History Literature / Dune

26th Aug '16 8:17:35 AM Cush1
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** Baron Harkonnen calls this out specifically during the assault on Arrakis, where he boasts of resurrecting artillery to counteract the shields the Atreides troops were expected to use.
18th Aug '16 12:54:33 PM Tre
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* In 2000, the SciFiChannel produced a three-part miniseries adaptation of the novel. This version followed the plot of the book much more closely, but had a ridiculously small budget, [[AscendedExtra and gave several characters expanded roles]] while paring others down to bare bones or removing them entirely. The Sci-Fi Channel also adapted ''Messiah'' and ''Children'' into a second three-part miniseries in 2003, which [[AdaptationDistillation streamlined two very contradictory novels into a cohesive whole, removed or simplified some of the extremely convoluted plot elements]], and paid off the previous series' CharacterDevelopment of [[AscendedExtra Irulan]], all in all serving as a far more coherent, character-driven bridge between ''Dune'' and ''Literature/GodEmperorOfDune'' than the novels it adapts.

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* In 2000, the SciFiChannel [[Creator/{{Syfy}} Sci-Fi Channel]] produced a three-part miniseries adaptation of the novel. This version followed the plot of the book much more closely, but had a ridiculously small budget, [[AscendedExtra and gave several characters expanded roles]] while paring others down to bare bones or removing them entirely. The Sci-Fi Channel also adapted ''Messiah'' and ''Children'' into a second three-part miniseries in 2003, which [[AdaptationDistillation streamlined two very contradictory novels into a cohesive whole, removed or simplified some of the extremely convoluted plot elements]], and paid off the previous series' CharacterDevelopment of [[AscendedExtra Irulan]], all in all serving as a far more coherent, character-driven bridge between ''Dune'' and ''Literature/GodEmperorOfDune'' than the novels it adapts.
8th Aug '16 6:48:01 PM LadySugarQuill
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* AFatherToHisMen: Lampshaded when Duke Leto Atreides risks his life and the priceless Spice to save his men; Liet-Kynes comments that a man such as that would inspire fanatical loyalty. It's implied that this is exactly why the Emperor wants him dead, because he fears Leto will use his popularity to depose him. There are further hints that this may be a mask designed expressly for the purpose, although it's explicitly contradicted by the prequels.

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* AFatherToHisMen: Lampshaded when Duke Leto Atreides risks his life and the priceless Spice to save his men; Liet-Kynes comments that a man such as that would inspire fanatical loyalty. It's implied that this is exactly why the Emperor wants him dead, because he fears Leto will use his popularity to depose him. There are further hints that this may be a mask designed expressly for the purpose, although it's explicitly contradicted by the prequels.



** In the prequels, Omnius was actually doing what he was programmed to do (the conquest and enslavement of humanity), he just decided to work for himself, and not his Titan masters.



* BeastlyBloodsports: Duke Leto's father was killed in a bullfight. The prequels by Brian Herbert added that the bull that killed him was hopped up on stimulants rather than sedated like it should have been. A tool of assassination. The original didn't attribute any foul play.

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* BeastlyBloodsports: Duke Leto's father was killed in a bullfight. The prequels by Brian Herbert added that the bull that killed him was hopped up on stimulants rather than sedated like it should have been. A tool of assassination. The original didn't attribute any foul play.



* BigBad: The Harkonnens, the Tleilaxu, Alia (once she's possessed by the Baron), Omnius. The Moritani in the prequels.

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* BigBad: The Harkonnens, the Tleilaxu, Alia (once she's possessed by the Baron), Omnius. The Moritani in the prequels.Baron).



* BrainInAJar: The prequels have brain-jar villains riding around in [[HumongousMecha giant war machines]] ([[RuleOfCool just because they can]]), who cause the [[RobotWar Butlerian Jihad]] through poor programming of their [[AIIsACrapshoot computerized inside "man"]] and wind up as minions/slaves themselves. Besides the Titans ([[HumongousMecha giant war machines]] ), are the Cogitors, humans who gave up their bodies to spend millennia contemplating the mysteries of the universe. As a group they have declared themselves neutral in the war where humanity is being exterminated like rats.



** Averted in the prequels, where the first mentat Gilbertus Albans lies constantly in order to protect himself and [[spoiler:Erasmus]].



* CloningBodyParts: In the prequels the early Tleilaxu were known as suppliers of transplantable organs that they grew on trees. However, while they did do that it didn't provide enough organs to meet demand during the Butlerian Jihad so most of their products were a side of their slaving business.



** There are also Zenshiites in the prequels, a more violent sect than the Zensunnis.



** The [[BrainInAJar cymek]] [[HumongousMecha titans]] from the prequels, who were philosopher kings and scientists, particularly ones that dealt with robotics, cybernetics, and artificial intelligence.



** Why are they kept? For mutual deterrence and for use against hostile aliens (though the exact phraseology is "other intelligence", and given what happens in the prequels, this intelligence [[spoiler: need not be organic]]).

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** Why are they kept? For mutual deterrence and for use against hostile aliens (though the exact phraseology is "other intelligence", and given what happens in the prequels, this intelligence [[spoiler: need not be organic]]).intelligence".



* OnceAnEpisode: The Litany Against Fear is recited in its entirely at least once in every one of the original books (not all the prequels and sequels, though).

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* OnceAnEpisode: The Litany Against Fear is recited in its entirely at least once in every one of the original books (not all the prequels and sequels, though).books.



* PlanetOfHats: Shows up more in the prequels and games than the original novels. For instance, Houses Ix and Richese's hat is being [[GadgeteerGenius gadgeteer geniuses]].



6th Aug '16 1:14:40 PM morenohijazo
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* CasualHighDrop: In ''Children of Dune'', Leto II demonstrates his new post-transformation abilities by leaping off a cliff and into a canal.
3rd Aug '16 3:19:20 PM Morgenthaler
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* CasualHighDrop: In ''Children of Dune'', Leto II demonstrates his new post-transformation abilities by leaping off a cliff and into a canal.
17th Jul '16 8:38:57 AM Morgenthaler
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* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: Yueh, who anticipates the Baron having already killed his wife and planning to kill him [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness once he outlived his usefulness]], devises a plan to [[TakingYouWithMe take the Baron with him]]. It doesn't kill him, but it does kill Piter.
** Baron Harkonnen, when informed that Paul and his mother must have escaped into the desert and that NoOneCouldSurviveThat, insists that his men find the bodies, just in case they make the OneInAMillionChance.
1st Jul '16 3:10:24 PM Morgenthaler
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%%* TheObiWan: Thufir Hawat.
1st Jul '16 1:00:02 AM jjhj
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** Also Leto [[spoiler:who has a child and then dies.]]
26th Jun '16 9:45:17 PM LDSTroper1
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** TheBrute: Count Glasso Rabban of Lankveil, but more commonly known as "The Beast" and there's a reason for that.

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** TheBrute: Count Glasso Rabban of Lankveil, Lankiveil, but more commonly known as "The Beast" and there's a reason for that.
15th Jun '16 4:23:31 AM morenohijazo
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* ForgotToGagHim: Both averted and played straight. When Lady Jessica and Paul are captured by the Harkonnens she is gagged so she can't use her Bene Gesserit [[CompellingVoice Voice]] ability on them. Unfortunately for the Harkonnens guarding them, Paul also knows how to use Voice.



* *RippedFromTheHeadlines: Herbert wrote in 1964-1965, [[RaygunGothic when superweapons were all the rage]] in the shadow of the UsefulNotes/ColdWar. First laser was patented in 1959-1960, first functioning examples fired in 1960-1962, ''Film/{{Goldfinger}}'' was released in 1964.


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* RippedFromTheHeadlines: Herbert wrote in 1964-1965, [[RaygunGothic when superweapons were all the rage]] in the shadow of the UsefulNotes/ColdWar. First laser was patented in 1959-1960, first functioning examples fired in 1960-1962, ''Film/{{Goldfinger}}'' was released in 1964.
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