Characters: Star Trek: First Contact
For characters who debuted in Star Trek: The Next Generation, see Characters.Star Trek The Next Generation
The Borg Queen (Alice Krige)
- Bald of Evil
- Bald Woman
- Cruel and Unusual Death: All her organic components were burned off, with her screaming the whole time.
- Cute Monster Girl
- Galactic Conqueror
- Hive Queen: Though she never claims to be the Queen.
- I Am the Noun: "I am the Borg", and later, "I am the Collective."
- Prim and Proper Bun: It's not actual hair, but the mass of wires on the back of her head are arranged in a circular pattern and she certainly has the personality to match.
- Remember the New Guy: Captain Picard remembers her when she's first introduced. Could be justified by the fact he was a borg for a while, but that doesn't explain why he doesn't mention this vital piece of information about a dangerous enemy onscreen, and Data seemingly knows nothing about her despite the fact that he presumably would have read any report Picard made after the incident. They attempt to Handwave this by implying that Picard had forgotten about her until they're reintroduced in the film.
- We Can Rule Together
- The Woman Behind The Monsters
Dr. Zefram Cochrane (James Cromwell)
- The Alcoholic
- Broken Pedestal
- Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Cochrane is one of the brightest minds of his time. He's also a heavy drinker who thinks first contact is best celebrated with whiskey and dancing.
- Cassandra Truth
- Historical Hero Upgrade: A Deconstructed Trope which occurs In-Universe.
- I Choose to Stay: At the end of "Metamorphosis". Given his negative feelings about being admired in First Contact, Kirk's line that "there's a whole galaxy out there waiting to honor you" is now Hilarious in Hindsight.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold
- Ladykiller in Love: If you regard the ending of "Metamorphosis" through the filter of his characterization in First Contact, he's a womanizer finally settling down.
- The Other Darrin: Glenn Corbett played him in "Metamorphosis." Of course, Corbett was unavailable, having developed a slight case of death in 1993.
- Screw Destiny: Tries to do so after Geordi describes how famous he is in the future. ("You told him about the statue?")
- Who Wants to Live Forever?: In "Metamorphosis," he's discovered as a 237-year-old man trapped on a planet where he's become a de-aged immortal. He says that "immortality consists largely of boredom."
Lily Sloane (Alfre Woodard)
- Action Survivor
- Black Best Friend: To Zefram Cochrane.
- The Not-Love Interest: To Jean-Luc Picard.
- Sassy Black Woman
- Unfazed Everywoman
Lieutenant Hawk (Neal McDonough)
- Badass Gay: Is revealed to be one in expanded material with a boyfriend who later enlists and holds resentment towards Picard.
- Disposable Pilot: The designated helmsman of the Enterprise and is killed halfway into the movie.
- Red Shirt: Is the only non-main character out of three and is the only one assimilated and killed.
- Sacrificial Lion: Gets assimilated by the Borg and shot by Worf upon trying to assimilate Picard.