STAR WARS THEORY: Why Count Dooku Didn’t Kill Anakin And Obi-Wan


In Attack of the Clones, Anakin lets his emotions take over and rashly attacks Dooku. Dooku manages to knock out Obi Wan and cuts off Anakin’s forearm. Dooku was a skilled enough swordsman and could’ve easily left Anakin and Obi Wan dead in his wake. But he didn’t. You might make the assumption that it’s because good old Yoda shows up and saves the day. Really, it’s because he wanted to send a message to the Jedi Order.

He wanted them to know that he bested one of their top Jedi and his padawan that both had a reputation already before the war started. Dooku was a firm believer that Jedi were keepers of the peace, not soldiers. This is also his way of showing this. I’m sure when he was bested by Anakin in Revenge of the Sith and he was on his knees, he probably really regretted not killing Anakin. In the short amount of years, Anakin clearly progressed as a swordsman and a force user.

He showed both of those to Dooku like he was showing of his brand new car…or speeder. Dooku was just as arrogant as Anakin was and took it as a little boy bragging about his new powers. Instead of being fancy, I’m sure Anakin could’ve really focused and prevented Obi Wan from being crushed by a whole platform and Dooku could’ve possibly saved himself from dying. Despite all this, it was all apart of Sidious’s plan and Dooku definitely realized that when he was on his knees. He knew that all of this was a plan from the very start on Geonosis.  Connor Hellebuyck Authentic Jersey

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