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Is Duncan of Asian decent?

Posted: 09 Oct 2010 15:34
by Toledo666
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?

Re: Is Duncan of Asian decent?

Posted: 09 Oct 2010 16:20
by A Thing of Eternity
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?

Re: Is Duncan of Asian decent?

Posted: 09 Oct 2010 17:42
by SadisticCynic

Re: Is Duncan of Asian decent?

Posted: 09 Oct 2010 19:25
by Toledo666
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

Re: Is Duncan of Asian decent?

Posted: 11 Oct 2010 10:20
by cmsahe
I'm sure Duncan was a decent chap :)

Re: Is Duncan of Asian decent?

Posted: 11 Oct 2010 12:53
by Superdog
I suppose I should now picture Duncan as Chow Yun-Fat.

Re: Is Duncan of Asian decent?

Posted: 11 Oct 2010 13:20
by Freakzilla
Superdog wrote:I suppose I should now picture Duncan as Chow Yun-Fat.



...with goat hair.

Re: Is Duncan of Asian decent?

Posted: 18 Oct 2010 23:53
by SandWrrm
Hmmm.... I always imagined him to be of African -or maybe middle eastern- descent.

Re: Is Duncan of Asian decent?

Posted: 19 Oct 2010 04:24
by Serkanner
SandWrrm wrote:Hmmm.... I always imagined him to be of African -or maybe middle eastern- descent.


I always assumed he looked like Tony Curtis ...

Re: Is Duncan of Asian decent?

Posted: 19 Oct 2010 06:02
by SandRider
me, too !

:high-five:

Re: Is Duncan of Asian decent?

Posted: 19 Oct 2010 08:53
by SandWrrm
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 ...


To each their own :D

Re: Is Duncan of Asian decent?

Posted: 19 Oct 2010 09:05
by SandChigger
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epicanthic ... stribution

Basically anyone can have them, it seems. :)

(Tony Curtis? Really? :? )

Re: Is Duncan of Asian decent?

Posted: 19 Oct 2010 14:06
by Serkanner
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.

Re: Is Duncan of Asian decent?

Posted: 19 Oct 2010 14:27
by A Thing of Eternity
I've never really pictured characters that clearly, maybe I'm just lazy?

Re: Is Duncan of Asian decent?

Posted: 19 Oct 2010 14:58
by Freakzilla
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...

Re: Is Duncan of Asian decent?

Posted: 19 Oct 2010 15:41
by A Thing of Eternity
Yeah, I get general details like that in my mind, but the characters always remain as a general sketch rather than a detailed picture.

Re: Is Duncan of Asian decent?

Posted: 20 Oct 2010 06:44
by Serkanner
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.

Re: Is Duncan of Asian decent?

Posted: 20 Oct 2010 09:24
by merkin muffley
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.

Re: Is Duncan of Asian decent?

Posted: 10 Nov 2010 13:23
by HarryCanyon
I thought of Harrison Ford with small Asian features as a mix.

Re: Is Duncan of Asian decent?

Posted: 10 Nov 2010 18:53
by Nekhrun
HarryCanyon wrote:I thought of Harrison Ford with small Asian features as a mix.

What kind of features does a small Asian have?

Re: Is Duncan of Asian decent?

Posted: 10 Nov 2010 20:11
by Tleszer
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?

Posted: 10 Nov 2010 21:38
by SandChigger
Oooh... his powers are GROWING! :shock:

:?: :!:

His tushie is GLOWING!

And there is no KNOWING

Where this will all END!
:P

Re: Is Duncan of Asian decent?

Posted: 11 Nov 2010 01:13
by merkin muffley
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.

Re: Is Duncan of Asian decent?

Posted: 12 Nov 2010 10:49
by HarryCanyon
I now kind of picture Bencio Del Toro as Duncan.

Re: Is Duncan of Asian decent?

Posted: 12 Nov 2010 18:01
by Nekhrun
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.