D Pope wrote:Continued from ch.6merkin muffley wrote:There would be no need for those abilities to be awakened, because he would have memories of being a mentat. Paul had to have them awakened because he A: didn't know he had been trained as one until someone pointed it out, and B: at that time he still needed more training to become one, remember he is asked whether or not he wants to pursue that path and he says yes.
I'm misunderstanding, I thought Paul had gotten some training- wanted more- then left it for the KH thing.( A ghola from Hayt would already have been through all that.) Do you mean the early training 'awakened' his potential as a mentat?
First off, that's actually a quote of my post, not Merkin's! Not sure how that happened...
Paul was both a mentat and the KH, there's not much mention of where he got his further training after going into the desert, but I imagine it came from his mother.
Once a mentat, any ghola or clone of that person would also be a mentat once he/she got their memories restored (assuming that the cells were taken from a point after which the person was indeed fully a mentat - as would be the case with this arguement about him being Hayt).