10. Count Dooku/Darth Tyranus - The Galaxy Manipulator
On the face of it, it’s easy to believe
Dooku when he says to Yoda he is “more powerful than any Jedi”. He was able to
manipulating the landscape of Galactic
politics from a focal position, creating two massive armies under false guises, all while keeping his true Sith identity a secret. A portion of that
comes from basic political maneuvering, but being able to pull the wool over Sifo Dias',
the wider Jedi Order's and the Separatists’ eyes is a major Force coup.
Add to that an immense yet carefully
restrained fighting style, seeing him able to take on multiple Jedi at once
(and even hold his own against power-bundle Yoda), and it’s clear he’s a force
(pun not intended) to be reckoned with.
However, what stops him being in the top
tier is that he was ultimately blinded to his true part in the plan; he’s a
figurehead placeholder who ceases to be important the moment he succeeds, at
which point Sidious’ primed apprentice can step up. Surely he should have
realised Palpatine only had eyes for Ani?