Poll Favorite DSC characters (as of S01E05)

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Discovery' started by TonyaLang_SB118, Oct 18, 2017.


Favorite DSC character?

Poll closed Nov 10, 2017.
  1. Lorca

  2. Burnham

  3. Saru

  4. Tilly

  5. Stamets

  6. Culber

  7. Mudd

  8. Tyler

  9. Voq

  10. L'Rell

  11. Georgiou

Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Turd Ferguson

    Turd Ferguson Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Oct 8, 2003
    As of now, Captain Lorca and Lt. Paul Stamets. That's not to say I dislike any of the others, I just think they're the most interesting. Lorca is almost tied with Commander Saru, and if there had been a third option, I would have chosen Saru.
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  2. XCV330

    XCV330 Premium Member

    Sep 24, 2017
    If Sarek had been on the list he'd be winning by an AU just because of all his past appearances and backstory.
  3. Mirror Mirror

    Mirror Mirror Commodore Commodore

    Oct 22, 2013
    Stamets, followed by Lorca and Saru.
  4. Trajet

    Trajet Commander Red Shirt

    Sep 28, 2001
    Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
    Saru is my least favourite character. He's shown to be simultaneously petty in how he deals with Burnham, and arrogant or insecure in how he deals with everyone else. Tilly's better suited to command a starship than he is.
  5. Gonzo

    Gonzo Guest

    Saru is growing on me now that he has realised he was the problem not Burnham.

    Liked Lorca from the start as Context is for Kings, Stamets has improved a lot as well, the pressure is off now that they know they can use human navigators, of course they don't realise that there will probably be a price to pay.

    Tilly is cool and Burnham is ok as she finally seems to be finding her footing.
  6. Greg Cox

    Greg Cox Admiral Premium Member

    May 12, 2004
    Lancaster, PA
    I picked Burnham and Saru, because I really like their prickly relationship, in which mutual respect, distrust, and competitiveness are tangled up together.
  7. guyute03

    guyute03 Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Feb 27, 2003
    Dr. Culber. He belongs in Star Trek. Brilliant doctor. Kind. Sure of himself. Slightly sarcastic. Reminds me of a doctor who once served on a space station.
  8. CorporalClegg

    CorporalClegg Admiral Admiral

    Aug 23, 2001
    Saru is a tool.

    ITDUDE Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    May 15, 2001
    Any poll that doesn't have Tilly collecting atleast 95% of the vote is wrong and should be closed :thumbdown:
  10. Refuge

    Refuge Vice Admiral Admiral

    Oct 16, 2016
    Favour ite. Oh man, who do I favour out of this lot, lol.

    I felt sorry for Ripper so as bizarre as that sounds the Tardigrade evoked a compassion response.
    Georgiou actually seemed decent.
    I guess neither of those count.

    Lorca is not a hero, not admirable and not especially likeable, but he has presence.
    Michael needs to up her game she's getting over shadowed.
  11. Succubint

    Succubint Captain Captain

    Oct 8, 2017
    This was really hard. I love a lot of the characters for different reasons. Even today, I am pondering my choices. I went with Stamets and Burnham. But Lorca, Tilly and Saru are all just as cool and interesting to me.

    Burnham, I think, has a lot of potential. I am enjoying her journey of self-discovery. She really lost herself in the first tow episodes. I find her struggle to reconcile her traditional Vulcan upbringing with her more impetuous human nature, and obvious emotional flashpoints regarding the two Klingon attacks when she was a child, pretty compelling, even though it can mean she comes across as stiff, weird, too closed off. I think it makes sense with what she's gone through. I can see the makings of a fine future captain within her, but it will take some time to grow into that and let go of the defensive wall she set up in accepting the roles of 'mutineer' and 'pariah'. I'm rooting for her to bond even further with the crew and rediscover her joy of science, of exploration, and her commitment to bettering herself through a more thorough understanding of Starfleet/Federation principles.

    Stamets very quickly grew on me. I actually liked his abrasive humor because I could tell there was more to him than just the cranky 'go away' part of his persona. I love that he's principled and not at all happy with his scientific research being coopted into a war effort. Not everyone agrees, but I like the way his dialogue is written; it's distinctive and full of personality. His quip about wanting to converse with his mushrooms was fantastic. It showed a more whimsical side to him. That acerbic wit, which when delivered with a lighter touch can also be quite warm. He and Culber have an adorable rapport. And lastly, it really impressed me that he listened to Michael and decided to risk his own life to spare Ripper another torturous jump. He seems to be a pretty stand up guy.
  12. Feron

    Feron Commander Red Shirt

    Oct 9, 2017
    While there are a number of great characters, Lorca is definitely my favorite. It is such a breath of fresh air to have a pragmatic wartime captain instead of an armchair moralizer.

    That isn't to say that most of the others do not have their great qualities.

    If the poll were which one would I rather have for a next-door neighbor, it would be Dr. Culber. He seems to be just a genuinely nice and caring person all around.

    I'd certainly still like Lorca as a neighbor, but more as one that makes me feel safer because he would deal with dangerous situations if any arose.

    Tilly is sweet, but sometimes annoying.

    Stamets really got on my nerves at the beginning, but when push came to shove he finally did act heroic and for that he should be lauded.

    Burnhall is still trying to work her way through the various traumas that she has been through, IMHO.

    I like Saru overall, but between him and Lorca I still like Lorca better. With more experience, Saru could move up in my estimation.
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  13. Gibberish

    Gibberish Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

    Feb 20, 2010
    Lorca is my favorite so far, easily.

    Second would have to be Stamets, who I wasn’t sold on at first but has grown on me quickly.

    Third would be Culber/Saru. After that... :shrug:
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  14. The Habs Fan

    The Habs Fan Commodore Commodore

    Mar 4, 2005
    Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Tilly and Stamets are my favorites with Lorca a close third
  15. jespah

    jespah Taller than a Hobbit Moderator

    Jun 21, 2011
    Boston, the Gateway to the Galaxy
    I went with Lorca and Stamets - jerks on a starship! What a concept - people acting like, you know, actual people!

    Lorca is driven but also suffering from survivor guilt.

    And Stamets will freak out if you move his cheese.
  16. Kor

    Kor Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Jul 31, 2001
    My mansion on Qo'noS
    So far Stamets has been so snippy with everyone. But he seems to be warming up a little, especially when it comes to the camaraderie of working on bizarro science experiments together.

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  17. Mirror Mirror

    Mirror Mirror Commodore Commodore

    Oct 22, 2013
    She is Keyla Detmer and she is human. She was on the Shenzhou and got injured, the implant is clearly because of that injury. Likely she also lost the eye as it seems a diff color in some scenes.
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  18. Burning Hearths of Qo'nOs

    Burning Hearths of Qo'nOs Commodore Commodore

    Mar 15, 2017
    Burning Hearts of Qo'nOs
    I can't help but be delighted whenever Tilly is on screen, so I voted for her.

    Burnham and Saru as a pair, I also enjoy. Lorca is pretty damn badass too.

    I really hated Stamets at first, but in all honestly I'm becoming enamored by episode 5!
  19. Succubint

    Succubint Captain Captain

    Oct 8, 2017
    This apt description made me chuckle out loud. Kudos!
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  20. Daisyjayne

    Daisyjayne Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

    Oct 20, 2017
    My fave is Stamets, I don’t like Saru