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Portrayed by: Tom Hardy
A clone of Jean-Luc Picard created by an earlier Romulan government to act as a mole in Starfleet. According to Starfleet Intelligence he served with distinction during the Dominion War, but after the next round of elections a new, apparently less warlike, government was worried Shinzon might be discovered by the Federation and lead to war, so they imprisoned him in the dilithium mines on Remus, where he was adopted by the Remans.

  • Bald of Evil: He's about as old as Picard was when he attended Starfleet Academy and yet, he's completely bald.
  • Big Bad: The main antagonist of the film.
  • Clone Degeneration: It gets worse and worse as the movie progresses. By the end of the film, he's as pale as a Borg Drone with visible veins all over his face.
  • Evil Brit: He's played by the British actor Tom Hardy and is the Big Bad.
  • Evil Counterpart: Of Picard.
  • Fantastic Racism: Loathes the Romulans for certain.
    [to Cdr. Donatra when she attempts to seduce him] "You are not a woman. You are a Romulan."
  • Generic Doomsday Villain: The extreme actions that actually relate to his supposedly well-intentioned goals occur entirely in the opening minutes of the movie: as he was raised by the Remans, he understandably doesn't like their status as the Warrior-Slave Race of the Romulan Empire. But when he assassinates the entire Romulan Senate and installs himself as the new dictator... he's already solved all the Remans' problems. At that point his only real explanation for wanting to destroy Earth is to eclipse Picard in the history books and make sure nobody ever subjugates the Remans again. For a poorly explained reason (to prove to everyone that the Remans are to be taken seriously), he has a super battleship way more advanced than every ship it comes up against. He also got a planet-destroying superweapon from... somewhere.
  • Inertial Impalement: Picard uses a piece of metal aboard the Scimitar to run Shinzon through the abdomen just as the latter is about to kill him.
  • Informed Attribute: He's supposedly a gifted strategist, according to his Dominion War record. His onscreen tactics, however, leave much to be desired.
  • Kick the Dog: He does a Mind Rape on Troi to pile misery on her.
  • Kill and Replace: The Romulans created him for this purpose, but the mission got scrapped and he was sent to the Reman mines.
  • Love at First Sight: A dark, twisted version for Troi.
  • Motive Decay: Is his motive to cannibalize Picard so he can live? To destroy the Federation? To get in Deanna Troi's pants?
  • Oh, Crap!: When Picard is about to ram the Enterprise with the Scimitar.
  • Orcus on His Throne: If there's one thing Shinzon enjoys, it's sitting around doing jack shit for long periods of time.
  • Psychopathic Manchild: His physical maturity was accelerated well beyond his mental maturity.
  • Shadow Archetype: To Picard.
  • Shut Up, Kirk!: He gives one to Picard after the latter's Kirk Summation.
  • Taking You with Me: He decides to take the Enterprise down with him after the Scimitar is disabled with his thalaron weapon. It doesn't work out thanks to Picard and Data's intervention.
  • Too Dumb to Live: It's not very wise to wait for the procedure regarding the clone dengeneration that late. The Viceroy repeatedly seems to speaks for the entire audience regarding Shinzon's predicament:
    Viceroy: You're wasting time.
  • Villainous BSoD: He goes through one after the Enterprise rams the Scimitar and decides to calmly deploy the thalaron weapon to take the Enterprise down.
    Shinzon: Some ideas are worth dying for, aren't they, Jean-Luc?
  • Villainous Crush: On Troi. He appears in a Mind Rape sequence when she's making love to Riker.
  • You Have Failed Me: When Picard and Data escape the Scimitar, Shinzon has a Reman guard who fails to stop their escape killed.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: The Romulan government cancelled the plan to replace the real Jean-Luc Picard with him, and simply dumped him on Remus to die in the mines.

    Reman Viceroy 

Portrayed by: Ron Perlman

  • All There in the Manual: The post-Nemesis novels give him the name Vkruk.
  • Disney Villain Death: Meets his end by falling into a Bottomless Pit that somehow exists in the lower reaches of the Enterprise.
  • The Dragon: Acts as Shinzon's second-in-command, and leads the Reman boarding party aboard the Enterprise in the final battle.
  • Everybody Calls Him "Barkeep": His actual name is never stated, and he's only ever referred to as "Viceroy" in both the dialogue and end credits.
  • Hypocrite: Reprimands Shinzon for wasting time having dinner with Picard instead of just getting on with his Evil Plan... and then helps Shinzon use his telepathic powers to mentally rape Troi, thereby wasting even more time.
  • Pet the Dog: When Shinzon was banished to the mines of Remus as a boy, the Viceroy protected him from the Romulan guards and essentially raised him.

    B- 4 

Portrayed by: Brent Spiner

  • Aesop Amnesia: Apparently the Enterprise crew didn't learn from their experiences rebuilding Lore back in TNG.
  • And I Must Scream: When Data questions B-4 about Shinzon's plans, he makes sure to only activate his brain and mouth, leaving him motionless.
  • Blank Slate: He starts off not knowing anything and being completely innocent.
  • Bus Crash: Star Trek: Picard reveals that Data’s attempted resurrection failed because B-4 couldn’t measure up to him and he was disassembled.
  • Continuity Nod: The Next Generation episode "Inheritance" makes note of the fact that there were three prototypes constructed prior to Lore and Data.
  • Manchild: He's identical to Data, but has a childlike demeanor.
  • Meaningful Name: He was the prototype of Lore and Data. He closely resembles Data with his stiff robotic speech pattern.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: The Enterprise crew find him dissassembled and put him back together. It turns out he's part of an elaborate evil scheme by Shinzon.
  • Unwitting Pawn: Shinzon found him sometime before the film and programmed him to hack the Enterprise computer and download Starfleet's tactical database. When Data questions him after the fact, it seems like B-4 doesn't even understand what he did, or why.
  • You Are Number 6: Unlike his "brothers", B-4 doesn't have a real name.

    Commander Donatra 

Portrayed by: Dina Meyer

  • Big Damn Heroes: Attempts to do this for Picard and fails miserably: Shinzon's too good and the Scimitar is too tough.
  • Everyone Has Standards: She was fine with Shinzon wiping out the Romulan council and seizing power, but draws the line at launching an unprovoked attack on Earth.
  • Green-Skinned Space Babe: Downplayed in the same fashion as her Vulcan cousins from two other movies—attractive, but wearing a military uniform rather than anything Stripperific.


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