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Poll of the Week: Unforgivably Villainous


Poll of the Week: Unforgivably Villainous  

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  1. 1. Which Star Trek villain do you find the least sympathetic?

    • Khan
      2
    • Dukat
      3
    • Weyoun
      2
    • Sela
      0
    • Q
      2
    • Someone else? Let us know who below!
      3


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In Star Trek the various crews are often challenged by various enemies from across the galaxy. However, these antagonists are rarely seen beyond a single episode once our heroes defeat them. Sometimes we barely know anything about their personalities beyond what we can guess based on their actions. Their primary purpose is to provide conflict for our heroes to overcome in that episode or movie. While these foes of the week work well we sometimes get to meet a villain again and again over multiple stories. They could only show up in a few episodes scattered through the series or be one of the central antagonists for the entire series, but we really get to know them and learn about their personality and their background. Sometimes this information can put their actions into context and help us understand why they do the evil things that they do.

The Vorta encountered during the Dominion War aren't completely loyal to the Founders by choice. They have been genetically engineered to view the Founders as gods. While he's certainly no hero, Khan is similarly dealing with the extreme ambition that his augmentation has left him with. This by no means forgives them of any wrongdoing but it might make us see these villains in a slightly better light. This week's poll asks you which villain you feel the least sorry for. Who do you feel has the least going for them in your eyes? Which Star Trek villain do you find the least sympathetic?

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Seska.  From the moment she turned traitor against the Voyager crew, I felt nothing but disdain for her and her choices.   It was clear she was tying her own ever-tightening noose and I was pretty damn satisfied when she finally hung herself with it.

 

(Granted that season finale was so rushed and hacked that a little of my satisfaction was taken away...but still...goodbye terrible, evil Seska.)

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IMO The Borg, lets face it all the other villians(with the exception of Q) had a weakness that once found literally destroyed them 

The Borg are unrelenting and able to take massive losses this makes them the most dangerous  

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I enjoyed Eddington as a sympathetic villain. To take what was a fairly one-note secondary character and elevate him to a multi-episode arc antagonist was well played, in my opinion.

Of course, by saying he is sympathetic, it would mean that I find him Forgivably Villainous instead of Unfavorably Villainous like the topic says, haha. But one can argue that betrayal is unforgivable. It's one thing to face an enemy that opposes you from the start. It's another thing to be blindsided by somebody you should and do trust, regardless of their motivations.

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maybe stick with the topic and/or justify your inconsistency, Jay? :)
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