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Your favorite Duncan/ Duncan ghola?

Duncan Idaho the original
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Hayt/ Duncan Idaho
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Duncan Idaho: Last Idaho of the Tyrant
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Duncan Idaho: 12th Idaho of the BG Project
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15%
 
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Your favorite Duncan

Postby guild navigator » 02 Oct 2008 16:13

Well, it looks like KJA and BH are gonna be doing some Duncans on their own in the book Leto of Dune..It's surprising that after 10 books they haven't covered this yet. Anyways, who is your favorite of the four major Duncans in the originals?
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Postby SandChigger » 02 Oct 2008 18:09

I can't honestly say that I ever really liked the character.

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Postby Freakzilla » 02 Oct 2008 18:34

SandChigger wrote:I can't honestly say that I ever really liked the character.

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I didn't either, but I voted for the original.
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Postby Omphalos » 02 Oct 2008 18:45

I hated Hayt. And the first one was too flat. I picked the third.

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Postby Crysknife » 02 Oct 2008 18:46

I voted for the last one. They're all about the same :?
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Postby Ghost » 02 Oct 2008 20:07

Duncan Prime.

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Postby SimonH » 02 Oct 2008 20:09

Hayt is the most interesting to me. I'm a sucker for the zen stuff and I liked the ghola stuff to start with. I got a bit sick of Duncans until the end of Chapterhouse

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Postby trang » 02 Oct 2008 22:28

The original we didnt really get time to know, he went out fighting though, thats cool

The hayt version wasnt really duncan, confused, unsure, betrayed, etc.

The third is the one we actually start to get to know the character.

So I voted number 3.

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Postby TheDukester » 02 Oct 2008 22:49

Original recipe.
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Postby Rakis » 02 Oct 2008 23:24

Last one. Really liked him in scenes with Teg...
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Postby A Thing of Eternity » 02 Oct 2008 23:31

Hayt.
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Postby Laphtiya » 03 Oct 2008 02:35

Well TECHNICALLY speaking, the vote is pointless because there all the same person :P

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Postby Secher_Nbiw » 03 Oct 2008 03:41

Had to be Leto II's last pet. Not really enough of a mention in the original, Hayt was a little flat i thought.
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Postby Mr. Teg » 03 Oct 2008 06:27

Hayt. I liked the combination of the ghola and zensunni.
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Postby Ghost » 03 Oct 2008 07:56

Someone remember the Homosexual Duncan?
Or the Female one?

Both from the DE

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Postby sparafucile » 03 Oct 2008 08:29

Hayt. He didn't do much but man... his death scene blew me away.

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Postby Freakzilla » 03 Oct 2008 09:41

Laphtiya wrote:Well TECHNICALLY speaking, the vote is pointless because there all the same person :P

*waits to get beaten up for pointing out the obvious and being a smart ass*


But they're not. Each has his own experiences up until awakening his past memories and therefore is slightly different from the original.
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Postby The Sons of Idaho » 03 Oct 2008 12:42

I gotta go with the God Emperor's last Duncan. Duncan was always one of my favorite characters and I think the GEoD Duncan is what made him so. Its obvious the character was designed to fill the "everyman" archetype, and I think it did so pretty well. He was a character the reader could relate to, especially in GEoD. As the reader, you were seeing things from his POV pretty much - being exposed suddenly to the shock of how different the universe was and what the Atreides had become.

I also liked how the story started with the previous Duncan on his way out. It provided a good juxtaposition between the new Duncan, seeing all this for the first time, and the old Duncan, who eventually comes to the same conclusion that they all do. I really got a sense of the cycle being repeated numerous times.

Of course Hayt did have the coolest death...
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Postby Drunken Idaho » 03 Oct 2008 12:50

Freakzilla wrote:
SandChigger wrote:I can't honestly say that I ever really liked the character.

:?


I didn't either, but I voted for the original.


You guys confuse me...

To me, Duncan IS Dune.

I voted for Leto II's final Duncan. My favourite book plus my favourite character (tied with Leto II anyway)...

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Postby Purge » 03 Oct 2008 12:51

Omphalos wrote:I hated Hayt. And the first one was too flat. I picked the third.


Ditto. At least a first. The whole ghola thing caught me completely off guard. I've gotta go with the predominant GEoD Duncan.

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Postby Drunken Idaho » 03 Oct 2008 12:56

The Sons of Idaho wrote:I gotta go with the God Emperor's last Duncan. Duncan was always one of my favorite characters and I think the GEoD Duncan is what made him so. Its obvious the character was designed to fill the "everyman" archetype, and I think it did so pretty well. He was a character the reader could relate to, especially in GEoD. As the reader, you were seeing things from his POV pretty much - being exposed suddenly to the shock of how different the universe was and what the Atreides had become.

I also liked how the story started with the previous Duncan on his way out. It provided a good juxtaposition between the new Duncan, seeing all this for the first time, and the old Duncan, who eventually comes to the same conclusion that they all do. I really got a sense of the cycle being repeated numerous times.

Of course Hayt did have the coolest death...


Exaaaactly. Leto II had the Duncans as a way of measuring the old against the new. I always figured that Leto meant for one of the Duncans to kill him at some point, when he had gone too far.

And I love the scenes with the elderly Duncan in the beginning of GEoD. So damned awesome... How can anyone say they never liked the character?

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Postby Sole Man » 03 Oct 2008 14:47

I'm Freak and Chig on this, Duncan was all right, but I didn't care much for him. Voted first one.

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Postby Simon » 03 Oct 2008 14:49

Omphalos wrote:I hated Hayt. And the first one was too flat. I picked the third.


Holy crap, we agree on something! :P

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Postby Laphtiya » 03 Oct 2008 16:01

Freakzilla wrote:
Laphtiya wrote:Well TECHNICALLY speaking, the vote is pointless because there all the same person :P

*waits to get beaten up for pointing out the obvious and being a smart ass*


But they're not. Each has his own experiences up until awakening his past memories and therefore is slightly different from the original.


I know lol, I guess I deserve that for being a smart ass lol

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Postby orald » 03 Oct 2008 16:54

Drunken Idaho wrote:How can anyone say they never liked the character?

Because they're infidel preeks? :x

Or because they're afraid of his rampant masculinity. 8)


I chose the 4th option, because God Leto's Duncan was a bit of an ass, what with not agreeing with God Leto, killing his earthly(Rakisly?) avatar(because you know he's not truly dead) and all, or putting up with whiny Siona.

Duncan #12 on the other hand has matured and had a better perpective on things.
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