Darth Maul was arguably the best thing to come out of Episode I. Which is why it was such a shame he split so soon. Sure, he returned in the The Clone Wars with those ridiculous metallic centaur legs, but being one of the coolest Star Wars villains of all-time, he deserved
better. Moviegoers never got to see what this spiked Dathomirian was truly capable of.
Trained as an assassin, Darth Maul preferred to rely more on his impressive fighting prowess than the Force, despite an above average understanding of it. Ultimately, this desire capped his full potential for being a truly powerful Sith Lord. While he has never shown the abilities of others that follow, the fact that Darth Maul was trained by Darth Sidious and has a natural talent for jumping around like a madman makes him a force to be reckoned with. After all, how many people can say they killed Liam Neeson? No one else on this list, that's for sure.