Jodorowsky's Acolyte wrote:distrans wrote:there really isnt a kind word about the BG until leto decides not to eliminate them
did we ever get a picture of what the bene gesserit would have done with a compliant KW?
i dont remember it.
It's interesting that you mentioned it, because I've pondered a similar question, and even brought it up before some time ago with the elders of Jacurutu. What would life be the Bene Gesserit be like with a compliant Kwisatz Haderach? I speculated that perhaps the presence of a Kwisatz Haderach might make it easier for the Sisterhood to stop sleeping with inept Landsraad men for their bloodlines, and probably have more vacation hours. An opposite speculation I've been given is that the BG would keep things generally the same, except the balance of power and the universe's economy would be stabilized through the help of the Kwisatz Haderach. Getting an easily controllable superboy to deal with the core instability of the Houses of the Landsraad is pretty much their main intention, though it makes me wonder how the BG expect their messianic stud to successfully deal with multitude of corrupt opposing forces in their favor, when the novel's unpredictable KW (i.e. Mua'dib) needed legions of many Fremen warriors, atomics, and a whole bunch of huge worms in a feeding frenzy, as well as total control over the fate of Arrakis' ecology and spice resources, in order to bring Shaddam IV and everyone else at his mercy. Even though the KW has great power, he's still very much limited, and needs the backing of overzealous fanatical followers to get something going. Perhaps they didn't expect this dilemma?
If Paul or 'Paulette', as the BG intended, would have married into the Corrino family he/she would have the Sardaukar and the armies of whatever houses were aligned with them.