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** [[BigBad Darth Sidious]] to Darth Maul. When Maul has an OhCrap moment when senses his masters' presence, and tries to deceive Sidious into believing he built his empire for him. And once Maul is defeated, he fearfully ''begs'' Sidious for mercy.

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** [[BigBad Darth Sidious]] to Darth Maul. When Maul has an OhCrap moment when senses his masters' presence, and tries to deceive Sidious into believing he built his empire for him. And once Maul is defeated, defeated he fearfully ''begs'' Sidious for mercy.mercy, even after the Sith Lord killed his brother.



* ElectricTorture: Darth Sidious as usual, torturing Maul all the way to the credits.



** Darth Maul is pretty upset when Savage Opress is killed by Darth Sidious.

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** Darth Maul is pretty upset when Savage Opress is killed by Darth Sidious.Sidious, to the point where he runs past the Sith lord to his brothers' aid.



* HeroicSecondWind: After Sidious kills Savage and mocks Maul about being replaced as the Sith apprentice, Maul goes toe-to-toe with his former Master in the remainder of their lightsaber duel, [[SubvertedTrope but is ultimately defeated]].

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* HeroicSecondWind: For a another villain, but anybody would be this compared to Darth Sidious. After Sidious kills Savage and mocks Maul about being replaced as the Sith apprentice, Maul goes toe-to-toe with his former Master in the remainder of their lightsaber duel, [[SubvertedTrope but is ultimately defeated]].


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* VillainsWantMercy: Darth Maul to ''another'' Villain.
-->'''Darth Maul''': ''Mercy...!'' PLEASE...! ''PLEASE!''\\
'''Darth Sidious''': There ''is'' no mercy.


** [[BigBad Darth Sidious]] to Darth Maul.

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** [[BigBad Darth Sidious]] to Darth Maul. When Maul has an OhCrap moment when senses his masters' presence, and tries to deceive Sidious into believing he built his empire for him. And once Maul is defeated, he fearfully ''begs'' Sidious for mercy.


* TheAllegedCar: The ''Twilight'' has seen better days; the control console starts smoking as Obi-Wan prepares to land on Mandalore, which the ship only barely manages.
-->'''Obi-Wan''': Anakin, that's the last time I borrow a ship from you.



* BigBadWannabe: All of Maul's successes over the last few episodes are reduced to nothing in the face of Darth Sidious.

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* BatmanGambit: Maul allows Satine to escape and send a distress signal to Coruscant, knowing that the Jedi and the Republic can't interfere on Mandalore without permission from the legitimate government and gambling that Obi-Wan would come to rescue his lady love alone. It works, and were it not for Bo-Katan, Obi-Wan would have spent the rest of his (likely short and very painful) life at Maul's mercy.
* BigBadWannabe: All of Maul's successes over the last few episodes are reduced to nothing in the face of [[BigBad Darth Sidious.Sidious]]; after starting the episode at the peak of his power, he ends it having lost everything, begging for mercy and screaming in agony while Sidious tortures him.



* BloodKnight: Sidious is clearly having the time of his life dueling Maul and Savage; his [[SlasherSmile maniacal grin]] never leaves his face. This makes sense since he probably hasn't had a chance to cut loose in a while.

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* BloodKnight: Sidious is clearly having the time of his life dueling Maul and Savage; his [[SlasherSmile maniacal grin]] never leaves his face. This makes sense since he probably hasn't had a chance to cut loose in a while. He even proved at the start of the fight that he ''could'' handle them just using the Force, but ''wants'' a drawn out fight, eager to indulge the sadism and bloodlust he normally conceals.



* DiabolusExMachina: After sitting out most of the arc of Maul's return and playing no part in the episode beforehand, Darth Sidious opts to travel to Mandalore to deal with his former apprentice, singlehandedly breaking Maul and gutting all of his accomplishments.



-->'''Satine''': Remember, my dear Obi-Wan... I've loved you always. I always will...



* FalseReassurance: Sidious promises that he won't kill Maul, ominously alluding to [[ComicBook/DarthMaulSonOfDathomir other plans]] for his former apprentice. Said "reassurance" comes off as twice as false since Sidious briefly interrupted a bout of agonizing torture just to deliver the line.
-->'''Sidious''': Don't worry. I'm not going to kill you. I have other plans for you...



* FromBadToWorse: First, Obi-Wan has to rescue Satine from Death Watch, then their ship is shot down, and ''then'' a dazed and injured Obi-Wan [[OhCrap sees Maul walking towards him]]...



* GodzillaThreshold: Bo-Katan, normally a staunch nationalist, asks Obi-Wan to report the civil war on Mandalore to the Jedi Council. Even though it means Republic interference on Mandalore, she's happy to accept it as long as Maul dies in the process.



* HopeSpot: For a moment, it looks as though Obi-Wan and Satine will be able to escape Mandalore with their lives. [[MoodWhiplash Then the]] ''[[MoodWhiplash Twilight]]'' [[MoodWhiplash is shot down]].



* MuggingTheMonster: The two Mandalorian supercommandos who try to stop Darth Sidious because he doesn't have a landing permit.

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* MuggingTheMonster: The two Mandalorian supercommandos who try to stop Darth Sidious because he doesn't have a landing permit. He doesn't even break his stride as he Force-chokes them to death.



* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Sidious delivers a brief one to Maul after killing Savage.
-->'''Sidious''': Remember the first and only reality of the Sith: there can only be ''two''. And you are no longer my apprentice. You have been ''replaced!''



* ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight: Mandalore is a neutral world, and as such, the Republic and the Jedi have no authority to officially intervene on Satine's behalf. Obi-Wan decides to go anyway, borrowing a ship from Anakin and setting out to rescue Satine alone, [[BatmanGambit playing right into Maul's hands]].
* SuddenlyShouting: Sidious briefly goes from a soft, pseudo-paternal tone to an accusatory snarl as he attacks Maul and Savage.
-->'''Sidious''': How unfortunate that you are attempting to deceive me. You have become ''A RIVAL!''



* VillainRespect: Sidious is admittedly impressed that Maul survived [[HalfTheManHeUsedToBe the injuries]] [[Film/ThePhantomMenace from his defeat on Naboo.]]

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* {{Understatement}}: After Obi-Wan and Bo-Katan arrive on the scene of a huge battle between Bo's loyalists and Maul's commandos, Bo-Katan remarks that "Maul must ''really'' want you dead".
* VillainRespect: Sidious is admittedly impressed that Maul survived [[HalfTheManHeUsedToBe the injuries]] [[Film/ThePhantomMenace from his defeat on Naboo.]]Naboo]].



* WhamEpisode: Two major recurring characters (Satine and Savage) die, Darth Sidious is shown in action for the first time in the series, and it ends with Maul's fate unknown and Mandalore still engulfed in civil war, which sets the stage for the final arc of the series.



* WorldOfBadass: Maul, Savage, Obi-Wan, Bo-Katan, and ''Darth Sidious'' radiating Badass in one episode.

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* WorldOfBadass: Maul, Savage, Obi-Wan, Bo-Katan, and ''Darth Sidious'' radiating Badass in one episode. Even Korkie and his friends have [[TookALevelInBadass levelled up]].


* OrcusOnHisThrone: Up until now, Sidious has been content to remain on it via his Palpatine persona, but with Maul beginning to pose a legitimate threat to his plans, he gets off of it for the sole purpose of dealing with the issue at hand.

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* OrcusOnHisThrone: Up until now, Sidious has been content to remain on it via his Palpatine persona, but with Maul beginning to pose create a legitimate threat to power base that could rival his plans, own, he gets off of it for the sole purpose of dealing with the issue at hand.


* VillainRespect: Sidious is admittedly impressed that Maul survived [[HalfTheManHeUsedToBe his defeat]][[Film/ThePhantomMenace on Naboo.]]

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* VillainRespect: Sidious is admittedly impressed that Maul survived [[HalfTheManHeUsedToBe the injuries]] [[Film/ThePhantomMenace from his defeat]][[Film/ThePhantomMenace defeat on Naboo.]]

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* VillainRespect: Sidious is admittedly impressed that Maul survived [[HalfTheManHeUsedToBe his defeat]][[Film/ThePhantomMenace on Naboo.]]


* AsskickingEqualsAuthority: Sidious proves just ''why'' he is the most powerful Sith Lord to ever live.

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* AsskickingEqualsAuthority: Sidious proves just ''why'' he is the most powerful Sith Lord to ever live.Lord.


* FanservicePack: Soniee and Lagos, the female cadets that are introduced in "[[Recap/StarWarsTheCloneWarsS3E6TheAcademy The Academy]]", have been hit by puberty rather hard over the TimeSkip via the fact that they have developed very voluptuous yet athletic bodies and impressive busts.


* BloodKnight: Sidious is clearly having the time of his life dueling Maul and Savage; his [[SlasherSmile maniacal grin]] never leaves his face. Makes sense, since he probably hasn't had a chance to cut loose in a while.

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* BloodKnight: Sidious is clearly having the time of his life dueling Maul and Savage; his [[SlasherSmile maniacal grin]] never leaves his face. Makes sense, This makes sense since he probably hasn't had a chance to cut loose in a while.



* DressingAsTheEnemy: Obi-Wan knocks out a Death Watch commando loyal to Maul and steals his armour.

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* DressingAsTheEnemy: Obi-Wan knocks out a Death Watch commando loyal to Maul and steals his armour.armor.



* MuggedForDisguise: The supercommando Obi-Wan lures onboard the ''Twilight''.
* MuggingTheMonster: The two supercommandos who try to stop Darth Sidious because he doesn't have a landing permit.

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* MuggedForDisguise: The supercommando Mandalorian super commando Obi-Wan lures onboard the ''Twilight''.
* MuggingTheMonster: The two Mandalorian supercommandos who try to stop Darth Sidious because he doesn't have a landing permit.



* OffhandBackhand: Sidious kills no less than four people (all of them highly-trained Mandalorian commandos) this way via Force-choking.

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* OffhandBackhand: Sidious kills no less than four people (all of them highly-trained Mandalorian super commandos) this way via Force-choking.



* RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver: The Death Watch soldiers express their new loyalty to Maul by repainting their armour to mirror his red and black skin.

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* RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver: The Death Watch soldiers express their new loyalty to Maul by repainting their armour armor to mirror his red and black skin.



* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Korkie disappears after being knocked out by a Mandalorian Supercommando.

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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Korkie disappears after being knocked out by a Mandalorian Supercommando.super commando.


** Obi-Wan lures a Death Watch commando aboard the ''Twilight'' to steal his armour, and then beats him up offscreen, in a scene ''extremely'' reminiscent of one in ''Film/ANewHope''.

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** Obi-Wan lures a Death Watch commando aboard the ''Twilight'' to steal his armour, armor, and then beats him up offscreen, in a scene ''extremely'' reminiscent of one in ''Film/ANewHope''.



* ColourCodedForYourConvenience: The now-divided Death Watch. Those following Maul are indicated by red and black armour (one of the [[MookLieutenant lieutenants]] has Zabrak-like horns on his helmet, too) while those loyal to Bo-Katan have the same color scheme and design they always had.

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* ColourCodedForYourConvenience: The now-divided Death Watch. Those following Maul are indicated by red and black armour armor (one of the [[MookLieutenant lieutenants]] has Zabrak-like horns on his helmet, too) while those loyal to Bo-Katan have the same color scheme and design they always had.

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* CostumeEvolution: Beginning with this episode, Sidious ditches the simple black cloak he's worn up to this point for more regal, burgundy-colored robes, the same outfit [[Film/RevengeOfTheSith he will wear during his eventual duel with Yoda.]]


* KilledOffForReal: Duchess Satine and Savage Oppress.

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* KilledOffForReal: Duchess Satine and Savage Oppress.Opress die in this episode.



** The ending of the episode features Darth Sidious triumphant, having just killed Savage Opress and in the midst of torturing Darth Maul. [[SoundtrackDissonance Cue the upbeat credits theme!]]

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** The ending of the this episode features Darth Sidious triumphant, having just killed Savage Opress and in the midst of torturing Darth Maul. [[SoundtrackDissonance Cue the upbeat credits theme!]]



** Maul loses his brother to Sidious and has a parting moment with him much like Obi-Wan did with Qui-Gon when Maul killed him. For bonus points, this is just after Maul has taken away another one of Obi-Wan's loved ones.

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** Maul loses his brother Savage to Sidious and has a parting moment with him much like Obi-Wan did with Qui-Gon when Maul killed him. For bonus points, this is just after Maul has taken away another one of Obi-Wan's loved ones.



* OffhandBackhand: Sidious kills no less than four people (all of them highly-trained Mandalorian commandos) this way, via Force-choking.

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* OffhandBackhand: Sidious kills no less than four people (all of them highly-trained Mandalorian commandos) this way, way via Force-choking.


* DontYouDarePityMe: When Obi-Wan tries to sympathize with Maul, saying that he knows Maul didn't choose to turn to the Dark Side, Maul becomes angry and eventually kills Satine.

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* DontYouDarePityMe: When Obi-Wan tries to sympathize with Maul, Maul via saying that he knows Maul didn't choose to turn to the Dark Side, Maul becomes angry and eventually kills Satine.


** Sidious has two lightsabers, just like he will by the time of ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith''; only in the theatrical film, he will not use both of them at the same time on account of losing one during the duel in his office.

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** Sidious has two lightsabers, just like he will by the time of ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith''; only in the theatrical film, he will not use both of them at the same time on account of losing one during the duel in his office.


* BigBrotherInstinct: When Savage is fatally injured, Maul forgets all about fighting Sidious and runs to his brother's side, even holding his hand as he dies. And when Sidious taunts him with the Rule of Two, Maul is ''visibly shaking with rage''.

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* BigBrotherInstinct: When Savage is fatally injured, Maul forgets all about fighting Sidious and runs to his brother's side, even holding his hand as he dies. And when When Sidious taunts him with the Rule of Two, Maul is ''visibly shaking with rage''.

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