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Bene Tleilaxu Master by RingmasterBent Bene Tleilaxu Master by RingmasterBent
These little bastards are my favorite faction in the Dune series. They are characterized by bleached skin, pointy little teeth, and a lack of height. Notice he's got a dart gun stashed away in his sleeve should those stinking Bene Gesserit witches try anything.
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Director1265 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011
I think they're cool because they have such incredible knowledge and skill in genetics. According to "Heratics of Dune," they believe machines of all kinds are evil (as does everyone else in the Dune Universe,) but the Tleilaxu were able to replace all their technological needs with genetically-engineered beasts and people. To a degree, I believe some of those tricks would be useful for our own real Universe.

You have the Tleilaxu look nailed dead-on in my opinion!
RingmasterBent Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011
Thanks! I'd love to live in a world of flesh machines. Wait, that sounded wrong.
Director1265 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011
Ahhh...but you got to concider this: How far are you willing to go with such technologies before it becomes immoral? How far CAN you go before it becomes immoral?
RingmasterBent Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2009
Woo a monopoly! Although I'm not sure how many people actually do that search. Thanks!
Crazygoblin21 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2009
This is the only thing that came up on google image search. You do it justice sir.
dryan1982 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2008
Just about perfect. The only difference I ever envisioned was that I picture the Tleilaxu having really wiry, oily hair hanging down their shoulders. Otherwise, this is almost exactly what I would see them looking like. Excellent job.
RingmasterBent Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2008
Thanks - it's interesting to see how many different visions people have of the characters and organizations. I like comparing the concept art for the first Dune movie (that was never made) with the Lynch movie for an extreme example. The Lynch version actually came a lot closer to my perception than anything else so far. Except the navigator - the navigator was just, uh, no.
2wingo Featured By Owner May 29, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
Personally, I find the Bene Gesserit to be comforting and nun-like compared to the Tleilaxu.
RingmasterBent Featured By Owner May 31, 2008
You find nuns comforting? I always suspect they're hiding torture devices under those robes.
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