|Name: Stilgar Ben Fifrawi|
|Lifespan: 10,141 A.G. - 10,228 A.G.|
Biographical InformationA true Fremen from his toes up, Stilgar Ben Fifrawi, known openly as Stilgar, was the Naib (leader), of Sietch Tabr, and widely considered to be the voice of the Fremen. He was a great and respected leader, who always held the interests of his tribe, and that of the universe, above his own. This was a trait that he demonstrated when he considered killing Leto and Ghanima where they slept, although he had been assigned to protect them from harm. He felt, for a moment at least, that should he choose to end their lives, he could prevent the maddening chain of events that their lives would instigate. He decided against it in the end. Stilgar was leading a group of Fremen across the desert, and had stopped in a rock outcropping, when he and his troupe encountered Paul Atreides and his mother Jessica. Realising their powers, he again put the interests of the tribe before his own, and offered them a place in the Sietch, where they would teach his Fremen the weirding way.
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Early Life on Arrakis
|Stilgar, Naib of Sietch Tabr, after defeating Forad, and claiming Naibship for himself. Stilgar endevoured to live out Pardot Kynes' dream, and make Arrakis a beautiful planet once more.|
At age twelve, after a Fremen raid on a Harkonnen settlement, Stilgar was given a new name for his bravery. Henceforth, he would be known as Stilgar, and not Sahkan.
When was thirty four, in 10,175 A.G., Stilgar challenged the position of Forad, the current Naib of Sietch Tabr. Defeating him, he took the position of Naib, and began to improve his tribes means of water preservation, using methods that Pardot Kynes has instilled in him.
Meeting the Mahdi
|Stilgar and his Fremen hide in the rock outcropping.|
After some time, rumor spread among the Fremen that Paul was the Mahdi, the Chosen Messiah who would make Arrakis a paradise for them. With this thought at the back of every Fremen mind, Paul began to rise in favour among them, until he commanded as much respect, if not more, than that of Stilgar. Paul also took Chani as his wife. Eventually, Paul became so powerful in the eyes of the Fremen, that many called on him to overthrow Stilgar, and take his place.
Knowing Stilgar's worth, however, Paul did not attempt to overthrown him in a duel, but allowed him to realise that he was to step down. Stilgar kept his life and his respect, and was happy to serve the Mahdi. Paul, now the true leader of every Fremen on Arrakis, ordered that the spice production on the planet would cease. To do this, all factories, mining facilities and spice miners, were destroyed. This caused a major deficit of spice to be exported, and soon, the Emperor himself became aware that the Harkonnens he had left in control of the operation, were doing something very wrong. As the Emperor arrived on Arrakis in his flagship, Paul and Stilgar, along with legions of Fremen on wormback, awaited the correct moment to attack, as they hid outside of the shield wall. When the moment was right they used atomics to blast a hole in the shield wall, and then rode in. The ensuing battle was a victory for them, and Paul took his place as Emperor of the Known Universe.
Serving the Emperor and BeyondIn the years that followed, Stilgar's duties encompassed a larger range than ever before, as he was now right hand man to the Emperor Muad'dib. His duties meant leading the Fedaykin death commandos, making military decisions, and, after Paul was self-exiled into the desert, caring for his children, Leto and Ghanima, whilst Paul's sister, Alia, held the title of regent over the universe. It was during this time that he considered killing Leto and Ghanima. After Paul's return from exile in the form of the Preacher, and his, and his sister's untimely deaths outside of Alia's Palace, Stilgar was placed into the service of the soon-to-be God Emperor LetoAtreides II, whom he served until his dying day in 10,228 A.G., at the age of eighty seven.
It is believed that Stilgar produced a long and fruitful lineage, which survived long into the God Emperor's reign, and possibly even beyond it.
Out-of Universe Information
|The film tie-in action figure created by LJN.|
|Everett McGill as Stilgar in David Lynch's Dune Film Adaptation.|
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