After Maul was found on Malachor by Ezra Bridger in the first part of “Twilight of the Apprentice”, Maul convinces Ezra to head to the Sith temple with him.
Two Are Required
As they approach the Sith temple, Maul describes it to Ezra as, “A place of worship for some; to others, an engine of destruction. But, at its heart, our prize.”
Whereupon, Ezra inquires, “How do we get in?”
Maul: “Two must lift these stones. No more, no less. That is the way of the Sith.”
Ezra: “You seem to know an awful lot about them.”
Maul: “To defeat your enemy, you must know your enemy. Even practice their beliefs.”
Ezra: “Yeah, my master wouldn’t approve of that last part.”
Maul: “Then he is doomed to fail.”
Again, here Ezra gets a little suspicious about Maul’s knowledge of the Sith, yet Maul spins his Sith knowledge as that of the enemy, even if he takes it further than Kanan does.
Maul Convinces Ezra to Use His Passions
Maul then curiously addresses Ezra as a young Jedi: “Now, young Jedi, help me.”
After struggling, Ezra tells Maul, “I can’t. It’s too heavy.”
Maul tells Ezra, “Your anger is a wellspring. You must use it.”
Ezra: “But a Jedi is never supposed to act out of emotion.”
Maul: “Your passions give you strength. And through strength, you gain power. You have seen it. You feel it. You must break your chains.”
Ezra starts to be able to telekinetically move the stone door, whereupon Maul tells him, “Yes. Use your power.”
Ezra gets the outer wall/door to move and holds it, as Maul and him walk through. When they get through, Ezra shouts, “A dead end!”
Maul tells him, “Focus!”
Maul and Ezra Advance Through Various Stone Doors in the Temple
Maul moves on to find a second wall-stone-door and, while Ezra is holding the first one up and Maul is holding the second one, Ezra asks, “What do we do?”
Maul tells him, “Release the one behind you.”
Ezra releases the first stone-wall-door and, then, while Ezra holds the second, Maul opens a third. Ezra drops the second one, and they arrive at a fourth wall-stone-portal, whereupon Ezra asks, “How many of these things are there?”
After opening the fourth stone-wall-door, Ezra then lets it shut behind them.
Ezra is now panting from all of the exertion.
As Ezra is catching his breath, Maul approaches him and tells him, “Unless you take risks, do what must be done, there will always be limits to your abilities. Seize the knowledge. Seize the power. Do not become like me, Jabba.”
At this calling of his fake name, Ezra informs Maul, “My name’s Ezra. My real name.”
Maul, seeming somewhat puzzled, repeats it, “Real name?” He then continues, “Yes, I once had a real name. So long ago, I don’t remember.” At this point, he finally removes his hood, revealing his spiked head, “Now, now I am called Maul.”
This revelation that Maul has no recollection of what his real name is, but all that he remembers is Maul.
In the next installment of the Darth Maul Project, we see Maul and Ezra seize the Sith holocron in the Sith temple on Malachor.