In the fever pitch leading up to the release of Episode I, no character was more buzzed about than Darth Maul. After all, he was the badass new villain and he wielded a double lightsaber, which, frankly, seems like the kind of overcompensation a Sith going through a midlife crisis might need.
"It's a lot harder to build a Corvette."
To the astonishment of everyone who thought Darth Maul would be a major presence in the new trilogy, Obi-Wan Kenobi promptly slices Maul in half, along with the hopes and dreams of moviegoers everywhere.
However disappointing his role in the movie ultimately was, there's just no denying how badass Darth Maul looked. The villains of the original trilogy looked like a group of retired British accountants. Darth Maul, on the other hand, looked like the rabbit in Donnie Darko and the sharpener from a 64-pack of crayons had a baby, and it developed jaundice.
And the family lived paycheck-to-paycheck, leaving no money for dental coverage.