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Old July 16 2014, 04:33 AM   #2
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Re: TNG Rewatch: 4x26 - "Redemption Pt. 1"

Trekker4747 wrote: View Post
One does wonder, however, how it is the adolescent Duras son is able to get so many to follow him. Did these Klingons honestly think a child would make for a good leader? That he wouldn't be the visible part of a puppet regime being controlled by the Duras sisters?
I imagine the Duras sisters promised a lot of power to those who followed them, and were able to back that up with the clandestine backing of the Romulans.

It was established prior that there was a lot of corruption within the Empire, so it's natural that the crooked guys would follow the more crooked option.
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