The character I'm talking about comes from the Death Watch/Mandalore arc where he displays his ability to think indirectly, quick improvisational planning, ruthless cunning, and the ambition that comes from being part of the Sith. Though, really, even that isn't an excuse for the stupid decision to bring him back.Havok wrote:I like Phantom Menace Maul. Bringing him back in the cartoon was fucking lame. It's the PTE equivalent of the EU bringing back Boba Fett.
Oh and what character did it add to him? That he was a crazy Sith Lord with mechanical legs seeking revenge against one Jedi instead of a Sith Lord seeking revenge against all the Jedi.
Also, how can he be a Sith Lord if he was the apprentice? I thought you had to be the master in that relationship.
The 'Fall from Grace' story is not simple. It is complex by its nature because you do have to keep in mind the moral event horizon that you can't have the person cross it while he/she is still a hero. The hero has to embody the virtues that people think of them, the shades of gray morality during their transition, and the failings of personality the enables their fall. All of that is before you get to the series of events that drives the fall step-by-step.Tiriol wrote:I don't know about that, PT is actually pretty simple in its themes and what it centers around (Anakin's fall). While more sombre and a bit more complex than the original Star Wars movie (the first one), Anakin's journey has its echo in Return of the Jedi. Every time Vader and Luke (and Leia) discuss their relationship, the tone is sombre, with mixed emotions and uncertainty (save for Luke's belief that there's still good left in his father). It could have been handled better in the PT, sure, but it was good enough. Many problems with PT seem to be more about Lucas being not that great with writing dialogue or directing people - something which he knows himself, since he tried to get others to direct the movies and asked several colleagues of his to read TPM's script and suggest improvements. I often wonder how things would have turned out if someone had done as Lucas asked - maybe PT would be held up as equal or near-equal to the OT. Maybe not. The dark side is hard to see and understand, the fandom even moreso.
Where did you get that behind-the-scenes info 'cause if that's true then a more interesting tale leading to the PT needs to be told than what is 'commonly perceived'.