30 Best Star Wars Villains of All-Time

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21. Count Dooku

I admittedly do not like this character that much. Which is sad, because I love Christopher Lee. Dooku seems like he could be a much better character, but the prequels failed to set him up in a way that made sense, and that kind of shot down his character.

He’s pretty cool and is certainly evil enough. However, his role in the film makes no sense whatsoever, especially because he comes out of nowhere in Attack of the Clones. He was evil and good and neutral at the same time, and it took forever to figure out who he really was and what his motivations were. Then he spends the entire Clone Wars series complaining about how bad his underlings are. Then Anakin kills him.

So…what does he do? His force battle with Yoda was entertaining, but other than that, I can’t remember one really cool thing he did or one important thing he said. This certainly isn’t on Lee. He has a great voice and gives a fair performance, but the writing of the character makes him so confusing. He’s pretty basic in the show too.

I don’t know if I’m being irrational, but I don’t like Dooku. I think he’s up here on the list mostly because there is a certain value in him being the Darth Vader substitute. He also has lightning, which is awesome. He may be too high given how I’ve criticized. He may be too low. I really don’t know. Moving on.

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