Followed this from a link to The Kirk
, found it odd myself. If it's part of the Power Trio
as the Superego in defiance of the group's Id, it should just be that: always taking the most logical course of action, as opposed to the Id's wanting to take quick action to right wrongs.
All the stuff about alien culture seems unnecessary. I haven't checked the examples, but it probably needs a split.
I think, to be honest, that these suffer from being character named tropes. Ego, Superego, and Id works much better to describe their roles, even if Kirk, Spock, and Mc Coy
are ultimate examples of the archetypes. Also, in the new Star Trek
film, Mc Coy
and Kirk seem to have switched roles: Kirk's the brash, impulsive one while Mc Coy
acts in a way to mediate between him and Spock.
I suppose we should figure out whether it needs a rename though.
edited 28th May '11 10:30:22 PM by savage