Darth Tyranus: What Count Dooku’s Sith Name Really Means – Screen Rant

At the end of Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones, Count Dooku is first referred by his Sith name Darth Tyranus. What does the name mean?

At the end of Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones, Count Dookus (Christopher Lee) allegiance to the dark side of the Force is confirmed when Chancellor Palpatine, a.k.a. Darth Sidious (Ian McDiarmid), refers to him by his Sith name, Lord Tyranus, upon his arrival at Coruscant after retreating from his duel with Anakin Skywalker (Hayden Christensen) and Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor) on Geonosis. As the second apprentice to Darth Sidious after Darth Maul (Ray Park), Count Dooku was given the name Darth Tyranus by his master, but what does Count Dookus Sith name really mean?

IntroducedinAttack of the Clones as the leader of the Separatist movement, much of Count Dookus earlier history is divulged off-screen in the Star Wars canon comics Star Wars: Age of Republic by Jody Houser and Jedi: Dooku by John Ostrander. A Jedi for almost 70 years, Dooku began to view the Galactic Republic and the Jedi Council as corrupt after a mission on Galidraan led to the unnecessary deaths of multiple Jedi in the pursuit of political interests. Sensing his wavering allegiance to the Jedi, Dooku was recruited by Darth Sidious and played an integral role in orchestrating the Clone Wars, a war meant to both destabilize faith in the Galactic Republic and create the new Galactic Empire under Palpatines leadership. While the Jedi dont discover Dooku to be the infamous Darth Tyranus until Star Wars: The Clone Warsseason 6,the nameDarthTyranuscould have multiple meanings when correlatedto the word "tyranny."

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Count Dooku's Sith nameDarth Tyranus may be linked to his turbulent history with the Jedi Order and the Galactic Republic. A derivative of the word Tyranus, the word tyranny is defined as a cruel or unjust use of power. With this in mind, Dooku perceives the Galactic Republic as abusing their power and acting unjustly by using the Jedi as pawns to achieve personal political aspirations, making their form of government more of a tyranny than a democracy. By taking on the name Darth Tyranus, Dooku would therefore be reminded of his reasons for leaving theJedi Order, especially since the Sith encourage the use ofanger and hate as a tool to fuel theirconnection to the dark side of the Force. Every time Dooku hears his Sith name, hed once more be reminded of his purpose and objective to demolish the corrupt Jedi Order.

The Sith name Darth Tyranus could also possibly be related to Dookus role within the Clone Wars. Another derivative of the word Tyranus is the word tyrant, which the political philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau defines within The Social Contract as a leader whose authority was not legitimate. Since Darth Sidious gave Dooku his Sith name, its possible that he granted Dooku a name that cleverly reflected their large-scale plan to overthrow the Galactic Republic. As the leader of the Confederacy of Independent Systems, otherwise known as the Separatists, Dooku was the Head of State of a movement that was meant to fail apart from dividing the galaxy and decreasing support for the Galactic Republic. With this in mind, Dooku was therefore an illegitimate leader since the Separatist Alliance was never meant to be a new form of government, but rather a distraction whilePalpatine moved behind the scenes and tookover as the supreme ruler of the galaxy; the Sith name Tyranus perfectly encapsulatesthoseplans.

From a more menacing perspective, Palpatine may have given Dooku the name Darth Tyranus as a dark joke foreshadowing Palpatines betrayal of Count Dookuin Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith. Throughout Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith, Palpatine develops a close friendship with Anakin Skywalker, sensing his affinityfor the dark side of the Force. Referring to the same definition of tyrant, Palpatine may have granted Dooku with the Sith name Tyranus because he never viewed Dooku as a legitimate partner within the Sith and had always planned for Anakin to replace him as his apprentice. Whether or not Count Dookus Sith name represents his personal vendetta against the Jedi Council or reflects the Siths plans of ascension to power, Count Dooku ultimately achieves the goal he set out to accomplishas Darth Tyranus bydestabilizing the Galactic Republic and ending the Jedi Order despite his death in Episode III.

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