Dooku's Dark Acolyte (3)Full unit name: Dooku's Dark Acolyte
Last updated: 10.09.2023 13:08:01
Basic info
First appearance: I, Jedi
Events: Escape from Rattatak
Escape from Rattatak
The Clone Wars
, Siege of Saleucami
Siege of Saleucami
The Clone Wars
Known Facts (3)
Escape from Rattatak (1)
Siege of Saleucami (2)
The Dark Acolytes were the shadowy cult of fallen Jedi
Jedi Order
Galaxy-Wide Organizations
that fell under the former Jedi Master, the Sith Lord Count Dooku
Major Characters
, and were aligned with the Confederacy of Independent Systems during the Clone Wars.
Gathered and recruited by Dooku, who was secretly a Sith, the Acolytes served the Confederacy of Independent Systems and functioned as anything from assassins to spies to military leaders, depending on individual vocations, but all operated first and foremost as Dooku's enforcers. Most of the members would become casualties of the war, and eventually even Dooku was killed during the Battle of Coruscant
Battle of Coruscant (ROTS)
The Clone Wars
The Dark Acolytes had little in the way of formalized ideology or philosophical teachings, and was for the most part motivated by a simple opposition to the Jedi and their teachings. Overall, the Dark Acolytes desired the overthrow of the Galactic Republic, with many of the former Jedi members especially being frustrated with its bureaucracy and greed. Quinlan Vos
Quinlan Vos
Supporting Characters
cited that since this desire was rooted in their disgust with the Republic's corruption rather than a thirst for power, they were still acting in accordance with Jedi teachings.
However, the organization was strongly influenced by Sith philosophy, and was deeply rooted in the dark side of the Force due to this. Dooku cited during his meeting with Yoda
Major Characters
on Vjun that since all beings carried the dark side within themselves, turning to it was simply to acknowledge another part of one's self, and was not in itself inherently evil. In a separate exchange with Quinlan Vos, Dooku stated that the Jedi's refusal to use the dark side was motivated by fear of it, and if the Jedi simply stopped fearing it, they could use it to correct the injustices of the galaxy. However, as Dooku was a full Sith Lord at the time, his beliefs cannot be taken to represent the attitudes of the Dark Acolytes as a whole. In fact, many members of the organization were capable of partaking in spectacular displays of depravity with only the flimsiest of justifications. Nikkos Tyris, notably, was of the opinion that the attainment of strength and power eliminated the need for any justification at all; a Sith ideal.


See also
Related units, characters and technologies
Asajj Ventress
Sora Bulq
Quinlan Vos
Known sentient species
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Full unit name: Dooku's Dark Acolyte Last updated: 10.09.2023 13:08:01