When it comes to lightsaber fights, there are cool, mysterious ways to die, like when Obi-Wan Kenobi gave up his corporeal form during his duel with Darth Vader to strengthen Luke Skywalker's connection to the Force. And then there are embarrassing and unintentionally hilarious ways to die, like when Darth Maul got cut in half and fell down an elevator shaft like a chump.
But then, it's hard to keep a good villain down. Despite being sliced in two, Darth Maul survived his duel with Obi-Wan Kenobi from The Phantom Menace. Maul's tale of survival is detailed in The Clone Wars-based comic book, The Sith Hunters. Using the same kind of hate-fueled Force power that kept Darth Vader alive after getting carved up in Episode III, Darth Maul's angry top-half made his way to a garbage planet called Lotho Minor. There, he went crazy, obsessed over taking revenge on Obi-Wan…oh, and he figured out how to make a new set of robot-spider-legs. Like you do. Eventually, Maul's little brother, Savage Opress, rescued him from Lotho Minor and brought him back home. There, Maul's mommy helped him find his lost marbles, and even got a new pair of legs.
Fun fact: Darth Maul's original legs figured out how to make a new robot torso too! Legs Maul has been washing dishes in Dexter Jettster's diner ever since.