The Fremen’s Desert Power Explains Why They Don’t Use Shields In Dune

The term “desert power” is thrown around quite a lot in the first Dune movie, and it relates to why the Fremen warriors do not use body shields—something every other fighter in the film relies on. Despite their lack of shield protection, the Fremen warriors are supposedly some of the greatest fighters in all the Imperium. It is Duke Leto’s belief that he will be able to secure Arrakis permanently by using the battle prowess of the millions of Fremen—a belief that is carried on by his son, Paul.

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Author: Corey Larson