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I have become more powerful than any Jedi. Even you.
~ Count Dooku to his old master Yoda in Attack of the Clones prior to their lightsaber duel.

Count Dooku, also known as Darth Tyranus, is the secondary antagonist of the Star Wars prequel trilogy. He is secretly a powerful Sith Lord and the second apprentice of Darth Sidious and the Head of State of the Confederacy of Independent Systems. He is the main antagonist of Attack of the Clones and a minor antagonist in Revenge of the Sith, as well as the main antagonist of the 2008 animated feature film Star Wars: The Clone Wars and its 2008-2013 television series of the same name.

In his film appearances, he was portrayed by the late Christopher Lee, who also played SarumanFrancisco Scaramanga, Haggard, and best known for Count Dracula. Lee reprised the role in the Clone Wars animated film. In the Clone Wars animated TV series, he was voiced by Corey Burton, who also played Brainiac, Megatron, Captain Hook, Quint in Disney's Timon & Pumbaa series, and Shan Yu in Kingdom Hearts.

Powers and Abilities

Powers

  • The Force: Despite his old age, Dooku was extremely powerful and had an extremely strong connection to the Force. Although he was not quite as powerful as Anakin Skywalker at his peak, Dooku was still one of the most powerful Force-users in the history of the galaxy; arrogantly claiming himself to have been more powerful than any single Jedi of his time. Despite this claim, Dooku's Force potential did not come anywhere close to surpassing Yoda and Palpatine's powers respectively at the two latters' peaks.
    • Telekinesis: Dooku was very proficient in Telekinesis and utilized it either as offensive or defense.
      • Force Push: Dooku utilized Force Push to send his opponents flying through the air, causing them serious injury or temporarily incapacitating them/knocked them unconscious.
      • Force Flight: Dooku utilized Force Flight to levitate himself or to slow-down his fall to the ground.
      • Force Choke: Dooku utilized Force Choke to either weaken, kill or intimidate his opponents.
      • Force Grip: Dooku utilized Force Grip to lifted his opponents off the ground, sometimes by the neck, to immobilize or throw them. His abilities also allowed him to influence the movements of people, as he was able to force the pirate Turk Falso to shoot his comrade while simultaneously choking him, while he performed a similar feat when he made Padme Amidala aim at and shoot Bec Lawise.
    • Force Deflection: Dooku utilized Force deflection to redirect incoming attacks, such as Force lightning, with or without his lightsaber, though it was difficult to do so.
    • Mind Trick: Dooku utilized Mind Trick to control the minds of other sentient beings. However, it did not work on individuals who have very strong wills.
    • Taming Beasts: Dooku utilized Taming Beasts to control the minds of other animals.
    • Force Lightning: Dooku utilized Force Lightning to torture or kill his opponents.
    • Force Dash: Dooku utilized Force Dash to move at amazing speeds.
    • Force Jump: Dooku utilized Force Jump to jump or leap at great distances.

Abilities

  • Lightsaber Skills: Despite his old age, Dooku was extremely skilled in lightsaber combat and an extremely gifted duelist. He was one of the few known individuals who could fight Yoda as an equal. Dooku was one of the greatest lightsaber duelists in the history of the galaxy.
    • Form II: Dooku was a master of Makashi; he used it exclusively and was believed by many the most proficient practitioner of the style.
    • Dun Möch: Dooku was extremely skilled in Dun Möch.
  • Genius-Level Intellect/Master Tactician/Leader: Dooku was highly intelligent and wise; his intelligence and wisdom was surpassed only by Yoda, Palpatine, and Anakin Skywalker respectively. As a Sith General, Dooku was a highly skilled tactician and a very capable leader.

Trivia

  • Each villain in the Star Wars prequels foreshadows a different aspect of what Anakin will become. In Dooku's case, it's the fallen Jedi who loses his arms during battle.
  • The scene in Revenge of the Sith where Palpatine orders Anakin to kill Dooku mirrors the scene in Return of The Jedi, the last film in the original trilogy, where he pressures Anakin's own son Luke to kill Anakin, (who is now Darth Vader).
  • Palpatine mentioned Dooku in the LEGO Star Wars: Droid Tales episode that retells the story of Return of The Jedi right where Luke is about to destroy Vader. Probably a reference to the previous point.
  • Dooku also appeared in countless Lego Star Wars sets from 2002-2013, as well as appearing in the lego Star Wars games.
  • His original actor's Lord of The Rings co-star Andy Serkis would later play Supreme Leader Snoke in the Star Wars Sequel trilogy.
  • Just before Dooku gets killed in Revenge of the Sith, Dooku had mentioned to Anakin that he has both anger and hate, which foreshadows Anakin's transformation into Darth Vader and Anakin killing his wife, Padme in anger.

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