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Piter de Vries is the tertiary antagonist of the 2021 film Dune. He is a Mentat in the service of Baron Vladimir Harkonnen of House Harkonnen. Piter de Vries is portrayed by David Dastmalchian.

Character description[]

The Mentat Piter De Vries uses the cunning and venom of his poisoned mind to carry out Baron Harkonnen’s malevolence, while staying one step ahead of his fierce rival Thufir Hawat in the ever-turning game of psychic warfare between the Houses of power.[1]


Serving Vladimir[]

Piter is shown as a loyal associate of the Baron Vladimir Harkonnen, and advises him on all things related to Arrakis and the usurpation of House Atriedes. Piter plays a pivotal part in the delivering of Leto to Vladimir through Wellington Yueh, but is killed moments later when Leto activates his poison tooth.

Physical appearance[]


Differences from the original character[]

Piter de Vries is adapted from the character of the same name from the original Dune novel. Similar to prior adaptations, he lacks the Eyes of Ibad he is described as possessing in the book. He is not directly named in dialogue in the film.