Star Wars Character: Count Dooku
Count Dooku is a former Jedi Knight who turns to the Dark Side of the Force. He is apprenticed by Palpatine and plays a vital role in leading the rebellion against the Republic. He is eventually used as a sacrificial lamb by Palpatine to drive Anakin closer to the Dark Side of the Force. After having his hands severed, leaving him helpless, Anakin Skywalker decapitates Dooku in cold blood at the urging of Chancellor Palpatine.