We rank the 50 best Star Wars characters of all-time

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25. Count Dooku

Major Appearances

  • Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones
  • Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
  • Bounty Hunter
  • Clone Wars

Best Moment

When it comes to best moments for Dooku, you have to look at a video game — Bounty Hunter. Dooku played a minimal role in it, but the story that is told confirms that it’s Dooku who finds and contracts Jango Fett to be the basis for the Clone Army — and eventually Stormtroopers.

Think of all the fun you’ll have with this lightsaber laser pointer.

While Dooku didn’t actually show up in the original trilogy, it turns out his fingers prints are partially all over the place.

Worst Moment

Dooku’s worst moment was the moment right before his death — when he froze before he could tell Anakin what was what about Chancellor Palpatine. Dock realized that he was being killed off for Anakin to replace him, and given his connection to Qui-Gon and the light side of the force, there was something in him that wanted to spill the beans. What a time to get stage fright.


We didn’t really know much about Dooku when he randomly showed up in the prequel films, but that didn’t stop him from becoming an established villain. Outside of Dock’s role in the creation of the Empire, actor Christopher Lee brought an odd coolness factor to his character, not unlike the same way that his friend Peter Cushing did to the role of Tarkin so many years before.

Next: 24. Tarkin