Darth Maul’s Sith Replacement Would Have Killed the Prequel Trilogy

The Star Wars character known as Darth Maul is the badass apprentice of the villainous Palpatine, but in a Star Wars Legends comic book story set just before the events of the prequel trilogy, Maul’s secret Sith replacement would have made those movies far less interesting to experience.
As seen in 2005’s Star Wars Tales #24, the first story of the issue titled “Marked,” by Rob Williams and Cully Hamner, focuses on Darth Maul as he’s sent on a mission for his master, the Sith Lord named Darth Sidious. Set before the inciting incident of Star Wars – Episode I: …