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Postby Serkanner » 14 Apr 2008 06:31

inhuien wrote:
Serkanner wrote:I have just read Crys' theory and I do buy it. It is a plausible theory and there are ( as far as I know ) no direct hints that undermine this theory.

I have always thought that Paul indeed decided to let Chani die to prevent her from worse. That he decided to let Irulan give the contraceptive because as long as Chani wasn't pregnant she would not be killed.

Paul prolonged her life this way until Chani found out about the contraceptive herself and switched to the Fremen diet. This decision was her death warrent and Paul knew he couldn't stop it.


Yes, Yes and Yes. However Paul could have stopped it at any point it's just that for the greater good of humanity and and himself he did not. Instead he ran of into the Bled and let his offspring assume the Golden Patth and the Sandtrout skin.


I agree. I phrased "knew he couldn't stop it" incorrect. I meant to say he had "better" reasons to let her die then "save" her.

I remember, back in the days of DoD, that this same dilemma was used during a debate/discussion whether Paul was a coward or a hero. Might be interesting to see how the members feel about this here.

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Postby Mandy » 14 Apr 2008 11:26

I don't believe he was a coward, the cowardly thing to do would have been to make every effort to save her (and his feelings) and to hell with the consequences.

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Postby Freakzilla » 14 Apr 2008 11:47

Well, he did decide to dupe the Fremen into the Jihad and kill dozens of billions of non-believers instead of just surrendering to the Harkonnens.

Maybe cowardly isn't the right adjective...
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Postby Tyrant » 14 Apr 2008 17:57

SandChigger wrote:Do I hear three-quarters? Three-quarters! Going once-uh...going twice-uh...SOLD!

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its less than 3 quarters..its less than half actually ...cause liet is half fremen... and chani is around 3/4 fremen ...not ghani ....ghani is less than 50%
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Postby orald » 14 Apr 2008 18:39

It's not Chig's fault the only math he's good at is crystal. :wink:
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Postby SandChigger » 14 Apr 2008 19:29

D'uh.

Sorry, I forgot a little wrinkle (gnarl?) in the old family tree. :oops:


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