History Characters / StarTrek

14th Aug '17 9:19:04 AM Juicehead_Baby
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-->''"We don't know what to do about Humans. Of all the species we've made contact with, [[HumansAreSpecial yours is the only one we can't define]]. You have the arrogance of Andorians, the stubborn pride of Tellarites. One moment, you're as driven by your emotions as Klingons, and the next, you confound us by suddenly embracing logic."''

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-->''"We don't know what to do about Humans. Of all the species we've made contact with, [[HumansAreSpecial yours is the only one we can't define]]. You have the arrogance of Andorians, the stubborn pride of Tellarites. One moment, you're as driven by your emotions as Klingons, and the next, you confound us by suddenly embracing logic."''
-->''Baseball. Root beer. Darts. [[BreadEggsMilkSquick Atom bombs]].''
31st Jul '17 7:23:48 PM Eagal
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** Subverted by the Rules themselves turning out to be another scam -- at least in Quark's dream.
--->"Would you buy a book called ''Suggestions of Acquisition''?!"

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** Subverted by the Rules themselves turning out to be another scam -- at least in Quark's dream.
--->"Would you buy a book called ''Suggestions of Acquisition''?!"
25th Jul '17 10:44:55 AM Scorntex
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Daimon Tog: Actually, his is a look of revulsion. But it is not a feeling that I share. (stares at them pervertedly)

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Daimon Tog: '''Daimon Tog:''' Actually, his is a look of revulsion. But it is not a feeling that I share. (stares at them pervertedly)



-->'''Worf''': "They have no honor! They consider Klingons and humans to be a waste of skin!"

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-->'''Worf''': "They They have no honor! They consider Klingons and humans to be a waste of skin!"skin!






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[[folder:Tholians]]

->''"Be correct. We do not tolerate deceit."''

A temperamental and isolationist species of crystalline builds. The Tholians aren't on good terms with the Federation, generally staying in the borders of their own territory, responding to any violation of their territory with force. By the 24th century, diplomatic relations with the Federation are still decidedly frosty.

Originally appearing as a one-off species in the original series, the Tholians became memorable for just how little was revealed about them. For near forty years, a head on a viewscreen was the only image of them, until ''Enterprise'', and the advent of CGI, allowed a better look at them.

* BeehiveBarrier: Their famous Tholian Webs, energy barriers generated by their ships, which can imprison and destroy other ships. The more Tholians there are around, the quicker they can make them.
* BerserkButton: Don't lie to them. They take it poorly.
* BizarreAlienBiology: They stand out as one of the odder species. Insectoid androgynous crystalline things, who survive in extreme heat and can even function as short-range living communicators.
* BystanderSyndrome: They decided to sit out the Dominion War, signing a non-aggression treaty.
* RealLifeWritesThePlot: Or in the case, means the plot doesn't get written. Ron Moore wanted to use the Tholians during [=DS9=], but the technology required to depict them just didn't exist in the 90s. It wasn't until season 4 of ''Enterprise'' showed a Tholian in all their glory.
* WeaksauseWeakness: The cold. Since they operate at extremely high temperatures, lowering it causes them pain. Lower it far enough, and they shatter.

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* IGaveMyWord: One of the few better things to be said about them. When they sign a treaty of non-aggression, they keep it, with no weaselling around trying to get ''casus belli''. They also make sure their allies do the same. As Dukat and Damar look forward to eagerly taking back Bajor after taking [=DS9=], Weyoun icily informs them the Dominion signed a treaty with the Bajorans, and they ''will'' follow it.
17th Jul '17 12:27:47 PM Ghidra15
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* TheGhost: "The Breen" were name-dropped continuously on ''TNG'', as well as ''Film/StarTrekGenerations'', even an episode of ''VOY'', before they finally appeared here. And even then, we learn next-to-nothing about them, greatly emphasizing...

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* TheGhost: "The Breen" were name-dropped continuously on ''TNG'', as well as ''Film/StarTrekGenerations'', even an episode of ''VOY'', before they finally appeared here. And even then, we learn next-to-nothing about them, greatly emphasizing...emphasizing NothingIsScarier.
9th Jul '17 10:47:05 AM TheFellMind
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* ''Star Trek: Discovery''

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* ''Star Trek: Discovery''
''Characters/StarTrekDiscovery''
30th Jun '17 8:43:52 PM Joylock
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* StarterVillain: Served as the main recurring antagonists of ''Enterprise'' for the beginning of the show, before being replaced by the more credible threat of the Xindi in Season 3.
14th Jun '17 10:05:04 PM nombretomado
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** CerebusRetcon: The Vulcans are always the heavies in ''Star Trek: Enterprise'', hiding behind religious piety while secretly harboring deep-seated racist and totalitarian beliefs. Indeed, their temple on P'Jem, the most sacred of Vulcan monasteries, is where their covert surveillance apparatus is stashed. In "Twilight" (which took place in an apocalyptic future), T'Pol speculates that her government deliberately withheld technology from Earth for 100 years to leave them utterly dependent on Vulcan and unable to defend themselves. When coupled with the Vulcans' treatment of other races (including half-breeds), this paints them in an especially negative light, much like the Visitors of ''{{Series/V}}'' who pretended to offer friendship to humans while secretly pursuing their own agenda. This was a sticking point with some fans. Yet another Fix Fic was hatched by producer Manny Coto to explain why 23rd century Vulcans are so dramatically different. The aborted Season Five was planned to cover the Earth-Romulan War, possibly leading into an EnemyMine scenario.

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** CerebusRetcon: The Vulcans are always the heavies in ''Star Trek: Enterprise'', hiding behind religious piety while secretly harboring deep-seated racist and totalitarian beliefs. Indeed, their temple on P'Jem, the most sacred of Vulcan monasteries, is where their covert surveillance apparatus is stashed. In "Twilight" (which took place in an apocalyptic future), T'Pol speculates that her government deliberately withheld technology from Earth for 100 years to leave them utterly dependent on Vulcan and unable to defend themselves. When coupled with the Vulcans' treatment of other races (including half-breeds), this paints them in an especially negative light, much like the Visitors of ''{{Series/V}}'' ''{{Series/V|1983}}'' who pretended to offer friendship to humans while secretly pursuing their own agenda. This was a sticking point with some fans. Yet another Fix Fic was hatched by producer Manny Coto to explain why 23rd century Vulcans are so dramatically different. The aborted Season Five was planned to cover the Earth-Romulan War, possibly leading into an EnemyMine scenario.
6th Jun '17 5:29:59 PM Bek-359
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A large, brutish race somewhat similar to Klingons. Unlike Klingons though, the Nausicaans don't seem to care about honor, and have a tendency to be thuggish body guards or pirates. Distinctive physical features include a series of tusk-like protrusions around their mouth area, as well as bony-forehead ridges. While a relatively minor, race, they have appeared regularly throughout the franchise's run, even appearing retroactively in [[StarTrekEnterprise ''Enterprise'']] for a few episodes.

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A large, brutish race somewhat similar to Klingons. Unlike Klingons though, the Nausicaans don't seem to care about honor, and have a tendency to be thuggish body guards or pirates. Distinctive physical features include a series of tusk-like protrusions around their mouth area, as well as bony-forehead ridges. While a relatively minor, minor race, they have appeared regularly throughout the franchise's run, even appearing retroactively in [[StarTrekEnterprise ''Enterprise'']] for a few episodes.
6th Jun '17 1:55:29 PM WanderingBrowser
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* BizarreAlienSexes: The ExpandedUniverse of the novels claims that Andorians have four distinct genders -- two male-approximate and two female-approximate. Whether this was intended to be the case originally is unknown.


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* ExoticExtendedMarriage: Andorian marriages are groups of four individuals. This fact is mentioned in passing in ''The Next Generation'' and it's left ambiguous as to why they do so; it could have been intended as a case of sexuality-based GettingCrapPastTheRadar, but the novels instead interpreted it s being based on Andorians having BizarreAlienSexes.
* ExtraParentConception: This is why Andorians have not only four genders, but a need to form spousal units comprising of one member from each gender; all four genders are required to produce offspring, although how this works is never explained. Add in they have a variety of other fertility issues, and this is why Andorians don't appear often; the race is too busy focusing on breeding away from extinction to make much impact on the world stage.
30th May '17 10:58:50 AM WanderingBrowser
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* ProfessionalYesMan: Rule of Acquisition 33: It never hurts to suck up to the boss.

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* ProfessionalYesMan: PintSizedPowerHouse: Ferengi are shorter than the average human, but there are subtle hints that they Vulcan-level SuperStrength -- in one DS9 episode, Quark is shown snapping a bar of gold in half with his bare hands, whilst in another, a startled Sisko finds himself picked up and thrown several meters by a ticked off Ferengi, who did so effortlesslu.
* ProfessionalButtKisser:
Rule of Acquisition 33: It never hurts to suck up to the boss.



* ScaryTeeth: Ferengi teeth are quite horrible looking, almost like the fang equivalent of BritishTeeth. Angular, uneven upper jawlines, snaggle-toothed tusks and similar twisting of the teeth are quite prominently displayed amongst the Ferengi cast.



* TheSoCalledCoward: Whilst it's true that most Ferengi are relatively cowardly; if you do manage to piss one off they are extremely cunning, are perfectly fine with fighting dirty and at least a few possess strength equal to that of a Vulcan (Quark once snapped a gold brick in half using nothing but ''his bare hands'' and another one effortlessly threw Riker several meters). They also have an impressive navy with starship weapons capable of taking out a Galaxy class given the right circumstances and the best shields money can buy.

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* TheSoCalledCoward: Whilst it's true that most Ferengi are relatively cowardly; if you do manage to piss one off they are extremely cunning, are perfectly fine with fighting dirty and at least a few possess strength equal to that of a Vulcan (Quark once snapped a gold brick in half using nothing but ''his bare hands'' and another one effortlessly threw Riker several meters). They also have an impressive navy navy, with starship weapons capable of taking out a Galaxy class given the right circumstances circumstances, and the best shields money can buy.



* StupidCrooks: Said pirates frequently prove to be no better at crime than they were at mercantile pursuits.

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* StupidCrooks: Said pirates The Ferengi {{space pirate}}s in TNG frequently prove to be no better at crime than DS9 would imply that they were at mercantile pursuits.pursuits.
* SuperStrength: They're not militant enough to use it, of course, but there are subtle hints that Ferengi are at least as strong as ''Vulcans''.
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