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Who/What are the Tleilaxu?

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Since their lose in technology war with Ix, they still was making things but without innovation while Ix had a lot new things so they leaded.

Mother of Leto was angry he going on Ix, lol.

But nobody want go on Tleilax, though.

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The Bene Tleilaxu live on Tleilax (surprisingly :)) the capital of which is called Banalong. They comprise of two species : The Masters (gnome like, grey skin, pointy ears .. generally creatures that humans are repuled by - they are like that on purpose) and the Face Dancers. The FD are grown in special "axlotl" tanks to genrally do cumbersome or loathesome tasks.The Face Dancers can shift shape, and are created by the Masters' to be used as pack horses and mules. The Master's have various councils, but they are ultimately subordinate to The Mahai, The Master of Masters ( Waff in HoD ) They have spread rumours about themselves for millenia ( "filthy Tleilaxu" ) to divert attention away from their secret religion.

Hope that helps, I was a bit taken back at first when they entered book 2. (Althogh there is a discrepency, in Book 2 Scytale is a Face Dancer.. yet in later books he is a Master.. though im sure someone can explain that..)

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but didn't the tleilaxu also hate Leto II because in God Emperor they tried to make Duncan kill him right? I read it so long ago I ccan't even remember anymore.

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HYPERSPOILER!

The Tleilaxu incorporated both the Zensunni and the Sufi into the Great Belief, to the best of my knowledge. So they are not exlusively Zensunni in origin, like the Fremen were.

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in house atreides i think it says something like no non-tleilaxu person has ever seen a tleilaxu female.

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Everything you want to know about the Bene Tleilaxu is in Heretics of Dune and Chapterhouse Dune. But remember to read every single book before that, all the way down to the original Dune, or else you won't understand the rest of the stuff. If you want to be spoiled, I can explain more.

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These people are a confusing little race!  Anyway, the Richese actually did think of something new, actually only one, but that's beside the point.  The Theilaxu are considered nasty, evil, and overzealous by mostly everyone in the Imperium.  If you want to know more about how crafty they can be, read Dune: House Atreides.  Great book, that is.  Yet, I wonder.... why would any female put up with that?  I've heard they are used as breeding tools as well.  But I know that they use those tanks to create glohas.  And, just to let you know, it says in Dune Messiah that they only needed one cell to create the Duncan gloha.

Alia

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They reveal why no female is ever seen in Heretics or Chapterhouse, I forget which.

Here's a hint:  If you read that excerpt from the script of Dune Messiah on that Czech site, you'll see one major continuity error that involves the tlielaxu females.

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It's near the end of Heretics that the Bene Gesserit discover one of the terrible secrets of the Bene Tleilax.

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MAJOR SPOILER AHEAD:

DO NOT READ IF YOU READ THE BOOKS OR ARE PLANNING TO.

MAJOR SPOILER AHEAD:

Nobody ever so a Theilaxu female. Why? Because there are none. The Theilaxu flesh-vats are females. Theilaxu's despise women. The only thing women are good for is for being a production machine. And they can 'grow' everything in the vats. Even spice-melange, though they later loose this abality. All this is to be read in House Corrino.

Sorry if you didn't want to know and did not see the MAJOR SPOILER sign.

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What? They reveal a major major secret of the original series in one of the prequels? How COULD they? The great and dark secrets of the original series must only be revealed in the original series, and never elsewhere.

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nothing to do with things on this page only on first page

when that anti technology thing came along

the tleilaxu accepted it completely while the ix and those richese tech people got away with disobaying

plus the tl like to steal cells from tombs  :O

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Bene Tleilax they are unknown!

But Tlelaxu as far as i know, makes gholas (Genetic Clones)

And Face Dancers (Assasins with the ability to change look)

Correct me if its wrong

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No, gholas are genetically identical copies (aka 'clones'), created from the axlotl tanks, using DNA of a living OR dead person.

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bio tech is what is comming into our world as we speak. Cloning, especially.

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Yea the froze ted williams so they could clone him. thats a little weird..... being clones most likely would have no memory of there other lifes like Gholas

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I haven't read through this whole tread so I dunno if it is answered already, but what happened to the tleilaxu females, what were they like before the axlottank??

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