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  • Piter de Vries
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  • Piter de Vries (d. 10191 AG) was a twisted mentat developed by the Bene Tleilax. He served House Harkonnen under the Baron Vladimir Harkonnen. De Vries was an ambitious and impatient sadist whose evil rivalled that of the Baron. The only mistake in his calculations he ever made was that Lady Jessica would bear Duke Leto a daughter, not son.
  • Piter de Vries is a major antagonist in Frank Herbert's novel Dune, as well as the lead henchman and adviser to the true villain of the story, Baron Vladimir Harkonnen. As a Mentat, he primarily serves as the evil genius of the Baron's villainous hierarchy, using his immense mental powers to process the data required for House Harkonnen to enact its schemes upon the other Great Houses. However, as a Twisted Mentat produced by the infamous Bene Tleilaxu, de Vries is also an amoral psychopath with an extremely sadistic bent, and is not afraid to bloody his hands over the course of his duties.
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type of villain
  • Right Hand
Book name
Goals
  • Stay alive
  • Claim Lady Jessica as a prize
  • Remain useful to Baron Harkonnen
Eyes
  • Blue within blue
Origin
  • Dune
Skills
  • Computer-like intellect capable of processing vast quantities of information, gifted poisoner
Hair
  • Black
Name
  • Piter de Vries
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Alias
  • My Most Devious Mentat
Hobby
  • Loading up on Sapho juice, processing data, creating poisons
Height
  • Short
Title
House
Occupation
  • Mentat to House Harkonnen
Fullname
  • Piter de Vries
Death
  • 10191
Birth
  • 10138
abstract
  • Piter de Vries (d. 10191 AG) was a twisted mentat developed by the Bene Tleilax. He served House Harkonnen under the Baron Vladimir Harkonnen. De Vries was an ambitious and impatient sadist whose evil rivalled that of the Baron. The only mistake in his calculations he ever made was that Lady Jessica would bear Duke Leto a daughter, not son.
  • Piter de Vries is a major antagonist in Frank Herbert's novel Dune, as well as the lead henchman and adviser to the true villain of the story, Baron Vladimir Harkonnen. As a Mentat, he primarily serves as the evil genius of the Baron's villainous hierarchy, using his immense mental powers to process the data required for House Harkonnen to enact its schemes upon the other Great Houses. However, as a Twisted Mentat produced by the infamous Bene Tleilaxu, de Vries is also an amoral psychopath with an extremely sadistic bent, and is not afraid to bloody his hands over the course of his duties. He is portrayed by Brad Dourif in the 1984 film and Jan Unger in the 2000 Sci-Fi Channel (now SyFy) miniseries.