Dune: Character Biographies


Paul Muad’Dib Atreides

The hero of our story. A duke in waiting, a mentat, master swordsman, and the culmination of 10,000 years of selective breeding! Yes ladies, he’s taken.

Jessica Atreides

The mother of Paul, and bound concubine to Duke Leto. She’s even a memeber of the secretive Bene Gesserit.

Duke Leto Atreides

Paul’s father and inspiration. He’s known as Leto the Just, for his Slomon like wisdom and for caring about his people. Nixed 50 min into the first miniseries.

God-Emporer Leto II Atreides

Paul’s second and only surviving son. In Children of Dune he underwent a metamorphosis to turn into a giant sandworm

Alia Atreides

Paul’s preborn sister. After Muad’Dib’s death, she becomes regent of the empire, and soon after possessed by her grandfather the late Baron Harkonnen.

Alt Image textThe Preacher

Alter ego of Muad’Dib. Spent most of his life trying to dispell the myth he once created.

Alt Image textChani

Loyal wife to Paul. Chani would selflessly do anything Paul asked her to. She’s also the mother of all three of his children.

Alt Image textGurney Halleck

Gmaster of the Baliset and Warmaster of the Atriedes, only Duncan can match blades with the might of Gurney HalleckWarning: This review has adult subject matter.

Alt Image textDuncan Idaho

Ginaz Sword-master, and head of the Atriedes house-guard. one of the greatest fighter ever in existence!

Alt Image textStilgar

Fremen naib and later confidant to Muad’Dib. An old-school fremen at heart, but is still wiling to accept change.

Baron Vladimir Harkonnen

Utterly sadistic and ugly head of the Harkonnen household. All evil, all conniving, all fat!

Alt Image textFeyd Ruatha [Harkonnen]

Na-Baron of the Harkonnen household, and just as much a sociopath as is uncle Vladmir. Despite the constant cheating, at his time he was still one of the finest fighters in the universe.

Alt Image textEmperor Shaddam Corrino IV

82nd Padishah Emperor, leader of the known universe, and an utter tool!

Alt Image textCount Hasmir Fenring

The brains behind the Golden Lion Throne. Boyhood friend of Shaddam, and a eunuch too!


Face Dancer and later master of the Bene Tleilax. Chief conspirator against Muad’Dib in Dune Messiah.

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