Why doesn't T'Pau tell Kirk the fight is to the death?

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  1. Commishsleer

    Commishsleer Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    TPau probably thought every ritual fight for a woman is to the death.

    It probably is in some cultures on Earth.
     
  2. Coloratura

    Coloratura Snuggle Princess Premium Member

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    I always assumed T'Pau just knew exactly what she was doing. She always had that aura of having things well in hand, even when they seemed the most chaotic. YMMV, though.
     
  3. Corylea

    Corylea Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Yes, that's part of why I'm assuming that she deliberately misled Kirk. My question is WHY?
     
  4. Coloratura

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    Perhaps she knew the logical outcome? To prevent T'Pring from gaining a foothold to Spock's family's properties and name? Maybe she knew T'Pring's duplicity didn't stop with love alone.
     
  5. Mr. Laser Beam

    Mr. Laser Beam Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Yep. T'Pau has a little bit of heart and soul. ;)
     
  6. jayrath

    jayrath Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    She did tell him. Just not in a timely manner.

    Anyway, it was widely assumed in the 1960s that any man would fight to the death to win actress Arlene Martel (T'Pring, and Tiger on "Hogan's Heroes.")
     
  7. USS Triumphant

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