Tier: High 1
Background: Darth Maul was a Force-sensitive male Dathomirian Zabrak Dark Lord of the Sith who lived during the waning years of the Galactic Republic and during the early years of the reign of the Empire. Originally a Dathomiri Nightbrother born on Dathomir and known only as Maul, the infant Maul was given by his Nightsister mother to the Sith Lord Darth Sidious, who trained him in the ways of the dark side of the Force as his secret apprentice on a secret Mustafar training facility, along with the help of a split personality droid. Maul became a master of lightsaber combat and Teräs Käsi, wielding a red-bladed saberstaff against any adversary. Though well trained in the ways of the Sith and a Sith assassin rather than a full apprentice, Maul was technically a violation of the Rule of Two because his own Master was at the time apprenticed to another, the Muun Sith Lord Darth Plagueis. Plagueis, however, was fully aware of Maul's existence, and supported Sidious's decision to train him. The primary reason for Plagueis's support, despite the violation of the Rule of Two, was that Maul was trained to be expendable. As an assassin, he could perform high priority, boots-on-the-ground missions for the Sith without running the risk of exposing either Plagueis or Sidious should he fail.
In 33 BBY, Sidious gave Maul his first mission: to put the criminal organization Black Sun in disarray. Maul carried out this task perfectly, dealing the group a grievous blow. Maul played an instrumental role in the invasion of the planet Naboo in 32 BBY. The crisis was engineered by Darth Sidious, who lived a double life as Senator Palpatine of Naboo, to have Supreme Chancellor Finis Valorum removed from office, allowing Sidious to take his place and set the stages for a government ruled by the Sith. After Padmé Amidala, queen of the Naboo, escaped the blockade, Maul was dispatched to follow her. He found her on Tatooine, where he had a short but intense duel with Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn, revealing the existence of the Order of the Sith Lords to the Jedi, who had thought the Sith extinct. Later, Maul was sent to Naboo, where he fought Jinn and his apprentice, Obi-Wan Kenobi. Though he killed the Jedi Master, Maul underestimated Kenobi's skill and was severed in half at the waist by the Padawan. Sidious would quickly replace Maul with another powerful apprentice: the late Jinn's former Master, Dooku, who had fallen to the dark side, and whom Sidious dubbed Darth Tyranus.
Through his intense rage, Maul was able to survive and escape to the junk fields of Lotho Minor, where he spent the next twelve years of his life with little to no memory of his former self. Maul kept himself mobile by manifesting a spider-like lower half, feeding off of rodents while his mental equilibrium slowly became undone. Although Darth Sidious and the Jedi Order were unaware of Maul's continued existence, the Nightsister Mother Talzin continued to keep an eye on Maul. In 22 BBY, Talzin sent Maul's brother, Savage Opress, the ousted apprentice of Maul's Sith successor, on a quest to find the fractured man who dwelled in the depths of Lotho Minor. Savage successfully brought his brother back to Dathomir to undergo physical and mental reconstitution by Talzin's dark magic. Rehabilitated mentally and physically through prosthetic legs, Maul swore to re-establish his place in galactic history.
Maul proceeded to create the Shadow Collective, before taking over Mandalore with the help of the Republic. After meeting and falling in love with Belkrin Priest-Wren, Maul stepped down from being both a Sith and the leader of the criminal organisation; and travelled from planet to planet throughout the galaxy. The two, having a child together, were later transported to the Universe of Fracture during the year of 19 BBY.
Speed: Low B
Abilities: The Master in Juyo and Saberstaffs. The Mastery in Niman and Ataru. Extreme Mastery in Hunting/Tracking, Jar’Kai, Deception, Manipulation, Dun Moch, Survival Skills, and Teräs Käsi. Mastery in Mental Shielding, Makashi, all Weapon Types, all standard Hand-to-Hand combat types, Camouflage, Espionage, Slicing, Explosives, Throwables, Environmental Conditioning, Chemistry, Mechanical Mind, Ground Vehicles, Ship Boarding, and Vehicle Boarding.
Notable Force Abilities: Extreme Mastery in Heart Stun, Mechu-deru, Telepathic assaults mid-battle, and Force Choke. Mastery in standard Banite Sith Acolyte abilities, Force Illusion, Alter Damage and Force Flight. Highly Proficient in Deadly Sight, Hibernation Trance and Force Shock.
Balance = Chained Fallen. Midichlorian Count = 14,358.
Equipment: Maul’s Double-Bladed Lightsaber
Weaknesses: Maul is highly prone to overconfidence, to the point of being the cause of the severance of his lower half. Maul is extremely protective over his family, to the point that he will drop anything and everything to ensure their safety. This causes a “tunnel vision” kind of mentality when matters concern Belkrin and Eliza, and as such, he can be easily manipulated in combat to be distracted if one can manipulate it to be so. However, one must watch out for the typical Dun Moch boomerang effect.