50 Most Memorable Moments from Star Wars: The Clone Wars

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33. Asajj hunts down her former Master

Episode:  Season 3 Episode 12: Nightsisters

"Episode Summary: Troubled by Asajj Ventress’ growing prowess with the dark side of the Force, Darth Sidious commands Count Dooku to eliminate her. But Ventress survives Dooku’s assassination attempt, and the jilted former apprentice vows to take revenge, enlisting the aid of her kinswomen — the mystical Nightsisters — in her sinister scheme. Mother Talzin, leader of the Nightsisters, veils Asajj and her fellow assassins in a cloak of invisibility, and they infiltrate Dooku’s palace on Serenno. Though they fail to kill the Count, their use of captured Jedi lightsabers leads Dooku to mistakenly believe that the Jedi have tried to kill him. Interested in protection, he requests a new apprentice from Mother Talzin."

The Moment: Asajj Ventress attempts to kill her former Master Count Dooku, but her valiant attempt fails.

Why It’s Memorable: The bad-assery of Count Dooku is displayed in full-effect here. The Sith Lord is not only outnumbered about 12-1, but he is also (temporarily) blinded during the duel and is still able to fend off these crafty witches.

Also seeing the luxurious estate of his homeworld of Serenno is always really cool. Dooku gave up a life of self-sacrifice to return to prestige and on a quest to gain power through the Sith

The emotional element of this moment is not lost on me, however; with the depths of what Ventress is dealing with here. Her Master, who she looked up to and aspired to be like, turns on her. Even Dooku was apprehensive of the request of his own Master, Sidious, who is the one who orders the command when Dooku realizes that its a matter of life and death for himself. Sidious sensed that Ventress had become too powerful and hinted at the fact that Dooku was planning to betray him, which is in-fact reasonable since treachery is the way of the Sith.

"Next: 32. Like his father before him"