Star Wars once turned Count Dooku into a vampire.
Star Wars has always been the franchise that stands out for being unusual. However, we never thought in a million years that the supernatural elements would come out and play in terms of becoming a vampire. We’re talking about Count Dooku, the former Jedi Master once trained by Grand Master Yoda and the mentor to Qui-Gon Jinn.
Played in live-action by the late great Christopher Lee, the character of Count Dooku became something rather fitting in media outside of the films in which the actor appeared. As I mentioned before the supernatural has played a role in Star Wars but not to a great degree. However, it was a surprise to learn while scrolling through the Count Dooku Wookieepedia page that he briefly turned into a vampire.
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Count Dooku: The Vampire
Other than the nod to Christopher Lee’s past acting credits, we need to ask ourselves when in the timeline Darth Tyranus became a vampire.
Well, there was a series of comics called Star Wars Adventures: Tales from Vader’s Castle. In the second and fifth issues, Count Dooku encounters bat-like creatures who can turn other beings (i.e. humans) into something similar to them.
Count Dooku as a Vampire: Is this Canon?
It might a silly concept meant to honor a great actor’s acting legacy, but yes, the Tales from Vader’s Castle is actually Canon. These stories were also a great way to get people into the spirit of Halloween since the comics were released around that time. There was even a sequel comic series the following year called Star Wars Adventures: Return to Vader’s Castle.
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