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[[Image:Kynes.jpg|thumb|135px|Dr. Liet-Kynes, as portrayed by actor Max Von Sydow in the 1984 ''Dune'' movie.]]'''Liet Kynes''', ([[10156 AG]] - [[10191 AG]]) was the son of [[Pardot Kynes]] and the father of [[Chani Kynes|Chani]], who became the concubine of [[Emperor]] [[Paul Atreides]]. Liet was a prominent imperial planetologist/ecologist of [[Arrakis]], the [[Judge of the Change]], and the secret leader of the [[Fremen]] at the time [[House Atreides]] took control of Arrakis in 10191 AG.
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[[File:Screenshot_2019-03-08-11-35-49-1.png|thumb|Liet-Kynes--concept art by Moebius]]
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'''Liet Kynes''', ([[10156 AG]] - [[10191 AG]]) was the son of [[Pardot Kynes]] and the father of [[Chani Kynes|Chani]], who became the concubine of [[Emperor]] [[Paul Atreides]]. Liet was a prominent imperial planetologist/ecologist of [[Arrakis]], the [[Judge of the Change]], and the secret leader of the [[Fremen]] at the time [[House Atreides]] took control of Arrakis in 10191 AG.
   
 
== Upbringing and Inheritance ==
 
== Upbringing and Inheritance ==
[[Image:Pardo & Liet.jpg|thumb|left|Pardot & Liet (right) on Arrakis]]
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Liet-Kynes inherited his father's mantle and served as both the planetary ecologist of Dune and leader of the Fremen. He continued his father's vision of gradually terraforming the planet from a harsh desert world into a temperate world with precipitation, greenery, and open water. Compared to his father who almost entirely focused on the ecologic reformation of Dune (though he was kind nonetheless) and at times appeared to be tactless, though, he paid more attention to the Fremen and was overall significantly more Fremen and less singleminded than Pardot.
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Liet Kynes inherited his father's mantle and served as both the planetary ecologist of Dune and leader of the Fremen. He continued his father's vision of gradually terraforming the planet from a harsh desert world into a temperate world with precipitation, greenery, and open water. Compared to his father who almost entirely focused on the ecologic reformation of Dune and at times appeared to be tactless (though he was kind nonetheless), he paid more attention to the Fremen and was overall significantly more Fremen and less singleminded than Pardot.
   
 
== Involvement with House Atreides ==
 
== Involvement with House Atreides ==
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Upon the arrival of House Atreides on Arrakis, Kynes acted as arbiter of succession in regard to the change of [[fief]], as ordered by the [[Padishah Emperor]] [[Shaddam Corrino IV|Shaddam IV]]. Kynes' role was to report to the [[Landsraad]] and the Emperor regarding the legality of the processes used by the Atreides in taking control of the planet, after [[House Harkonnen]] was ordered to leave.
 
Upon the arrival of House Atreides on Arrakis, Kynes acted as arbiter of succession in regard to the change of [[fief]], as ordered by the [[Padishah Emperor]] [[Shaddam Corrino IV|Shaddam IV]]. Kynes' role was to report to the [[Landsraad]] and the Emperor regarding the legality of the processes used by the Atreides in taking control of the planet, after [[House Harkonnen]] was ordered to leave.
   
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== Loyalty and Death ==
 
== Loyalty and Death ==
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Kynes died in the desert, over a pre-spice mass that had reached the critical point. Before dying, he had heard his father (a hallucination) repeat to him all of his teachings on ecology (pg 272).
 
Kynes died in the desert, over a pre-spice mass that had reached the critical point. Before dying, he had heard his father (a hallucination) repeat to him all of his teachings on ecology (pg 272).
Kynes' act of saving the Atreides served to illustrate a point: the Atreides, through their honourable ways, could instill fanatical loyalty in people, to the point where they would give their life for them. In the case of Liet-Kynes, this is indeed what happened. Upon the return of House Harkonnen to Arrakis, Kynes was captured as an accomplice to the Atreides, the Fremen, and witness of the dishonourable ways of the Harkonnens. He was abandoned in the desert without water or a stillsuit, and ultimately killed wen heat exhaustion, dehydration and delirium prevented him from escaping a massive [[spice blow]].
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Kynes' act of saving the Atreides served to illustrate a point: the Atreides, through their honourable ways, could instill fanatical loyalty in people, to the point where they would give their life for them. In the case of Liet Kynes, this is indeed what happened. Upon the return of House Harkonnen to Arrakis, Kynes was captured as an accomplice to the Atreides, the Fremen, and witness of the dishonourable ways of the Harkonnens. He was abandoned in the desert without water or a stillsuit, and ultimately killed when heat exhaustion, dehydration and delirium prevented him from escaping a massive [[spice blow]].
   
 
== Legacy ==
 
== Legacy ==
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Kynes was survived by his daughter, Chani, who later became concubine of Paul. As a result, he was grandfather to the [[God-Emperor]], [[Leto Atreides II]], and his twin sister, [[Ghanima Atreides]]. Kynes' descendants continued the terraforming of Arrakis, until it became a lush and fertile world.
 
Kynes was survived by his daughter, Chani, who later became concubine of Paul. As a result, he was grandfather to the [[God-Emperor]], [[Leto Atreides II]], and his twin sister, [[Ghanima Atreides]]. Kynes' descendants continued the terraforming of Arrakis, until it became a lush and fertile world.
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== Appearance ==
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Kynes was a tall, thin man with long ,sandy hair, a sparse but mussed mustache and beard and under heavy brows, eyes that were fathomless blue-within-blue. Leto on Liet Kynes, from chapter 1 of Dune.
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Kynes.jpg|Max von Sydow as Dr. Liet Kynes
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Dune-CCG-Thunder-at-Twighlight-Dr-Kynes-Unplayed-1.jpg|Liet Kynes Dune CCG
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dune022.jpg|Karel Dobrý as Liet Kynes in the 2000 Dune Miniseries
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liet.jpg|Liet Kynes in Cryos 1991 Dune Game
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[[Category:Fremen|Kynes, Liet]]
 
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Liet-Kynes--concept art by Moebius


Liet Kynes, (10156 AG - 10191 AG) was the son of Pardot Kynes and the father of Chani, who became the concubine of Emperor Paul Atreides. Liet was a prominent imperial planetologist/ecologist of Arrakis, the Judge of the Change, and the secret leader of the Fremen at the time House Atreides took control of Arrakis in 10191 AG.

Upbringing and Inheritance Edit

Liet Kynes inherited his father's mantle and served as both the planetary ecologist of Dune and leader of the Fremen. He continued his father's vision of gradually terraforming the planet from a harsh desert world into a temperate world with precipitation, greenery, and open water. Compared to his father who almost entirely focused on the ecologic reformation of Dune and at times appeared to be tactless (though he was kind nonetheless), he paid more attention to the Fremen and was overall significantly more Fremen and less singleminded than Pardot.

Involvement with House Atreides Edit

Upon the arrival of House Atreides on Arrakis, Kynes acted as arbiter of succession in regard to the change of fief, as ordered by the Padishah Emperor Shaddam IV. Kynes' role was to report to the Landsraad and the Emperor regarding the legality of the processes used by the Atreides in taking control of the planet, after House Harkonnen was ordered to leave.

Through his intelligence network, Duke Leto Atreides quickly came to realise that, as well as maintaining official imperial duties, Kynes also possessed some authority with the Fremen. Reports indicated that Kynes had "gone native". As a result, Duke Leto attempted to show Kynes as much as possible that he was taking control of the planet in an honourable fashion. Moreover, Leto realised that if he could get Kynes on his side, it could possibly go a long way in winning the Fremen over, who had long-standing suspicion and distrust for the Faufreluches due to their lack of concern for the welfare of the native inhabitants of Arrakis.

Loyalty and Death Edit

Kynes died in the desert, over a pre-spice mass that had reached the critical point. Before dying, he had heard his father (a hallucination) repeat to him all of his teachings on ecology (pg 272). Kynes' act of saving the Atreides served to illustrate a point: the Atreides, through their honourable ways, could instill fanatical loyalty in people, to the point where they would give their life for them. In the case of Liet Kynes, this is indeed what happened. Upon the return of House Harkonnen to Arrakis, Kynes was captured as an accomplice to the Atreides, the Fremen, and witness of the dishonourable ways of the Harkonnens. He was abandoned in the desert without water or a stillsuit, and ultimately killed when heat exhaustion, dehydration and delirium prevented him from escaping a massive spice blow.

Legacy Edit

Kynes was survived by his daughter, Chani, who later became concubine of Paul. As a result, he was grandfather to the God-Emperor, Leto Atreides II, and his twin sister, Ghanima Atreides. Kynes' descendants continued the terraforming of Arrakis, until it became a lush and fertile world.

Appearance Edit

Kynes was a tall, thin man with long ,sandy hair, a sparse but mussed mustache and beard and under heavy brows, eyes that were fathomless blue-within-blue. Leto on Liet Kynes, from chapter 1 of Dune.

Images Edit

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