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Old August 10 2013, 06:18 PM   #1
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Was Daimon Bok the most threatening Ferengi villain ever?

Was Daimon Bok the most threatening Ferengi villain ever? The thing is Bok is not the typical Ferengi, he was motivated by revenge rather then greed, so it seems like they had to take a Ferengi character away from the typical Ferengi and give him a more personal reason to hate Picard to make him menacing.
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Old August 10 2013, 06:44 PM   #2
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Re: Was Daimon Bok the most threatening Ferengi villain ever?

The Battle was the second time the Ferengi appeared. Not sure they had an idea what the typical Ferengi was.
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Old August 10 2013, 06:45 PM   #3
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Re: Was Daimon Bok the most threatening Ferengi villain ever?

I'm not sure any of the Ferengi have ever been genuinely threatening. Maybe Brunt.
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Old August 10 2013, 07:01 PM   #4
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The Battle was the second time the Ferengi appeared. Not sure they had an idea what the typical Ferengi was.
Yes, but in the first two episodes the Ferengi appeared, most of the Ferengi were motivated solely be greed, with Bok being an exception and since those episodes most Ferengi have been motivated by greed.
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Old August 10 2013, 07:06 PM   #5
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Re: Was Daimon Bok the most threatening Ferengi villain ever?

I'd say Lek was the most threatening Ferengi. Anyone who holds the job title of Eliminator raises an eyebrow and he seemed the type who could quietly make you go away if you pissed him off.
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Old August 10 2013, 10:20 PM   #6
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Re: Was Daimon Bok the most threatening Ferengi villain ever?

I can't say if he's the most threatening, but he was genuinely threatening, which is rare in a Ferengi. I'd say he's one of the 2 rarest Ferengi in all of Trek, the other being Reyga the inventor of the metaphasic shield from TNG's Suspicions
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Old August 10 2013, 10:27 PM   #7
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I can't say if he's the most threatening, but he was genuinely threatening, which is rare in a Ferengi. I'd say he's one of the 2 rarest Ferengi in all of Trek, the other being Reyga the inventor of the metaphasic shield from TNG's Suspicions
See I wish we'd have seen more characters like these. They were thoroughly convincing examples that defied the racial stereotype that makes the whole race into a parody.
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Old August 10 2013, 10:40 PM   #8
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I can't say if he's the most threatening, but he was genuinely threatening, which is rare in a Ferengi. I'd say he's one of the 2 rarest Ferengi in all of Trek, the other being Reyga the inventor of the metaphasic shield from TNG's Suspicions
See I wish we'd have seen more characters like these. They were thoroughly convincing examples that defied the racial stereotype that makes the whole race into a parody.
Agreed. It took years to slowly build Nog & Rom up enough to make them leave behind the stereotype. Yet, TNG just did it... in one episode... like "Oh, here's a Ferengi. He's not like the others". It's fiction. It's that easy
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Old August 11 2013, 05:51 PM   #9
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See I wish we'd have seen more characters like these. They were thoroughly convincing examples that defied the racial stereotype that makes the whole race into a parody.
But isn't that generally the whole point of the alien races? Usually it happens mostly with the one-offs, but the Ferengi definitely fit in there as well. To mostly reduce them to stereotype to hold up the mirror about that particular aspect of us?
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Old August 11 2013, 07:52 PM   #10
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You do a disservice to any culture by lumping them all into a single stereotype. Trek really was bad about that. They'd probably think all British people do is sit around drinking tea and eating crumpets.
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I agree portrayals of alien races should be more diverse, but nine out of ten times when they do that, 'more diverse' means 'more like humans'.
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