters.
  2. anakinfansince1983 Chosen One

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    That's natural, but a good writer should be able to hide from the audience which character he or she favors. If he or she can't do so, I lose interest in the work very quickly.
  3. CaptainRex115 Jedi Master

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    IMO all the post ROTJ EU was the worst. The clone wars EU, dark times EU, pre-TPM and post TPM EU was all pretty solid. But the post ROTJ EU was soo unbearable to me. I dislike Mara Jade as well and all the dumb skywalker kids lol... At least disney is not following that EU...
  4. Slowpokeking Jedi Grand Master

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    Some post RotJ stuff are cool as individual works, but yes, if we look at the post RotJ EU as a whole, it's just major threat after major threat, the authors just throw in everything they could think of to let the big 3 fight.
  5. Sable_Hart Force Ghost

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    The idea of a Sidiousless Star Wars should be truly terrifying. This guy redeemed the prequels; proof enough that he's the quintessential villain. Palpatine must return; he must save Star Wars.
  6. 07jonesj Force Ghost

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    I love Sidious but bringing him back would just completely ruin the end of ROTJ. Introduce a new villain or don't make a new film.
  7. Nickster79 Jedi Padawan

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    Completely agree. If the EU has taught us anything, it's that there are plenty of great ideas and characters out there (along with the people who create them) to come up with something different.

    I'm fine with solid links to the OT, but there's no need to simply rehash it.
  8. Graves101 Jedi Master

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    Sidious is never coming back again. His soul is permanently banished in the worst part of hell itself.
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  9. anakinfansince1983 Chosen One

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    There is more than one way to write a "quintessential villain". Sidious definitely was one but let dead characters lie.
  10. K'Kruhk Jedi Grand Master

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    Bringing back someone who got bisected was controversial enough but bringing back someone who got blown up in a place that was itself blown up moments later, in outer space of all places, would be downright stupid.
  11. Slowpokeking Jedi Grand Master

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    I also like Palpatine a lot but NO, no need for him to return, Dark Empire is bad enough already and I hope it get retconned.
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  12. Slowpokeking Jedi Grand Master

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    Not just that, quite a few EU and the RotS novel said clear about Maul died on Naboo.
  13. Krueger Force Ghost

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    On the whole, I don't think so. It would be an even worse decision if they don’t get to finish off his story (which, by the looks of it, they might not get to do).
  14. Force Smuggler Chosen One

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    Who says Maul can't still die on Naboo? [face_devil]
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  15. TheMandalorian115 Jedi Youngling

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    Mar 7, 2013
    Not, Maul was a coward in ''The Lawless''
  16. Sinrebirth SWC and EUC Forum Moderator

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    I assume everyone realises Sidious did come back in the EU? And Lucas loved it (reportedly).

    To the OP; yes, I think it was a good idea if only because it gave us a brand new direction for the Clone Wars. Sure, we know where everyone in RotS will be, but it gave us a set of villains who we didn't instantly know would survive the war, and it even tied in neatly to our various TCW characters. The Maul Saga introduced Savage and Talzin, gave Ventress a new lease of life, linked into the new pirates and bounty hunters of the TCW, and even tied up the New Mandalorian Arc in a neat bow. As the Main Plot of the TCW arc, it connects the whole era very well, and was a story we never thought we'd see. So it gets a medal for not being predictable as sin.
  17. Sable_Hart Force Ghost

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    You neglected to mention the arc's greatest facet: watching the Big Bad himself throw down.
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  18. KenobiSkywalker Force Ghost

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    I could have swore I read in a few interviews that he hated the idea..
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  19. Seerow SWTV★Mod

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    Please let the ST have a new big bad.
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  20. Sinrebirth SWC and EUC Forum Moderator

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    He gave it away as a Christmas present to his staff, and billed it to them as 'what he would have done'.
  21. Seerow SWTV★Mod

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    I guess that Christmas wasn't like the Bonefish Grill commercials.
  22. K'Kruhk Jedi Grand Master

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    Source?
  23. Obi-Wan21 Force Ghost

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    I loved Darth Maul in TPM. Honestly I had expected him to be the physical threat for the entire PT and was disappointed when he died. So, yes, brining Maul back was a solid, well rounded idea. And I was further pleased that his resurrection delivered some of the best stories in the series. Reviving a character shrouded in mystique is quite the gambit, and luckily, it paid off! I was only upset that we were not allowed a proper conclusion to his arc, but that's not the team's fault. It was Disney's choice.
  24. vong333 Force Ghost

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    My answer to this question is now definitely "NO"! After what they did with the cancellation of the series, its was a bad idea. Now we have this dude lying around the galaxy when he should be dead. From the indications that we got (which ain't many) that stuff won't get resolved with the extra content. So now what? A comic story to end it? Please don't bring him back for episode 7.
  25. The Shadow Emperor Force Ghost

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    Sep 29, 2012
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    There are unconfirmed rumors that a Darth Maul movie might be in the works.
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