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Clone Wars Why did Maul send his holo to the Jedi Council?

Discussion in 'Star Wars TV' started by Slowpokeking, Mar 27, 2013.

  1. Slowpokeking

    Slowpokeking Jedi Master star 5

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    He didn't fear the Jedi, but shouldn't he worry about his master would discover he was alive and come for him? From later plot, we see he was still in great fear of his master and didn't settle any useful defense against him.
     
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  2. Garrett Atkins

    Garrett Atkins Jedi Knight star 4

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    And this is why we need a LACWAC random question thread...
     
  3. anakinfansince1983

    anakinfansince1983 Nightsister of Four Realms star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    He wanted them to know how hard he had been working on his pecs:

    [​IMG]
     
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  4. Slowpokeking

    Slowpokeking Jedi Master star 5

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    It's not like he controlled Mandalore later, even that didn't help a bit, at that time he had no help beside Talzin(she might not come to face Sidious) and his brother, and he sent his location.
     
  5. Jordan1Kenobi

    Jordan1Kenobi Host of Star Wars Character Contest star 6 VIP - Game Host

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    All he cared about was getting revenge on Obi-Wan at the time, so he showed what he was capable of doing so that Obi-Wan would have to come and face him. And what Anakinfan said, because the Jedi Council did look impressed by those pecs :p
     
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  6. 07jonesj

    07jonesj Jedi Master star 4

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    He also wanted to demonstrate all the vocabulary he had learned from Morley, the snake.
     
  7. KED12345

    KED12345 Jedi Master star 4

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    He wanted to have revenge against Kenobi, he wanted him to come to Raydonia and face him. Simple as. I thought it was quite a cool scene, to be honest - very dark.

    As far as Sidious, Maul didn't stop and think that Sidious might have control over things like Jedi transmissions, after all how could he? He wasn't aware of how deep his Master might have already gone to control the Jedi. Remember the Jedi and the Republic are separate identities, though the Jedi Order might serve them, the Republic shouldn't be able to gain access to every transmission being made to the Jedi Order. Maul's survival was considered an "internal matter" without a concern to the Republic in any case.
     
  8. Slowpokeking

    Slowpokeking Jedi Master star 5

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    He is the chancellor, the Jedi would discuss with him for sure. And they indeed did.

    I remember Anakin told Palpatine about it first, in the comic or something like that.
     
  9. Slowpokeking

    Slowpokeking Jedi Master star 5

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    If he just wanted to lure Obi Wan out, he totally could just let Savage show up in the holo and threaten Obi Wan, since Savage also has the reason to hate Obi Wan.
     
  10. darklordoftech

    darklordoftech Force Ghost star 6

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    I think Maul figured Palpatine would know anyway.
     
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  11. CaptainRex115

    CaptainRex115 Jedi Padawan star 3

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    At first maul just wanted kenobi, he didnt have this master plan. that came afterwards
     
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  12. Slowpokeking

    Slowpokeking Jedi Master star 5

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    I don't think so, otherwise he would kill Obi Wan right there after he captured him and he would not let Obi Wan and Ventress go in the end of S4. He had something in his mind when he regained his sanity back, even mentioned "the war had started without me" and calling his master "the most powerful being in the galaxy".
     
  13. TaradosGon

    TaradosGon Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Because the writers didn't have the foresight to take that little detail into account, making Maul look like an idiot. Also seemed risky to trust that Obi-Wan would come alone. Mace was ready to send the cavalry and expend all force necessary to capture Maul. Maul's just lucky that

    A. Obi-Wan wanted to clean up his own mess.
    B. Yoda is a moron
    C. Mace didn't say "**** you guys, I'm sending a fleet in to blockade the planet and all necessary force to secure the planet and capture Maul."
     
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  14. Kualan

    Kualan Jedi Master star 4

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    I like to think Yoda's little look to Mace in that scene was him silently saying "Remember the last time you took in a full strike force on a whim? Yeah, that's what I thought, cool your jets Mace."
     
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  15. Slowpokeking

    Slowpokeking Jedi Master star 5

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    Well, Sidious is the real problem, especially Maul might spoil his secret out.
     
  16. Original Oatmeal

    Original Oatmeal Jedi Padawan star 1

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    I have mixed feelings because the stronger you make Maul the weaker you make Sidious, possibly. You want Sidious to be so powerful, but in doing, does that make Maul a weaker sith? Maul doesn't know sith lighting? There seems to be a bunch of things Maul should have learned during his last 10 years in exile. Kenobi learned the disappearing act during his exile between ROTS and ANH. Maul should have found some dark sith holocron or crystal or sith spirit or something to help him rival Sidious. I guess Sidious is the better man and that is why he got his dog Maul back.

    I don't want to see Sidious kill Maul, but maybe Sidious should because Sidious is suppose to be the most powerful being around. But killing Maul makes Maul a wimp maybe. Maybe we don't have to worry if the show is cancelled.
     
  17. TaradosGon

    TaradosGon Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Sidious needs to remain more powerful than Maul, but I don't think that the gap in power between Sidious/Mace/Yoda and everyone else needs to be HUGE. The only real on screen evidence for that even is simply the awkwardly shot scene in which Sidious takes out 3 Jedi Masters.

    Mace got the upper hand over Sidious, Sidious had a harder time with Yoda, Dooku fought respectably against Yoda, Dooku is increasingly struggling against Anakin, Obi-Wan defeated Anakin, Obi-Wan fought Savage and Maul, Maul fought respectably against Sidious, etc. etc. etc.

    Sidious, Yoda and Mace seem to be the best, but they need not be gods among mortals. I actually like to see each of them a bit vulnerable. I do think that Sidious is most interesting when he's in a vulnerable position, like when he has to manipulate Anakin to save him. He's not as interesting when he is portrayed as invulnerable.
     
  18. CaptainRex115

    CaptainRex115 Jedi Padawan star 3

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    Well, he didnt let them escape... They left with the cockpit. they couldnt control the ship. I think when Kenobi escaped thats where he came up with his master plan. He wanted to torture obiwan, and didnt wanna kill him fast. so it made sense that he didnt kill kenobi in S4
     
  19. Circular Logic

    Circular Logic SWTV Interview Host star 4 VIP - Game Host

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    To answer your questions:

    Maul probably doesn't know Force lightning because Sidious did not intend for him to be anymore than a Sith assassin. In the novel Darth Plagueis, Plagueis and Sidious are the only two true Sith Lords; Plagueis allowed Sidious to train an assassin so long as he did not train Maul as a Sith Lord apprentice.

    I doubt Maul could have learned much of anything while he was hiding on Lotho Minor. Keeping himself alive through the Dark Side had made him little more than a rambling, insane, rabid animal and he did not seem to have his wits about him until his mind was restored by Mother Talzin. No chance of him finding a Sith holocron during that time period, as he was stuck in the trash planet. He seemed to have lost more than a decade of his life on Lotho Minor, making his seemingly improved skills after restoration all the more impressive considering that he hadn't seem real action in 11 years.

    I don't see how Sidious killing Maul would make the latter a wimp, as you said, Sidious is the most powerful Sith around, as he proved to his erstwhile apprentice in The Lawless.
     
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  20. Slowpokeking

    Slowpokeking Jedi Master star 5

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    This is the Clone Wars, Sidious is the mastermind behind the whole war and controlling each side, of course he should be the most powerful villain both in raw power and in intelligent. Maul is just a minor part compare to the Republic VS CIS war, he doesn't even connect with later stories beside the non canon Old Wounds.
     
  21. JackG

    JackG Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    C. would've been a great episode.
    [face_sigh]
     
  22. Dark Lord Tarkas

    Dark Lord Tarkas Jedi Master star 5

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    Probably the best explanation. He may well have assumed he'd been sensed through the Force.
     
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  23. darklordoftech

    darklordoftech Force Ghost star 6

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    And he would be right to assume that.
     
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  24. TaradosGon

    TaradosGon Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I don't know why he would assume that. Nobody sensed him for the previous 10 years that he had been alive.

    Yoda's ability to sense him abruptly seemed stupid and redundant if the story involved Maul sending a message to Obi-Wan anyway. None of the Jedi can sense Ahsoka's guilt/innocence because the Dark Side surrounds everything and clouds their vision? They don't sense Dooku's 10 years of evil and dividing the Republic presumably because of the Dark Side clouding their vision? But Yoda can pinpoint Maul clearly, the guy that should be surrounded by the Dark Side?

    :-B
     
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  25. darklordoftech

    darklordoftech Force Ghost star 6

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    How do we know Palpatine didn't?
     
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