A man who adamantly refuses to just go away
. Well, actually he really has little say in the matter. The only character to appear in the whole Dune
series by Frank Herbert
(as well as the new Dune: House Atreides
and Dune: House Harkonnen
). Ironic, because it seems he dies at least once in every book. Serves the Atreides
family semi-faithfully for several thousand years, consecutively and sometimes concurrently
. He's a real tool
. While the Dune universe slides perpetually into sexual perversion, Duncan Idaho stays pretty much the same.
In the David Lynch movie that only I seem to enjoy, Mr. Idaho is played by character actor Richard Jordan. Although he does not fit the profile 100%, he dies suitably dramatic.