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Count Dooku's iconic curved lightsaber hilt is
coincidentally similar to the curved hilt sabre of
historic king and emperor Charlemagne, of whom
Christopher Lee (who portrayed Count Dooku/Darth
Tyranus) was a direct descendant.
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    • For everyone saying that many people are descended from Charlemagne, Lee actually has the records and documentation to prove it.
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    • In case y’all didn’t know this guy was a heavy metal singer, a n@zi hunter and just overall a badass
      CleftCola 22 jun
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    • Awesome. Also Dooku was the only padawan Yoda trained. Before the events of the prequels, lightsabers were used for ceremonies and demonstrations. The curved handle is designed to give duelers an edge in combat.
      MrNines 22 jun
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    • A curved hilt is used for overpowering their opponents with mechanical power.
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    • He was also part of a death metal band all about Charlemagne. Hope I spelt that right
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    • I’m sorry not only was this guy an excellent actor and a badass spy assassin dude but he was descended from THE Charlemagne?
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    • Christopher Lee suggested the curved hilt because he was a fencer himself.
      00ga 22 jun
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    • I had a toy version of his lightsaber when I was a kid and I thought it was cool because it had the curve
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    • Also thats not why it was curved it was supposed to be a reference the the fact he fenced Charlemagnes sword wasnt curved until after his death
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    • Literally not charlemagnes sword
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    • Aren’t like half of all white people from the UK a descendant of charlemagne
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    • I know people are saying it isnt special but look it up he’s actually fairly closely related on his moms side
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    • When you are a Battle Master fighter, and your descendants insult your legacy by becoming bards
      Cacaonut 23 jun
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    • While doing some ancestry research, I found out that I’m also related to Charlemagne. I literally traced it back over 1000 years to get to him. I thought I was pretty special til I discovered that nearly every white person in the world can trace their ancestry to Charlemagne 🤣
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    • Yeah this is all wrong though. Charlemagne's sword was named Joyeuse, which translates to Joyous in English, and it has a traditional, albeit shorter, straight hilt. It currently sits in the Louvre and was used to crown French royalty. It's also said to be the legendary sword Durandal.
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    • I feel like it's not a coincidence, they probably modeled the lightsaber after the sword
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    • I think you left out the fact that he could actually duel and he was in real life a fucking badass so yes it was made for him just like the purple was made for Samuel L.
      Fess2069 24 jun
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    • Suck my curved dick u Jedi bitches
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    • That sabre didn’t actually belong to Charlemagne, and he had a much more important sword with a straight hilt
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    • Charlemagne, the savior of Christianity. Stopped the Muslim expansion at France
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    • I don’t think charlemagne used a saber I believed he used an arming sword as is typical of the time in which he ruled Francia in the 9th century (certainly long before sabers became popular)
      thenoonmp 23 jun
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    • No.
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    • He was also in an album where he depicted Charlemagne on the cover
      IsmaeI 22 jun
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    • (1)The curved handle allows him to attack at unorthodox angles allowing him to have an advantage in a lightsaber duel, the funny thing is that when he chose his lightsaber, the Jedi thought the with were extinct while he thought they where still alive, in his efforts to hunt down the sith, he was
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    • Where’s the wheel
      Bruih 23 jun
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    • It was based off the handle of a Filipino sword
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    • Yo count dooku is related to The Breakfast Club guy??
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    • Alright, so Charlemagne’s sword was called Joyeuse, and it didn’t look like that. To be fair, neither does the reforged version you’ll see when you look up Joyeuse, but those particular blades didn’t exist during Charlemagne’s time. His sword would’ve been a highly decorated Migration period sword
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    • The Sabre of Charlemagne is from the 18th century French coronation ceremonies, swords from the 8th century didn’t look like that
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    • Christopher Lee was a certified badass
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    • tbh a lot of the world is directly related to famous people somehow
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    • Naw he's just got a curvy pecker and it an inside joke between cast and crew who obviously were intimately acquainted with the shape of Christopher Lee's pecker
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    • Charlemagne lived 1250 years ago, which is like 50 generations. Think about that exponential growth of his descendants. A large fraction of Earth’s population is descended from him, and after 50 generations they share the same level of genetic code with him as any two strangers today.
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    • I always thought it was supposed to be like a floppy half erect penis.
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    • Another reason why the Prequels are better than the Sequels
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    • what
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    • Charlemagne is my great great great great grandfather
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    • Oh, haven't you heard? Sir Lee is nobility. Like legitimately a member of royal court or something similar
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    • Every time I learn something new about Christopher Lee he just seems more badass making his death all the more tragic.
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    • everyone is a descendant of charlemagne
      wheelerr 23 jun
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    • How likely is it for Europeans to be a direct dependent of Charlemagne
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    • Does It Do Anything?
      4Pep 22 jun
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    • ngl thats kinda of a fucking stretch you loser
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    • Well every person with European descent, is a descendant of charlemagne. If you dont believe me look it up.
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    • Literally everyone is descended from him
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    • The actor actually had really bad arthritis
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    • I am as well. So are millions of other people.
      Szasz 22 jun
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    • Nothing special, loads of white people descend from him.
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    • Still think it’s one of the coolest light saber designs. Imagine that bitch in purple
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    • The curved hilt is to give a slight angle to the blade which in turn throws off your opponents judgment of were the blade will end up
      scruffy11 26 jun
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    • There are no accidents
      theken 26 jun
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    • He’s was also in a metal band
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    • Knowledge 🤯🤯
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    • I thought it just was a nice feel on Christopher Lee's hand
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    • Won’t a curved hilt give it more control
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    • Charlemagne used a straight hilted sword called Joyeus...
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    • He just a wanna be darth bane with that saber
      phantom20 26 jun
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    • The curved blade gave you a wider reach in lightsaber duels. Most Jedi didn't have them because they didn't think they'd ever be fighting Siths or evil Jedi in lightsaber combat
      Raredream 26 jun
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    • heard he was also ex-SAS
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    • "coincidentally"
      Eneshi 26 jun
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    • Around christmas time every year, I give his metal Christmas album a listen. Yeah, this guy also performed a metal Christmas album.
      starfuqs 26 jun
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    • What was the benefit of a curved hilt
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    • But didn’t Star Wars take place a long time ago in a galaxy far far away?
      LAZYx 26 jun
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    • Pretty sure dooku chose it because he wanted an edge in saber to saber combat
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    • Who's the son of Christopher Lee?
      Crytis 26 jun
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    • Really? I thought the Karling line ended
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    • Fuck Charlemagne. All my homies hate charlemagne.
      dankmode 26 jun
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    • Erectile Dysfunction Lightsaber. #ChangeMyMind
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    • Ironic
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    • Kid Charlemagne
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    • I’m also a direct descendant of Charlemagne. Can I be in a star wars movie?
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    • He is also a descendant of General Robert E. Lee.
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    • My mans here was related to general Lee from the civil war
      Ravizzzzz 25 jun
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    • Pretty much every person alive with European ancestry is descended from Charlemagne.
      Aman7733 25 jun
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    • Y’all don’t be knowing how much of a BAMF Dooku was.
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    • I never liked dookus lightsaber, people have said that’s it’s suppose to give the user a dueling advantage, but it still is the dumbest looking lightsaber in the series.
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    • He legitimately was an expert fencer. So his fighting style in the movies make sense.
      Khfreak9 25 jun
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    • I'm descended from charlemagne and so is half the worlds white population big whoop
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    • Ok him and half of Western Europe, Charlemagne fucked around, even I’m a direct descendant
      Wezley 25 jun
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    • I made a sword like that. Makes thrusting more seemless
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    • Bro everybody Irish is a descendant of Charlemagne like 90% also Brian Boru
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    • That’s the ultimate white privilege.
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    • It was curved because dooku had a bad back and the only way for him to effectively point his lightsaber was by making him a hilt like that
      parkerrm 25 jun
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    • Almost every single European is related to charlemane, he’s like Ghengis Khan for white people
      senate 25 jun
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    • Fun fact it was actually because he had really bad arthritis and they made a special handle just for him so it would be easier to hold
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    • Dooku specializes in being a deulist
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    • Every European is a decedent of charlemagne.
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    • Well most of Europe is also direct descendants from Charlamagne
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    • Christopher Lee was a fucking legend
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    • Rest in peace,Sir Christopher Lee.
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    • Just want to also point out that a vast number of people are actually direct defendants of Charlemagne
      g0ttranc3 25 jun
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    • I wish my sword was cooler for having a curve
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    • Rip the legend
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    • Dildo saber dildo Saber
      NiceCube 25 jun
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    • I’m also related to Charlemagne and so is like 30 million other people
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