23 Facts About Count Dooku


Count Dooku of Serenno, known by his Sith name Darth Tyranus, is a fictional character in the Star Wars franchise, created by George Lucas.

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Count Dooku plays a pivotal role in Sidious' rise to power, leading the Confederacy of Independent Systems, made up of numerous planetary systems seeking independence from the Republic, throughout the Clone Wars, and engineering the creation of the Republic's clone army.

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Since the release of the films, Count Dooku has been highlighted as one of the best Star Wars villains, and a foil for Anakin Skywalker, whose transformation into Darth Vader is foreshadowed through Count Dooku's own fall to the dark side.

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Count Dooku was portrayed by Sir Christopher Lee in Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith, while Kyle Rowling served as his stunt double.

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Count Dooku is introduced in Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones as a former Jedi Master who abandoned the Jedi Order after losing faith in the Republic the Jedi served.

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Count Dooku believes that the Republic is corrupt, and that its politicians are more interested in maintaining the bureaucracy and enriching themselves than in properly representing their people.

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Count Dooku tries to flee, but Obi-Wan and Anakin follow him and engage him in a lightsaber duel.

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Unable to match Yoda's prowess, Count Dooku distracts him by using the Force to dislodge a large pillar and send it falling toward Anakin and Obi-Wan.

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Anakin gives in to his hatred of Count Dooku and uses his anger to overpower him, severing both of Count Dooku's hands and leaving him helpless.

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Ventress survives and works with Mother Talzin to kill Count Dooku by giving him Savage Opress as a replacement apprentice.

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Count Dooku confronts Anakin and Obi-Wan on Oba Diah, revealing his alter-ego Darth Tyranus to the Jedi, and they realize that it was he who created the clone army.

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Young Count Dooku will appear in the upcoming animated series Tales of the Jedi, and will be voiced by Corey Burton.

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Count Dooku takes Vos to Serenno, where he tortures him, eventually turning him to the dark side.

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Vos and Count Dooku escape aboard Ventress' ship, killing two Jedi and many clone troopers in the process.

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Count Dooku begins corresponding with Jenza, keeping their communications a secret for years.

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The audiobook details several adventures Count Dooku has with his best friend, Sifo-Dyas, and Dyas's Jedi Master, Lene Kostana.

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The novel reveals that Count Dooku had one other apprentice before Qui-Gon, Rael Averross.

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Count Dooku appears extensively in the Star Wars Expanded Universe, including novels, comic books and the 2003 TV series Star Wars: Clone Wars.

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Count Dooku'sapprentices include Ventress, Tol Skorr and renegade Jedi Quinlan Vos.

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In Jude Watson's Legacy of the Jedi, Count Dooku appears in Parts 1,2, and 4, and is mentioned in Part 3.

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However, Count Dooku manages to convince the Jedi Council of the truth, and Nod is then expelled from the Jedi Order.

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In Thrawn: Alliances, Count Dooku is mentioned by Duke Solha and Padme Amidala while they fight at Mokivj.

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Solha establishes that the Count Dooku had dispatched him and his siblings to Mokivj to produce cortosis B2 super battle droids for the Clone Wars.

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