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Dune | Characters

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Paul Atreides Son of Duke Leto and Lady Jessica, Paul Atreides flees to the desert and emerges a prophet and leader. Read More
Lady Jessica Lady Jessica, Bene Gesserit concubine to Duke Leto Atreides, uses her training to protect her son Paul and gain acceptance from the Fremen. Read More
Baron Vladimir Harkonnen Baron Vladimir Harkonnen is the ruthless, self-indulgent leader of House Harkonnen and the enemy of House Atreides. Read More
Duke Leto Atreides Although Duke Leto Atreides is noble and strategic, he ultimately falls prey to the Harkonnen plot to kill him. Read More
Thufir Hawat Thufir Hawat begins as Duke Leto's Mentat but is later corrupted by Baron Harkonnen's deceptions. Read More
Captain Aramsham Captain Aramsham is an imperial Sardaukar officer.
Alia Atreides Alia Atreides is the daughter of Lady Jessica and Duke Leto Atreides. She is changed while yet unborn by the spice poison that opens the mind to the memories of generations past.
Lingar Bewt Lingar Bewt is a water merchant who attends a dinner party given by Duke Leto Atreides.
Chani Chani is a young Fremen woman, daughter of Liet-Kynes, who falls in love with Paul and becomes his concubine.
Chatt Chatt is a member of the Fedaykin, four Fremen soldiers who act as Paul Atreides's personal guard.
Czigo Czigo is one of the soldiers who transports Paul Atreides and Lady Jessica into the desert; he is killed when they escape.
Drisq Drisq works with smuggler Staban Tuek.
Farok Farok is a Fremen who lives at Sietch Tabr, Stilgar's sietch.
Count Fenring Count Fenring is a representative of the Emperor Shaddam IV.
Lady Fenring Lady Fenring is the Bene-Gesserit wife of Count Fenring.
Guild banker The guild banker (and Harkonnen spy) attends a dinner party given by Duke Leto Atreides.
Gurney Halleck Gurney Halleck is the baliset-playing weapons master of Duke Leto Atreides.
Harah Harah is a Fremen woman married to Jamis who serves Paul Atreides after her husband is killed.
Rabban Harkonnen Rabban Harkonnen is Baron Harkonnen's nephew and is in charge of Arrakis before and after the short-lived Atreides rule.
Feyd-Rautha Harkonnen Feyd-Rautha Harkonnen is Baron Harkonnen's duplicitous nephew and heir.
Duncan Idaho Duncan Idaho is skilled with the sword and loyally serves Duke Leto Atreides.
Princess Irulan Princess Irulan is the daughter of Emperor Shaddam IV and becomes Paul Atreides's wife.
Jamis Jamis is a Fremen serving under Stilgar who challenges Paul Atreides to single combat and is killed in the fight.
Kaleff Kaleff is one of Jamis's sons and comes under Paul's care after Jamis's death.
Kinet Kinet is one of the soldiers who transports Paul Atreides and Lady Jessica into the desert; he is killed when they escape.
Korba Korba is a member of the Fedaykin, four Fremen soldiers who act as Paul Atreides's personal guard.
Umman Kudu Umman Kudu is Baron Harkonnen's captain of the guard who dies when Duke Leto Atreides releases the poison gas from his tooth.
Pardot Kynes Pardot Kynes is the father of Liet-Kynes and appears in the novel as a lecturing hallucination.
Liet-Kynes Introduced first as Kynes, imperial planetologist, over time he is revealed to be living a parallel life as Liet, religious-military leader of the Fremen; this dual nature is why he is sometimes referred to as Liet-Kynes.
Shadout Mapes The Shadout Mapes is a Fremen woman who serves Lady Jessica and tests her early on to see if she is the one from the Fremen prophecies.
Reverend Mother Gaius Helen Mohiam Reverend Mother Gaius Helen Mohiam is a Bene Gesserit leader and imperial Truthsayer; she tests Paul Atreides with the gom jabbar.
Iakin Nefud Iakin Nefud becomes Baron Harkonnen's captain of the guard after Umman Kudu is killed.
Orlop Orlop is one of Jamis's sons and comes under Paul's care after Jamis's death.
Otheym Otheym is a member of the Fedaykin, four Fremen soldiers who act as Paul Atreides's personal guard.
Reverend Mother Ramallo Reverend Mother Ramallo is the Reverend Mother of the Fremen and passes on to Jessica the memories of generations when she dies.
Emperor Shaddam IV The Emperor Shaddam IV plots secretly against House Atreides but abdicates the throne to Paul at the end of the novel.
Shishaki Shishaki is a member of the Fedaykin, four Fremen soldiers who act as Paul Atreides's personal guard.
Stilgar Stilgar is a Fremen leader who captures Paul and Jessica after they escape from Harkonnen guards in the desert.
Tharthar Tharthar is one of the wives of the Fremen Stilgar.
Esmar Tuek Esmar Tuek is an Arrakeen spice smuggler.
Staban Tuek Staban Tuek is the son of Esmar Tuek and runs the smuggling enterprise when his father dies.
Piter de Vries Piter de Vries is Baron Harkonnen's bloodthirsty Mentat.
Wanna Wanna is Dr. Yueh's wife.
Dr. Wellington Yueh Dr. Wellington Yueh is Paul Atreides's teacher and the betrayer of House Atreides.
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