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Old July 30 2013, 09:35 AM   #46
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Re: Loved Trek Characters You Just Don't Like

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Quark I hate. Not just because he's ferengi he is just an absolutely horrible person. Literally noone likes him, he is never supportive or even happy or anything. And he gets WAAAAAAAY too many episodes and they are all exactly the same.
I agree a lot of the Ferengi focused episodes aren't that good, but in episodes that don't focus on Ferengi Quark's a great character.

How's he a horrible person? Because he breaks the law and cares about profit? He's also harmless, he doesn't kill people and goes easy on people when he sees suffering. And you're also wrong nobody likes him. Dax likes him and everybody else on the station wavers between liking him and loving to hate him.

Nowhere close to a saint, very acquisitive, but he's a positive force in the universe.
The Ferengi and Garak were all that made DS9 tolerable. Quark was a breath of fresh air from the growing sanctimoniousness that permeated the TNG era. Quark was a great outsider looking at the Federation. Sometimes very trenchantly correct about the Federation as in the Root Beer analogy. It was something true about the franchise as a whole and not simply as a plot point in an episode.
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