Obi-Wan Vs. Darth Maul’s Final Lightsaber Duel On Tatooine

We were treated to this epic piece of story telling during the season 3 finale of Star Wars Rebels. Since this was an animated series on the Disney XD channel, not as many fans have seen this particular lightsaber battle. If you are one of those people, please do yourself a favor… HIT PLAY ON THE VIDEO ABOVE!


What if Darth Maul won? He figured out that it was the “chosen one” Obi-Wan was there to protect. He would have taken Luke and it would have led young Skywalker down a much different path. Obi-Wan Kenobi knew this, you can you it in his expression the moment Maul reads the situation.

Here are a few things that I want to say about this amazing piece of animated story telling…

There are so many important things about this scene. First, we learn that Obi-Wan stayed on Tatooine after Episode 3 for a very specific reason, to protect Luke. True, this has been a known fact in the fandom. However, to the best of my knowledge, it’s the first time it was vocalized on screen.

Obi-Wan Vs. Darth Maul death scene

Secondly, if you notice, Maul uses the same attacks on Obi-Wan that he used on Qui-Gon Jinn in Phantom Menace. Kudos to Dave Filoni on this short but sweet “samurai-esque” battle. It led beautifully into Maul’s death scene and the moment shared between he and Kenobi. Epic!

Here’s a great video from Star Wars Theory breaking down the actual lightsaber battle

Lastly, I want to point out, the scene immediately after the the fight. We hear Aunt Beru calling “Luke,” did it sound familiar? It should, the soundbite was from the 1977 original scene. Admittedly, goosebumps and a childlike grin the first time I heard it.

What did you think? Give you the feels? Let us know in the comments below and may the Force be with you!

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