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Old November 19 2012, 01:25 AM   #43
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Re: Now That John Logan Has Proven Himself, What Went Wrong With Nemes

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It just doesn't make sense that Shinzon would direct his genocidal urges at anyone other than the people who had actually enslaved him.
Since when do people who do horrific evil deeds make SENSE?
Most people, even genocidal war criminals, have motivations that are discernable, even if their actions are irrational.

Shinzon's motivations are dramatically arbitrary; he does not target Earth because the Federation has ever done anything to him. He targets Earth because the plot demands it, irrelevant of whether or not it's consistent with the rest of his depicted motivations.

just because his motivations don't satisfy your concerns of rationality doesn't make them arbitrary. He was going after Earth to prove that he could defeat the Romulans' greatest enemy and to get revenge on Picard. His motivations may not be the best for a villain in the series, but they're no worse than Nero's.
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