Find myself wondering how many "Business associates" and employees of Fajo's made similar assertions. Yes, he would prefer not to harm Data, and indeed actively sought not to do so when first ..... acquiring him. But, in the light of subsequent events, Fajo would certainly take further steps - he did show an especially high regard for his own safety and comfort, after all. Also, as I already said, Fajo's care with his new toy would only last as long as it had novelty and did not pose any great problem or inconvenience for hiim. No further - we already saw how his employees fared. Indeed. Compromise with and submit to someone who was completely untrustworthy and had no compunction about killing others. What could possibly go wrong? And if Data obeyed and he DID kill again, which was more than probable however much you pretend otherwise, them's the breaks huh? Data could always have shrugged and said, "Well. I COULD have prevented this, but it would have been morally wrong to do so." I believe that was already covered quite adequately. Fajo had a personal forcefield so hand-to-hand was not an option, and Data could not be reasonably sure of taking him out by flinging stuff at him either. I might al;so suggest that one only ASSUME he was unarmed - he advertised a couple of precautions beforehand, but did he mention all of them? No way of knowing. Anyhow, we are both basically repeating ourselves now, so I think we will have to simply agree to disagree.