Name: Count Dooku

Rank: Dark Lord of the Sith

Tier: Middle 0

Background: Count Dooku, also known as Yan Dooku, with full name being Count Yan Dooku Serenno is a Force-sensitive Human male former Jedi Master who fell to the Dark Side of the Force and became a Dark Lord of the Sith, formerly known as Darth Tyranus. Born into a noble family on the planet Serenno, he was the heir to vast wealth and the noble title of Count. Dooku was taken by the Jedi Order as a child and apprenticed to Grand Master Yoda himself. As a Jedi Knight, he took Qui-Gon Jinn as his second Padawan, with Rael Avarross being the first, and later trained Komari Vosa. Dooku was a respected instructor in the Jedi Temple and one of the most renowned swordsmen in the galaxy, surpassed only by Grandmaster Yoda and equal to Master Mace Windu.

Dooku spent nearly sixty years as a Jedi, but after he intervened in the Serrenian Civil War caused by his brother Ramil, he would take the title of Count after the death of Ramil at the conclusion of the civil war. He then returned to Coruscant and informed the Council of his ascendance to the title of Count, and he departed the Jedi Order as a result. He fell under the influence of Supreme Chancellor Palpatine of Naboo after his departure, and Palpatine slowly began corrupting him to his side. After learning that Palpatine was secretly the Sith Lord Darth Sidious, Dooku turned to the dark side and became a Dark Lord of the Sith himself, replacing Darth Maul as Sidious's second apprentice. His new master bestowed upon him the Sith title of Darth Tyranus. He would continue to use this title during his tenure under Sidious and for a few years after, eventually dropping the title altogether after seeing it as a reminder of Sidious and his mistakes from that era.

Reclaiming his birth right as Count of Serenno and his vast fortune, Dooku conspired with Sidious to force the galaxy into a war that would bring the Sith to power. He forged ties between corporations and planets discontented with the Republic, and became the leader of the Separatist movement that coalesced into the Confederacy of Independent Systems. Thousands of star systems flocked to Dooku's banner and seceded from the Galactic Republic.

As the political leader of the Confederacy, Dooku led the organization against the Republic in a conflict that would become known as the Clone Wars. He would train many in the years of the wars, including notably Asajj Ventress and General Grevious, two of the most feared commanders of the Confederacy. Alongside commanding the military, Dooku would oversee the Separatist Parliament, and be the most recognized face of the Confederacy. In addition to the military and political side of things, he lead a small contingent of Dark Side Adepts, known as the Dark Acolytes. He would be under service to Palpatine and use the acolytes for his bidding during this period. However, after the return of long dead Sith Lords from the past, he would attempt to overthrow Palpatine with their help, but he was aware of the plot and acted first, wiping Dooku's mind of his existence and the details of the Sith Grand Plan, memories he would not have restored until years later. With his memories gone, he would lead the Confederacy without said knowledge.

On a seemingly unimportant day, an acolyte of his brought him two Holocrons that he had found while exploring ancient ruins. From the first holocron, a memory was restored to him which taught him of the ability of Essence Transfer. With said knowledge, he opened the next holocron which taught him the Telekinetic Lightsaber Combat Technique, but after viewing the knowledge, it then ironically killed him after said holocron exploded. Using the technique of Essence Transfer in a desperate panic, he was able to survive and transfer into the body of a child, which he would inhabit for a short while. Relived yet shocked to still be alive, he would contact the clone known as Axis, requesting a clone body of a younger version of himself, which he would receive a few months later. He Essence Transferred himself into said clone body, and he found himself physically returned to the age of 22, but with the conscience of his old age. Over time, he found himself acting unusually younger, something he brushed off as a side effect of his ordeal.

With his new clone body, he found himself having more energy and movement, and was pleased with the outcome overall. He kept to himself as per usual for a few more weeks, before attending a party of the Serrenian elite. He would enjoy his time there, a rare oddity for the man who usually despised useless occasions. He would meet many of the elite there, which included crossing paths with Cassandra Malvern, the new Countess of House Malvern. He noted something seemingly odd about her, which he shrugged off. He would learn about her excellent diplomatic skills, and would thus ask that she accompany him in diplomatic missions as an aide, which she accepted. They would very slowly get to know each other, before beginning a relationship with each other.

Speed: Low A

Abilities: The Master of Form II, and is the greatest practitioner in history. The Mastery in all forms of lightsaber combat and Dun Moch. Extreme Mastery of Deception, Mental Shielding, Manipulation, Espionage, and Temple Saber Combat. Highly Proficient in Mechanical Mind. Proficient in Stun Batons. Skilled in Telekinetic Lightsaber Combat.

Notable Force Abilities: Extreme Mastery of Force Lightning, Detoxify Poison, Animal Bond, Dopplegänger, Tutaminis, Force Drain, Force Stealth, and Farsight. Mastery of Standard Jedi Council Abilities and Drain Knowledge. Highly Proficient in Standard Banite Sith Lord Abilities, Teleportation, and Dominate Mind. Proficient in Waves of Darkness, Dark Contemplation, Sith Alchemy, Sith Sorcery, and Essence Transfer.

  • Balance = Pragmatic Fallen. Midichlorian Count = 16,735

Equipment: Dooku’s Lightsaber.

Weaknesses: Very vulnerable to blaster fire due to his overall reliance on Makashi (Check Makashi section). Very arrogant and is typically sure of victory. Will not do as well against strong attacks from a Force User due to Makashi’s reliance on subtle moves, but can still fight well against that kind of strategy. Dooku refused to use anything but Makashi in blade-on-blade combat, and you would never find him using Ataru or Juyo unless the circumstances were life-or-death. Dooku cares deeply for the individual known as Cassandra and his home planet of Serenno, and this can be used against him in combat to the extreme, though the boomerang effect should be noted.