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What was Jessica and the Bene Gesserit's game plan if Paul failed the test?

House Atreides and House Harkonnen were part of the Bene Gesserit breeding program. Lady Jessica (a Harkonnen) was supposed to bear only daughters with Leto Atreides. One of them was supposed to marry/...
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What was Jessica and the Bene Gesserit's game plan if Paul failed the test?

I think that the death of Paul was highly unlikely. There are, of course, a number of pros for that conclusion: Paul was an only Heir to a Great House. Not even BG can run around killing some ...
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What was Jessica and the Bene Gesserit's game plan if Paul failed the test?

In my first tentative answer I went too far too quickly: the first step is to challenge the OP's interpretation of the text. If Paul had failed the test, the B.G. would have killed the sole heir of a ...
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What was Jessica and the Bene Gesserit's game plan if Paul failed the test?

A some of the other answers indicate, it is impossible to know for sure what plans either Jessica or Mohiam had in place against the eventuality that Paul failed the test of the gom jabbar. However, ...
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What was Jessica and the Bene Gesserit's game plan if Paul failed the test?

The book doesn't actually say what the plan was for when Paul failed and died. Then again, Paul wasn't supposed to be, he wasn't part of the BG plan in the first place, so for the BG (and thus the RM) ...
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What was Jessica and the Bene Gesserit's game plan if Paul failed the test?

They would have covered it up by blaming it on assassins. Most likely Harkonnen or Fremen assassins. There is no real source for any possible answer to this question, since it just isn't considered in ...
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What was Jessica and the Bene Gesserit's game plan if Paul failed the test?

I'm somewhat in agree with @steenbergh as it's assertion is true: Jessica was ordered to give birth a female and she went rogue accepting to have a male descendent. So, surely decades of plans within ...
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Guild Navigators: Does their eventual form imply anything?

No. Their appearance isn't related to sandworm DNA or any other lifeform. Cited from 'Dune Messiah', in Wikipedia's entry on the Spacing Guild: To enable their prescience, Guild Navigators not only ...
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Was there specific evidence that Dune's house of Atreides was related to Ancient Greeks?

Almost everybody can trace their lineage back to almost everybody. Putting Dune 20,000 years in the future means there were about 500 generations between the Greeks and then. The number of potential ...
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What is the point of the "many machines on Ix" conversation?

I have a clear memory about this scene, which I believe comes from The Dune Storybook, a junior photonovelization. Unfortunately I can't verify my recollection against the source. As I recall, we see ...
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Why was it such a big deal when Jessica decided to have a male child? Surely she could get pregnant again?

The Bene Gessirit put a lot of thought and work into their breeding program. Any member that decided for themselves to depart from the plan would be committing a huge sin, particularly one that was ...
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Was the appearance of the sand worms in David Lynch's Dune (1984) completely original to that film?

The first depiction of a sandworm with 3 radially-symmetrical mouth flaps I can find is an illustration by John Schoenherr for the first part of the serialized "The Prophet of Dune" in ...
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