Legendary actor Sir Christopher Lee, who played the evil Sith Lord Count Dooku in Attack of the Clones (2002) and Revenge of the Sith (2005), died on Sunday in London at age 93. The duel ends in a draw, and Anakin and his Padawan Ahsoka Tano (Ashley Eckstein) eventually foil Dooku's plan. In the Star Wars: Republic series, set during the Clone Wars, Dooku trains multiple Dark Jedi apprentices, most of whom he uses as minions. Eventually, Dooku becomes a Jedi Knight, trains two Padawans to knighthood, and joins the Jedi Council, hoping to bring about real change in the Republic. Dooku tries to flee, but Obi-Wan and Anakin engage him in a lightsaber duel. “His performance as Count Dooku in Episodes II and III remains a highlight of the, When cast as Dooku in 2000, Lee told StarWars.com of his excitement to join a galaxy far, far away. In the fourth season, Dooku defeats Anakin in three separate lightsaber duels, and gets his revenge on Ventress by having General Grievous order the systematic genocide of the Nightsisters. In Part 3, set 32 years later, Qui-Gon, now a Jedi Knight, remarks that he has not seen Dooku in years, noting that their relationship was never friendly. However, on Dooku's home planet there are presumably more Counts, since there also is a ''duke'' from Serenno. Despite his close association with villains, Lee was equally gifted at comedy or heroic parts: he played a mad scientist in the satirical Gremlins II (1990), Sherlock Holmes’ brother in The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes (1970), and many stage roles, from Shakespeare to Coward. As such, when the right time came, Palpatine had Dooku duel Anakin, who defeated and subsequently beheaded him at Palpatine's urgings. After capturing Obi-Wan on Geonosis, Dooku tells him that he is attempting to save the Republic, explaining that thousands of senators are under the influence of a Sith Lord named Darth Sidious. Corey Burton is a veteran voice-actor with seemingly endless credits, but fans of Star Wars ™ might know him best as Count Dooku in The Clone Wars animated series. It is later implied that Dooku himself steals the Holocron because he is intrigued by the Sith's open embrace of power and realizes that he is just as ruthless as they are. Unable to match Yoda's speed and agility, Dooku distracts his former master by using the Force to dislodge a large pillar and send it hurtling toward Anakin and Obi-Wan. **SPOILERS** the Drunken Peasants Podcast Awakens! We will miss him.” Among Lee’s biggest roles outside of the Star Wars saga were iconic turns as Dracula (first in 1958’s The Horror of Dracula) and Saruman in The Lord of the Rings and Hobbit films. : A Century of the Cinema, A Pleasant Terror: The Life and Ghost of M.R. In addition to sending Grievous and Ventress on missions to antagonize the Republic, he works with the terrorist group Death Watch to give the Republic a reason to send a military presence to Mandalore, which would play in his favor. Per Sidious' orders, Dooku commissioned the creation of a clone army that would be used by the Republic in the war against the Confederacy, and led the Separatist movement throughout said war, which Sidious took advantage of to rise to power as Supreme Chancellor of the Republic, under his public identity of Sheev Palpatine. The plan falls through when Duchess Satine Kryze (Anna Graves) of Mandalore urges the Galactic Senate to hold off a military force. Anakin and Obi-Wan board Grievous' ship and confront Dooku, who knocks Obi-Wan unconscious, leaving Anakin to face the Sith Lord alone. In Sean Stewart's Yoda: Dark Rendezvous, Dooku attempts to trap Yoda by offering to negotiate an end to the Clone Wars. Nod's treachery leaves Dooku with a great bitterness and intolerance of any form of betrayal, as well as an even more pronounced coldness to strangers. The novelization depicts Dooku's death scene from his point of view; in his final moments, he realizes that Palpatine used him as a means to engineer the war and as a placeholder for Anakin, whom he intended to be his apprentice all along.[8]. He then schemes with Sidious to invade Coruscant in what he believes to be a plot to kill Obi-Wan and initiate Anakin into the Sith. [1][2] A former Jedi Master-turned-Sith Lord and Darth Sidious' second apprentice, the character is depicted as one of the main antagonists of the Star Wars prequel trilogy, and a foil to Anakin Skywalker. When Anakin and Obi-Wan appear unexpectedly, Dooku believes that Yoda was trying to set him up to be captured, and renounces his former master once and for all. Looking for some great streaming picks? In Part 1, he is first tempted by the dark side of the Force as a child when his best friend and fellow Padawan Lorian Nod steals an ancient Sith Holocron from the Jedi Archives.