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KaijuDuke Featured By Owner Edited May 10, 2017
I often find myself conflicted over this character, his potential was squandered in the movies (he was basically all flash and no substance, looked cool but had no dialogue or characterization), but they really did try to imbue him with his own personality and motivations in the Clone Wars & Rebels cartoons when they brought him back, complete with a pretty badass evil voice...Though they didn't really elaborate on how he survived being sliced in half in the first place, and I was sad to see Seventh Sister go in the wake of his return. What do you think? Was Maul worth bringing back despite the misgivings I listed or should they have accepted they blew it & left him for dead?
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Inspector97 Featured By Owner May 11, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
As I don't like the clone wars cartoon.... 
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KaijuDuke Featured By Owner May 11, 2017
Well, how about in Rebels? Did you like Maul there or should he have stayed out of it?
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Inspector97 Featured By Owner May 11, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
In my opinion Maul was a wasted resource and should have been a major player in the Prequels. As he has a better arc in Rebels, I say great, why not. As I don't care about what came before that period
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WDCain Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2017
Great pic with good detail on his chest tattoos.  I'm a Prequel apologist but it was a big mistake killing Maul off in ep1.  He'd kill Qui-Gon, Obi-Won and Anakin's master so it would make sense that would lead them against in for ep2-3.  Well done.
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Inspector97 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I agree... But there is sooooo much I would want to change
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WDCain Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2017
3 I would generally leave alone while two I would completely overhall.  Ep1 I would just change the first 30 minutes so there's less stupid following it.  Here's a question I notice a lot of people don't ask about TPM: Who's the main villain?  It's not Sidious since as soon as Padme asked for a vote of no confidence, he got what he wanted.  It's not Maul since he has no reason to be on Naboo and could have left once the vote was passed.  And it's not the Trade Federation since they're just pawns of Sidious.  This movie has no central badguy!
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Inspector97 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
None of the films do. They have a bad guy in waiting...and a bunch of pawns doing things, but nothing evil
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WDCain Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2017
Agreed.  The only time this sort of works is in ep3 because it showcases how well divided the Jedi were by Palpatine.  Ep2's big problem is trying to be too much.  It starts out as a "who done it?" then becomes a summer romance story, before ending as a war drama.  If I was in charge, I would have started ep2 with everyone already on Genosis trying to keep the war from breaking out before it finally does at the half-way point then end it with Anakin winning a major battle and saving the Republic by committing an atrocity a la the White Phosphorous event in Spec Ops.

While I love George, I do wish he had someone else write the scripts for the Prequels along with a Producer willing to challenge him more often.  If these things happened then I think we would have gotten some really great movies.
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Inspector97 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think George would have benefited by writing the war story...not the Anakin. Those three movies should have been about everything Kenobi said to Luke in his home on Tatooine... But instead he makes most of that dialogue a series of lies and bent truths. Eps II should have been THE CLONE WARS
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WDCain Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2017
Having the Clone Wars start at the end of ep2 was a big mistake.  Until the CGI Clone Wars cartoon, the only idea we had what happened was the cool cartoon by Genedy Tartakovsky.  Another problem was how cartoonishly evil Dooku's Confederacy was (evil Bankers and businessmen starting a war out of greed.  Not very subtle George...)

I've heard a lot of interesting ideas how Ep1-2 should have been done but not too many for ep3.  The biggest complaints I hear about it are the lackluster dialogue.  What would you have changed about ep3?  Me, I probably would have cut out the Yoda/Sidious fight (which is a shame since that was the best action scene) along with showing the planet Corestant being utterly ruined by the war.  While I don't agree with the Plinkett reviews, I do acknowledge that the way the planet looks makes me doubtful it would vote to abandon democracy and install a dictatorship overnight.
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Inspector97 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Plinkett makes many excellent points. Though very sarcastic.

Here's what i think the Prequels should have been:

A war between two factions using clones for soldiers (This may have became necessary as the war drug on and resources... people became scarce)
Anakin starts out as a young man not a child. Have Obi-Wan meet him and join him in some part of the coming greater conflict. Ditch most if not all of Phantom Menace.
Have them both embark on "Some idealistic crusade" as described by Alec Guiness.
Introduce Padme as a woman with an important job...and don't go changing it (Queen to Senator...uhhhh?)
Have Anakin fall for her, have Obiwan also fall for her.
Have Mace learn to hate Anakin as he resents how easy everything is for him... how his power is unearned in his eyes.
Have Palpatine be more a strong ally then friend.... I never got if they were friends why they are so quick to betray each other later.
Have Padme's affections drive the wedge between them. Have that be why Obiwan and Anakin break bonds and never reveal to Anakin that Padme is pregnant... as a matter of fact never state she is preganant. That should be a mystery so the continuity of the films works.
Never show Anakin become Vader..... leave him burt and suspected dead. Only to have the original trilogy open that again and surprise you with what happened.
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D4rthFull3r Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Maul for prime minister. Out with May. (Or president if ur American)
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Inspector97 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm Canadian... so Prime Minister
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D4rthFull3r Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Then Maul for PM. Anyone could do a better job than Theresa May. Even a hate-fueled Sith Assassin.
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Inspector97 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Politics.... so much scarier then evil
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D4rthFull3r Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Too right. We could do with a Sith assassin for certain political leaders right now.
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Inspector97 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Indeed
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DarthWill3 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
All hail Lord Maul!
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Scholarly-Cimmerian Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2017
Nice! Love this guy's design :D

And personally, I loved what they did with him in Clone Wars and Rebels. Sure they should have used him more in the movies, but the cartoons were really damn good in my opinion. ^_^
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KaijuDuke Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2017
Huh, odd choice for this year's Easter Bunny pic, but who am I to judge? >;3
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Inspector97 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm working on a Cutey Honey Bunny
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RK-Striker-JK-5 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2017
Very nice. Minimalist, but it's definitely Maul. Looks like he's waiting to pounce.
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Car-54 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2017
Too bad they killed him off in the first movie. 
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mariochiefsonic Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2017  Student General Artist
He is in Clone Wars and Rebels.
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Car-54 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2017
I know but that just pushed suspension of disbelief too far for me. 

They should have made him the villain all the way up to "Revenge of the Sith" then he would die in a duel with Anakin.....or Vader. 
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Inspector97 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I agree.
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MercenaryBlade Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Awesome
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Lion-O-VS-He-Man Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2017
Cool
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