im wamna rant about dune why do I have to sleep
computers are banned in the dune universe because of an AI/human war 100000 years earlier which is really funny and #goals and neat
the shields people wear makes it so that guns are useless and all combat consists of swinging a sword real quick and then at the last moment slowing down to the point where the shield doesn't recognize the sword as a weapon which, fuck, kicks so much ass and changes combat in such interesting ways
and this is also how the culture approaches politics. every action has to be designed to appear as if it is not an attack, "feint within feints within feints" as harkonans put it.
@Lore usually gets through with tenacity; going slow but keeping up the pressure long enough to where it can needle through, plus being thin and small enough. they're more like motarized blow darts than anything else
@Lore (it's not actually explained iirc, just guessing here honestly lol)
@NumberOneBug @Lore yeah see I don't remember needle guns in the books (it's been several years forme though) and that scene bothered me! Projectile bullets are effective as long as the victim is off guard and doesn't have a shield on e.g. asleep, but that wasn't the case in the movie's scene!!
(Btw the explosion is only if laser guns hit a shield, projectiles would simply bounce off. that's why they stick to swords)
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