Thomas Riker during/after the Dominion War

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Deep Space Nine' started by GulBahana, May 17, 2021.

  1. Oddish

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    There are three possibilities...

    1. Canon will officially establish that Ro, Tom, and/or whoever are dead.

    2. Ro, Tom, or any other useful character will resurface alive and likely appear in a future episode.

    3. They won't tell us either way, and each of us can set whatever head canon we like.
     
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  2. Swedish Borg

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    Tom Riker is alive and well, at least in some alternate timeline. Btw, is there a Tomas Riker in the Mirror Universe, how would he be like?
     
  3. kkt

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    Or there might not even be a mirror Tom Riker. It depends on that transporter accident happening in the same way.
     
  4. Oddish

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    We don't even know what Will Riker is like there. We never saw TNG's doppelgangers.

    Here's a thought... if Will and Tom had a transporter malfunction, and wound up in the mirror universe, and found Will and Tom there as well... there could potentially be four Rikers onscreen at once!
     
  5. Swedish Borg

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    That could mean the end of the universe as we know it.;)
     
  6. kkt

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    It was a transporter accident that made Tom Riker. So what if Tom Riker is mirror Will Riker, and this accident just brought Tom to the prime universe instead of swapping them?
     
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  7. Swedish Borg

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    Anything's possible.;)
     
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  8. STEPhon IT

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    Okay then, Thomas Riker meets Ro Laren and fall in love and later had babies in Sto'vo'kor.
     
  9. Bad Thoughts

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    Not believable ... unless they go to transwarp and have salamander babies.
     
  10. STEPhon IT

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    I'll accept that as well. Now I'm hoping PICARD will bring Thom Riker back just to kill him off officially just to see where this thread will go next.
     
  11. GulBahana

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    Thom may be even more bitter, and angry, after spending years in prison. Frakes may have fun playing him.
     
  12. STEPhon IT

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    Thom is Will Riker, we'd already seen what's his take on terrorism, he never had what it took to be one, and I doubt he had what it took to be a prisoner. Which means D.O.A. But falling on the "anything's possible" gibe, if he had happened to escape - Cardassian, then Klingon, and then after a Dominion prison, I'm just not sure he wouldn't find a planet far far away and have a son and daughter, and all of a sudden something happened to his daughter on that secret, SECRET planet.
     
  13. Ketrick

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    The best time to have gotten Thomas freed from the Cardassians would have been right after "The Way of the Warrior". The civilian Detapa Council was actually leading the Cardassian Union and its members owed their lives to Captain Sisko and those aboard the Defiant and DS9. It's quite possible that, offscreen, Major Kira worked with Captain Sisko to get the Detapa Council to transfer Thomas to the Federation to serve a reduced sentence at a Federation penal colony. It would be nice for a Short Trek, episode of Lower Decks, or Picard to address what happened to him.
     
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  14. Swedish Borg

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    Tom Riker was smart enough to find a way to escape, since he was in the same camp as Ro Laren, he took her with him.
     
  15. Ketrick

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    It's not canon that Ro Laren was even captured by the Cardassians, let alone that she and Tom were in the same prison camp. That said you're right that he was smart enough. Ro Laren was smart enough to escape, too. They would make a good couple.
     
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  16. Swedish Borg

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    Well, she slept with his "twin" once...
     
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  17. Locutus of Bored

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    While we're at it, let's have Sito Jaxa's death be faked by the Cardassians so they could interrogate her. Then she gets put in the same prison with Tom Riker and Ro Laren, and they all escape during the Dominion bombardment of Cardassia and meet up with Colonel Kira, who, shocked to see Tom alive, quickly adapts and says "I told you I'd come back for you." And they all laugh like a demented A-Team outro amid the thousands of dead Cardassians at their feet.
     
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  18. Swedish Borg

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    Let's not forget about the disfigured Cardassian in "The Darkness And The Light". He didn't think Kira displayed enough remorse about what she did to him (as a matter of fact she didn't show any remorse at all) and so he staged his death (he knew that Kira wouldn't be affected by the sedative, just as he knew exactly where the people he wanted to kill were and who was with them. Why would he ignore something so obvious as Kira having taken an anti-sedative?). His phaser was set on "fake"... Anyway, now he's secretly following Kira around to see who are the people she cares the most about and when he's done, he's gonna kill them, ONE BY ONE!!!!.... <evil laugh>....
     
  19. STEPhon IT

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    LMAO!!! Now we're talking.
     
  20. Bad Thoughts

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    Where's the part where Kira walks off the Promenade, after having stared out the window with Jake,to have a sexy rendevouz with Tom in the holosuites?

    Methinks you could have gone a lot further with the wish fulfillment.
     
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