Omphalos wrote:redbugpest wrote:Idahopotato wrote:Omphalos wrote:Ampoliros wrote:Also, BG were very wary about when to reveal their abilities. Wanna would not use that way out in front of someone as dangerous as Baron Harkonnen.
Frank already established that "love" could compromise BG training and royal conditioning. The Harkkos could have gotten information out of Wanna.
This is actually a very good point. While those that completed either of the schools were conditioned above and beyond any other form of conditioning in the known universe, love was something that could be, and indeed often was, the wild card.
But Wanna was not protecting Yueh by staying alive. If she loved him that much, she would have sacrificed herself to make sure that they couldn't use him like that.
I think you missed my point. Love helped the Harkkos break the imperial conditioning. It could have helped them do the same with Wanna: Make her ignore her duty, make her forego killing herself under threat that if she did so YEuh was next. Obviously all bets are off.
I do understand about how it would work for breaking Yueh, but I think it is a stretch the other way. Wanna had the truth sayer ability, and would have been able to tell if they were making false threats.
"Yueh shrugged. Long ago, he had realized Jessica was not gifted with the full Truthsay as his Wanna had been."