History Literature / Dune

24th May '16 12:28:10 PM NativeJovian
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* YouShallNotPass: Duncan Idaho sacrifices himself to hold off a flood of Imperial Sardaukar elite troopers, while Paul Atreides makes good his escape. In the sequel, it's revealed that while he did indeed die, the surviving Sardaukar were so impressed with his ImplausibleFencingPowers that they preserved his body, later having it resurrected as a "[[CloningBlues Ghola]]"... and that, as it turns out, has some [[ForWantOfANail extremely far-reaching effects]] on the ''Dune'' universe.\\

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* YouShallNotPass: Duncan Idaho sacrifices himself to hold off a flood of Imperial Sardaukar elite troopers, while Paul Atreides makes good his escape. In the sequel, it's revealed that while he did indeed die, the surviving Sardaukar were so impressed with his ImplausibleFencingPowers skills as a MasterSwordsman that they preserved his body, later having it resurrected as a "[[CloningBlues Ghola]]"... and that, as it turns out, has some [[ForWantOfANail extremely far-reaching effects]] on the ''Dune'' universe.\\
14th Feb '16 3:16:42 PM eroock
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->''I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.''

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->''I ->''"I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.''"''
27th Jan '16 8:25:38 PM GrammarNavi
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''Dune'' is the first book in a popular series of ScienceFiction novels, written by Creator/FrankHerbert, it was rejected twenty times by various publishers before finally being published in 1965 by Chilton, a publishing house best known for its [=DIY=] auto repair guides. ''Dune'' is a HugoAward, NebulaAward and SeiunAward winner.

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''Dune'' is the first book in a popular series of ScienceFiction novels, written by Creator/FrankHerbert, it was rejected twenty times by various publishers before finally being published in 1965 by Chilton, a publishing house best known for its [=DIY=] auto repair guides. ''Dune'' is a HugoAward, NebulaAward UsefulNotes/NebulaAward and SeiunAward winner.
23rd Dec '15 4:49:54 AM DarkHunter
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* AccidentalMarriage: Paul, before adapting to Fremen culture, asks Chani to carry his water tokens for him without realizing that only a betrothed does this for a man, making his offer tantamount to a proposal.

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* AccidentalMarriage: Paul, before adapting to Fremen culture, asks Chani to carry his water tokens for him without realizing that only a betrothed does this for a man, making his offer tantamount to a proposal. Unusually for the trope, the Fremen are well-aware that he didn't mean it that way and don't think anything of it.
4th Dec '15 8:59:35 AM Tdarcos
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Much of the action throughout the series takes place on the eponymous planet, Arrakis, commonly called Dune by the native Fremen. Arrakis is a [[SingleBiomePlanet desert planet]] largely populated by the nomadic, xenophobic Fremen and inhabited by giant {{sandworm}}s that destroy anything caught out in the open, and would be of little interest to the rest of the galaxy if not for one thing: it is the only known source of "[[SpiceOfLife Spice]]" (its "official" name is '''melange'''), an all-purpose chemical that [[SuperSerum triples the human lifespan]], makes it possible for females (and some few males) to [[HigherUnderstandingThroughDrugs transfer ancestral memories]] to one another, unlocks or enhances the capacity of humans for [[JunkieProphet telling the future]], and therefore makes FasterThanLightTravel possible in a culture where computers have been made illegal by religious fiat--all while being ferociously addictive.

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Much of the action throughout the series takes place on the eponymous planet, Arrakis, commonly called Dune by the native Fremen. Arrakis is a [[SingleBiomePlanet desert planet]] largely populated by the nomadic, xenophobic Fremen and inhabited by giant {{sandworm}}s that destroy anything caught out in the open, and would be of little interest to the rest of the galaxy if not for one thing: it is the only known source of "[[SpiceOfLife Spice]]" (its "official" name is '''melange'''), ''melange''), an all-purpose chemical that [[SuperSerum triples the human lifespan]], makes it possible for females (and some few males) to [[HigherUnderstandingThroughDrugs transfer ancestral memories]] to one another, unlocks or enhances the capacity of humans for [[JunkieProphet telling the future]], and therefore makes FasterThanLightTravel possible in a culture where computers have been made illegal by religious fiat--all while being ferociously addictive.
4th Dec '15 8:58:54 AM Tdarcos
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Much of the action throughout the series takes place on the eponymous planet, Arrakis, commonly called Dune by the native Fremen. Arrakis is a [[SingleBiomePlanet desert planet]] largely populated by the nomadic, xenophobic Fremen and inhabited by giant {{sandworm}}s that destroy anything caught out in the open, and would be of little interest to the rest of the galaxy if not for one thing: it is the only known source of "[[SpiceOfLife Spice]]", an all-purpose chemical that [[SuperSerum triples the human lifespan]], makes it possible for females (and some few males) to [[HigherUnderstandingThroughDrugs transfer ancestral memories]] to one another, unlocks or enhances the capacity of humans for [[JunkieProphet telling the future]], and therefore makes FasterThanLightTravel possible in a culture where computers have been made illegal by religious fiat--all while being ferociously addictive.

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Much of the action throughout the series takes place on the eponymous planet, Arrakis, commonly called Dune by the native Fremen. Arrakis is a [[SingleBiomePlanet desert planet]] largely populated by the nomadic, xenophobic Fremen and inhabited by giant {{sandworm}}s that destroy anything caught out in the open, and would be of little interest to the rest of the galaxy if not for one thing: it is the only known source of "[[SpiceOfLife Spice]]", Spice]]" (its "official" name is '''melange'''), an all-purpose chemical that [[SuperSerum triples the human lifespan]], makes it possible for females (and some few males) to [[HigherUnderstandingThroughDrugs transfer ancestral memories]] to one another, unlocks or enhances the capacity of humans for [[JunkieProphet telling the future]], and therefore makes FasterThanLightTravel possible in a culture where computers have been made illegal by religious fiat--all while being ferociously addictive.
1st Dec '15 10:51:42 AM Folamh3
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* OneDoseFitsAll: Averted. When Jessica and Paul are sedated and abducted, Jessica manages to figure out who the poisoner is by narrowing it down to the only person who would have had access to the medical data necessary (weight and metabolic rate are mentioned, others implied) to make the individual doses so precise.
7th Nov '15 6:23:44 AM TheWanderer
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* RegretfulTraitor: Dr Yueh from the first book, who knows he's being manipulated and is reluctant to betray House Atreides, but is compelled to do so due to the Harkonnens exploiting IHaveYourWife.
31st Oct '15 3:03:25 PM spookyUser
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** "[x], eh"
6th Sep '15 7:37:41 AM Willbyr
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** In ''Children of Dune'', Wensicia Corrino plots to regain the throne for her House by making her son the logical heir. Her son actually considers her methods follish and hamfisted, and banishes her when they inevitably fail.

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** In ''Children of Dune'', Wensicia Corrino plots to regain the throne for her House by making her son the logical heir. Her son actually considers her methods follish foolish and hamfisted, and banishes her when they inevitably fail.
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