For characters who debuted in Star Trek: The Next Generation, see Characters.Star Trek The Next Generation
Anij (Donna Murphy)
- Our Elves Are Different: Beautiful, immortal, and wiser than humans.
- Really 700 Years Old: Due to the planet's anti-aging qualities.
- Temporary Love Interest: For Picard.
Ru'afo (F. Murray Abraham)
- Badass Grandpa: Despite being older than dirt, gets in a fist fight with Picard (who is no spring chicken himself).
- Big Bad: Plans to wipe out the Baku.
- Immortality Seeker: His ultimate goal is to live forever.
Admiral Matthew Dougherty (Anthony Zerbe)
- All There in the Manual: His first name isn't used onscreen.
- Insane Admiral: Averted. He's actually among the more sane "corrupt admirals" in the entire franchise. It helps that he's not in it for his own self-interests and won't indulge in the benefits of the mission until they can be shared with everyone in The Federation.
- Just Think of the Potential
- Redemption Equals Death: When Picard reveals the truth about the Son’a and Ba’ku, Dougherty decides to call off the mission, but Ru’afo kills him.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist