A person so striking and extraordinary that they seem to be formed of a different, more precious, substance than the rest of us. The enigmatic and fascinating figure may have skin and hair color that approximates that rare soft metal.

Riches, luck, and the lack of both boundaries and ties are also implied.

A popular figure in romance novels. The term was also applied to the Muad'Dib in The Ghola's Hymn.

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