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Encyclopedia > Count Dooku
Star Wars character
Count Dooku/Darth Tyranus

Position Former Jedi Master, Dark Jedi, Dark Lord of the Sith (with Darth Sidious), Count of Serenno, Leader of the Confederacy of Independent Systems
Homeworld Serenno
Species Human
Gender Male
Affiliation Order of the Sith Lords, Confederacy of Independent Systems, Jedi Order, Galactic Republic
Portrayed by Christopher Lee (Episodes II and III)
Corey Burton (Star Wars: Clone Wars)

Count Dooku, also known as Darth Tyranus, is a fictional character from the Star Wars universe and Palpatines apprentice. In the prequel films, he is played by Christopher Lee, but is voiced by Corey Burton in the video games and the animated series Star Wars: Clone Wars. He is the arch-villain in Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones and a supporting villain in Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, in which his demise takes place. This article is about the series. ... Image File history File links DookuBZZZ.jpg Count Dooku, fallen Jedi Master, wields Force lightning at the Battle of Geonosis, from Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones. ... This article or section should include material from Jedi Sentinel —The Jedi Code — Obi-Wan Kenobi The Jedi Knights are a fictional brotherhood and organization from the Star Wars series of films by George Lucas. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Dark Lord of the Sith is a fictional title created by George Lucas for his Star Wars universe. ... In the fictional Star Wars universe, the Confederacy of Independent Systems (CIS) is an organization that existed in the latter years of the Republic. ... // A dangerous, yet lush world, Ragoon 6 was the location of a Jedi training site. ... In George Lucas fictional Star Wars universe, Humans are the most numerous and dominant species, with apparently millions of major and minor colonies galaxywide. ... This article is about the Male sex. ... Within the Star Wars universe, the term Sith is used to describe two separate but related groups. ... In the fictional Star Wars universe, the Confederacy of Independent Systems (CIS) is an organization that existed in the latter years of the Republic. ... The Jedi are a fictional monastic peacekeeping organization from the Star Wars saga. ... - Senator Palpatine Form of Government Federal Republic Official language Basic Capital Coruscant Head of Government Chancellor Establishment c. ... For other persons named Christopher Lee, see Christopher Lee (disambiguation). ... Film poster for Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones (2002) is the fifth Star Wars science fiction movie released and the second part of the prequel trilogy which began with Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace. ... Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith is the third episode of the Star Wars film series (but the sixth film to be produced), to be released on Thursday, May 19, 2005. ... Corey Burton (born August 3, 1955), is an animation voice actor. ... Star Wars: Clone Wars (November 7, 2003 - present) is an animated Star Wars television series that chronicles the Clone Wars between the Republic under Chancellor Palpatine and the Confederacy of Independent Systems under Count Dooku. ... This article is about the series. ... A fictional universe is an imaginary world that serves as the setting or backdrop for one or (more commonly) multiple works of fiction or translatable non-fiction. ... Revenge of the Sith is the third film of the prequel trilogy. ... For other persons named Christopher Lee, see Christopher Lee (disambiguation). ... Corey Burton (born August 3, 1955), is an animation voice actor. ... Star Wars: Clone Wars (November 7, 2003 - present) is an animated Star Wars television series that chronicles the Clone Wars between the Republic under Chancellor Palpatine and the Confederacy of Independent Systems under Count Dooku. ... Film poster for Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones (2002) is the fifth Star Wars science fiction movie released and the second part of the prequel trilogy which began with Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace. ... Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith is the third episode of the Star Wars film series (but the sixth film to be produced), to be released on Thursday, May 19, 2005. ...


Dooku was a Jedi Master and powerful Sith Lord. His Sith title is Darth Tyranus. His full birth name is unknown. Jedi Knights and Jedi Knight redirect here. ... In the fictional Star Wars universe, the Sith were a humanoid race who were enslaved by a group of warrior priests who follow the dark side of the Force and serve as the evil counterparts to the Jedi. ... Within the Star Wars universe, the term Sith is used to describe two separate but related groups. ...

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Biography

As a youngling, Dooku was trained by Yoda and then later became the Padawan of Thame Cerulian. Dooku is one of the greatest Jedi in the galaxy, supremely gifted in his connection to and knowledge of the Force, as well as oratory, philosophy, and lightsaber combat. Yoda is a fictional character from the Star Wars universe, who appears in all of the franchises films except for Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. ... The Jedi Knights are a fictional monastic organization from the Star Wars series of films by George Lucas. ... ... For other uses, see Star Wars Galaxy. ... The Force is a binding, ubiquitous power that is the object of the Jedi and Sith monastic orders in the Star Wars universe. ... Oratory is the art of eloquent speech. ... For other uses, see Philosophy (disambiguation). ... Lightsaber combat describes the fictional fighting styles employed by Jedi and Sith characters in the Star Wars multi-media franchise. ...


Jude Watson's novel Legacy of the Jedi explains that Dooku is first tempted by the dark side of the Force as a Padawan, when his best friend, fellow Jedi apprentice Lorian Nod, decides to learn the ways of the Sith. Dooku feels betrayed, but finds himself intrigued by the Sith Order's open embrace of power, and subconsciously realizes that he is just as capable of treachery as his former friend. Jude Watson is a novelist for young readers, usually preteens. ... Product Information First Printing: August 2003 Pages: 204 Author: Jude Watson ISBN: 0-439-53666-9 Summary Legacy of the Jedi takes place in multiple eras, from Count Dookus days as a Jedi to the Clone Wars. ... In various theories of magic and religion, the Dark Side describes the less benevolent approaches to use of the magical forces. ... now. ...

Count Dooku as he appeared in Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones.

Dooku's first appearance in the Star Wars universe was in Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones. He is introduced as a once-esteemed Jedi Master who had become disillusioned with the Jedi and became the Sith apprentice of Darth Sidious. He is also the leader of the Confederacy of Independent Systems, a federation of planetary systems rebelling against the Galactic Republic. File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Palpatine is a fictional character in George Lucas science fiction saga Star Wars. ... In the fictional Star Wars universe, the Confederacy of Independent Systems (CIS) is an organization that existed in the latter years of the Republic. ... - Senator Palpatine Form of Government Federal Republic Official language Basic Capital Coruscant Head of Government Chancellor Establishment c. ...


In 44 BBY, he leads the Jedi in combat against the Mandalorians. Almost all of the Mandalorians were killed, except for Jango Fett and several others spread throughout the galaxy. Over half of the attacking Jedi fall to the Mandalorian guns, with Fett killing many himself. After this battle, Dooku loses faith in the Republic, sensing corruption within it and in the Jedi order. Fans of the Star Wars fictional universe keep track of the dates of key events with a dating system (or calendar) reckoned at the Battle of Yavin featured in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. ... A Mandalorian is a member of a group of masked warrior clans in the Star Wars universe. ... Jango redirects here. ...


Dooku is angered by the bureaucracy of the Galactic Senate, as well as the unwillingness of the Jedi Council to aid oppressed Galactic systems. Qui-Gon's death at the hands of Sidious' deceased apprentice, Darth Maul, proves to be the final straw. As a result of his resignation, his bronzium bust is displayed in the Jedi Archives, along with the rest of the Lost Twenty, the only Jedi Knights ever to resign their commissions from the Jedi Order. The Politics series Politics Portal This box:      This article is about the sociological concept. ... - Senator Palpatine Form of Government Federal Republic Official language Basic Capital Coruscant Head of Government Chancellor Establishment c. ... Bronzium is a bronze-colored durable metal used in the Star Wars Universe. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... The Lost Twenty is a phrase in the Star Wars Expanded Universe that refers to the number of Jedi Masters who have voluntarily renounced their commission in the Jedi Order over ideological differences. ...


Powers and abilities

Dooku is recognized as being gifted with extraordinary potential in the Force, and frequently uses it in combat. He is also capable of conjuring Force lightning, and is the only swordsman apart from Yoda traditionally held capable of defeating Mace Windu. Dooku had a unique red-bladed lightsaber with a curved hilt. Force lightning is an offensive technique in the fictional Star Wars universe. ... Windu redirects here. ...


Attack of the Clones

Dooku communicates with his Sith Master, Darth Sidious.

In Attack of the Clones, the investigation of a failed assassination attempt on the life of Padmé Amidala leads to the discovery of the erased records of the planet Kamino in the Jedi Archives, where a weapon used by the assassin originated. Obi-Wan Kenobi is sent to investigate the planet, and he discovers that it is being used as a base for the construction of a clone army ostensibly ordered by the deceased Jedi Master Sifo-Dyas. The novel Labyrinth of Evil, as well as Attack of the Clones reveals that Sifo-Dyas had indeed ordered the clone army, approximately 10 years prior to Obi-Wan's visit. A subsequent visit to Geonosis to follow the clone army's genetic source, Jango Fett, leads Kenobi to discover that Dooku has been working with various corporate elements to build a giant droid army for the Separatists, against which the Jedi will be defenseless. Kenobi is subsequently captured by Dooku's forces; Dooku tries to convince him to join his cause by telling him that he is only attempting to save the Republic from the influence of a Sith Lord named Darth Sidious, who he claims has control of a large number of senators (Sidious is revealed to be Supreme Chancellor Palpatine in Episode III). Kenobi refuses to join him, and is then sentenced to death. Image File history File links The_Seduction_of_Dooku. ... Image File history File links The_Seduction_of_Dooku. ... Padmé Amidala is a fictional character in George Lucas science fiction saga Star Wars. ... —Obi-wan Kenobi Kamino is a world in the fictional Star Wars universe. ... The subject of this article may not satisfy the notability guideline for Fiction. ... Labyrinth of Evil is a novel by James Luceno set in the fictional Star Wars galaxy. ... Geonosis is a planet from Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones. ... Jango redirects here. ... Security Battle Droids shooting at Obi-Wan Kenobi and Qui-Gon Jinn. ... Palpatine is a fictional character in George Lucas science fiction saga Star Wars. ... Capital punishment, also referred to as the death penalty, is the judicially ordered execution of a prisoner as a punishment for a serious crime, often called a capital offense or a capital crime. ...

Dracula farts about with a shrivelled old hag, Yoda.

Prior to his capture, Kenobi informed the Jedi and the Republic's authorities about his discoveries, and the Republic takes control of the clone army in order to fight the Separatists. Kenobi is rescued by a large group of Jedi forces and the new Clone Army. He then attempts to capture Dooku with the help of his then arrogant apprentice, Anakin Skywalker. The two are unsuccessful; Kenobi is incapacitated, while Anakin loses his right arm in a duel with Dooku. After fighting to a draw with Yoda, the Sith Lord retreats to a secret facility on Coruscant. There, he gives Sidious the rudimentary blueprints for a Geonosian-designed superweapon, eventually revealed to be the Death Star. File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Yoda is a fictional character from the Star Wars universe, who appears in all of the franchises films except for Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. ... Anakin Skywalker is the central character in the Star Wars franchise. ... Coruscant Coruscant (pronounced //) is a fictional planet in the Star Wars universe. ... A superweapon is an extremely powerful weapon by the standards of its time and its scale. ... For other uses, see Death Star (disambiguation). ...


The Clone Wars

In the animated series Star Wars: Clone Wars, Count Dooku leads the Separatist Army, as in the films. He hires Cydon Prax to replace Fett as his bodyguard. He finds the Force Harvester, an ancient Sith artifact, on Raxus Prime. He later finds the pieces, scattered by the ancient Sith, and revives an antique Sith weapon known as the Dark Reaper. The Dark Reaper was first defeated by a Jedi Knight named Ulic Qel-Droma 4,000 years before The Phantom Menace, during the Great Sith War. At the Sith Temple on Thule, it is defeated again by Anakin Skywalker. The Dark Reaper is a fictional object from the Star Wars Expanded Universe. ... The Dark Reaper is a fictional object from the Star Wars Expanded Universe. ... Ulic Qel-Droma was an ancient Jedi who lived 4000 years before Star Wars Episode IV. He was born on Alderaan. ... Film poster for Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace is a 1999 film by George Lucas starring Liam Neeson, Ewan McGregor, Natalie Portman, and Jake Lloyd. ... Tales of the Jedi is a series of comic books that are part of the Expanded Universe of Star Wars. ... Thule as Tile on the Carta Marina by Olaus Magnus. ...


In the video game Star Wars: The New Droid Army, a Count Dooku Clone raids the Jedi Temple library ten months after the Battle of Geonosis. This clone oversees the Cortosis Droid project, and is killed by Anakin Skywalker on Metalorn. The following is a list of fictional Star Wars characters from Separatist-affiliated factions, including the Corporate Alliance, Trade Federation, and the Techno Union. ... The Jedi Temple is a building in the fictional Star Wars universe. ... Combatants Galactic Republic Confederacy of Independent Systems Commanders Yoda Mace Windu Kit Fisto Ki-Adi-Mundi Plo Koon Count Dooku Poggle the Lesser Nute Gunray Wat Tambor Sun Fac(perished) Shu Mai Jango Fett (perished) Sevrance Tann San Hill Other Separatist leaders Strength 212 Jedi 192,000 clone troopers... For other uses, see clone. ... // M4-78 is the name given to a planet colonised by droids. ...


During the Clone Wars, Dooku takes up a few apprentices of his own, though of the Dark Jedi variety. They were Sev'rance Tann, Asajj Ventress, Durge, Tol Skorr, and General Grievous. He also acts as the political leader of the Separatists. Grievous and Ventress are the most prominent of Dooku's apprentices in the Star Wars universe. As revealed in the Clone Wars series, James Luceno's novel Labyrinth of Evil and Revenge of the Sith, Dooku molds Grievous into a formidable lightsaber duelist. In Ventress' story arc in the Clone Wars series, the novels Yoda: Dark Rendezvous, The Cestus Deception and the Star Wars: Republic comic book series, Dooku recruits and trains her at Sidious' command, his ultimate plan being to pit her against Anakin Skywalker in order to test the young Jedi's worth as a potential apprentice. Even though Dooku's servants are aware that he is a Sith and an associate of Darth Sidious, they are unaware that they have been manipulated as part of a larger scheme.-1... Asajj Ventress is a fictional character from the Star Wars Expanded Universe. ... This article is about minor characters in the fictional Star Wars universe who are bounty hunters. ... General Grievous is a fictional character from the Star Wars universe. ... James Luceno (born in 1947) is the New York Times bestselling author of three Star Wars: The New Jedi Order novels, Agents of Chaos: Heros Trial, Agents of Chaos: Jedi Eclipse and The Unifying Force. ... Labyrinth of Evil is a novel by James Luceno set in the fictional Star Wars galaxy. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Cestus Deception:Summary Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi strides—and soars and plots and duels—again in this stirring new addition to the Star Wars saga. ...


As depicted in Labyrinth of Evil, and the final episode of the Clone Wars series, Dooku has Grievous capture and imprison Palpatine to deceive the corrupt Senate into believing he has been kidnapped, thus creating the sympathy necessary to give the Chancellor even greater emergency powers. A state of emergency is a governmental declaration that may suspend certain normal functions of government, may work to alert citizens to alter their normal behaviors, or may order government agencies to implement emergency preparedness plans. ...


Revenge of the Sith

In the opening of Revenge of the Sith, Anakin and Kenobi are sent to rescue Palpatine from Grievous' flagship, the Invisible Hand. Palpatine has ordered Dooku to arrive and kill Kenobi and then surrender to Anakin, to push him further towards the dark side. Palpatine leads Dooku to believe that, once turned, Anakin will be the perfect commanding general of his new Sith Army. Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith is the third episode of the Star Wars film series (but the sixth film to be produced), to be released on Thursday, May 19, 2005. ... For other uses, see Invisible hand (disambiguation). ...


During the ensuing lightsaber duel, Dooku's mastery was again apparent as he easily blocked both Anakin and Obi-Wan's blows, eventually isolating Obi-Wan from the battle with a force push. Pursued up the stairs of the bridge by Anakin, Obi-Wan rejoined the fight, at which point Dooku simultaneously kicked Anakin away, locked Obi-Wan in a Force grip, and hurled him across the room, trapping him by dropping part of a platform on his legs. But before Dooku could prepare himself, Anakin kicked the aged Sith Lord over the balcony of the bridge and unleashed his aggression. Dooku again fought ably against Anakin, but despite his initial superiority the young Jedi's embracing of his anger greatly augmented his abilities. Anakin repaid the Count for his defeat on Geonosis by cutting off both of Dooku's hands. Sidious had promised Dooku that he would intervene in the unlikely event that Anakin gain the upper hand, but unfortunately for Dooku, he only realized Palpatine's betrayal the moment before his death. In reality, Palpatine never intended Dooku to be the ultimate apprentice. Dooku was merely a placeholder for Anakin and a tool for engineering the Clone Wars. At Palpatine's demand, Anakin then decapitated the helpless Sith Lord in cold blood with two lightsabers (one being Dooku's own).


References

  • The New Essential Guide to Characters, 1st edition, 2002. Daniel Wallace, Michael Sutfin, ISBN 0-345-44900-2
  • Star Wars: Attack of the Clones: The Visual Dictionary, hardcover, 2002. David West Reynolds, ISBN 0-7894-8588-5
  • Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith: The Visual Dictionary, hardcover, 2005. James Luceno, ISBN 0-7566-1128-8
  • Star Wars Roleplaying Game: Revised Core Rulebook, hardcover, 2002. Bill Slavicsek, Andy Collins, J.D. Wiker, ISBN 0-7869-2876-X

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