We’re rewarding the question askers & reputations are being recalculated! Read more.
82

The Rule of Two doesn't mean there can't be only one - this has frequently happened, usually because the Master has killed an Apprentice (or he has died in some other fashion) or when the Apprentice has become the Master. In Palpatine's opinion, killing Dooku in cold blood was an important step in turning Anakin to the dark side. He lost an Apprentice, ...


60

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. DARTH SIDIOUS: Welcome home, Lord Tyranus. You have done well. DARTH TYRANUS: I bring you good news, my Lord. The war has begun. DARTH SIDIOUS:...


57

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 slightly random element. It's noteworthy that neither this scene, nor the "fighting in the dark sequence", exist in the original script and appear to have been added ...


54

Dooku definitely knew that Palpatine was Sidious. He stated so to Obi-Wan when interrogating him at Geonosis. OBI-WAN: The truth? COUNT DOOKU: The truth. What if I told you that the Republic was now under the control of the Dark Lords of the Sith? OBI-WAN: No, that's not possible. The Jedi would be aware of it. COUNT DOOKU: The dark side ...


51

According to the novel, Sidious had told Dooku to hold back, because he wanted to use Anakin to murder Obi-Wan. (Which also partly explains Dooku's shocked face when Sidious tells Anakin to kill Dooku. While he might have expected a Sith master to stand back and let the strongest man win, he would not have expected his master to change the plan on him in ...


40

Dooku was attempting to shake Obi-Wan's confidence in the Republic and the Jedi, and convince Obi-Wan to join him and the Separatists (allegedly to fight the Sith). The relevant quote is: Count Dooku: What if I told you that the Republic was now under the control of a Dark Lord of the Sith? Obi-Wan: No, that's not possible. The Jedi would be aware ...


39

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 to do with how the Force is used in lightsaber combat. One of the best descriptions of it that I'm familiar with is from the Revenge of the Sith novelisation, ...


36

When he said that, he was with other separatists, like Nute Gunray. The intervention of the clone army is part of the plan, but, to make the plan work, it is imperative that the separatists trust Dooku, so he simulated surprise. The Clone War is essential to the rise of Sidious as the Emperor, and for the establishment of a new Sith Empire. But for that, he ...


32

He was addressed as "Darth Tyranus" by Darth Sidious in the Clone Wars episode "The Rise of Clovis".


26

Much of the backstory to Dooku's decision to leave the Jedi and join the Sith is explained in the Legends novel Darth Plagueis. Darth Plagueis and Darth Sidious both held numerous conversations with Dooku and Sifo-Dyas to influence them. Dooku became convinced that the Republic needed to be destroyed and rebuilt in order to fix its problems. Dooku felt this ...


23

The loss of Count Dooku to Anakin is aptly explained by looking at the Jedi Lightsaber Forms that the two used. Count Dooku was one of the premier duelists in the order before becoming a Sith. His mastery of Form II (Makashi) was legendary. "He is a fencer. Leverage, position, advantage—they are as natural to him as breathing." Qui-Gon Jinn's Spirit ...


20

From the official script for Attack of the Clones: JANGO I was recruited by a man called Darth Tyranus on one of the moons of Bogden. And: 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. And: COUNT DOOKU The ...


19

Dooku didn't anticipate the arrival of the Jedi, nor of the clone army. The film's novelisations (which includes both external and internal dialogue from Dooku) clearly state that Dooku had absolutely no idea that the Jedi were coming. He was looking forward to a nice execution and was surprised by both the arrival of the Jedi strike force and then doubly ...


18

According to the Revenge of the Sith novelization by Matthew Stover (2005), Count Dooku was deceived by Darth Sidious into thinking that the plan was to kill Obi-Wan, turn Anakin to the Dark Side, and allow himself to be captured by the Republic. After some time of captivity, Dooku would defect to the Republic and join with Sidious/Anakin to create the new ...


17

In canon, it seems that Dooku does have some ambition in taking the mantle from Sidious. After Dooku attempts to kill Asajj Ventress, Mother Talzin comes up with a plan to kill Dooku. She offers Dooku a force-sensitive male Zabrak named Savage Opress as a gift. After testing Savage, Dooku takes him as his secret apprentice. Dooku believes that he can one ...


16

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". ... which presumably prevents (or rather 'guards against') attacks that would damage the lightsaber's Blade Emitter. hat tip to TheLethalCarrot for pointing me in ...


15

Although the answers above offer a comprehensive insight into some of the major factors at play that stand in Anakin's favour... The differences in fighting styles between Dooku & Anakin. Anakin's greater connection to the Force. The fact that Dooku had been told to hold back and wait for Sidious to step in. Anakin using his anger to increase his Force ...


13

In the entry in the Wookiepedia for Dagobah, it tells us: Hundreds of years before the Clone Wars, the Jedi Minch battled and killed a powerful Bpfasshi Dark Jedi in this unchartered planet. The Dark Jedi's energies absorbed into its surroundings, first tainting the planet with the dark side. Also, from the same article, Dagobah was discovered and ...


13

Count Dooku has known about Sidious/Papaltine for as long as he was his apprentice. I haven't read the two books that these events span over, so I'm going based off the citations, but according to Wookieepedia... During Darth Plagueis - which occurs between Episodes 1 & 2: Palpatine did not reveal himself at that point, unsure of Dooku's true ...


13

TL;DR : There was no immediate reason to. Count Dooku may be operating as a Sith Lord during The Clone Wars, but in reality he is never displayed as totally evil. Unlike a true Sith Lord such as Palpatine, Darth Maul, or any of the others portrayed in Legends EU, Dooku never appears to strike out of malice. All of his attacks, each of his strategies & ...


12

Count Dooku lost to Anakin because Anakin was a lot better. Through more training, missions in the Clone Wars, and perhaps his midi-chlorian count, he was almost at his peak. People get shocked though because the prequel trilogy and didn't really show his progressions and didn't show how powerful he was. They just continued to say, "he's the chosen one" ...


12

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 his goals). But Tyranus was not just a placeholder -- Tyranus helped Sidious start the Clone Wars, thus creating a crisis during which Sidious gained power as the ...


11

As far as the canon goes, I found four relevant examples, listed in 'in-universe' chronological order: 1) In the Attack of the Clones movie, when Count Dooku has Obi-wan trapped on Geonosis, he tries to lure Obi-wan into helping him overthrow Sidious: Dooku: What if I told you that the Republic was now under the control of the Dark Lord of the Sith? ...


10

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 WINDU: You know, M’Lady, Count Dooku was once a Jedi. He wouldn’t assassinate anyone, it is not in his character. ...


10

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 from most, in grip shape and size, and the curve forward of the main grip means the reaction forces on the blade aren't exactly perpendicular to the grip -- in ...


9

At the end of Attack of the Clones Dooku meets up with Sidious. Sidious says to him: "Welcome home, Lord Tyranus. You have done well." He is Darth Tyranus and Darth Sidious gave him the name. There is no question of this.


9

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 the Sith still existed after Darth Maul revealed himself. They assumed that meant that there was another Sith out there because as Yoda says "Always two there ...


8

According to Wookipedia article on Dooku and Sidious, the plan was to lure Anakin to the dark side, but he was unaware the he would lose his life in the process. Sidious's plan, as Tyranus understood it, was that the Count would kill Kenobi, provoking Skywalker into enough of a rage that the Jedi would tap into the dark side. At this point, Sidious would ...


7

Other than the above answers, which are almost all correct, Dooku also encouraged Anakin to use his anger. That's when Anakin started to really pour it on. Dooku was a fencer, but Anakin was a Form V (Djem So) stylist, and as Dooku said, the best one he had ever seen. Dooku's Makashi simply could not properly deflect such attacks coming with that level of ...


Only top voted, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible