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Darth Maul was the best Sith

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Started: 1/8/2008 Category: Entertainment
Updated: 9 years ago Status: Voting Period
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TalonKarrde

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He didn't last long, and was kind of overshadowed by how bad the first prequel was, but Darth Maul has always been my favorite Sith.

Here are my reasons:

First, his lightsaber is the coolest. Vader and Dooku just can't match the double-bladed ferocity.

Second, the tatoos make him look demonic, like a Sith should be. Not some sort of invalid in a suit, like Vader, or a doddering octogenarian like Dooku.

Third, he has the best, darkest charisma. He perfectly counterpoints Sidious' machinations with his slavish devotion to the cause. He never wavers.

I am, however, open to good reasoning. Thanks!
dullurd

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Since we're arguing who's the "best" sith, this is pretty subjective of course. Maul's definitely a badass, but my vote's gotta go to Darth Sidious.

Maul may be the creepiest/freakiest looking one, but Sidious is the evilest, hands down. He seizes control of the senate, warps Anakin's mind, and becomes the emperor.

To me, Maul is just a crazed animal, whereas Sidious is the quintessential villian. Plus his name sounds like "insidious," which makes him even cooler in my book.
Debate Round No. 1
TalonKarrde

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Oh, I'm sorry. I didn't qualify it like I should have. I meant to say that Darth Maul was the best of Sidious' apprentices. There's no doubt in my mind that Palpatine was a "better Sith" than Maul.

The other candidates are (1) Vader, (2) Dooku, and (3) Grievous. We'll leave out the Emperor Reborn, and all the other Post-movie Sith.

Vader: Vader, or Anakin Skywalker, started out as the perfect servant, but before he could really come into his own as a Sith, Mustafar happened and he became the masked man we all love to hate. He is, after this, rather impotent and slower than he was. Although formidable and feared in the post-Jedi empire, he was an imperfect vessel for Sidious' villainy.

Dooku: Dooku never really got into the Sith thing, and he was at least a bajillion years old anyway.

Grievous: I'm ashamed to admit that I forgot him in the first round. But he shares the same flaw as Vader: and he wasn't too smart to begin with, anyway. Maul, however, was the perfect counterpart to Sidious. Willing, able, and single-minded. He also was the coolest-looking, had the best saber, and was generally the awesomest.

Thanks for accepting!
dullurd

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Well, I accepted this debate to debate the question you posted, not the question you intended to post but didn't. Seems to me you forfeit the debate topic as you wrote it. Anyway, thanks for the injection of levity; most debates are way too serious.
Debate Round No. 2
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Posted by baby_cheetah 8 years ago
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Ok. I'm gonna lay down the law right now. Count Dooku is a better sith, in every aspect except physical appearance, than Darth Maul.

1. He took on 2 Jedi with a single-bladed lightsaber. Maul's was double-bladed.

2. He could shoot lightning out of his fingertips. Maul couldn't.

And that's all she wrote.
Posted by TalonKarrde 9 years ago
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True, I should have said "Sith Apprentice," but I don't think that means I forfeited the debate, dullurd. I hardly think of Sidious as a Sith, to be honest with you.
Posted by Freedom_Tide 9 years ago
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if you are defining sith by the ability to use the Force, Greivious wasn't a sith. he was however allied with them.
Posted by Freedom_Tide 9 years ago
Freedom_Tide
this seems to be based more on personal opinions with no real facts to back up the claims of the debators, although i do have to admit it is an interesting argument & since we are on the subject i will say that Darth Vader is the best Sith because his character is complex and well-rounded.
Posted by Darth_Grievous_42 9 years ago
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I would have loved to take this on. Please start it again.
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