A friend of mine said that Count Dooku only was a good friend of the Sith. I think that Count Dooku is a Sith.

So was Count Dooku a Sith?

Is there any evidence of him being a Sith?

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    In no way is this question "unclear what you are asking", close voters. Nov 23, 2015 at 11:28
  • Hi and welcome to Sci-Fi stackechange. Have you taken the tour? We need to know more about your question and why it's not obvious to you that Dooku, also know as Darth Tyranus is not a sith.
    – AncientSwordRage
    Nov 23, 2015 at 11:57
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    Why is this being downvoted? Not everyone who's seen the movie will remember the brief lines about Darth Tyranus, so I think it's a good question. After all, not every lightsaber-wielding ally of Darth Sidious was a Sith, as evidenced by General Grievous.
    – Hypnosifl
    Nov 23, 2015 at 15:42
  • @Hypnosifl - I myself didn't vote; but probably because the question shows incredibly little research effort (like, a basic Google search and Wiki page listed as one of first 3 results would provide a clear answer). That's considered one of the actually legit reasons to downvote. Nov 23, 2015 at 16:26
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    @DVK - You could say the same about this question about the location of Hill Valley in Back to the Future, which is directly answered by a line in the movie, and is also mentioned as being in California on its wikipedia page, yet that question got 79 upvotes. Besides, although the wookieepedia article (and wikipedia article) on Count Dooku say he was also known as Darth Tyranus, they don't cite specific movie lines.
    – Hypnosifl
    Nov 23, 2015 at 16:50

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This is confirmed during Star Wars: Episode II: Attack of the Clones...

When Obi-Wan confronts Jango Fett:

OBI-WAN: Sifo-Dyas. Isn’t he the Jedi who hired you for this job?
JANGO: Never heard of him. I was recuited by a man called Darth Tyranus on one of the moons of Bogden.

And at the end of the film:

Count Dooku: The force is with us, Master Sidious.
Darth Sidious: Welcome home Lord Tyranus. You have done well.

Yoda confirms that with a prefix of Darth, that makes him a Sith:

OBI-WAN: One more thing. Jango mentioned he was recruited by someone named Darth Tyranus. Any idea who that might be?
YODA: With the forename Darth, a Sith he must be.

Quotes sourced from imsdb.

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    The line from Yoda appears in that script in a scene right after the death of Shmi, but if you watch the scene after Shmi's death (and Anakin's freakout) in the movie, it's a private conference between Mace Windu and Yoda, not a conference with Obi-Wan as in the script, and so Yoda isn't shown learning of the name "Darth Tyranus".
    – Hypnosifl
    Nov 23, 2015 at 17:34

yes, he is a Dark Lord of the Sith, known as Darth Tyranus.

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