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Old February 9 2012, 05:04 AM   #13
Anwar
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Re: Was Kivas Fajo a better "merchant villain" then the Ferengi?

The problem with the Ferengi was that they were directed to act like these primitive little monkey things more befitting the Wizard of Oz (I'm speaking of "Last Outpost" only). It was pretty hard to take them seriously as anything but random raiders who acted goofy.

Fajo was allowed to act like a serious character, a calculating and murderous one (if need be) with a far better first impression.

If the Ferengi were portrayed more as background manipulators who organized space criminal/mercenary groups to work for them without anything to tie it to the Ferengi while presenting themselves as benevolent ambassadors of progress/businessmen then they'd have been effective characters.
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