Sybok (Laurence Luckinbill)
- Anti-Villain: Type 1 and low-end 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 their 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 relies 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.
An entity sealed in the center of the galaxy claiming to be God.