Count Dooku

Count Dooku of Serenno is a fictional character in the Star Wars franchise, portrayed by Christopher Lee in Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith. The character is voiced by Corey Burton in the animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars: Clone Wars. In 2019, Dooku became a playable villain in EA's Star Wars Battlefront II, with Burton as the voice talent. Once a respected Jedi Master and teacher of Obi-Wan Kenobi's former master Qui-Gon Jinn, trained by Yoda as a Padawan learner, Dooku left the Jedi Order and fell to the Dark side of the Force, becoming a Sith Lord and Darth Sidious's second apprentice under the name Darth Tyranus after replacing Darth Maul, defeated and left for dead by Obi-Wan Kenobi; as the leader of the Separatist Alliance, he is instrumental in the Clone Wars before his death at the hands of Anakin Skywalker who overpowers and kills him in a duel on the urging of Palpatine in Revenge of the Sith, takes Dooku's place after falling to the dark side as Sidious' third apprentice, Darth Vader.

Introduced as the chief villain in Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones, Count Dooku appears as the leader of the Confederacy of Independent Systems, a federation of planetary systems rebelling against the Galactic Republic. He says that the Republic is corrupt, that its politicians are more interested in maintaining the bureaucracy and enriching themselves than in helping poor, oppressed systems. Dooku recruits bounty hunter Jango Fett to assassinate Padmé Amidala on Coruscant; when a fight with Obi-Wan Kenobi forces Fett to flee from Kamino to Geonosis, the bounty hunter rendezvous with his benefactor. After capturing Obi-Wan on Geonosis, Dooku tells him that he is attempting to save the Republic, explaining that thousands of senators are under the influence of a Sith Lord named Darth Sidious; when Obi-Wan refuses to join him, Dooku promptly sentences him to death. Padmé and Obi-Wan's Padawan Anakin Skywalker go to Geonosis to save Obi-Wan, but they are captured and sentenced to death as well.

A strike team of Jedi shows up on the planet, after they rescue the trio, a battle breaks out between the Republic forces and Dooku's army of battle droids. Dooku tries to flee. Dooku subdues Anakin with a blast of Force lightning and wounds Obi-Wan with his lightsaber; when Anakin comes to Obi-Wan's defense, Dooku cuts off the young Padawan's arm. Just as Dooku is about to escape, Yoda engages him in a lightsaber duel. Unable to match Yoda's speed and agility, Dooku distracts his former master by using the Force to dislodge a large pillar and send it hurtling toward Anakin and Obi-Wan. While Yoda is busy saving them, Dooku escapes. After he arrives on Coruscant, Dooku shows the Geonosian designs of the Death Star to Sidious and informs his master that their plan is working: "The war has begun." In the opening of Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith, set three years Dooku and Separatist commander General Grievous kidnap Supreme Chancellor Palpatine —Sidious' alter ego—as part of a plan orchestrated by Palpatine to lure Anakin to the dark side of the Force.

Anakin and Obi-Wan board Grievous' ship and confront Dooku, who knocks Obi-Wan unconscious, leaving Anakin to face the Sith Lord alone. Anakin gives in to his hatred of Dooku and uses the dark side to overpower him, severing both of Dooku's hands and leaving him helpless. Palpatine tells Anakin to execute Dooku on the spot; this act sets off a chain of events that leads to Anakin's eventual fall to the dark side and transformation into Darth Vader, thus succeeding Dooku as Sidious' third apprentice. In the 2008 CGI film Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Count Dooku plots to bring Jabba the Hutt into the folds of the Confederacy by enlisting Jabba's uncle Ziro the Hutt to kidnap Jabba's son Rotta. After Ziro's agents deliver the Huttlet to the planet Teth, Dooku contacts Ziro again to arrange for his minion Asajj Ventress to take custody of Rotta; when Jabba requests Jedi assistance to rescue his son, Dooku plans to frame the Jedi for the crime. Dooku duels Anakin for the first time since their encounter in Attack of the Clones.

The duel ends in a draw, Anakin and his Padawan Ahsoka Tano foil Dooku's plan. In the 2008 animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Dooku is the leader of the Separatists, a primary antagonist. In addition to sending Grievous and Ventress on missions to antagonize the Republic, he works with the terrorist group Death Watch to give the Republic a reason to send a military presence to Mandalore, which would play in his favor; the plan falls through when Duchess Satine Kryze of Mandalore urges the Galactic Senate to hold off a military force. In the third season, Dooku is forced to eliminate his apprentice Ventress to prove his loyalty to Darth Sidious. Ventress survives and works with Mother Talzin to kill Dooku by giving him Savage Opress as a replacement apprentice. During a confrontation between Dooku and Ventress, Savage turns on both. In the fourth season, Dooku defeats Anakin in three separate lightsaber duels, gets his revenge on Ventress by having General Grievous order the systematic genocide of the Nightsisters.

In the fifth season, Dooku plays minor roles via hologram in guiding King Rash of Onderon and Grievous taking over Florrum. In the sixth season, Dooku finds out the clone trooper Tup executed Order 66 prematurely and works behind the scenes to stop the Re

Zec de la Rivière-des-Escoumins

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The Defence Electronics and Components Agency is an executive agency sponsored by the United Kingdom's Ministry of Defence. The agency was formed in April 2015 from the air division of the Defence Support Group, retained when the rest of the group was sold to Babcock International. DECA provides maintenance, overhaul and obsolescence management for a diverse range of avionic and electronic equipment, it has been announced as the global repair hub for maintenance, repair and upgrade services for the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II aircraft avionic and aircraft components. DECA's main base is the former RAF site at Sealand in Flintshire, it has a presence in MoD Stafford. Official website