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Old November 25 2012, 12:11 AM   #23
Greg Cox
Location: Oxford, PA
Re: Do flaws make good characters great?

Gotham Central wrote: View Post
Personally I loathe McCoy and have never understood why people like him. He's flawed to the point of generally being unlikable.
Gotta disagree there. McCoy is one of my favorite characters in Star Trek. He's colorful, cantankerous, humane, emotional, funny, and never boring.

"You are a hedonist, Doctor."

"Damn right I am!"

I seem to recall an ancient article by Harlan Ellison in which he stated that McCoy was the only Trek character he would actually want to have dinner with . . .

When it comes to fictional characters, "boring" is the only flaw that really matters.

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