This Star Wars papercraft is the Darth Maul, the paper model was created by Noturno & Sukhoi. The scale of the paper craft is in 1:6. Darth Maul was a male Dathomirian Zabrak Dark Lord of the Sith who lived during the waning years of the Galactic Republic.
Originally a Dathomiri Nightbrother born on Iridonia and known only as Maul, he was given, as an infant, by his Nightsister mother on Dathomir to 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 Juyo, Jar’Kai, and Teräs Käsi, with training in Niman, and chose to wield a red-bladed saberstaff in combat. Though well trained in the ways of the Sith, Maul was technically a Sith Lord in violation of the Rule of Two because his own Master was at the time apprenticed to another, the Muun Sith Lord Darth Plagueis.
In 33 BBY, Sidious gave Maul his first mission: 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 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 Sith-influenced government.
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. 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 a more powerful apprentice: the late Jinn’s former Master, Dooku, who had fallen to the dark side, and whom Sidious dubbed Darth Tyranus.
Though his body was physically destroyed, Maul’s spirit remained intact due to his intense feelings of hatred fueling the dark side of the Force; this hatred kept Maul alive. The fallen Sith eventually ended up on the junkyard world of Lotho Minor, where he would spend 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, Mother Talzin continued to keep an eye on Maul.
In 20 BBY, three years into the Clone Wars, 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. Maul’s memories were unclouded, and he was given a more natural-looking two legged mechanical apparatus.
Now completely rehabilitated, Maul swore to restablish his place in galactic history, starting with taking vengeance on Kenobi. Maul and Savage caught the attention of the Jedi Order by slaughtering innocents on the planet Raydonia in an attempt to lure Kenobi out. Kenobi and an unexpected ally confronted Maul and Savage over Raydonia, a conflict which ended in stalemate.
Maul and Savage soon cut a bloody swath across the galaxy, catching the attention of the public eye. The Rim Mining Company placed a bounty on Maul’s head following his reappearance, and Maul opted to confront their CEO directly on the planet Moorjhone, where another Jedi attempt to arrest the two ended with the capture of Savage. Maul soon found himself among the indigenous Moorjhoni clans, who worshipped Maul as “The Demon in the Light” who would save them from the Day of Three Suns.
Maul rallied the clans against the Rim Mining Company, who ousted the Moorjhoni from their caves which would naturally protect them from the power of the Moorjhone system’s three stars, using the Moorjhoni army as means to rescue his apprehended brother. In 0 BBY, Darth Vader encountered either a clone or dopplegänger of Maul created by the Secret Order of the Empire. Though he believed that he could easily defeat Vader and serve under the Emperor once more, this false Maul was eventually slain by the fallen Chosen One.
About this Star Wars papercraft:
• File Formats: PDF, PDO
• Scale: 1:6
• Content Pack zip: Instruction and Model Images
• Difficulty: 12345678 (9) 10
• Pages: 6
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