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Is Duncan of Asian decent?

Postby Toledo666 » 09 Oct 2010 15:34

For as many years as I've been reading the Dune series, I'd never noticed before a strange reference in Dune Messiah, to Duncan having an "epicanthic fold". Does this mean that Duncan was Asian?
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Re: Is Duncan of Asian decent?

Postby A Thing of Eternity » 09 Oct 2010 16:20

Welcome to the forums, if you search around we've actually had an extensive discussion on this very topic. Maybe someone will help me out and post a link to that discussion?
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Re: Is Duncan of Asian decent?

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Re: Is Duncan of Asian decent?

Postby Toledo666 » 09 Oct 2010 19:25

Thanks! I apreciate it.

SadisticCynic wrote:It starts a couple of posts above this one: http://www.jacurutu.com/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=1538&p=69634&hilit=epicanthic#p69634
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Re: Is Duncan of Asian decent?

Postby cmsahe » 11 Oct 2010 10:20

I'm sure Duncan was a decent chap :)
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Re: Is Duncan of Asian decent?

Postby Superdog » 11 Oct 2010 12:53

I suppose I should now picture Duncan as Chow Yun-Fat.

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Re: Is Duncan of Asian decent?

Postby Freakzilla » 11 Oct 2010 13:20

Superdog wrote:I suppose I should now picture Duncan as Chow Yun-Fat.



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Re: Is Duncan of Asian decent?

Postby SandWrrm » 18 Oct 2010 23:53

Hmmm.... I always imagined him to be of African -or maybe middle eastern- descent.
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Re: Is Duncan of Asian decent?

Postby Serkanner » 19 Oct 2010 04:24

SandWrrm wrote:Hmmm.... I always imagined him to be of African -or maybe middle eastern- descent.


I always assumed he looked like Tony Curtis ...
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Re: Is Duncan of Asian decent?

Postby SandRider » 19 Oct 2010 06:02

me, too !

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Re: Is Duncan of Asian decent?

Postby SandWrrm » 19 Oct 2010 08:53

Serkanner wrote:
SandWrrm wrote:Hmmm.... I always imagined him to be of African -or maybe middle eastern- descent.


I always assumed he looked like Tony Curtis ...


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Re: Is Duncan of Asian decent?

Postby SandChigger » 19 Oct 2010 09:05

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epicanthic ... stribution

Basically anyone can have them, it seems. :)

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Re: Is Duncan of Asian decent?

Postby Serkanner » 19 Oct 2010 14:06

SandChigger wrote:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epicanthic_fold#Distribution

Basically anyone can have them, it seems. :)

(Tony Curtis? Really? :? )


Can't help it ... that was the mental image I formed when first reading Dune and it stuck.
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Re: Is Duncan of Asian decent?

Postby A Thing of Eternity » 19 Oct 2010 14:27

I've never really pictured characters that clearly, maybe I'm just lazy?
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Re: Is Duncan of Asian decent?

Postby Freakzilla » 19 Oct 2010 14:58

A Thing of Eternity wrote:I've never really pictured characters that clearly, maybe I'm just lazy?


I don't either unless the author really drills it into your head what they look like.

For instance, Paul is an aquiline nose, Gurney is an inkvine scar, Duncan is goat hair, Thufir is red lips, Jessica is bronze hair, Stilgar is a beard, etc...
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Re: Is Duncan of Asian decent?

Postby A Thing of Eternity » 19 Oct 2010 15:41

Yeah, I get general details like that in my mind, but the characters always remain as a general sketch rather than a detailed picture.
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Re: Is Duncan of Asian decent?

Postby Serkanner » 20 Oct 2010 06:44

A Thing of Eternity wrote:Yeah, I get general details like that in my mind, but the characters always remain as a general sketch rather than a detailed picture.


That is what usually happens to me too ... Duncan as Tony Curtis was the weird exception. It might have to do with a re-run of The Persuaders on TV at the same time ... I love the opening theme music of that series.
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Re: Is Duncan of Asian decent?

Postby merkin muffley » 20 Oct 2010 09:24

Serkanner wrote:
A Thing of Eternity wrote:Yeah, I get general details like that in my mind, but the characters always remain as a general sketch rather than a detailed picture.


That is what usually happens to me too ... Duncan as Tony Curtis was the weird exception. It might have to do with a re-run of The Persuaders on TV at the same time ... I love the opening theme music of that series.


Really? Tony Curtis? :lol: I thought you guys were kidding about that, too.

The goat hair is the first thing I think about, and I picture a Harrison Ford with quasi Asian features. I expect that role to be played by someone that looks like a movie star.
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Re: Is Duncan of Asian decent?

Postby HarryCanyon » 10 Nov 2010 13:23

I thought of Harrison Ford with small Asian features as a mix.

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Re: Is Duncan of Asian decent?

Postby Nekhrun » 10 Nov 2010 18:53

HarryCanyon wrote:I thought of Harrison Ford with small Asian features as a mix.

What kind of features does a small Asian have?
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Re: Is Duncan of Asian decent?

Postby Tleszer » 10 Nov 2010 20:11

Nekhrun wrote:
HarryCanyon wrote:I thought of Harrison Ford with small Asian features as a mix.

What kind of features does a small Asian have?


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Re: Is Duncan of Asian decent?

Postby SandChigger » 10 Nov 2010 21:38

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Re: Is Duncan of Asian decent?

Postby merkin muffley » 11 Nov 2010 01:13

Nekhrun wrote:
HarryCanyon wrote:I thought of Harrison Ford with small Asian features as a mix.

What kind of features does a small Asian have?


There are four parts to a small Asian's features. Also, a Spice Beer is four parts Melgenge, no wonder he got drunk.
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Re: Is Duncan of Asian decent?

Postby HarryCanyon » 12 Nov 2010 10:49

I now kind of picture Bencio Del Toro as Duncan.

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Re: Is Duncan of Asian decent?

Postby Nekhrun » 12 Nov 2010 18:01

HarryCanyon wrote:I now kind of picture Bencio Del Toro as Duncan.

I like to picture Duncan as a figure skater. He wears like a white outfit, and he does interpretive ice dances of my life's journey.
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