Awesome / Diane Duane

Dark Mirror

  • Counselor Troi using telepathic judo to effortlessly curb stomp the monstrously powerful Mirror!Troi. Then Troi pistol whips the shit out of her with a phaser. Boo-ya.
    • In this case, Weak, but Skilled beat out Unskilled, but Strong. Our Troi's empathic powers aren't very strong, but she has trained with them extensively for her job as a counselor and to block out the uncontrolled emotional broadcasts of the humans around her (she later develops a form of weaponized empathy in The Battle of Betazed). Mirror Troi is more powerful, but has all the subtlety of a bat to the face, and never even bothered to develop the necessary defense, making her more of a Glass Cannon. Sometimes a scalpel is more effective than a broadsword.

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