That Mace is dark is pure BS and as tiresome by now as the Sids/Palps donor/clone relationship; Sids or Plagueis' being a 1000 years old or their knowing Yoda from way back; or Yoda's being a Sith at one time; or Yoda and either Sids or Plagueis' having a common Jedi or Sith master. Your post is rambling and self-indulgent. Moreover, it proves nothing. If Denzel Washington played Mace, we wouldn't be having this thread. Furthermore, Qui-Gon's "Love is the key to eternal life message to Yoda" does not mean that the Jedi have been wrong all these years for having lightsabers and for even having to kill. Yet, there is an assumption on these boards that pacificism is good, fighting is bad, Jedi are corrupted for killing just like the Sith do, and that the Jedi can beat the Sith only with love. Anakin does in fact beat Sids with love--love for Luke, not for Sids, whom he kills. So, Jedi can kill and still love and not be corrupted. However, killing is not the preferred method if it can be avoided. Nevertheless, this does not mean that Mace killed Jango in cold blood. Mace and Jango were in a battle on opposing sides. Jango was killing Jedi. He was trying to kill Mace. Mace was acting in self-defense. And in the samurai state of mind of mushin (Japanese for "no-mind"; Chinese is wuxin), one acts with a pure, in the moment state of consciousness, not distracted by any emotion, including hate or anger--even when killing, if the circumstance morally and practically demand it. As for Dooku's reaction, I cannot explain it. Surely he could not have been surprised that Mace could best Jango. But neither that conclusion nor my not knowing the answer does not mean that Dooku was surprised that Mace would go so far as to kill Jango.