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Alia Atreides, portrayed by Daniela Amavia in the Children of Dune miniseries.
Alia Atreides, portrayed by Daniela Amavia in the Children of Dune miniseries.

Alia Atreides (10,191-10,217 AG) is a fictional character featured in the Dune universe created by Frank Herbert. She is featured in the first three novels in the series: Dune, Dune Messiah and Children of Dune. Daniela Amavia as Alia Atreides in a scene from the Children of Dune miniseries. ... Daniela Amavia as Alia Atreides in a scene from the Children of Dune miniseries. ... Daniela Amavia (Greek: Ντανιέλα Αμανία), also credited as Daniela Elle and Daniela Lunkewitz, is an actress and model, appearing in numerous films and international fashion events. ... Children of Dune was the sequel to the 2000 Dune miniseries produced by the United States Sci Fi channel. ... Alice, a fictional character based on a real character from the work of Lewis Carroll. ... The fictional Dune universe, or Duniverse, is the political, scientific, and social setting of author Frank Herberts six-book Dune series of science fiction novels. ... Frank Patrick Herbert (October 8, 1920 – February 11, 1986) was a critically acclaimed and commercially successful American science fiction author. ... Dune is a science fiction novel written by Frank Herbert and published in 1965. ... Dune Messiah Dune Messiah is a science fiction novel by Frank Herbert, the second in a series of six novels. ... Children of Dune Children of Dune is a science fiction novel by Frank Herbert, third in a series of six novels set in the Dune universe. ...


An adult Alia is described by Herbert in the Dune Messiah:

Her features lay exposed — blue-in-blue "spice eyes," her mother's oval face beneath a cap of bronze hair, small nose, mouth wide and generous. Look up Melange in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...

Alia was portrayed by Alicia Witt in David Lynch's 1984 film adaptation, by Laura Burton in the 2000 Dune miniseries and by Daniela Amavia in its 2003 sequel, Children of Dune. Alicia Roanne Witt (born August 21, 1975 in Worcester, Massachusetts) is an American actress. ... David Keith Lynch (born January 20, 1946, in Missoula, Montana) is an American filmmaker. ... Dune is a 1984 science fiction film directed by David Lynch, based on the 1965 Frank Herbert novel of the same name. ... This is a list of television-related events in 2000. ... Frank Herberts Dune was a three-part miniseries based on the 1965 novel Dune by Frank Herbert. ... Daniela Amavia (Greek: Ντανιέλα Αμανία), also credited as Daniela Elle and Daniela Lunkewitz, is an actress and model, appearing in numerous films and international fashion events. ... This is a list of television-related events in 2003. ... A sequel is a work of fiction in literature, film, and other creative works that is produced after a completed work, and is set in the same universe but at a later time. ... Children of Dune was the sequel to the 2000 Dune miniseries produced by the United States Sci Fi channel. ...

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Alia was born in year 10,191 A.G. (after the foundation of the Spacing Guild) on the planet Arrakis to the Bene Gesserit Lady Jessica; her father Duke Leto Atreides had died eight months earlier. She was younger sister to Paul Atreides, and through their mother, a granddaughter to the wicked Baron Vladimir Harkonnen. The Spacing Guild is a fictional organization in Frank Herberts Dune universe created in a series of science fiction novels starting in Dune and ending with Chapterhouse Dune. ... Arrakis, (derived from the Arabic name ar-rāqiṣ, the dancer, originally a star-name for Mu Draconis) later Rakis (known colloquially as Dune) is a fictional desert planet featured in the Dune novels by Frank Herbert, where it is the home of the Fremen (Zensunni wanderers) and later, the... The Bene Gesserit (as seen in the prologue of an alternate version of the David Lynch Dune film. ... Lady Jessica Atreides, portrayed by Saskia Reeves in the Dune miniseries Jessica Atreides is a fictional character in the Dune universe created by Frank Herbert. ... Duke Leto Atreides, portrayed by William Hurt in the Dune miniseries Leto Atreides I is a fictional character in the Dune universe created by Frank Herbert. ... Paul Atreides, as portrayed by Kyle MacLachlan in David Lynchs Dune (1985), wielding the infamous Weirding Module. Paul Orestes Atreides is a fictional character in the Dune universe created by Frank Herbert. ... Baron Vladimir Harkonnen, portrayed by Ian McNeice in the Sci-Fi Channels Dune miniseries The Baron Vladimir Harkonnen is a fictional character from the Dune universe created by Frank Herbert. ...


Known to her followers as St. Alia of the Knife, to the Bene Gesserit Alia was an Abomination; in the later years of her regency, her enemies and victims among the Fremen called her Coan-Teen, "the female death spirit that walks without feet." The Bene Gesserit (as seen in the prologue of an alternate version of the David Lynch Dune film. ... Abomination, in the context of the Dune series written by Frank Herbert, refers to one who aquires full concience as a fetus as a result of being exposed to the spice agony, gaining to all their ancestral memories before birth. ... Spoiler warning: The Fremen are a group of people in the Dune series of science fiction novels by Frank Herbert. ...


The Appendix IV: The Almanak en-Ashraf (Selected Excerpts of the Noble Houses) in Dune states:

LADY ALIA ATREIDES (10,191—) Legal daughter of Duke Leto Atreides and his formal concubine, Lady Jessica. Lady Alia was born on Arrakis about eight months after Duke Leto's death. Prenatal exposure to an awareness-spectrum narcotic is the reason generally given for Bene Gesserit references to her as "Accursed One." She is known in popular history as St. Alia or St. Alia-of-the-Knife. (For a detailed history, see St. Alia, Huntress of a Billion Worlds by Pander Oulson.) Look up Melange in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...

Dune

Alicia Witt as Alia Atreides in David Lynch's Dune.
Alicia Witt as Alia Atreides in David Lynch's Dune.

In the original novel Dune, Alia is born a full Reverend Mother when she is exposed to the Water of Life (the bile of drowned sandworm) in the womb as Lady Jessica undergoes the Spice agony. Children born this way, called Abominations, are killed by the Bene Gesserit whenever possible because they have little defense against the personalities contained in Other Memory, the Bene Gesserit ability to access ancestral egos and memories. Without the existence of a strong personal identity, a child awakened to consciousness in utero is highly susceptible to becoming possessed by one of their ancestors. Jessica, despite her awareness of this likelihood, brings her baby to term, and Alia slowly learns to control the powers she has been granted as Reverend Mother and sister of the Kwisatz Haderach. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Alicia Roanne Witt (born August 21, 1975 in Worcester, Massachusetts) is an American actress. ... David Keith Lynch (born January 20, 1946, in Missoula, Montana) is an American filmmaker. ... Dune is a 1984 science fiction film directed by David Lynch, based on the 1965 Frank Herbert novel of the same name. ... Dune is a science fiction novel written by Frank Herbert and published in 1965. ... A Reverend Mother is a fictional character appearing in the novel Dune, being a Bene Gesserit woman who has finished her training. ... The Water of Life is a fictional drug from Frank Herberts science fiction novel Dune. ... In the Dune series of science fiction books by Frank Herbert, spice agony is an ordeal, in which an acolyte of the Bene Gesserit takes a massive overdose of the spice melange and confronts her inner self, and the selves of all her female ancestors. ... The Bene Gesserit (as seen in the prologue of an alternate version of the David Lynch Dune film. ... In Utero is the third and final studio album by the American grunge band Nirvana, released in September 1993 by Geffen Records. ... The Kwisatz Haderach is a fictional name of a prophesied messiah figure in the Dune universe, created by Frank Herbert, and later extended by his son, Brian Herbert, alongside science fiction author Kevin J Anderson. ...


Alia is raised in a community of Fremen, led by her brother in an effort to control the planet and its production of melange. Since her mother, as the Sayyadina, is often away from the sietch, Alia was left with her nephew, Paul and Chani's son Leto, in the care of Harah, Paul's personal servant. Alia is captured and Leto killed in a Sardaukar raid on the sietch; she is presented to the Padishah Emperor Shaddam Corrino IV, who notes that she had been "in command of one of the attacking groups" of Fremen rebels ("mostly of women, children, and old men") that nearly decimated his raiding party. Mature far beyond her four years, Alia escapes during the final battle of Arrakeen, but not before poisoning her grandfather, Baron Harkonnen, with a deadly gom jabbar. Spoiler warning: The Fremen are a group of people in the Dune series of science fiction novels by Frank Herbert. ... Look up Melange in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Spoiler warning: The Fremen are a group of people in the Dune series of science fiction novels by Frank Herbert. ... A sietch is a Fremen desert settlement in the Dune stories. ... Chani (short for Chanisihayah) is a fictional character featured in Frank Herberts science fiction Dune universe. ... The following is a comprehensive list of Fremen from the fictional Dune universe created by Frank Herbert. ... The Sardaukar were a fictional army from Frank Herberts Dune universe, as depicted in the Dune series of science fiction novels. ... Padishah Emperor Shaddam Corrino IV, portrayed by Giancarlo Giannini in the Dune miniseries The Padishah Emperor was the title of the hereditary rulers of the Padishah Empire in Frank Herberts fictional Dune universe. ... Emperor Shaddam Corrino IV, portrayed by José Ferrer in Dune (1984) Shaddam Corrino IV is a character in the fictional Dune universe of Frank Herbert. ... Arrakis, (derived from the Arabic name ar-rāqiṣ, the dancer, originally a star-name for Mu Draconis) later Rakis (known colloquially as Dune) is a fictional desert planet featured in the Dune novels by Frank Herbert, where it is the home of the Fremen (Zensunni wanderers) and later, the... The skull and crossbones symbol (Jolly Roger) traditionally used to label a poisonous substance. ... The Gom Jabbar is a fictional device appearing in Frank Herberts Dune universe. ...


Alia uses her limited prescience in a unique way, projecting thoughts and images into the mind of the horrified Imperial Truthsayer, Gaius Helen Mohiam. Bene Gesserit Mohiam tells the Emperor that it is "Not telepathy. She's in my mind. She's like the ones before me, the ones who gave me their memories. She stands in my mind! She cannot be there, but she is!" Alia further explains that she cannot do this with everyone: "Unless I'm born as you, I cannot think as you."[1] Alia soon communicates with Paul the same way: Prescience is the ability to predict the future through vision. ... Truthsayer is a fictional profession in the Dune universe created by Frank Herbert. ... Gaius Helen Mohiam is a fictional character in the Dune universe created by Frank Herbert. ...

Of all the uses of time-vision, this was the strangest. "I have breasted the future to place my words where only you can hear them," Alia had said. "Even you cannot do that, my brother. I find it an interesting play. And ... oh, yes — I've killed our grandfather, the demented old Baron. He had very little pain."

Dune Messiah

Laura Burton as a young Alia Atreides in the Dune miniseries.

The character is further explored in Dune Messiah through her relationship with the ghola Hayt, who is a clone of Paul's teacher, Duncan Idaho. Throughout the novel, there are hints of sexual tension between them as they work together to unravel the conspiracy against the Atreides. Hayt even steals a kiss from Alia, which upsets her; he responds by saying that he took nothing more than what was offered. Alia eventually agrees. When a blinded Paul departs into the desert, as is the Fremen custom for the blind, Alia is named Regent and the guardian of Paul's children: the heir, Leto Atreides II, and his sister, Ghanima. Shortly after, Alia marries Hayt, who had regained his full memory and was thus completely restored as Duncan Idaho. Download high resolution version (450x618, 17 KB)Alia Atreides, from the Dune miniseries. ... Download high resolution version (450x618, 17 KB)Alia Atreides, from the Dune miniseries. ... Frank Herberts Dune was a three-part miniseries based on the 1965 novel Dune by Frank Herbert. ... Dune Messiah Dune Messiah is a science fiction novel by Frank Herbert, the second in a series of six novels. ... A Ghola is a creature in the fictional Dune universe created by Frank Herbert. ... Hayt is a fictional character featured in the Dune series by Frank Herbert. ... James Watson as Duncan Idaho in the Dune miniseries Duncan Idaho is a fictional character in the Dune universe created by Frank Herbert. ... Emblem of House Atreides from Emperor: Battle for Dune For the novel of the same name, see Dune: House Atreides. ... Regent, from the Latin, a person selected to administer a state because the ruler is a minor or is not present or debilitated. ... Leto Atreides II, portrayed by James McAvoy in the Children of Dune miniseries Leto Atreides II is a fictional character in the Dune universe, created by Frank Herbert. ... Ghanima (meaning spoil of war in the Fremen language) is a fictional character in the Dune universe created by Frank Herbert. ...


In 10,207 A.G., Alia gives the order to Fremen leader Stilgar to execute the Reverend Mother Mohiam and Spacing Guild Navigator Edric after the failure of their conspiracy (with the Tleilaxu Face Dancer Scytale and the Princess Irulan Corrino) to topple the rule of Paul Atreides. Stilgar is a fictional character featured in Frank Herberts Dune universe. ... The Spacing Guild is a fictional organization in Frank Herberts Dune universe created in a series of science fiction novels starting in Dune and ending with Chapterhouse Dune. ... In the Dune universe, Guild Navigators are humans, mutated through high consumption of the spice melange, who are safely able to navigate interstellar space in a Heighliner. ... In the Dune universe, Guild Navigators are humans, mutated through high consumption of the spice melange, who are safely able to navigate interstellar space in a Heighliner. ... In a political sense, conspiracy refers to a group of persons united in the goal of usurping or overthrowing an established political power. ... The Bene Tleilax or Tleilaxu are an extremely xenophobic and isolationist society in the fictional Dune universe created by Frank Herbert. ... Face Dancers are a type of human in Frank Herberts fictional Dune universe. ... Scytale is a fictional character in the Dune universe created by Frank Herbert. ... Julie Cox as Princess Irulan in the miniseries Frank Herberts Dune. ...


Children of Dune

Alia Atreides from The Dune Encyclopedia

In Children of Dune, Alia becomes progressively more devious and power-hungry as she slowly succumbs to Abomination. Falling under the influence of the persona of her deceased grandfather, the Baron Harkonnen, Alia abuses her powers as Regent and becomes a ruthless tyrant. She allows the Baron access to her senses in exchange for his help fighting off the other personalities within her, but his sexual proclivities soon control her, compelling her to engage in sexual acts with her aides. During the exercise of his Mentat powers, Duncan comes to the realization that Alia has fallen into Abomination, and helps Jessica escape Alia's murderous plot. Alia then decides to kill Duncan, but he soon recognizes the signs of this decision and escapes himself. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The Dune Encyclopedia was published in 1984 - its only edition. ... Children of Dune Children of Dune is a science fiction novel by Frank Herbert, third in a series of six novels set in the Dune universe. ... A Mentat is a fictional profession or discipline in Frank Herberts Dune universe. ...


The Preacher, actually Paul Atreides, returns once more to the steps of the temple and exposes Alia's conversion to Abomination to the Fremen. Her priests soon murdered him, as Alia's nephew Leto II returns from hiding, his sister Ghanima in tow. The twins offer Alia their help conquering her inner lives, as they had. Leto realizes that the Baron's hold over her is too strong, and provides two options: to the Baron, a Trial of Possession, an ancient ritual that would guarantee the Baron's undoing; and to Alia, the open window, high above the temple steps. As a helpless Jessica looks on, Alia regains control of her body long enough to leap out the window to her death. The Preacher is an alter-ego of Paul Atreides in the novel Children of Dune by Frank Herbert, a part of the Dune universe. ...


Hunters of Dune

In Hunters of Dune, after the Baron Vladimir Harkonnen ghola's memories are restored by the Face Dancer Khrone on Caladan, the Baron is displeased to note that Alia's voice haunts him in his head. This is a reversal of the influence he had over her while she was in the throes of Abomination, although it is not clear from the novel how this came to be. Although not possessing the body of the Baron, Alia taunts him mercilessly, distressing him greatly. Hunters of Dune is the first part of the seventh book (until recently, called Dune 7) of the original Dune series, along with Sandworms of Dune. ... A Ghola is a creature in the fictional Dune universe created by Frank Herbert. ... Face Dancers are a type of human in Frank Herberts fictional Dune universe. ... Khrone is a fictional character from the Dune universe created by Frank Herbert. ... Caladan is a fictional planet in the Dune universe created by Frank Herbert. ...


References

  1. ^ This hints at the genetic link between Alia and Mohiam, later established in the Prelude to Dune prequel trilogy by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson.

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