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Old November 25 2012, 03:06 AM   #24
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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.

To me, a great character is one that not only has flaws but is able to overcome them and change and grow over time. One of the best characters in Trek overall was Nog. He has the most well rounded character development of anyone in Trek.
While I don't agree with your take on Dr. McCoy, I have never thought about Nog that way, but I do have to agree. His character definately grew. One of my favorite bits with him is when he's explaining to Sisco why he wants to join Starfleet, and how he doesn't want to turn out like his father. Really good stuff.

But McCoy is still awesome!
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