Happy 12th Birthday shout out to my BabyGirl, Jonée!!!!
Jonée had a great day!
Jonée received a box of Magic Flame birthday candles from her friend, Hannah; two fairy figurines, a Spirograph, and a MickeyD’s ice cream cone from F’Auntie Marlene; some art supplies and books from me; some looming bands, books, a Leinala’s Bakery cake, at Grandma Kirsti and Grandpa Hans’; a pizza party from Grandpa Hans; a new night shirt and some training bras from Grandma Kirsti!!! 😀 (see video below LOL)
After the party at Grandma and Grandpa’s, Jonée headed home to get ready for her getaway weekend! Her friend, Tallya invited her to sleepover and go out to camp this weekend. So Jonée got a little trip from Tallya and her family! Thank you, Tallya and Family!!!!
More fun will be had next weekend when mom get’s some more money and MAYBE we head to the movies to check out the new Transformers 4 movie… Followed by visits from Daddy, Mark! (Vehicle willing!!) … Followed by a visit from Auntie Karina, Uncle Steve and Cousin Mackenzie from British Columbia!!!! AND Auntie Kari is suppooooooosed to be taking all of us, being Mirkka, Jason AND Jonée shopping for all their birthday presents while she is here from Grandpa Darryl, who is in British Columbia and was not able to make the trip… [Miss and Love you, Dad!! ]
Video Credit: Mirkka Putnam
The following is a personal message from Jonée to her friends and family thanking all for their birthday wishes and gifts:
Video Credit: Mirkka Putnam
Darth Maul is Jonée’s favourite Star Wars character of all time. She asked me to put together an information page about him for her website. So here it is:
A Little Bit about Darth Maul
Homeworld – Iridonia/Dathomir
Born – 54 BBY (19BrS), Dathomir
Died – 32 BBY Naboo (Doppelgänger killed 0 BBY (35), Kalakar Six)
Species – Dathomirian Zabrak
Gender – Male
Height – 1.75 meters
Mass – 80 kilograms
Hair color – None
Eye color – Yellow (dark side)
Rise of the Empire era
Rebellion era (Clone)
New Republic era (Hologram)
Order of the Sith Lords
Dark Lord of the Sith
Galactic Empire (Dopplegänger)
Prophets of the Dark Side (Dopplegänger)
The Life and Death of Darth Maul
54 BBY to 33 BBY
Darth Maul was a Dathomiri Zabrak Sith Lord during the waning days of the Galactic Republic. A brother to Savage Opress and Feral, Darth Maul and his kin were part of a clan known as the Nightbrothers, who lived apart from the mainstream Zabrak population on the planet Dathomir, subservient to the Nightsister witches.
Darth Maul was a forged into a weapon by the hateful energies of the dark side to ensure victory of the Sith over the Jedi Order. He was a creature of pure evil. Darth Maul, himself, was a master of Juyo, Jar’Kai, and Teräs Käsi, with training in Niman.
Darth Maul had no personality beyond that of his ultimation and unwavering devotion to his master, Darth Sidious, a mysterious Sith Lord who is manipulating galactic events from behind the scenes. Wielding a double-bladed lightsaber and trained as a master in lightsaber combat, Maul serves as personal assassin to Darth Sidious. His goal was singular – to exact vengence upon all Jedi for the decimation of the Sith ranks.
In 33 BBY, Sidious gave Maul his first mission; put the criminal organization Black Sun in disarray. Maul carried out this task perfectly, dealing the group a grievous blow.
Darth Maul played an instrumental role in the Blockade of Naboo in 32 BBY. The crisis was engineered by Darth Sidious, who lived a double life as Senator Palpatine of Naboo, to have Supreme Chancellor Finis Valorum removed from office, allowing Sidious to take his place and set the stages for a Sith influenced government.
After Padmé Amidala, queen of the Naboo, escaped the blockade, Darth Maul was dispatched by Darth Sidious to track down the Queen, a feat he accomplished through mysterious yet effective means. Traveling aboard his sleek Sith Infiltrator, Darth Maul scouted the galaxy for the missing monarch, and reported his findings to his master.
Darth Maul found her on Tatooine. This is where the Republic first came to know of Darth Maul only as a mysterious attacker. While Qui-Gon Jinn was escorting the fugitive Queen Amidala from Tatooine to Coruscant, Darth Maul swept down from above, lunging at Qui-Gon Jinn from his rocketing Sith speeder. Darth Maul’s attack was relentless; he hammered down lightsaber strikes against the accomplished Jedi Master, forcing him back time and again. It was only the timely interception of Qui-Gon Jinn by the Queen’s Royal Starship that spared him.
Qui-Gon Jinn was utterly surprised and unprepared for such an attack. The Sith, everyone knew, were extinct, disappeared from the galaxy for a millennium. Yet the evidence was there – a dark attacker, trained in the Jedi arts, brandishing a lightsaber no less.
When Queen Amidala returned to Naboo, Darth Maul was there, waiting to face the Jedi once more. As an undeniable example of his skill and devotion, Darth Maul plunged headlong into battle against the two Jedi warriors, Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi. Using his double-bladed lightsaber, Darth Maul held off both Obi-Wan Kenobi and Qui-Gon Jinn in the heart of the Theed Royal Palace. When the Jedi became separated, Darth Maul killed Qui-Gon Jinn with a well-placed saber strike. Obi-Wan Kenobi, enraged, attacked Darth Maul. This barrage was deflected by Darth Maul who used Obi-Wan Kenobi’s touching of the dark side as a conduit for a Force attack; using the Force, Darth Maul pushed Obi-Wan Kenobi into a deep mining pit. Obi-Wan Kenobi held onto an outcropping for dear life. Calming himself by calling upon the light side of the Force, Obi-Wan Kenobi was able to surprise Darth Maul, and cleave him in half with his saber.
A pained look of bewilderment crossed Darth Maul’s tattooed face as death overtook him. His body fell into the melting pit, splitting in two as it tumbled into oblivion.
Darth Maul’s murder of Qui-Gon Jinn results in placing the responsibility of Anakin Skywalker’s training onto Obi-Wan Kenobi, setting the stage for the rest of the prequel trilogy.
Additionally, it was only a matter of time before Darth Sidious acquired a new apprentice, the late Qui-Gon Jinn’s fallen former master Dooku, dubbed as Darth Tyranus.
In 0 BBY, Darth Vader encountered either a clone or dopplegänger of Maul created by the Secret Order of the Empire, possibly under orders from Sidious. Maul believed that he could easily defeat Vader and serve under the Emperor once more. However, he was eventually slain by the fallen Chosen One.
Darth Maul’s Concept and Creation
The development of Darth Maul went through many iterations before the final design. Series creator George Lucas had described Darth Maul as “a figure from your worst nightmare”. Designer Iain McCaig thus offered Lucas a design based on a nightmare of his, which was rejected, but later inspired the Nightsister Sith witch in later Star Wars tales. One day McCaig was trying to make “Sith lord versions” of the art department crew, and drew David Dozoretz, head of the animations group, with a circuit board on his face. Lucas was intrigued by the circuit board idea, and McCaig started producing similar caricatures.
After getting frustrated with a drawing of production designer Gavin Bocquet, McCaig started covering it in tape. Both he and Lucas liked the result, described as “a kind of Rorschach pattern”. The final drawing had McCaig’s own face, with a pattern based on three things: a concept of a “flayed flesh face”, face-painting of African tribes and further Rorschach experimentation (dropping ink onto paper, folding it in half then opening).
Darth Maul’s head originally had feathers, based on prayer totems, but the Creature Effects crew led by Nick Dudman interpreted those feathers as horns, modifying his features into those common in depictions of the biblical Devil. Maul’s clothing was also modified, from a tight body suit with a muscle pattern to the Sith robe based on samurai pleats, because the lightsaber battles involved much jumping and spinning. Another concept had concept artist Iain McCaig concentrating on all sorts of different helmet designs, trying to come up with a masked look to rival Darth Vader, while the senatorial characters would sport painted and tattooed faces. It was later decided to apply this to Maul rather than the senate.
Darth Maul’s Appearances (canonical)
Jedi Council: Acts of War
Darth Maul: Saboteur
Star Wars: Darth Maul
Episode I Adventures 3: The Fury of Darth Maul
Darth Maul: Shadow Hunter
Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace novel (First appearance)
Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace
Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace comic
Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace game
Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace junior novel
Darth Maul’s Revenge
Star Wars: Episode I Obi-Wan’s Adventures
Episode I: Obi-Wan Kenobi (Appears in flashback(s))
Star Wars: Obi-Wan
Star Wars Episode I Journal: Darth Maul
Star Wars Episode I: Jedi Power Battles
Star Wars: Invasion of Theed Adventure Game
Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds
Star Wars: Republic: The Devaronian Version (Appears in flashback(s))
Rogue Planet (Mentioned only)
Jedi Quest: Path to Truth (Vision to Anakin Skywalker)
Jedi Quest 1 (Vision to Anakin Skywalker)
Outbound Flight (Mentioned only)
Jedi Quest: The Final Showdown (Mentioned only)
Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones novel (Mentioned only)
Precipice (Indirect mention only)
Legacy of the Jedi (Indirect mention only)
MedStar I: Battle Surgeons (Indirect mention only)
The Clone Wars: Decide Your Destiny: The Way of the Jedi (Mentioned only)
The Clone Wars: Wild Space (Indirect mention only)
TCW mini logo.jpg Star Wars: The Clone Wars – “Monster” (Mentioned only)
TCW mini logo.jpg Star Wars: The Clone Wars – “Witches of the Mist” (Appears in crystal ball only)
Star Wars: Republic 68: Armor (Indirect mention only)
Star Wars: Obsession (Indirect mention only)
LFC.jpg “Destruction” (Mentioned only)
Labyrinth of Evil (Mentioned only)
Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith novel (Mentioned only)
Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith junior novel (Mentioned only)
Dark Lord: The Rise of Darth Vader (Mentioned only)
Star Wars: Purge (Mentioned only)
Coruscant Nights I: Jedi Twilight (Indirect mention only)
Coruscant Nights II: Street of Shadows (Indirect mention only)
Coruscant Nights III: Patterns of Force (Indirect mention only)
The Gem of Alderaan (Mentioned only)
The Last of the Jedi: Death on Naboo (Mentioned only)
The Last of the Jedi: Return of the Dark Side (Mentioned only)
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed video game / novel (Appears in hologram)
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II (Xbox 360 achievement/PS3 trophy image)
Gal-icon.jpg Star Wars Galaxies: An Empire Divided (As a statue)
Perfect Evil (Vision to Darth Vader)
Resurrection (Identity disputed)
Phantom Menaces (Appears in hologram)
Fury (Indirect mention only)
Revelation (Indirect mention only)
Star Wars: Millennium Falcon (Indirect mention only)
Darth Maul’s Appearances (non-canonical)
Hate Leads to Lollipops
Star Wars: Racer Revenge
Tag & Bink: Revenge of the Clone Menace (Appears in hologram)
Star Wars: Battlefront II
Star Wars Infinities: A New Hope (Vision to Luke Skywalker)
Star Wars: Demolition
Star Wars: Super Bombad Racing
LEGO Star Wars: The Video Game
LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga
LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars
Star Wars Battlefront: Renegade Squadron
Star Wars: Epic Duels
Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Republic Heroes (Head only)