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Paul Atreides, as portrayed by Kyle MacLachlan in David Lynch's Dune (1985), wielding the infamous "Weirding Module".
Paul Atreides, as portrayed by Kyle MacLachlan in David Lynch's Dune (1985), wielding the infamous "Weirding Module".

Paul Orestes Atreides is a fictional character in the Dune universe created by Frank Herbert. He is the most prominent fictional character in the early books of Frank Herbert's Dune science fiction series. He took the Fremen name Paul Muad'Dib and the Sietch name Usul. Image File history File links Publicity still of Kyle MacLachlan in Dune This is a copyrighted image that has been released by a company or organisation to promote their works in the media. ... Image File history File links Publicity still of Kyle MacLachlan in Dune This is a copyrighted image that has been released by a company or organisation to promote their works in the media. ... Kyle MacLachlan as Agent Cooper in Twin Peaks Dune (1984) Kyle MacLachlan (born February 22, 1959 in Yakima, Washington) is an American actor of Scottish descent, best known for his work with American film director David Lynch. ... David Lynch at Cannes in 2001 David Keith Lynch (born January 20, 1946, in Missoula, Montana) is an American filmmaker. ... Dune is a 1984 movie directed by David Lynch and based on the 1964 Frank Herbert novel of the same name. ... Paul Atreides, as portrayed by Kyle MacLachlan in David Lynchs Dune (1985), wielding the infamous Weirding Module. The Weirding Module was a device introduced into the Dune movie to replace the Bene Gesserit martial art referred to by the Fremen as the Weirding Way. ... A fictional character is any person who appears in a work of fiction. ... 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 Herbert (1920 - 1986) Frank Patrick Herbert (October 8, 1920 – February 11, 1986) was a critically and commercially successful American science fiction author. ... A fictional character is any person who appears in a work of fiction. ... Frank Herbert (1920 - 1986) Frank Patrick Herbert (October 8, 1920 – February 11, 1986) was a critically and commercially successful American science fiction author. ... 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. ... Science fiction is a form of speculative fiction principally dealing with the impact of imagined science and technology, or both, upon society and persons as individuals. ... MuadDib is the name of two fictional entities within the realm of Frank Herberts Dune. ... A sietch is a Fremen desert settlement in the Dune stories. ... Usul is the Sietch name for Dune character Paul Atreides. ...

In the novels

Paul Atreides is the son of Duke Leto Atreides I and Jessica Atreides, the heir of House Atreides, a nuclear-armed aristocratic family that rules the planet of Caladan. Jessica is a Bene Gesserit and an important key in the Bene Gesserit breeding program. According to the breeding program, she was to produce a daughter, who should marry Feyd-Rautha, a nephew of Baron Harkonnen. However, she falls in love with Leto and grants him a son. 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. ... 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. ... House Atreides is a fictional noble family from Frank Herberts Dune novels. ... The mushroom cloud of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki, Japan, 1945, rose some 18 km (11 mi) above the hypocenter. ... Caladan is a fictional planet in the Dune universe created by Frank Herbert. ... The Bene Gesserit (from Latin or Arabic: see the origin of the name) are a key social, religious and political force in Frank Herberts science fiction universe of Dune. ... The Bene Gesserit (from Latin or Arabic: see the origin of the name) are a key social, religious and political force in Frank Herberts science fiction universe of Dune. ... Eugenics is the self-direction of human evolution: Logo from the Second International Congress of Eugenics, 1921, depicting it as a tree which unites a variety of different fields. ... Feyd-Rautha portrayed by Matt Keeslar in the Dune miniseries Feyd-Rautha Harkonnen is a key character in the science fiction novel Dune by Frank Herbert. ... Baron Vladimir Harkonnen, portrayed by Ian McNeice in the Sci-Fi Channels Dune miniseries Vladimir Harkonnen is a fictional character from the science fiction series Dune. ...


Although Paul is a boy, he receives a Bene Gesserit training, giving him among other things, great control over his metabolism, heightened senses and knowledge of martial arts. He is also trained in weapon use by Gurney Halleck and Duncan Idaho, and receives a mentat training by Thufir Hawat. Santorio Santorio (1561-1636) in his steelyard balance, from Ars de statica medecina, first published 1614 Metabolism (from μεταβολισμος (metabolismos)) is the biochemical modification of chemical compounds in living organisms anggjgjhnd cell (b). ... Gurney Halleck is a fictional soldier in the Dune universe created by Frank Herbert. ... Duncan Idaho is a fictional character in the Dune universe created by Frank Herbert. ... A Mentat is a profession or discipline called human computers in Frank Herberts fictional Dune universe. ... Thufir Hawat, portrayed by Jan Vlasak in the Dune miniseries Thufir Hawat is a fictional character in the Dune universe created by Frank Herbert. ...


When Paul is fifteen years old, the family is pressed to leave Caladan and govern the desert planet Arrakis (known as Dune). They suspect it is a trap, but accept nevertheless because it could bring power to them. On Dune, the family is betrayed by their Suk doctor, Wellington Yueh. He disables the house shield, allowing the imperial troops, Sardaukar, dressed in Harkonnen uniforms, to capture Duke Leto and Thufir Hawat and to kill most of the Atreides army. Duncan Idaho sacrifices himself while attempting to hold off the Sardaukar. Upon meeting Piter De Vries and Baron Harkonnen, Leto uses a poisonous gas capsule hidden inside a false tooth in an attempt to kill Harkonnen. He succeeds in killing Piter De Vries - and, unfortunately, himself - but not the Baron. The tooth was given to him by Yueh, who planned revenge against Harkonnen for killing his wife. Thufir Hawat is used by the Baron as his new mentat. Paul and Jessica escape, with some help from Dr. Yueh, into the desert. 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... Suk can refer to. ... Dr. Wellington Yueh, portrayed by Robert Russell in the Dune miniseries - Baron Vladimir Harkonnen Dr. Wellington Yueh is a fictional character in the Dune universe created by Frank Herbert. ... Statue showing a Gallic shield with a butterfly boss. ... The Padishah Empire is a fictional government in the Dune universe of author Frank Herbert. ... Emblem of the Sardaukar The Sardaukar are a fictional army from Frank Herberts Dune universe, as depicted in the Dune series of science-fiction novels. ... Piter De Vries is a fictional character from Frank Herberts Dune science fiction series. ...


They flee to the Fremen, who see in Paul the Lisan al-Gaib, the Mahdi, a prophet who will ensure a green, lush Dune, taking shelter in Sietch Tabr led by their Naib, Stilgar. He and his mother start training Fremen in weapon use and martial arts, creating an army. He and Chani, daughter of Liet Kynes, take each other as mates. He also reunites with Gurney Halleck, who sought refuge with smugglers after the Harkonnen attack. While in the desert, Paul Muad'Dib undergoes the process of spice agony via the consumption of the water of life. He survives, although barely, and the ordeal gives him knowledge of his male and female ancestors; this proves Paul is the Kwisatz Haderach. Spoiler warning: The Fremen are a group of people in the Dune series of science fiction novels by Frank Herbert. ... Lisan al-Gaib is a term from the Dune universe, created by Frank Herbert. ... Mahdi is a term from the Dune universe created by Frank Herbert. ... A prophet is a person who is believed to speak through divine inspiration. ... Sietch Tabr is a Fremen community in the Dune universe created by Frank Herbert. ... A naib is a leader of the fictional Fremen people in the Dune Universe novels by Frank Herbert. ... Stilgar is a fictional character featured in Frank Herberts Dune universe. ... Chani (short for Chanisihayah) is a fictional character featured in Frank Herberts science fiction Dune universe. ... Liet-Kynes is a fictional character in the Dune universe created by Frank Herbert. ... An ancestor is a parent or (recursively) the parent of an ancestor (i. ... 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. ...

Paul Atreides, as portrayed by Alec Newman in the Dune miniseries (2000).
Paul Atreides, as portrayed by Alec Newman in the Dune miniseries (2000).

After some years, he attacks the Harkonnen and Imperial troops with his Fremen army, riding the enormous sandworms indigenous to the planet. They win and Paul requests an audience with Emperor Shaddam Corrino IV. He threatens to destroy the spice melange, thus making transport between the planets impossible and effectively destroying civilization. In return for preserving the spice, he asks for the hand of the Emperor's daughter Irulan as well as the Emperor's resignation. These actions effectively make Paul Emperor. Urged by the Space Guild, the Emperor accepts his terms. Download high resolution version (483x706, 38 KB)Paul Atreides, from the Dune miniseries. ... Download high resolution version (483x706, 38 KB)Paul Atreides, from the Dune miniseries. ... Alec Newman is a UK theater and television actor. ... Frank Herberts Dune was a three-part miniseries based on the Dune novel by Frank Herbert. ... Sandworms are fictional creatures from Frank Herberts science-fiction novel Dune. ... Shaddam Corrino IV, portrayed by Giancarlo Giannini in the Dune miniseries Shaddam Corrino IV is a fictional character in the science fiction novel Dune. ... Melange is the name of the fictional spice drug that is central to the Dune series of science fiction novels by Frank Herbert. ... The word civilization (or civilisation) has a variety of meanings related to human society. ... Princess Irulan Corrino, portrayed by Julie Cox in the Dune miniseries Princess Irulan Corrino-Atreides is a character in Frank Herberts fictional Dune universe. ... An emperor is a (male) monarch, usually the sovereign ruler of an empire or another type of imperial realm. ...


In Dune Messiah, he has been Emperor for twelve years. His jihad has killed sixty billion people across the known universe, but according to his prescient vision, this is a fate far better than what he has seen. Paul is beleaguered by a need he sees - to set humanity on a course that doesn't lead to stagnation and destruction, while at the same time managing both the Empire and the religion built around him. Dune Messiah Dune Messiah is a science fiction novel by Frank Herbert, the second in a series of six novels. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The deepest visible-light image of the cosmos. ... Prescience is the ability to predict the future through vision. ... Human beings are defined variously in biological, spiritual, and cultural terms, or in combinations thereof. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


A Freman conspiracy attempts to assassinate Paul using a Stone burner. The attempt fails: however the effects of the Stone Burner destroy Paul's eyes. Although he becomes technically blind, his prescience allows him to "see" anyway. Later, Chani dies in childbirth, bearing twins: a boy, Leto II, and a girl, Ghanima (which means "spoil of war"). Another assassination attempt by a conspiracy of the Bene Tleilax, the Bene Gesserit and the Spacing Guild is made using a ghola (a resurrected clone) of Paul's friend and mentor Duncan Idaho which seemingly helps the ghola to regain his memories. The Tleilaxu Scytale offers to make a ghola of Chani and restore her to life in exchange for his surrender, but instead Paul asks Duncan to kill Scytale. A stone burner is an atomic weapon or fusion bomb in the Dune fictional universe, the explosion and radiation of which could be precisely adjusted. ... 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. ... The Bene Tleilax or Tleilaxu are a secretive society in the fictional Dune universe created by Frank Herbert in the Dune series of novels. ... 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. ... A Ghola is a creature in the fictional Dune universe created by Frank Herbert. ... Scytale is a fictional character in the Dune universe created by Frank Herbert. ...


At the end of Dune Messiah, Paul walks into the desert, a blind man, leaving his children in the care of the Fremen while their aunt Alia rules the universe as regent. Alia Atreides, portayed by Daniela Amavia in the Children of Dune miniseries. ...


Paul Atreides saw in his prescient visions that the human race was headed toward extinction in the near future. He saw a way to prevent this but felt the sacrifice he would need to make was too terrible. That sacrifice though was made later by his son the God Emperor. God Emperor of Dune God Emperor of Dune is a science fiction novel by Frank Herbert —the fourth of six novels within the Dune series. ...


In Children of Dune a mysterious figure known as The Preacher returns from the desert and preaches among the people of Arrakis. It is strongly suggested that he is Paul, and this is confirmed when he walks past Alia and says, "Yes, it is me, sister". He is later stabbed to death by a priest of his sister. Paul had told his son in a desert meeting that he hoped that the son would just enjoy his life rather than take the steps needed to prevent the human extinction, but the son decided otherwise. 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. ... The Preacher is an alter-ego of Paul Atreides in the novel Children of Dune by Frank Herbert, a part of the Dune universe. ...


His son Leto is the central character of Children of Dune and God Emperor of Dune. 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. ... God Emperor of Dune God Emperor of Dune is a science fiction novel by Frank Herbert —the fourth novel within the Dune series. ...


At the end of the sixth book in the Dune Chronicles, Chapterhouse: Dune. Essentially, only one Tleilaxu is left alive, a clone of Scytale. However, unbeknownst to all, Scytale has a cylinder implanted in his chest that contains genetic cell samples of much of the Tleilaxu order, so he could still rebuild his order from scratch. More importantly, the cylinder contains cell samples of many of the major characters of the Dune Chronicles that previously died, including Stilgar, Leto II, and Paul Atreides. This would seem to imply the possibility of a ghola of Paul being created later. A ghola can regain the memories of their past lives, such as Duncan Idaho did in Dune: Messiah, so a ghola of Paul would essentially be a reincarnation of Paul. It has yet to be seen whether such a Paul ghola will appear in the coming sequels to Chapterhouse - Hunters of Dune and Sandworms of Dune, both written by Brian Herbert, the son of Dune's creator, in collaboration with Kevin J. Anderson - as plot details on these sequels is being kept under a tight lid. Chapterhouse Dune is a Science Fiction novel by Frank Herbert, last in the series of six Dune novels. ... Stilgar is a fictional character featured in Frank Herberts Dune universe. ... It has been suggested that Dune 7 be merged into this article or section. ... Sandworms of Dune is the second part of the seventh book (until recently, called Dune 7) of the classical Dune series, along with Hunters of Dune. ... Brian Herbert (born 1947) is an American author. ... For the actor known as Kevin Anderson, see Kevin Anderson (actor). ...


In adaptations

Paul was portrayed by Kyle MacLachlan in David Lynch's 1984 film adaptation, and by Alec Newman in the 2000 Dune miniseries and its sequel. In both films, he appears much older and bigger than Herbert describes him to be; in the beginning of the novel, he is but fifteen and short for his age. Kyle MacLachlan as Agent Cooper in Twin Peaks Dune (1984) Kyle MacLachlan (born February 22, 1959 in Yakima, Washington) is an American actor of Scottish descent, best known for his work with American film director David Lynch. ... David Lynch at Cannes in 2001 David Keith Lynch (born January 20, 1946, in Missoula, Montana) is an American filmmaker. ... Dune is a 1984 movie directed by David Lynch and based on the 1964 Frank Herbert novel of the same name. ... Alec Newman is a UK theater and television actor. ... Frank Herberts Dune was a three-part miniseries based on the Dune novel by Frank Herbert. ... DVD Cover Frank Herberts Children of Dune was the sequel to the Frank Herberts Dune miniseries produced by the United States Sci Fi channel. ...

Preceded by:
Leto Atreides I
Duke of House Atreides
10,191-10,209
Succeeded by:
Imperial Regent Alia Atreides
Preceded by:
Shaddam Corrino IV
Padishah Emperor
10,196-10,209

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Paul Atreides - definition of Paul Atreides in Encyclopedia (923 words)
Paul Atreides is a fictional character in the Dune universe created by Frank Herbert.
He is born the heir of House Atreides, a nuclear-armed aristocratic family that rules the planet of Caladan.
Paul is beleaguered by the need he sees to set humanity on a course that doesn't lead to its stagnation and destruction, while at the same time managing both an Empire and a church built around him.
Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Paul Atreides (1002 words)
Paul Atreides is the son of Duke Leto Atreides I and Jessica Atreides, the heir of House Atreides, a nuclear-armed aristocratic family that rules the planet of Caladan.
Paul is beleaguered by a need he sees - to set humanity on a course that doesn't lead to stagnation and destruction, while at the same time managing both the Empire and the religion built around him.
It has yet to be seen whether such a Paul ghola will appear in the coming sequels to Chapterhouse, Hunters of Dune and Sandworms of Dune, both written by Brian Herbert, the son of Dune's creator, in collaboration with Kevin J. Anderson, as plot details on these sequels is being kept under a tight lid.
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