Why Didn’t Palpatine Sense Darth Maul Survived After Ep.I

The Non-Canon Expert looks at why the Dark Lord of the Sith Darth Sidious didn’t sense that his apprentice Darth Maul survived his defeat to Jedi Padawan Obi-Wan Kenobi on Naboo, having no understanding of Darth Maul’s survival until over a decade later during the Clone Wars, explaining the significant events that occurred at the time of Darth Maul’s defeat, and then the important information that is relevant over the next twelve years. This is a Legends story for Darth Maul and Palpatine with information found in a number of Legends sources, but primarily “Star Wars: Jedi vs. Sith: The Essential Guide to the Force,” “Star Wars: Darth Plagueis,” “Star Wars: Death Star,” “Star Wars: Dark Lord: The Rise of Darth Vader,” and “Star Wars: The Wrath of Darth Maul.” The brief elements described from Canon are found within the Canon novel “Star Wars: Ahsoka.”