Feyd-Rautha Harkonnen (born Feyd-Rautha Rabban) is the nephew of Baron Harkonnen. He was granted the family name (which his father had renounced) after being adopted by the Baron as his heir. As with most of his family, he is ruthless and sadistic, but more calculating and charismatic than his brother Glossu (whose ferocity has nicknamed him "The Beast"). This, in the Baron's eyes, makes Feyd the ideal candidate to become the first Harkonnen Emperor. However, he must first prove himself against the Atreides family on Arrakis.