History Characters / StarTrektheOriginalSeries

7th Jan '17 10:00:18 PM eowynjedi
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* RevengeBeforeReason: He will do ''anything'' to kill Kirk, no matter how self-destructive. Even when Kirk is clearly baiting him into an obvious trap, Khan seems physically incapable of resisting the urge to roar into it, so fervent is his hatred.



* UngratefulBastard: Khan resents Kirk leaving him and his people on Ceti Alpha V, even though that was more lenient than taking him back to Earth, where he would have been prosecuted as a war criminal.
* VisionaryVillain: Justifies his quest for WorldDomination as an attempt to unify humanity during a time of war.

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* UngratefulBastard: Kirk and co find a stasis ship just in the nick of time, as Khan's own capsule is about to fail, revive him and his followers, and treat him with frankly undue courtesy given who he is--so Khan decides to steal his ship. Then Khan resents Kirk leaving him and his people on Ceti Alpha V, even though that was more lenient than taking him back to Earth, where he would have been prosecuted as a war criminal.
* VisionaryVillain: Justifies VisionaryVillain:
**Justifies
his quest for WorldDomination as an attempt to unify humanity during a time of war.



* WickedCultured: His FamousLastWords come from ''Literature/MobyDick'', he mentions ''Literature/ParadiseLost'' before Kirk exiles him, and the ''Botany Bay'' appears to have other classic books.
** Part of his obsession with ''Literature/MobyDick'' in particular seem to be because it seems that Khan was stuck on Ceti Alpha V with only a handful of books to read, leading him to read them over and over again.

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* WickedCultured: His FamousLastWords come from ''Literature/MobyDick'', he mentions ''Literature/ParadiseLost'' before Kirk exiles him, and the ''Botany Bay'' appears to have other classic books.
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books. Part of his obsession with ''Literature/MobyDick'' in particular seem to be because it seems that Khan was stuck on Ceti Alpha V with only a handful of books to read, leading him to read them over and over again.



* EnemyMine: When the Organians demonstrate their powers and use nonlethal force on both sides, Kor is quick to whisper to Kirk that they should team up to take them on.



* ANaziByAnyOtherName: Kor's control of Organia involves restriction of personal freedoms and mass executions.

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* ANaziByAnyOtherName: Kor's control of Organia involves restriction of personal freedoms and freedoms, mass executions.executions, and constant surveillance.



* CompanionCube: She's like a wife to Kirk and a daughter to Scotty, but everyone on the crew seems to have a certain fondness for the old girl...even Spock.

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* CompanionCube: She's like a wife to Kirk and a daughter to Scotty, but everyone on the crew seems to have a certain fondness for the old girl... even Spock.
7th Jan '17 9:48:24 PM eowynjedi
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-->-- '''Sulu''', a number of episodes

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-->-- '''Sulu''', a number of episodes
the one with the alien unicorn dog


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* InscrutableOriental: Deliberately inverted per the series bible. Sulu's most prominent trait was probably his sense of humor and enthusiasm for hobbies that never seemed to last. This got an in-joke in the animated series when he claimed, with a wink, you had to be "inscrutable" to fight the way he did--and Kirk replied "you're the most scrutable man I know."[[note]]Incidentally, the episode was penned by Walter Koenig, who was and still is a god friend of Takei.[[/note]]
6th Jan '17 3:43:24 PM SorPepita
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* RememberTheNewGuy: In both ''Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness'' and his debut episode ''Space Seed'', each set in different continuities, Khan Noonien Singh is established to be a genetically / eugenically engineered Ubermenschen despot from the late 20th / early 21st century- the most prominent of several in fact-, who ruled various nations across the globe, who partook in a destructive global conflict known as the Eugenics Wars. Despite this, nobody on the crew of the ''Enterprise'' has even heard his name (including the ''ships historian''), and they are only vaguely aware of what must have been a fairly major era in world history. Especially noticeable since they seem fairly knowledgable of several other historical figures, yet the guy who sounds like he was a latter-day Napoleon or Julius Caesar is a mystery to them.

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* RememberTheNewGuy: In both ''Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness'' and his debut episode ''Space Seed'', each set in different continuities, Khan Noonien Singh is established to be a genetically / eugenically engineered Ubermenschen despot from the late 20th / early 21st century- the most prominent of several in fact-, who ruled various nations across the globe, globe and who partook in a destructive global conflict known as the Eugenics Wars. Despite this, nobody on the crew of the ''Enterprise'' has even heard his name (including the ''ships ''ship's historian''), and they are only vaguely aware of what must have been a fairly major era in world history. Especially noticeable since they seem fairly knowledgable of several other historical figures, yet the guy who sounds like he was a latter-day Napoleon or Julius Caesar is a mystery to them.



* TragicVillain: Sort of. While there's little to be sympathetic about Khan due to his lust for power, the main motives for his desire to get revenge on Kirk isn't any less tragic. The deaths of many of his loved ones, including his wife, was beyond his control. You can't help but feel just a little sorrow for all of Khan's losses.

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* TragicVillain: Sort of. While there's little to be sympathetic about Khan due to his lust for power, the main motives motive for his desire to get revenge on Kirk isn't any less tragic. The deaths of many of his loved ones, including his wife, was were beyond his control. You can't help but feel just a little sorrow for all of Khan's losses.



** Subverted by the movie; in which it becomes abundantly clear he isn't as interested in conquering as he is in killing one man over a grudge.

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** Subverted by the movie; movie, in which it becomes abundantly clear he isn't as interested in conquering as he is in killing one man over a grudge.
23rd Dec '16 10:45:25 PM Xtifr
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* CanonImmigrant: His now-canon first name, ''Hikaru'', was given to him in the non-canon novels by Vonda [=McIntyre=], before officially being made his name in ''Film/StarTrekVITheUndiscoveredCountry''. Very early ''Star Trek'' guides suggest that ''Walter'' was considered as a possible first name during the show itself, but never officially used.

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* CanonImmigrant: His now-canon first name, ''Hikaru'', was given to him in the non-canon novels by Vonda [=McIntyre=], Creator/VondaNMcIntyre, before officially being made his name in ''Film/StarTrekVITheUndiscoveredCountry''. Very early ''Star Trek'' guides suggest that ''Walter'' was considered as a possible first name during the show itself, but never officially used.
18th Dec '16 2:35:42 PM Owlorange1995
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* DamnedByFaintPraise: He is seen as "the best of tyrants" in regards to the Eugenic Wars.
12th Dec '16 7:21:58 PM Ael42
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* HeKnowsTooMuch: Kirk is one of nine surviving eyewitnesses who can identify Kodos the Executioner, the man who ordered the deaths of four thousand people on colony planet Tarsus IV. Kodos's daughter Lenore tries to kill him by hiding an overloading phaser in his quarters. By the end of the episode, Kirk is one of only ''two'' surviving witnesses, since she succeeded in killing the other seven.
12th Dec '16 8:55:46 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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* CompanionCube: Kirk's strongest love in the TV series is for the ''Enterprise'' herself; this may vary between HappilyMarried and TheMasochismTango. The movies have this become overshadowed by loyalty to his TrueCompanions, culminating with his [[TearJerker painful]] decision to self-destruct the original 1701 in ''Film/{{Star Trek III|The Search for Spock}}''.
** A RunningGag in the movies is Kirk's loving relationship with his chair. He glumly sits in the rickety captain's chair aboard the ''Enterprise''-A, declaring that it's just not the same. ''[[Film/StarTrekGenerations Generations]]'' repeated this gag on-board the ''Enterprise''-B, this time complete with MaleGaze.


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* CompanionCube: Kirk's strongest love in the TV series is for the ''Enterprise'' herself; this may vary between HappilyMarried and TheMasochismTango. The movies have this become overshadowed by loyalty to his TrueCompanions, culminating with his [[TearJerker painful]] decision to self-destruct the original 1701 in ''Film/{{Star Trek III|The Search for Spock}}''.
** A RunningGag in the movies is Kirk's loving relationship with his chair. He glumly sits in the rickety captain's chair aboard the ''Enterprise''-A, declaring that it's just not the same. ''[[Film/StarTrekGenerations Generations]]'' repeated this gag on-board the ''Enterprise''-B, this time complete with MaleGaze.
8th Dec '16 7:36:17 AM Morgenthaler
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Chief Engineer of the ''Enterprise''. Scotty's most frequent job was to solve a seemingly-impossible crisis with the engine or transporters (or whatever piece of Starfleet technology was making trouble that week), protesting all the way before either hitting on a creative solution or sweating it through. He was also Scottish and had many sterotypical Scottish traits, such as a love of good whisky and namedropping haggis. Though he was sometimes used for comic relief, it's worth noting that Scotty was ''extremely'' {{Badass}} whenever he was the ranking officer on the bridge and kept it safe from interfering aliens or Starfleet's many half-crazed admirals.

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Chief Engineer of the ''Enterprise''. Scotty's most frequent job was to solve a seemingly-impossible crisis with the engine or transporters (or whatever piece of Starfleet technology was making trouble that week), protesting all the way before either hitting on a creative solution or sweating it through. He was also Scottish and had many sterotypical Scottish traits, such as a love of good whisky and namedropping haggis. Though he was sometimes used for comic relief, it's worth noting that Scotty was ''extremely'' {{Badass}} badass whenever he was the ranking officer on the bridge and kept it safe from interfering aliens or Starfleet's many half-crazed admirals.



* {{Badass}}: Any time he gets put in charge of the bridge.



* {{Badass}}: He's capable of handing much bigger opponents their asses. In fact, when he comes unhinged during "The Naked Time," he even scares ''Kirk''.
26th Nov '16 10:05:12 AM Dragon101
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* RememberTheNewGuy: In both ''Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness'' and his debut episode ''Space Seed'', each set in different continuities, Khan Noonien Singh is established to be a genetically / eugenically engineered Ubermenschen despot from the late 20th / early 21st century, the most prominent of several in fact-, who ruled various nations across the globe, who partook in a destructive global conflict known as the Eugenics Wars. Despite this, nobody on the crew of the ''Enterprise'' has even heard his name (including the ''ships historian''), and they are only vaguely aware of what must have been a fairly major era in world history. Especially noticeable since they seem fairly knowledgable of several other historical figures, yet the guy who sounds like he was a latter-day Napoleon or Julius Caesar is a mystery to them.

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* RememberTheNewGuy: In both ''Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness'' and his debut episode ''Space Seed'', each set in different continuities, Khan Noonien Singh is established to be a genetically / eugenically engineered Ubermenschen despot from the late 20th / early 21st century, century- the most prominent of several in fact-, who ruled various nations across the globe, who partook in a destructive global conflict known as the Eugenics Wars. Despite this, nobody on the crew of the ''Enterprise'' has even heard his name (including the ''ships historian''), and they are only vaguely aware of what must have been a fairly major era in world history. Especially noticeable since they seem fairly knowledgable of several other historical figures, yet the guy who sounds like he was a latter-day Napoleon or Julius Caesar is a mystery to them.
26th Nov '16 10:04:29 AM Dragon101
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* In both ''Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness'' and his debut episode ''Space Seed'', each set in different continuities, Khan Noonien Singh is established to be a genetically / eugenically engineered Ubermenschen despot from the late 20th / early 21st century, the most prominent of several in fact-, who ruled various nations across the globe, who partook in a destructive global conflict known as the Eugenics Wars. Despite this, nobody on the crew of the ''Enterprise'' has even heard his name (including the ''ships historian''), and they are only vaguely aware of what must have been a fairly major era in world history. Especially noticeable since they seem fairly knowledgable of several other historical figures, yet the guy who sounds like he was a latter-day Napoleon or Julius Caesar is a mystery to them.

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* RememberTheNewGuy: In both ''Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness'' and his debut episode ''Space Seed'', each set in different continuities, Khan Noonien Singh is established to be a genetically / eugenically engineered Ubermenschen despot from the late 20th / early 21st century, the most prominent of several in fact-, who ruled various nations across the globe, who partook in a destructive global conflict known as the Eugenics Wars. Despite this, nobody on the crew of the ''Enterprise'' has even heard his name (including the ''ships historian''), and they are only vaguely aware of what must have been a fairly major era in world history. Especially noticeable since they seem fairly knowledgable of several other historical figures, yet the guy who sounds like he was a latter-day Napoleon or Julius Caesar is a mystery to them.
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