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Did Tyranus know that the Clones would be at the battle of Geonosis?

Yes, he did The dialogue at the end of the film between Dooku (Tyranus) and Palpatine (Sidious) makes it explicit that their plans had been fulfilled: DARTH TYRANUS: The Force is with us, my Master. ...
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Why did Anakin and Dooku duel in the dark?

In-Universe Anakin cut the lighting cable because it was in his way as he walked backwards. He had to step over it, and presumably felt that cutting it would clear the fighting area, removing a ...
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Did Count Dooku know about Order 66?

Yes. In the The Clone Wars episode "The Unknown", a clone trooper's control chip malfunctions and prematurely triggers Order 66, leading him to shoot a Jedi. When news reaches Dooku, he realises what'...
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Why did Anakin and Dooku duel in the dark?

While the previous answer does address why it was dark, it doesn't do much to address why the two combatants were twirling their lightsabers around apparently for effect, so I'll cover that. This is ...
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Did Tyranus know that the Clones would be at the battle of Geonosis?

Dooku didn't anticipate the arrival of the Jedi, nor of the clone army. The film's novelisations and screenplay (which includes both external and internal dialogue from Dooku) both clearly indicate ...
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Why does Darth Tyranus have a quillon on his lightsaber?

This was addressed in the Star Wars: Attack of the Clones - The Visual Dictionary and the Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith - The Visual Dictionary factbooks. It's a... "Blade emitter guard". ... ...
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Was Tyranus just a placeholder for Anakin?

Tyranus was a placeholder in the sense that Sidious already wanted to turn Anakin to the dark side when he was just a boy (because Sidious wanted a young and powerful apprentice to help him advance ...
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Why did Chancellor Palpatine reveal to Obi-Wan that Count Dooku was a Sith Lord?

Here are the facts. What drives Anakin to the dark side is his feelings about family, his mother and his wife, but also about his nonexistent father. The Jedi Council came to the conclusion that ...
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Do the Jedi and the public know that Count Dooku is also Darth Tyranus?

Initially, no one knows To begin with, definitely not. Neither the Jedi nor the public knows that Dooku is a Sith (let alone that he’s Darth Tyranus). They don’t even think he’s a bad person: MACE ...
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Why does Darth Tyranus have a quillon on his lightsaber?

Seems to me the main function of that shape guard is not so much to keep the opponent's blade off Tyrannus's fingers, but to help keep his fingers off his own blade. His light saber is very different ...
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Why can't Tyranus/Dooku sense Kenobi in Geonosis?

Anakin was Obi-Wan's padawan for many years. As Vader, he was still very familiar with Obi-Wan's Force presence, even after not being around him for decades: I sense something... a presence I haven'...
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Did Dooku express his respect/resent to Darth Maul for killing his apprentice?

  Savage Opress, Maul's brother, was Dooku's apprentice for a short time. Nevertheless, I don't think they ever talked about Maul or Qui-Gon Jinn. To quote Darth Bane “Honor is for the ...
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Why did Dooku attempt to kidnap Palpatine on Naboo?

While we, the audience, understand the link between Dooku and Palpatine, nobody in-universe does. Palpatine's ulterior motive was to continue to chip away at the behemoth that was the Republic and ...
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Why did Dooku attempt to kidnap Palpatine on Naboo?

Classic False Flag. Dooku's people come close but not quite close enough to capture Palpatine--as a Sith, Palpatine was quite capable of assuring his own survival against some bounty hunters. The near ...
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What happened to Darth Tyranus' Lightsaber?

It was destroyed when the rear of the Invisible Hand (Dooku's flagship) fell off during the landing sequence. The novelisation indicates that Anakin dropped it near Dooku's body. Now he stood over ...
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How did Yoda react to Dooku's death?

We know from the films that Yoda (and Obi-Wan's) perspective is that a Jedi that has turned to the dark side of the Force is already effectively dead. Returning them to the light is, as far as they're ...
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Why did Chancellor Palpatine reveal to Obi-Wan that Count Dooku was a Sith Lord?

Palpatine tried to appear surprised and helpless, Jedi probably already knew Jedi were 99% (if not full 100% ) certain that Dooku is a Sith Lord. Not just his lightsaber and use of Dark Side, but ...
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Why didn't Darth Sidious have Darth Tyranus destroy the Jedi?

Sidious had the opportunity to replace his previous apprentices with a young, extremely powerful apprentice (Vader) by the time he was ready to issue Order 66. Darth Maul was defeated by Obi-Wan on ...
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Why would the Jedi not go public with their knowledge of the Sith, especially Count Dooku?

Well ... General public doesn't know much about Sith. More educated ones do know, but it is ancient history. It would sound like crackpot conspiracy theory without proof ... ... which leads as to ...
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Did the Jedi ever find out why Dooku turned to the Dark Side?

  First to mention that we as readers know about Dooku's motivation mostly from Legends novels like Darth Plagueis and Labyrinth of Evil. There is precious little information in Canon. In ...
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What happened to Darth Tyranus' Lightsaber?

It was destroyed with the Invisible Hand moments later. Once Skywalker escaped with both Kenobi and Palpatine in tow, Dooku's lightsaber was left behind in Grievous' quarters on the Invisible ...
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Why didn't the Jedi sense Dooku is a Sith Lord?

Palpatine could have used the same power that he used to shield his own identity from the Jedi. The answers to the question "Why couldn't the Jedi detect Senator Palpatine as having powers?" describe ...
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Do the Separatist leaders know that Dooku was a Sith?

    They probably put two and two together. People killed on Mustafar by Vader were in contact with Lord Sidious since Episode 1. He explicitly mentioned Sith to them when he ...
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Why did Dooku/Tyranus reveal the truth about Darth Sidious to Obi-Wan on Geonosis?

This scene is actually the "I am your Father" of the prequels. An article on the Star Wars Wiki has a statement where it states that: A Sith Lord gives a big revelation to a Jedi Knight. In ...
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Did Count Dooku know about Order 66?

Most definitely yes According to Order 66 page on Wookieepedia, the official Star Wars wiki, Count Dooku did not only know but he was directly involved in providing Kaminoans with a bio-chip. See ...
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Why did Dooku not reveal to the Jedi and the public that he is Darth Tyranus?

Firstly, if I recall correctly, Palpatine didn't actually tell Anakin he was a Sith Lord. He merely told Anakin that he knew the Dark Side of the Force, and Anakin put two and two together. Secondly, ...
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Did Tyranus know that the Clones would be at the battle of Geonosis?

Tyranus, without question, knew of the Army's existence. He also did not appear at all surprised when they arrived. Jango Fett: "I was recruited by a man called Tyranus on one of the moons of ...
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Did Sidious have both Maul and Dooku as apprentices at one time?

Yes In Tales of the Jedi Episode 4: The Sith Lord, Dooku meets with Sidious during the events of The Phantom Menace, after Darth Maul is believed dead. He and Sidious make reference to orders that ...
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Why did Palpatine order Anakin to kill Count Dooku when Anakin was not yet turned to the Dark Side?

Treachery is the way of the Sith Because Palpatine wants Anakin to be his next Sith apprentice. Realizing that Dooku/Tyranus has been incapicated, he needs a more powerful apprentice than Darth Maul ...
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Do the Jedi and the public know that Count Dooku is also Darth Tyranus?

You ask about the Jedi and the public, so I shall answer those separately. The Jedi I doubt the Jedi considered him a Sith, because as you put it, they thought he was a political idealist and ...
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