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The guard serves a couple of purposes, and there are both in-universe and out-of-universe reasons for it to be present. In fact, these reasons are actually somewhat intertwined. Out of universe, we have the fact that Count Dooku's style of fighting is influenced by real-world fencing, because the character was played by Christopher Lee, who was a fencer ...


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In the Attack of the Clones book-Obi-Wan has an extended conversation with the librarian about Count Dooku's fighting style. She referred to him as a "fencer", using 1 hand to fight, but only bested by Yoda. When I saw the movie, I always figured that was a weight to counterbalance any strike-which would make his swings faster and come off a blocked strike ...


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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 ...


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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 ...


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There are materials in the GFFA that are resistant to lightsabers and other energy weapons - cortosis in particular. This spike looks like it could be there to prevent an opponents blade sliding down Dooku's blade and into his hand on the hilt.


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