Temis the Vorta wrote:
Picard isn't very iconic when you separate him from Patrick Stewart playing him.
That doesn't begin to make sense. Captain Kirk was also strongly
tied to William Shatner. Some of the most famous or infamous things about Kirk (such as Shatner's unusual delivery) are directly attributable to the actor. Picard is an eloquent Man of Reason, a stoic and cultured and literate and accomplished starship captain. He had one of the biggest pop culture impacts of any Star Trek character, I know people who are not science fiction fans, aren't Star Trek fans, but still speak of 'Picard' or 'the one with Picard' as the one they liked.
Worf is basically just an iteration on Spock.
Which says nothing. Data is also an iteration on Spock as far as that goes. Worf, by himself
, is an iconic Star Trek character. He's the face of the Klingons, one of Star Trek's most popular - or at least well known - alien races. He's still the go-to guy example for honourable alien warrior - and that's something he didn't
get from Leonard Nimoy's Vulcan.