The video above called Dune Lore: The God Emperor’s Greatest Secret by the YouTube channel Quinn’s Ideas is about some of the secrets of the character God Emperor Leto Atreides II from Frank Herbert’s book God Emperor Of Dune, which is one of my favorite books, and here is the description for this video:
This video of course will contain spoilers for the book: God Emperor of Dune. Of the many great and powerful Dukes, Barons, and Emperors of the Dune Universe none have had more impact than the God Emperor, Leto II. His eventual powers would dwarf those of even his father, Paul Atreides. His influence outgrew the guild, all of choam, even the Bene Gesserit. The great houses of the Landsraad were rendered irrelevant. He controlled the flow of spice throughout the universe, and no one moved throughout his empire without his knowledge. His prescient eye reached to the furthest reach of time, almost nothing was hidden from him. He was the most powerful human being who ever lived by far. And the most oppressive imperial dictator of all time, never before had the whole of humanity been held in such a tight grip.
But even he was vulnerable. The God Emperor Possessed secrets. These hidden vulnerabilities are ultimately the key to his undoing. The first of the God Emperor’s Secret’s which Duncan Idaho was supposedly put in charge of maintaining, was simply the fact that he was vulnerable. He was not truly a god as many throughout the human universe truly believed, he could be harmed, he could be killed.
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