Characters: Star Trek V: The Final Frontier
Sybok (Laurence Luckinbill)
- Anti-Villain: Type I and low-end Type III. He's not really a bad guy at all, just misguided and taking things too far.
- Have You Seen My God?: He is convinced that God lives in the centre of the galaxy. The expanded universe says that the evil entity that actually does live there somehow contacted and tricked him into believing this in order to escape, making Sybok an Unwitting Pawn.
- Heroic Sacrifice: Sacrifices himself to fight the entity and buy the crew time to escape.
- Long-Lost Relative: He is Spock's half-brother.
- Morally Questionable Plan: Steal a star ship and use to reach the Shakari at center of the galaxy and meet God.
- My God, What Have I Done?: Once he realizes he isn't dealing with God and has put everyone in danger, he immediately helps out.
- Single-Issue Psychology: He helps people by using his psychic powers to make them confront their "one pain", leaving them feeling much better and usually converting them to his side. Subverted with the evil entity, which is clearly hurt and frustrated when he pulls this trick on him, but recovers and still remains evil.
- Psychic Powers: He is able to telepathically force people to confront their own deep-rooted traumas.
- Technical Pacifist: He dislikes killing and violence- and it must be said, in the end he doesn't kill anyone- but is ready to resort to hijacking, kidnapping and maybe-or-not-quite brainwashing (probably closer to More Than Mind Control) in order to fulfil his objective, and even then only because he thinks he is on a Mission from God.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: While his actions are questionable to say the least, he honestly didn't want anyone to get hurt or killed during the mission. The second his "God" started harming his brother and friends, he decided to turn against him.
Klaa (Todd Bryant)
A Klingon captain who is bored of his usual hobby of blowing up bits of space debris, and so decides that the best way to become famous quickly is to kill Kirk.
- Demoted to Extra: A more literal example than most; he pops up again in the next film, apparently having been busted down to a court translator. That film doesn't confirm either way whether it's meant to be Klaa, but novels and other materials confirmed that it was.
- Didn't Think This Through: In his zeal to attack Kirk, he either didn't realize or just flat-out ignored the fact that his orders were only to rescue Koord, not pick fights with the Federation. Eventually, Koord himself removes him from command over this.
- Expy: He's effectively a younger, more impetuous version of Kruge from Star Trek III: The Search for Spock.
- Worthy Adversary: The entire reason why he goes after Kirk.
"God" (George Murdock)
An entity sealed in the center of the galaxy claiming to be God.