Hunchback Jack wrote:
redbugpest wrote:Siona may have been important to the Golden Path, but I do not think that you can distill it down to being only her, or even, making here the most important component to the golden path.
Obviously not only her; Leto's Tyranny was the coiled spring that needed to be released as the Scattering. But without Siona (or her genes, obviously) the Scattering would likely have failed its purpose. So the most important component? Maybe. The fact that Leto mentions her alone as his achievement in that quote is significant, I think.
While i think that Siona is important, I do not think that the GP would have failed without her, it would have had to take a different form. The human scattering across the universe and the continued adaption of No Ship technology would have the same effect of hiding humanity from prescience. What Siona brings to the mix is the genetic ability to not bee seen
through prescience, but as i alluded to above, her ability will take many millenniums to propagate across all of humanity. I look at it as a synergistic combination of all of the components.
As for her direct mention...
Freakzilla wrote:The Lord Leto said, "See that you do. Tell your Sisters also that the Bene
Gesserit of all people should know the dangers of breeding for a particular
characteristic, of seeking a defined genetic goal."
Sister Chenoeh says this was an obvious reference to the Lord Leto's father,
Paul Atreides. Let it be noted that our breeding program achieved the Kwisatz
Haderach one generation early. In becoming Muad'Dib, the leader of the Fremen,
Paul Atreides escaped from our control. There is no doubt that he was a male
with the powers of a Reverend Mother and other powers for which humankind still
is paying a heavy price. As the Lord Leto said:
"You got the unexpected. You got me, the wild card. And I have achieved Siona."
I think the context here is about chastising the BG, reminding them that it was their arrogance that led to this.