For four seasons and a total of 75 episodes, Star Wars Rebels delivered some must-see TV for those with a penchant for all things ‘in a galaxy far, far away’.
While the series introduced audiences to a vast array of new characters, there were also a few familiar faces dropped in across Rebels’ four-year run. And putting a smile on the face of many, we all got to see one more match-up between Obi-Wan Kenobi and Darth Maul. Only that fight was over before it even began, with Kenobi offing his opponent in mere seconds.
Many have wondered why the death of Maul was such a quick one and why this legendary badass was killed with complete ease, and now Sam Witwer – who voiced the character in Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Star Wars Rebels, and Solo: A Star Wars Story – has given his thoughts on just why Kenobi was able to dispatch of his long-time foe so easily.
Kenobi adopting his old master’s fighting stance and lulling Darth Maul into a false sense of security makes total sense, yet it’s likely one of those things that you’ve never even picked up on before.
For those of you who might be scratching your head and murmuring, “Wait, didn’t that snarling Sith end up sliced in two by Obi-Wan in The Phantom Menace?!”, you are indeed correct in remembering that final act scene from Episode 1 – and clearly you’re not familiar with Maul post-Menace.
In the years since that 1999 movie, Maul returned in The Clone Wars with some robotic legs. Since then, the nefarious Zabrak has resurfaced in Star Wars Rebels and then briefly in 2018’s Solo.