Who is the worst character in all of Star Trek main cast?

Discussion in 'General Trek Discussion' started by Danoz, Aug 26, 2009.

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Who is the worst (mainstage) character in Trek?

  1. Kirk

    1.5%
  2. Spock

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. McCoy

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. Scott

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. Uhurua

    0.5%
  6. Sulu

    0.5%
  7. Chehckov

    2.0%
  8. Chapel

    2.5%
  9. Rand

    3.9%
  10. Picard

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  11. Riker

    2.0%
  12. LaForge

    0.5%
  13. Yar

    8.9%
  14. Worf

    1.0%
  15. Crusher B.

    3.0%
  16. Troi

    8.9%
  17. Data

    0.5%
  18. Crusher W.

    28.1%
  19. Pulaski

    10.8%
  20. Janeway

    5.4%
  21. Chakoytay

    6.9%
  22. Torres

    2.0%
  23. Kes

    10.8%
  24. Paris

    0.5%
  25. Neelix

    20.7%
  26. The Doctor

    1.5%
  27. Tuvok

    2.0%
  28. Seven

    4.9%
  29. Kim

    19.2%
  30. Sisko

    1.5%
  31. Odo

    1.5%
  32. Ezri Dax

    4.4%
  33. Bashir

    1.5%
  34. Jadzia Dax

    3.4%
  35. O'Brien

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  36. Quark

    2.0%
  37. Kira

    1.5%
  38. Garak

    1.0%
  39. Nog

    6.4%
  40. Rom

    4.4%
  41. Quark

    2.0%
  42. Dukat

    0.5%
  43. Weyoun

    0.5%
  44. All good.

    4.4%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Daneel

    Daneel Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I'm not sure why that quote is attributed to me... I never said it. That was DevilEyes. Though I more-or-less agree with the sentiment.

    And I personally like Seven. Yes, she was attractive, and the design of her catsuits made things rather obvious, but I never saw her as just a sexy babe designed to boost ratings. Maybe the suits at UPN did, but I actually enjoyed the character, and Ryan's portrayal of her.
     
  2. USS Kongo

    USS Kongo Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    I voted for Pulaski. The actress was good, but the character just wasn't handled very well by the powers that be--who obviously realized their mistake, because Crusher returned the next year.

    Sean
     
  3. LeahBoBo

    LeahBoBo Commander

    Hated Wesley.
     
  4. Kira Nerys

    Kira Nerys Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    In all honesty I voted for Yar.
     
  5. Navaros

    Navaros Commodore Commodore

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    Without question, Jadzia Dax.
     
  6. Sector 7

    Sector 7 Vice Admiral Admiral

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    I am very surprised Troi is not ahead by a large margin.
     
  7. I am not Spock

    I am not Spock Commodore Commodore

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    Wesley Crush-HIM! What a loser.
     
  8. Anika Hanson

    Anika Hanson Captain Captain

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    Janice Rand and Nurse Chapel
     
  9. JustKate

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    For me, it's got to be Wesley. And I'm sorry to say that, too, because I think the idea was a fairly good one.

    That's the problem, really - wasted potential. The idea of having a teenager/very young man as a major character was a perfectly fine one, but it's like the writers had never met any actual teenagers. Why did they have to make him such a little weirdo? And not an interesting little weirdo - that would have been fine (e.g. Nog). No, he was a dull weirdo. I didn't know weird could be so dull. And the thing is, it didn't have to be.

    Another problem for me is that Wesley is very poorly acted - I understand Will Wheaton can act, but all I can say is, he never demonstrated this when he was on TNG. He just makes me cringe almost every time he is asked to do more than say, "Aye, captain." There are other TNG characters (as well as characters on the other shows - Neelix comes to mind) that I have problems with but none so consistently as Wesley.

    So Wesley "wins."
     
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  10. siskokid888

    siskokid888 Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    You're right, Ethan Phillips doesn't look like a classic "revolutionary", and that might have made for a more interesting character - what made him become part of the Marquis, etc. Way more interesting than the nothing character he was stuck with.
     
  11. DevilEyes

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    I could see Ethan Phillips playing someone else as a Maquis - looks do not decide whether you can be a revolutionary or not. But Neelix? No.
     
  12. sbk1234

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    Kes always seemed rather pointless to me. Drab performance, boring character. All gimmick.
     
  13. Polgara

    Polgara Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

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    It was a toss up between Wesley and Seven and Seven won out or is it lost.
     
  14. Mr Pointy Ears

    Mr Pointy Ears Captain Captain

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    I never really warmed to kes,something about her that i didnt like.
     
  15. KingstonTrekker

    KingstonTrekker Commander Red Shirt

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    Voted for Harry Kim/Garrett Wang. Horrible character played by a truly terrible actor.
     
  16. Red Ranger

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    I wonder if Neelix would've been more interesting if Robert Picardo, who auditioned for the role, got the part. Hell, it's too bad they didn't combine the roles of Neelix and the Doctor -- Dr. Neelix, interstellar do-gooder physician -- but then there probably wouldn't have been a Phlox, as both would've been too similar.

    As for Harry Kim, if they only had made him a disgruntled Maquis, he would've been more interesting than the goody-two-shoes we got. And in the ep where we see a tougher, future Kim, he seemed more interesting. Or if they had just kept him a Starfleet officer who grows weary of the long voyage home and starts "acting out," that would've been an improvement. Would've loved a scene where he would've said, "Hey, Captain, I deserve a promotion, and I'd be at least a full lieutenant by now if I weren't stuck in this godforsaken quadrant!"

    Red Ranger
     
  17. GMDreia

    GMDreia Commander Red Shirt

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    I'll be hated on for this, lol, but I pretty much hate all of the Vulcan characters that have appeared since TOS and the movies.

    Dunno what it is. Before Voyager and definitely before Enterprise - Vulcans were easily my favorite ST race.

    I'm also the voice of dissention in that I always liked Pulaski better than Crusher. Crusher doesn't come into conflict nearly enough with the rest of the crew, for me. But I like conflict. :)
     
  18. Orcus

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    And, of course, conflict is the essence of drama...
     
  19. Pemmer Harge

    Pemmer Harge Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    You shouldn't be! The thing is, yes, we know Marina Sirtis isn't the greatest actress in the world, and we can all make fun of the "I sense a great sorrow" moments, but for all her limitations she did make Troi into a warm and lovable character, and I think many TNG fans appreciate her for that.
     
  20. Doran

    Doran Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    I gotta go with wesley crusheer on this one... I really didn't like the first 3 years of TNG at all... the cpt. was too wishy-washy and most of the episode plots were pretty bad. The only reason it survived is we all thought it might get better... and it did. The last four years were grand.