History Characters / Dune

5th Dec '17 2:40:59 AM deeman45
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* {{Irony}}: The Fremen believed in his infallibility and committed jihad in his name. After taking the anonymous name of [[spoiler:The Preacher]] and railing against his own divinity, [[spoiler:he is stabbed to death by one of the very priests who proclaim his ascendance.]]



%%* AGodAmI

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%%* AGodAmI* AGodAmI: Strangely enough, it's devoid of the ego that usually accompanies this trope. Leto is simply invincible, or near it.



%%* AntiVillain

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%%* AntiVillain* AntiVillain: What he sees himself as, and what he becomes in the end.



* BodyguardBabes: He created the Fish Speakers to be his bodyguards and enforcers, after the scattering they became the Honored Matres.

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* BigBad: Despite being the main protagonist of ''God Emperor of Dune,'' [[VillainProtagonist he himself is the source of the novel's conflict.]]
* BodyguardBabes: He created the Fish Speakers to be his bodyguards and enforcers, enforcers; after the scattering they became the Honored Matres.



%%* TheChessmaster
%%* TheChosenOne
%%* CombatClairvoyance
%%* {{Creepy Twin|s}}

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%%* TheChessmaster
%%* TheChosenOne
%%* CombatClairvoyance
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* TheChessmaster: Due to his prescience and intelligence, he is able to craft a millennia-long plan designed to spur mankind into a ceaseless wave of expansion and innovation.
* CombatClairvoyance: His prescience is so heightened that any attack against him is doomed to fail from the start.
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{{Creepy Twin|s}}Twin|s}}: Especially as a child alongside Ghanima.



%%* TheEmperor
%%* EmperorScientist

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%%* TheEmperor
%%* EmperorScientist
* TheEmperor: He becomes GodEmperor of the entire Imperium, and sets himself up as the ultimate tyrant in order to help formulate a desire in humanity to expand.
* EmperorScientist: Downplayed, but still present. Under his rule Arrakis was terraformed away from a desert planet and into a garden world, and he is knowledgeable of the spice.



%%* GeneticMemory

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%%* GeneticMemory* GeneticMemory: Like many of the Atreides line.



%%* LivingLieDetector

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%%* LivingLieDetector* LivingLieDetector: Due to his prescience and powers of observation, which are themselves heightened by his merger with the sandworms, it's nearly impossible to deceive him.



%%* LongGame

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%%* LongGame* LongGame: His millennia-long tyrranical regime, which ends in his death, is merely the first step of the "Golden Path" he outlined for humanity.



%%* MonochromaticEyes
%%* MyDeathIsJustTheBeginning
%%* NecessarilyEvil
%%* NotQuiteDead
%%* OmniscientMoralityLicense

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%%* MonochromaticEyes
%%* MyDeathIsJustTheBeginning
%%* NecessarilyEvil
%%* NotQuiteDead
%%* OmniscientMoralityLicense
* MyDeathIsJustTheBeginning: His plan in a nutshell: Repress humanity for thousands of years, so that when he does, the freedom they had lost for so long drives them to greater heights than ever before.
* NecessarilyEvil: He is acting to end the stagnation of human society and stop the endless House bickering and petty wars of the Imperium, but the way he does it is... hardcore, to say the least.
* NotQuiteDead: Even after his "death," so-called pearls of his awareness remain in the sandworms he spawned, "endlessly dreaming."
* OmniscientMoralityLicense: Deconstructed. Leto thinks he has this at first, but after his plan continues, he begins to worry that he could be wrong, or that the results don't justify his methods. In the end, he accepts that while he did what he felt was personally necessary, humanity will likely forever judge him as a monster.



%%* PsychicPowers

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%%* PsychicPowers* PsychicPowers: Some of the most powerful in the setting.



%%* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething
* SelfDeprecation: He is well aware of being the most despicable thing creation ever threw into the universe.

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%%* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: A GodEmperor who single-handedly reshapes the entire Imperium.
* SelfDeprecation: He is well aware of being believes himself to be the most despicable thing creation ever threw into the universe.



* ThanatosGambit

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* ThanatosGambitThanatosGambit: His own death is the turning point of his plan.
* ThereIsNoPlaceForMeThere: By nature, the ideal universe he creates would not contain any godlike beings such as him in it. Even ignoring his powers, near the end he comes to decide that the atrocities he committed to get there leave him unworthy of the world he wished to create.



%%* {{Ubermensch}}
%%* WiseBeyondTheirYears

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%%* {{Ubermensch}}
%%* WiseBeyondTheirYears
* {{Ubermensch}}: Deconstructed. Despite acting for what he believed to be the greater good and going farther than any human had in pursuit of that path, in the end he is left unsure of whether he truly outgrew morality, and was never certain of whether his plan would turn out the way he hoped.
* VillainProtagonist: [[GreyAndGrayMorality For a certain level of "villain,"]] but as an NecessarilyEvil tyrant, he himself is the closest thing to a villain in ''God Emperor,'' the book where he receives focus.
* WiseBeyondTheirYears: As a child, he had access to GeneticMemory stretching back thousands of years, and thus was far more mature than other children.



Paul's younger sister. Due to Jessica taking the Water of Life while pregnant with her, Alia is born with the memories of all her female line ancestors.

* BigBad: [[spoiler:For Children of Dune.]]

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Paul's younger sister. Due to Jessica taking the Water of Life while pregnant with her, Alia is born with the memories of all her female line ancestors.

ancestors. [[spoiler:As she grows older and her family drifts apart, the tide of ancestral memories threatens to overwhelm her. She finds solace by uniting with the memory of her grandfather, the Baron Harkonnen, and becomes the BigBag of ''Children of Dune.'']]

* BigBad: [[spoiler:For Children ''Children of Dune.]]'']]



%%* TragicVillain

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%%* TragicVillain* TragicVillain: In the end, she was driven mad by being exposed to GeneticMemory and becomes pitiable, rather than despicable.



%%* TheChessmaster

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%%* TheChessmaster* TheChessmaster: His revenge against the Atreides, intricately plotted for decades, should be proof enough of this.



%%* EvilGenius

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%%* EvilGenius* EvilGenius: His scheme comes together perfectly, and he only fails later on due to events on Arrakis which were completely outside his knowledge.



* KineticWeaponsAreJustBetter

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* KineticWeaponsAreJustBetterKineticWeaponsAreJustBetter: He shoots the head off of a drunk noble reveling at a party in order to make a point to Yueh.



* ManipulativeBastard

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* ManipulativeBastardManipulativeBastard: He plays Rabban and Feyd-Rautha against each other, partially to keep their ambitions away from the Baron himself and partially because it [[ForTheEvulz amuses him.]]



* AmazonBrigade

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* AmazonBrigadeAmazonBrigade: They're a militarized melange of various all-female groups, including the much-abused Tleilaxu females and rogue Bene Gesserit, with the Fish Speakers as their core.
* BigBad: They are the main antagonists of ''Heretics'' and ''Chapterhouse.''



* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: A splinter group of Honored Matres accidentally stumbled on a Thinking Machine outpost, which alerts Ominus of the humans location. The Matres then retreat to the Old Imperium which the Machines then follow.

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* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: A splinter group of Honored Matres accidentally stumbled on a Thinking Machine outpost, which alerts Ominus of the humans humans' location. The Matres then retreat to the Old Imperium which the Machines then follow.
21st Nov '17 3:10:47 PM jgkitarel
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* RewardedAsATraitorDeserves: Not only anticipated it, but his plan was to use it to take Baron Harkonnen down with him when he was killed. It almost worked and did kill the Baron's [[TheDragon Dragon]].
21st Nov '17 3:07:39 PM jgkitarel
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* RewardedAsATraitorDeserves: Not only anticipated it, but his plan was to use it to take Baron Harkonnen down with him when he was killed. It almost worked and did kill the Baron's [[TheDragon Dragon]].
27th Oct '17 1:22:35 PM ChaoticNovelist
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%%* BadassPrincess
22nd Oct '17 5:31:04 PM Gregzilla
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[[folder:House Corrino and Supporters]]

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[[folder:House !House Corrino and Supporters]]
Supporters

[[folder:Shaddam Corrino IV]]
22nd Oct '17 5:30:27 PM Gregzilla
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[[folder:House Atreides and Supporters]]

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[[folder:House !House Atreides and Supporters]]
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22nd Oct '17 5:30:10 PM Gregzilla
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[[folder:Leto Atreides]]




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[[folder:Jessica Atreides]]




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[[folder:Paul Atreides]]




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[[folder:Leto Atreides II]]




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[[folder:Ghanima Atreides]]




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[[folder:Alia Atreides]]




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[[folder:Thufir Hawat]]




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[[folder:Wellington Yueh]]




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[[folder:Gurney Halleck]]




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[[folder:Duncan Idaho]]



[[folder:Fremen]]

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[[folder:Fremen]]
!Fremen

[[folder:Lie-Kynes]]




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[[folder:Chani]]




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[[folder:Stilgar]]




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[[folder:Jamis]]



22nd Oct '17 5:26:15 PM Gregzilla
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[[folder:Harkonnens and Supporters]]

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[[folder:Harkonnens !Harkonnens and Supporters]]
Supporters



[[folder:Vladimir Harkonnen]]




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[[folder:Piter de Vries]]




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[[folder:Feyd-Rautha Harkonnen]]




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[[folder:Glossu Rabban]]




![[spoiler:Lady Jessica Atreides]]
* LukeIAmYourFather: Interestingly, [[spoiler:her]] paternity is revealed to her by [[spoiler:Paul]], as neither [[spoiler:she herself]] nor the Baron know.
* See [[spoiler:above]] for other tropes regarding this character.



[[folder:[[spoiler:Jessica Atreides]]]]
!Lady Jessica Atreides
* LukeIAmYourFather: Interestingly, her paternity is revealed to her by [[spoiler:Paul]], as neither [[spoiler:she herself]] nor the Baron know.
* See [[spoiler:above]] for other tropes regarding this character.
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[[folder:Hasimir Fenring]]




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[[folder:Irulan]]





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[[folder:Wensicia Corrino]]




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[[folder:Farad'n Corrino]]




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[[folder:The Sardaukar]]



[[folder:Bene Gesserit]]

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[[folder:Bene Gesserit]]
!Bene Gesserit

[[folder:Gaius Helen Mohaim]]




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[[folder:Margot Fenring]]



[[folder:Bene Tleilax]]

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[[folder:Bene Tleilax]]
!Bene Tleilax

[[folder:Scytale]]




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[[folder:Bijaz]]




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[[folder:Tylwtyh Waff]]



[[folder:Honored Matres]]

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[[folder:Honored Matres]]!Honored Matres
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[[folder:Murbella]]




!Dama



[[folder:Thinking Machines]]

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[[folder:Thinking Machines]]
[[folder:Dama]]
!Dama

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!Thinking Machines
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[[folder:Omnius]]




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[[folder:Erasmus]]




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[[folder:Khorne]]
24th Aug '17 9:48:28 AM TakCWAL
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** Though in the first book, the Baron considered himself to have been 'violated' in that particular experience, and even forbade his nephew to ever bring it up in his presence.


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** Though the only reason Feyd-Rautha even lasted as long as he did was because Paul restrained using his Kwisatz Haderach powers in respect of tradition.
13th Aug '17 12:21:03 PM TheNerevarine
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%%* BodyHorror

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%%* BodyHorror* BodyHorror: He transforms himself into a sandworm/human hybrid.



** [[spoiler: Bigger Bad: During Literature/ChildrenOfDune he's using and influencing Alia even though he's dead, thanks to her GeneticMemory.]]


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** GreaterScopeVillain: [[spoiler:During ''Literature/ChildrenOfDune'' he's using and influencing Alia even though he's dead, thanks to her GeneticMemory.]]
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