Dune Character Descriptions

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Paul Atreides

He inherits not the lush planet Caladan, which his ancestors have ruled for 26 generations, but the desert planet Arrakis, also known as Dune.

Lady Jessica Atreides

A trained Bene Gesserit sister, who 16 years earlier leaves the order to become the concubine of Duke Leto Atreides, ruler of Caladan. She has an oval face, hair the color of polished bronze, wide-spaced and green eyes.

Baron Vladimir Harkonnen

An obscenely obese, sex-crazed, homicidal maniac intent on winning back control of the planet Arrakis (Dune), which his family has controlled for decades.

Duke Leto Atreides

He believes marriage is a matter of politics, not emotion. He must remain eligible in order to keep his fellow noblemen off-guard.


Lovely, gentle, but powerful she is the niece of Stilgar, Naib (leader) of the desert people.

Piter de Vries

A diminutive figure with a musical tenor voice and narrow slits for...

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