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Count Dooku / Darth Tyranus
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Position Former Jedi Master
Dark Lord of the Sith
Count of Serenno
Leader of the Confederacy of Independent Systems
Homeworld Serenno
Species Human
Gender male
Affiliation Jedi Order
Order of the Sith Lords
Confederacy of Independent Systems
Portrayed by Christopher Lee
(Star Wars Episodes II, III and The Clone Wars)

Count Dooku is a fictional character from the Star Wars universe. Dooku is one of the main antagonists of Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones and a supporting villain in Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith. Count Dooku plays a substantial role in the "Expanded Universe" of novels, comic books, and video games. In his television and video game appearances, Count Dooku is portrayed by voice actor Corey Burton. In all of his film appearances, which consists of the prequel films and Star Wars: The Clone Wars, he is played by Christopher Lee.

Once a respected Jedi Master, Dooku becomes disillusioned with the Jedi Council and becomes one of the "Lost Twenty" Jedi to leave the Order. Dooku falls to the dark side of the Force, at which time he becomes the Sith apprentice of Darth Sidious, who bestows upon his new pupil the title of Darth Tyranus.

Dooku leads the Separatists in the Clone Wars, which in turn lead to the destruction of many worlds throughout the galaxy. During the Clone Wars he trains General Grievous, leader of the Separatists' Droid Armies, and several Dark Jedi. In Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, Darth Tyranus is betrayed by Darth Sidious, who eventually replaces him with his third apprentice, Darth Vader.

Contents

Depiction

Film and television

Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones

Dooku first appears in Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones as the Sith apprentice of Darth Sidious (Ian McDiarmid). He is also the leader of the Confederacy of Independent Systems, a federation of planetary systems rebelling against the Galactic Republic. Dooku claims to be angered by the bureaucracy of the Galactic Senate, as well as the apparent unwillingness of the Jedi Council to aid oppressed galactic systems.

Dooku captures Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor) on Geonosis and informs Kenobi that he is attempting to save the Republic from the influence of a Sith Lord named "Darth Sidious", who he claims betrayed the Viceroy of the Trade Federation, Nute Gunray, during the events of Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace. Kenobi refuses to join Dooku, who promptly sentences him to be executed. While on Geonosis, it is revealed that Dooku was the Padawan learner of Yoda (Frank Oz) and that Qui Gon Jinn (Liam Neeson) was his apprentice.

A clone trooper and Jedi force rescue Kenobi, along with Anakin Skywalker (Hayden Christiansen) and Padme Amidala (Natalie Portman). Anakin and Kenobi chase Dooku and engage him in a lightsaber duel in which Kenobi is incapacitated and Anakin loses his right arm. Yoda arrives to save them, and duels Dooku to a stalemate; Dooku distracts him by trying to make a large pillar fall on the two Jedi. Dooku then escapes from Geonosis. Dooku returns to Coruscant and delivers to Sidious the blueprints for the Geonosian-designed Death Star and informs his master their plan is working; "The war has begun".

Clone Wars series

In the animated series Star Wars: Clone Wars (2003–2005), Dooku is portrayed by voice actor Corey Burton and is the main villain of the series. During the series, he leads the Separatists in attacks upon the Republic. He also sends Dark Jedi Asajj Ventress on a mission to kill Anakin Skywalker — Sidious' ploy to test the young Jedi's worth as an apprentice — and trains General Grievous in lightsaber combat. In the series' final episode, he orchestrates an attack on the planet Coruscant in which Grievous kidnaps Palpatine, setting the stage for Revenge of the Sith. Dooku is also the main villain in the television adaption of the movie Star Wars: The Clone Wars.

Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith

In the opening of Revenge of the Sith, Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi are sent to rescue Chancellor Palpatine (ultimately revealed as Sidious' alter ego) from Separatist leader General Grievous (Matthew Wood)'s flagship. Grevious escapes but they encounter Dooku while freeing the Chancellor.

In the ensuing duel, Kenobi is incapacitated, leaving Skywalker and Dooku to fight alone. Following their duel, Skywalker overpowers him and severs his hands. Palpatine then orders Skywalker to kill Dooku; after a moment's hesitation, Skywalker beheads Dooku in cold blood.

Star Wars: The Clone Wars film

Dooku is featured in the movie Star Wars: The Clone Wars. In the film, in a plot to bring Jabba the Hutt (Kevin Michael Richardson) into the folds of the Confederacy, Count Dooku enlisted Jabba's uncle Ziro to kidnap Jabba's son Rotta. After Ziro's agents delivered the young Huttlet to the planet Teth, Dooku contacted Ziro again to arrange for Asajj Ventress (Nika Futterman) to take custody of Rotta. Jabba had requested Jedi assistance to rescue his son, and the Count wished for Ventress to frame the would-be rescuer Anakin Skywalker (Matt Lanter) for the crime. The plot fails.

Star Wars The Clone Wars series

First, Dooku tries to broker a treaty with Toydaria. Then he commands Grievous in surprise attacks by the Malevolence. He then sends Ventress to break out Viceroy Gunray and succeeds. He also tests Grievous by sending Fisto and his padawan to fight Grievous. Next he gets caught by pirates and escapes along with Obi-Wan and Anakin. After that, he orders one of his generals to destroy a colony with a new weapon but fails. During the occupation of the planet Ryloth, Dooku orders his servant, Wat Tambor, leader of the Techno Union, to retreat after learning of the arrival of Mace Windu. However, he does not evacuate in time and Dooku orders the droids to destroy his base, though the attempt fails.

Expanded Universe

Comic books

In the Star Wars: Republic series, set during the Clone Wars, Dooku trains multiple Dark Jedi apprentices, most of whom he uses as minions. His apprentices include Ventress, Tol Skorr and, most notably, renegade Jedi Quinlan Vos, who initially intends to infiltrate the Separatists as a spy for the Jedi Council, but instead nearly falls to the dark side.

Novels

Dooku appears as a main or secondary villain in many Expanded Universe novels.

Legacy of the Jedi

In Jude Watson's Legacy of the Jedi, he is first tempted by the dark side of the Force as a child, when he and fellow Padawan Lorian Nod steal an ancient Sith Holocron from the Jedi Archives, and he informs on his friend to stay in the Order; he is intrigued by the Sith's open embrace of power, and realizes that he is just as capable of treachery as they are. Years later, he encounters (and eventually kills) Nod.

Yoda: Dark Rendezvous

In Sean Stewart's Yoda: Dark Rendezvous, he attempts to trap his former Master by offering to negotiate an end to the war. In the novel it is revealed that Dooku always resented his parents for 'giving him away' to the Jedi Order.

Labyrinth of Evil

In James Luceno's Labyrinth of Evil, he engineers General Grievous' transformation into the Separatists' cyborg commander, and trains him in lightsaber combat. He then schemes with Sidious to invade Coruscant—thus setting the stage for Revenge of the Sith—in what he believes to be a plot to kill Obi-Wan Kenobi and initiate Anakin Skywalker into the Sith.

References

Bibliography
  • Stover, Mathew. Revenge of the Sith. Lucas Booka, Century, London. ISBN 0-7126-8427-1
Notes
Further readings
  • The New Essential Guide to Characters, 1st edition, 2002. Daniel Wallace, Michael Sutfin, ISBN 0-345-44900-2
  • Reynolds, David West. Star Wars: Attack of the Clones: The Visual Dictionary, hardcover, 2002. ISBN 0-7894-8588-5
  • Luceno, James. Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith: The Visual Dictionary, hardcover, 2005. , ISBN 0-7566-1128-8
  • Slavicsek, Bill & Collins, Andy. Star Wars Roleplaying Game: Revised Core Rulebook, hardcover, 2002. , ISBN 0-7869-2876-X

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Simple English

Count Dooku of Serenno (also known as Darth Tyranus) is a character from the Star Wars universe. Dooku is one of the major characters in Episode II: Attack of the Clones.

He is the second known student of Darth Sidious. Dooku is also the leader of the Confederacy of Independent Systems during the Clone Wars.








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