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"Who is the little one, a pet perhaps? Will she deserve my special attentions?"
~ Feyd-Rautha

Feyd-Rautha was the main antagonist of the 1984 Dune film and novel. The nephew of Baron Vladimir Harkonnen and the younger brother of Count Glossu "The Beast" Rabban, Feyd figured prominently in Harkonnen attempts to seize control of the Empire. He was portrayed by Sting in the 1984 film and Matt Keeslar in the 2000 Sci Fi Channel (now SyFy) miniseries.

In the Film

Biography

Feyd's biography is extremly unknown except he is na-baron of house harkonnen.

Destroying the House of Atreides

After virtually destroying the House of Atreides, Baron Harkonnen decided to have Rabban brutalize the people of Arrakis, with the intent that he would send Feyd to act as a savior, and win popular support for the Harkonnen. During this, in the 1984 film, young Feyd was strutting around wearing nothing but a metal bird, leading to the Baron becoming aroused. Upon realizing what was happening to him, the Baron angrily called for his Doctor.

Final Showdown with Paul and Death

What the Baron and his nephews did not count on was the survival of Paul Atreides or his mother the Lady Jessica. Taken in by the Fremen natives, Paul rose to a position of prominence as he led the Fremen in a war against the Harkonnen that brought spice production to a standstill. Feyd came with his uncle to Arrakis, and was captured by the Atreides/Fremen force while his uncle was killed by Alia Atreides.

In the 2000 mini-series

Feyd-rautha

Matt Keeslar as Feyd-Rautha in the 2000 miniseries.

Feyd, now the leader of the Harkonnen, challenged Paul to a duel to the death with knives. Despite his attempt to cheat by placing a poisoned spike in his fighting suit, Paul was able to defeat him and stab him under the jaw, where the tip of the blade went into the brain, killing him.

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