Darth Maul’s Most Intimidating Quotes
8“At Last We Will Reveal Ourselves To The Jedi. At Last We Will Have Revenge.”
Maul spent years under the brutal and sadistic tutelage of Darth Sidious, who inflicted every sort of pain imaginable on his pupil, specifically for the purpose of forging him into a weapon of the Dark Side. When Sidious began gaining influence in the Republic Senate under the guise of Sheev Palpatine, he was one step closer to achieving his plan.
The first stage involved the blockade of Naboo by the Trade Federation, giving him the excuse to play upon the weakness of the Senate and rob Chancellor Valorum of his post. He dispatched Maul to aid Trade Federation forces in a battle against the Jedi, specifically to shake them up and announce non-vocally that the Sith were back, and they weren’t playing games.
7“Always Remember, I Am Fear! Always Remember, I Am Hunter! Always Remember, I Am Filth! Always Remember, I Am Nothing!”
When Maul’s brother Savage Oppress found him on the planet Lotho Minor, he was in a right state. Severed in half, forced to feed on small creatures, and driven mad by the trauma of past events, Maul was in no position to reclaim his title of Sith Lord.
As Savage attempted to have a conversation with Maul, the latter merely rambled on and on, eventually uttering this quote. It was a rare window into Maul’s own hatred of Kenobi, not to mention hatred of himself, as well. Even after his mind was restored, it’s entirely plausible that these negative thoughts never went away.
6“It Has Been So Long, And My Path Has Been So Dark. Darker Than I Ever Dreamed It Could Be!”
Maul was bathed in darkness from the time he was just a young boy. Taken by Darth Sidious, the young Maul was treated to a life of cruelty and pain which was designed to harness his unbridled range, and turn him into the ultimate killer. He rose to the rank of Sith Lord under his Master, and the two hatched their plan to destroy the Jedi Order.
Maul would not be permitted to participate, following his defeat at the hands of Obi-Wan Kenobi on Naboo. Left without a Master or a cause, Maul fought to survive against all odds so he could exact vengeance on his enemies. He uttered this quote to his brother Savage Oppress, who in turn replied “And yet you survived.” Maul, in trademark fashion replied “Of course I survived.” This would later become his legacy.
5“You May Think I Am Evil. I Am Not. I Am Efficient.”
This quote was taken directly from Maul’s own journal during his apprenticeship under Darth Sidious. It shows the singular mind of the Sith Lord, and how he views himself in contrast to how others (especially the Jedi) might perceive him.
It also lines up with his cold, calculating actions during the Clone Wars, and his bid to exact revenge on Kenobi and Sidious. In both instances, Maul was willing to use brutal efficiency to gain the tactical advantage, while blind to the reality of his own inherent evil.
4“Fear. Fear Attracts The Fearful, The Strong, The Weak, The Innocent, The Corrupt. Fear! Fear Is My Ally!”
This quote was taken by a series of Tone Poems – television ads featuring specific characters from The Phantom Menace giving voice-overs relating to them. They began airing in May of 1999, right up to the release of the film.
Ironically, Darth Maul would say more in this TV spot than he would throughout the entire film, but it was a precursor to the kind of dialogue he’d be given in later canonical Star Wars appearances. Nevertheless, the quote is chilling.
3“You Have Forgotten Me, But I Will Never Forget You! You Cannot Imagine The Depths I Would Go To Stay Alive, Fueled By My Singular Hatred For You!”
Maul’s defeat at the hands of Obi-Wan Kenobi on Naboo was a crushing blow not only to his ego, but his place in events that would soon unfold. To hone his skills for so many years, only to be beaten by a Padawan, must have been too much to bear.
While Maul channeled all of his hatred to survive his wound and climb back from the precipice of death, Kenobi barely gave him a second thought. This added insult onto injury, and his obsessive quest for vengeance would eventually lead to his demise at Kenobi’s hand – this time for good.
2“Justice Is Merely The Construct Of The Current Power Base. A Base Which, According To My Calculations, Is About To Change!”
The seventh and final season of The Clone Wars put Maul right at the forefront of the action, just before Darth Sidious enacted Order 66. Ahsoka Tano pursued Maul in the hopes of capturing him on Mandalore and turning him over to the Republic.
What Ahsoka didn’t realize is that Maul had been experiencing premonitions of a great disaster that would end not only the Jedi Order, but the current Republic, as well. In the final hours before Order 66, Maul had finally figured out his former Master’s true plan, leading him to utter this quote to Ahsoka with bitter foreshadowing.
Maul would eventually catch up to Obi-Wan Kenobi years after failing to kill him during the Clone Wars. He was able to track Kenobi’s whereabouts to Tatooine after receiving a Force vision of the prophesied Chosen One, who would restore balance to the Force.
That Chosen One would end up being Luke Skywalker, whom Kenobi was watching over on Tatooine. Maul showed up to his home and taunted Kenobi before igniting his lightsaber for one final battle. It was short-lived, with Kenobi dealing him a fatal blow. As Maul lay dying, he asked if the boy Kenobi was protecting was the Chosen One, which Kenobi confirmed. He then uttered this final quote before dying in Kenobi’s arms, acknowledging their common wish for the first and last time.
“Qi’ra, you and I will be working much more closely from now on.” Solo: A Star Wars Story
“At last we will reveal ourselves to the Jedi. At last we will have revenge.” Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace
Darth Maul Quotes from The Clone Wars
Since The Clone Wars covers the character arc and progression of Anakin Skywalker’s character, Darth Maul appears frequently as one of the show’s main villains. We’ve collected a few of his best quotes below:
“Always remember, I am fear! Always remember, I am a hunter! Always remember, I am filth! Always remember, I am nothing!” Season 4, Episode 21 “Brothers”
“Revenge… I must have revenge.” Season 4, Episode 21 “Brothers”
“I was apprenticed to the most powerful being in the galaxy once. I was destined to become… so much more. But I was robbed of that destiny by the Jedi, by Obi-Wan Kenobi.” Season 4, Episode 22 “Revenge”
“In a galaxy at war, Savage, there is only one way to get the attention of the Jedi: Slaughter of the innocent, mercilessly and without compromise.” Season 4, Episode 22 “Revenge”
“You may have forgotten me, but I will never forget you! You cannot imagine the depths I would go to to stay alive, fuelled by my singular hatred for you.” Season 4, Episode 22 “Revenge”
“Pre-Vizsla: Do you serve Count Dooku?
Darth Maul: I serve no one.” Season 5, Episode 14 “Eminence”
“Hmm, if you will not join me, you will all die.” Season 5, Episode 15 “Shades of Reason”
“Let him drown in his misery. Take him to his cell to rot.” Season 5, Episode 16 “The Lawless”
“Justice is merely the construct of the current power base. A base which, according to my calculations, is about to change.” Season 7, Episode 10 “The Phantom Apprentice”
“You’re all going to burn! We’re all going to die! You know not what you’re doing!” Season 7, Episode 10 “The Phantom Apprentice”
“There’s no justice! No law! No Order! Except for the one that will replace it!” Season 7, Episode 10 “The Phantom Apprentice
Old Master/Maul Quotes in Star Wars: Rebels
The television series Star Wars: Rebels (2014 – 2018) also featured some iconic lines from Old Master/Maul (as he is known during this time period after Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith and before Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope).
Here are a few of his notable lines:
“The Sith… The Sith took everything from me. Ripped me from my mother’s arms, murdered my brother, used me as a weapon, and then cast me aside. Abandoned me! Once I had power, now I have nothing. Nothing.” Season 2, Episodes 21 & 22, “Twilight of the Apprentice”
“Your anger is a wellspring; you must use it.” Season 2, Episodes 21 & 22, “Twilight of the Apprentice”
“Formerly Darth, now just Maul.” Season 2, Episodes 21 & 22, “Twilight of the Apprentice”
“Your passions give you strength and through strength you gain power. You have seen it, you feel it.” Season 2, Episodes 21 & 22, “Twilight of the Apprentice”
“Unless you take risks and do what must be done, there will always be limits to your abilities.” Season 2, Episodes 21 & 22, “Twilight of the Apprentice”
“I am the enemy of your enemy now, and I have my own reasons for wanting the Empire to fall…” Season 2, Episodes 21 & 22, “Twilight of the Apprentice”
“Of course. It ends where it began. A desert planet with twin suns.” Season 3, Episode 11, “Visions & Voices”
“I have come to kill you, but perhaps it’s worse to leave you here, festering in your squalor.” Season 3, Episode 20 “Twin Suns”
“He will avenge us.” Season 3, Episode 20 “Twin Suns”