A leader such as that would command fanatic loyalty.
His mind focused on the dread Imperial troops, the killers without mercy, the soldier fanatics of the Padishah Emperor.
But the soldier fanatics nonetheless.
Such people would be easy to imbue with fervor and fanaticism.
With a self-accusing bitterness, he faced the thought of the soldier-fanatics and the Imperial treachery they represented.
He had seen a warrior religion there, a fire spreading across the universe with the Atreides green and black banner waving at the head of fanatic legions drunk on spice liquor.
Somewhere ahead of him on this path, the fanatic hordes cut their gory path across the universe in his name.
Now, standing beside his mother on the cavern ledge and looking out at the throng, he wondered if any plan could prevent the wild outpouring of fanatic legions.
And again he remembered the vision of fanatic legions following the green and black banner of the Atreides, pillaging and burning across the universe in the name of their prophet Muad’Dib.
There was no past occupying the future in his mind …. except …. except …. he could still sense the green and black Atreides banner waving …. somewhere ahead …. still see the jihad’s bloody swords and fanatic legions.
JIHAD: a religious crusade; fanatical crusade.
SARDAUKAR: the soldier-fanatics of the Padishah Emperor.
He was to land at a smuggler base and attempt infiltrating the camp of the Fremen fanatic, this Muad’Dib.
A Fremen fanatic, a religious adventurer.
When the Harkonnens and the soldier-fanatics of the Padishah Emperor reoccupied Arrakis, killing Paul’s father and most of the Atreides troops, Paul and his mother disappeared.
(A term of scorn in the Imperium, meaning any "wild" person given to fanatical prediction.) UROSHNOR: one of several sounds empty of general meaning and which Bene Gesserit implant within the psyches of selected victims for purposes of control.
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We think it was not a solitary fanatic, but a hired assassin.