A Thing of Eternity wrote:I don't see why the ghola wouldn't have FULL memories of all the necessary training though, this makes no sense.
It could be something they do to the brain to allow for a specific type of training that can replace the training since birth method that someone like Paul might receive. If his brain's software wasn't tampered with then you'd get Duncan/Hayt with all the memories but a brain that could not function as a Mentat. If he gets the upgrade then he can function as a mentat.[/quote]
I still think this quote MrFlibble found about the Teg ghola is pretty strong evidence that mentat capabilities aren't automatically realized...
She saw immediately what had happened, Mentat training coming out in him without his knowing. Best not explore that yet.
Even if an awakened Duncan has been awakened to full memories, and has even retained muscle memory (Hayt's flying style in Dune Messiah), I still think the above quote suggests that some training is required to unify his capabilities into mentat functioning.
I'm on shaky ground here, though. I feel like I need to think more about what exactly happens to a ghola when it's awakened. Does a Duncan suddenly pick up where the original left off when it's awakened? Couldn't a Duncan that was physically inferior to the original Duncan be awakened?* If the muscles would need to be trained to match the original Duncan, wouldn't it also mean that his mind would need to be trained? So, even if GE Duncan had conscious memories and muscle memories from ghola training, wouldn't he still have to do the "exercises" to become a functioning mentat?
It would still be strange that GE Duncan never mentions his mentat training, though. I always
feel like I'm missing something when I talk about this.
*What about Clumsy Duncan from the DE (just kidding