There are also several more similarities between WOT and Dune like the fact that both Rand and Paul have powers that previously were only wielded by women and both characters have similar relationships to the organizations of women that had those powers. Both the Bene Gesserit and the Aes Sedi also have a reputation of being secretive and manipulative and are known derogatorily as witches. Rand and Paul are also different messianic figures to different people. Paul is the Kwisatz Haderach to most of the universe and the Mahdi to the Fremen. Rand is the Dragon Reborn to the people of the Westlands, the Car'a'cairn to the Aiel and the Coramoor to the Sea Folk.