does quark wear eyeshadow?

Discussion in 'Deep Space Nine' started by Mr_Homn, Sep 21, 2012.

  1. Mr_Homn

    Mr_Homn Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Why does Quark have so much purple around his eyes? Is that natural pigmentation, or does he wear eyeshadow?

    I can't think of any other ferengi (except maybe his mom, kinda) in star trek history having this trait.

    Sure maybe ferengi males customarily wear make up or something, but we've never seen that before (to my recollection), so it's likely just natural.

    I'm sure the reason is that he is supposed to be the shady character of the show, so the creators wanted to give him a typical shady criminal trait... But still, it's so weird that he's the only ferengi ever with this trait. Ishka has it too, to a lesser extent. She IS quark's mother... but is it make-up or is it in the genes? I don't think the other ferengi women we see have it.

    Any in-universe explanations? This is clearly a very pressing issue and MUST be explained thoroughly.
     
  2. Tiberius

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    From a production POV, they did it because they wanted his eyes to stand out more.

    In later seasons, you can see Rom has it too, but not to the same degree as Quark.
     
  3. dub

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    I noticed when they introduced the Grand Nagus, sometimes he had the eye make-up, sometimes it was less prominent. Could be a difference in lighting between the scenes I suppose.

    I'm glad they put the eye make-up on Quark because it does distinguish him more from other Ferengi. I remember in the first episode, it was hard to tell him apart from the others.
     
  4. Timelord Victorious

    Timelord Victorious Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Ah, that's just because every other Ferengi before Quark has been played by Armin Shimerman, also.
     
  5. teacake

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    If wearing eye makeup is something Ferengi do if they feel like it, as with humans, then it would definitely appeal to Quark. He loves his finery.
     
  6. Mr_Homn

    Mr_Homn Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Indeed. Best dresser in the history of star trek.
     
  7. teacake

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    I bet he glosses his ears fetching shades too.. when appropriate.
     
  8. Tosk

    Tosk Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    And what we think of as natural Ferengi nails might just be them wearing nail polish too. I can't think of any reason Quark wouldn't or shouldn't wear eyeshadow. He's a real fancy-boy. :)
     
  9. teacake

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    A dandy!
     
  10. Mr_Homn

    Mr_Homn Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    A fancy dan
     
  11. teacake

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    With a side of foppishness.