Count Dooku

One of the most distinctive features of the Sith Lords in Star Wars is their yellow eyes, which reflect their corruption and immersion in the dark side of the Force. However, one notable exception to this rule is Count Dooku, the former Jedi Master who became Darth Tyranus, the apprentice of Darth Sidious. Despite being a powerful and ruthless Sith, Dooku never displayed the yellow eyes that other Sith like Darth Maul, Darth Vader, and Darth Sidious had. Why is that?

There are several possible explanations for why Dooku didn’t have yellow Sith eyes, based on both canon and legends sources. Here are some of them:

  • Dooku was not fully committed to the dark side. Unlike other Sith who embraced their hatred, anger, and fear, Dooku was more calm, composed, and rational. He was not driven by personal emotions, but by political and philosophical ideals. He left the Jedi Order because he disagreed with their complacency and corruption, and joined the Sith because he believed they could bring order and justice to the galaxy. He was also aware of Sidious’ true plans, and secretly plotted to overthrow him with the help of his own apprentice, Asajj Ventress. Therefore, Dooku never fully succumbed to the dark side, and thus his eyes remained normal.
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These are some of the possible reasons why Count Dooku didn’t have yellow Sith eyes. What do you think? Do you have any other theories or opinions?

Por Diego