Tleilaxu Physical Apperance

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Re: Tleilaxu Physical Apperance

Postby Freakzilla » 24 Sep 2016 19:21

Please quote where Fremen were referenced as dark skinned.

The Fremen across from Hawat threw back his hood and stillsuit cap to reveal sandy hair and beard.

One off the top of my head. I don't recall meeting too many dark skinned blonde people.
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Re: Tleilaxu Physical Apperance

Postby AnEhforanEh » 25 Sep 2016 00:10

I dont have any pdfs of the books or anything so i cant make a reasonably quick reference. But I seem to remember Chani being described as olive or deeply tanned, and that she had her mother's looks, so at best my argument is suppositional. :shifty:

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Re: Tleilaxu Physical Apperance

Postby Freakzilla » 25 Sep 2016 07:34

The Fremen were mostly nocturnal so finding one with a tan would be rare.
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Re: Tleilaxu Physical Apperance

Postby AnEhforanEh » 25 Sep 2016 12:06

Freakzilla wrote:The Fremen were mostly nocturnal so finding one with a tan would be rare.

Very good point, and one i hadnt considered.

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Re: Tleilaxu Physical Apperance

Postby Godemperorjames » 26 Sep 2016 14:31

Freakzilla wrote:The Fremen were mostly nocturnal so finding one with a tan would be rare.


The shadout Mapes is described at dark and leathery. Same generally with Stilgar and other fremen. I can find quotes if asked but they are anecdotal and ambiguous. They can mean a lot of things. Like dark of the face seems to be used to describe grimaces. Harrah is also described as light and she was Fremen. So who knows?

But, I'm not sure what olive skinned means. The Duke Leto is described having with olive skin, but I never imagined him being dark. Duncan is described as having a rich tan.

I wonder how Frank Herbert imagined the Fremen!

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Re: Tleilaxu Physical Apperance

Postby AnEhforanEh » 26 Sep 2016 14:43

Olive is generally used to describe the look of Mediterranean people (Greeks, Turks, etc.)

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Re: Tleilaxu Physical Apperance

Postby xcalibur » 11 Oct 2016 09:16

I always imagined the Fremen as looking similar to Berbers.
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Re: Tleilaxu Physical Apperance

Postby Serkanner » 11 Oct 2016 14:43

xcalibur wrote:I always imagined the Fremen as looking similar to Berbers.


Berbers are also Mediterranean.
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Re: Tleilaxu Physical Apperance

Postby inhuien » 20 Jan 2017 04:23

Freakzilla wrote:Please quote where Fremen were referenced as dark skinned.

The Fremen across from Hawat threw back his hood and stillsuit cap to reveal sandy hair and beard.

One off the top of my head. I don't recall meeting too many dark skinned blonde people.

Of course his beard and hair are going to be sandy they live in a desert:D
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Re: Tleilaxu Physical Apperance

Postby Omphalos » 20 Jan 2017 12:06

inhuien wrote:
Freakzilla wrote:Please quote where Fremen were referenced as dark skinned.

The Fremen across from Hawat threw back his hood and stillsuit cap to reveal sandy hair and beard.

One off the top of my head. I don't recall meeting too many dark skinned blonde people.

Of course his beard and hair are going to be sandy they live in a desert:D


Maybe Frank meant like sandpaper. You know, close-cropped? :mrgreen:


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