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Posted by Commissar_Delta on Mar 3rd, 2012

We have all heard in the news lately that Darth Maul is going to be resurrected in the last few episodes of season four. Now we all have different opinions, some believe that the idea is completely ridiculous, others absolutely love the idea. Regardless of your current opinions, I think that we should watch the episodes before jumping to conclusions. We don't know what they are going to do with Maul, all we know is that hes coming back.
I know in the past I have protested the idea but I have had a change of heart recently. It is physically impossible that Maul could have survived being chopped in half and the impact of hitting the bottom of the reactor shaft but this is Star Wars after all. Take General Grievous for example. After his shuttle crash, Grievous was essentially a brain, eyes, heart, lungs, liver, stomach, etc. If he could live like that in a bionic suit for the rest of his life (that is until being killed by Obi Wan) then I guess its possible, according to star wars physics, that Maul could have survived his ordeal as well.
Now on the flip side I have a somewhat negative theory on why they chose to resurrect Maul. Much like my theory with Ahsoka (my theory being that she was created as a marketing ploy to promote the Force Unleashed game back in 2008), my theory with Maul is that his resurrection is merely a marketing ploy. With the recent re-release of Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace in 3D (which I saw and very much enjoyed), they could have resurrected Maul in order to promote the re-release of the film. Again this is just my theory.
The main point that I'm trying to get across here is don't judge a book by its cover. Regardless of my theories and any previous thoughts you may have had on the subject, we should wait until the episode airs before making any critical judgments.

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Vader91
Vader91 Mar 5 2012, 3:50pm says:

They plan on resurrecting Maul? Interesting concept. Granted I lost contact with the Clone Wars after the first episode or 2 of season 2, so I've been out of the loop. I tried to get back into re-runs over winter break to little avail. Granted, the only thing I truly liked from Clone Wars was the Malevolence, Cad Bane, seeing some more of Grievous, and the episode "Rookies." I couldn't really care about much else. I will always remain a classic trilogy fan.

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Commissar_Delta Author
Commissar_Delta Mar 5 2012, 5:46pm replied:

you know, i wonder why they didnt do a Galactic civil war themed show instead of another clone wars one. i think the miniseries acuratly covered much of the clone war but we know little (besides from comics and other EU mediums) about the events between episodes III and IV.

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Vader91
Vader91 Mar 5 2012, 11:11pm replied:

There needs to be at least a book series covering Rahm Kota and his militia, seeing as they were the beginnings of the Rebel's military. I would scream for joy if they did a miniseries with 'em.

But yeah, the Dark Times era before the Battle of Yavin is a gold mine of story opportunity I'm surprised they aren't exploiting yet.

Granted most younger folk today don't know what a T-65 or E-11 is, lol.

I heard once upon a time that there was going to be a live-action show based in the time frame, but it was probably a baseless rumor.

Another "War" time period they could do is between the Battle of Yavin and before Hoth. That's a year+ of usable GCW action!

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IC-OSIK
IC-OSIK Apr 2 2012, 5:16pm replied:

"Granted most younger folk today don't know what a T-65 or E-11 is, lol."

I am 21 and I can prove that wrong. Here:

T-65 = first gen X-wing

E-11 can be one of 3 of these:
the RIFLE: the original stormtrooper rifle;

the CARBINE: what the stormtroopers used instead of the rifle due to it's increased accuracy; or

the E-11b: used by stormtroopers during the battle of Endor. Not much beyond that.

And here's more for ya:

DL-44 = Han Solo's blaster
TIE/ln = TIE fighter
TIE/sa = TIE Bomber
TIE/In = TIE Interceptor
Firespray-31-class Patrol ship = Slave 1
TC-22 = Blaster rifle used during the New Sith Wars and then re-released as a commemorative version during the years leading up to the Galactic Civil War

(all of that off the top of my head)

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Sly442
Sly442 Apr 8 2012, 10:54pm replied:

ACCURATELY?!?! FREAKIN' JEDI'S ARE ON FREAKIN' STEROIDS FOR F***'S SAKE!IF JEDI'S WERE THAT POWERFUL! THEY WOULD HAVE WIPED OUT THE FREAKIN' DROIDS IN THE ARENA!FREAKIN' MOVIE DUELS DIDN'T EVEN HAVE ARMS MOVING AT THE SPEED OF LIGHT! AND THE REPUBLIC WAS LOSING IN THE CLONE WARS! IN THE MINISERIES THEIR LIKE SCREAMING "REPUBLIC IS WINNING! LOOK AT THE JEDI'S! THEY CAN'T LOSE!"

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Commissar_Delta Author
Commissar_Delta May 9 2012, 5:00pm replied:

the force unleashed game had over exadurated force powers so dont be hating on the miniseries

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Commissar_Delta Author
Commissar_Delta May 9 2012, 5:03pm replied:

also, in the miniseries, nothing was there to suggest that the republic was winning. if you remember chapter 22 of volume 2 of the miniseries, there is a montage of confederate victories in the outer rim

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CrazyOldTeenager
CrazyOldTeenager Jun 19 2012, 3:02am replied:

I just realized that...Darth Maul is now a eunuch! Search your feelings and you will know it be true :D

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Mdhneo007
Mdhneo007 Mar 6 2012, 12:27am says:

Wow, Vader, nice to see someone who appreciates the classics!! I remember watching the original trilogy with my parents under a makeshift tent in my living room. I was so entranced, my parents let me watch all three in one night! Darth Vader scared the crap out of me. I couldn't empty the garbage at night unless my dad walked with me because the Sith Lord was hiding between the back door and the garbage can three feet away, literally! ahaha. Oh well, the good old days of Star Wars Rebel assault and X-Wing vs. Tie Fighter. (Another thing that ****** me off, do you know how hard it is to get an unedited version of SWVI without that whiney hayden kid as darth vader's ghost?)

Back to topic, though, yeah, I don't dig bringing back characters that were obviously killed and then explaining it away with "medical technology and a dose of hatred can help you survive a 1/3 kilometer drop down a power core after being cut in half"! Reminds me of the soaps my mom watched while I grew up.

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IC-OSIK
IC-OSIK Mar 9 2012, 9:29pm says:

Boy, the Clone Wars REALLY fu**ed up this time. While I can POSSIBLY allow them the fact that the bisection severed no vital organs and the cauterization of the lightsaber allowed him to survive for a time afterwards, his remains would still be at the bottom of the pit he fell into. Smashed due to the force of gravity.

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TheN00btuber Creator
TheN00btuber Mar 31 2012, 5:34pm says:

I don't like the way the clone wars just screws up order because it suits the course of their 'storyline' best. However, even though it was a facepalm of a decision they did follow through with the episode well, having the original actor who played him voice him and do a damn good job at it this time. Savage on the other hand.... "Ughhh, grunt, yes brother, I can't understand why he is in mental turmoil despite seeing that he has lived in his own filth with nothing but vengeance on his mind for the last 10 years" - He's a f*cking annoying twat.

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