A deadly, agile Sith Lord trained by the evil Darth Sidious, Darth Maul was a formidable warrior and scheming mastermind. He wielded an intimidating double-bladed lightsaber and fought with a menacing ferocity. Though he fell in battle against Obi-Wan Kenobi, the Zabrak from Dathomir would prove to be much harder to destroy than originally believed.
To help Darth Maul track down the fugitive Queen Amidala from Naboo, he employed a number of spherical, single-eyed probe droids dispatched from the Sith Infiltrator. These floating globes hovered throughout Mos Espa, attempting to ferret out any signs of the Queen and her Jedi protectors.
A pared-down crescent-shaped conveyance, Darth Maul's Sith Speeder was a very utilitarian craft stripped of all non-essential features to deliver the swiftest speeds possible. Deployed from the Sith Infiltrator, Maul's speeder bike traversed distances across land when use of his starship was deemed unnecessary. When searching for the escaped Queen Amidala of the Naboo, Maul used the Sith Speeder to soar towards the Queen's starship on Tatooine. He lept from the moving vehicle and immediately engaged in a duel with Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn.
Scheming, powerful, and evil to the core, Darth Sidious restored the Sith and destroyed the Jedi Order. Living a double life, Sidious was in fact Palpatine, a Naboo Senator and phantom menace. He slowly manipulated the political system of the Galactic Republic until he was named Supreme Chancellor -- and eventually Emperor -- ruling the galaxy through fear and tyranny.