Would These Two Jerks Like Each Other?

Discussion in 'General Trek Discussion' started by Captain McBain, May 25, 2013.

  1. Captain McBain

    Captain McBain Captain Captain

    How would Lore and Laas, two of the bigger jerks in the history of Star Trek, interact? Which of the two do you believe to be the bigger jerk?

  2. Nerys Myk

    Nerys Myk The Walrus Premium Member

    Nov 4, 2001
    Sitting on a cornflake.
    Since I've no memory of Laas, I'll go with Lore.
  3. Pavonis

    Pavonis Commodore Commodore

    Apr 26, 2001
    Lore wasn't a mere jerk - he was a maniac with an inferiority complex. Laas was just rude.
  4. The Old Mixer

    The Old Mixer Goo goo goo joob Moderator

    Feb 4, 2002
    Sitting in a nutmeg garden waiting for the sun
    Seriously, I had to look it up. Never in a million years would've remembered this character from just a four-letter alien name out of 700 hours of Trek:

  5. Greg Cox

    Greg Cox Admiral Premium Member

    May 12, 2004
    Lancaster, PA
    Ditto. I had no idea who "Laas" was.
  6. The Wormhole

    The Wormhole Admiral Admiral

    Jul 23, 2001
    Pretty much. Lore worked with the Crystalline Entity to take down his home, and tried to take down the Enterprise too. While posing as Data. Killed Dr. Soong, also while posing as Data. Then later manipulated Data into torturing Geordi while ruling over a bunch of freed Borg with plans of galactic domination or something.

    Laas was just a rude guy who only killed one person in self-defense.
  7. Captain McBain

    Captain McBain Captain Captain

    I'm not sure how it could be concluded that Lore had an inferiority complex, though.
  8. Captain McBain

    Captain McBain Captain Captain

    It really wasn't self-defense, since Laas' life wasn't in any danger from the Klingons.
  9. Pavonis

    Pavonis Commodore Commodore

    Apr 26, 2001
    From "Brothers"

    Since Lore wasn't actually built with substandard parts, he must just feel inferior, and he compensates with antisocial behavior.
  10. JirinPanthosa

    JirinPanthosa Vice Admiral Admiral

    Nov 20, 2012
    Lore is far worse than Laas. Laas killed that one klingon, but he's the kind of guy who'll leave you alone if you leave him alone. He wants nothing to do with solids.

    Lore actively goes out and takes delight in murdering people.

    @Captain McBain

    Odo said that the klingon was reaching for his blaster, and Odo's the least likely to lie out of anyone in the series. He didn't need to kill the klingon to defend himself, but unless Odo acted completely out of character and lied for the first time his life, it was self defense.
  11. TheSubCommander

    TheSubCommander Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    May 5, 2013
    I think Lore definitely is the bigger a-hole by far!

    I think it would have been interesting if Kivas Fajo and Lore interacted.
  12. Lt. Cheka Wey

    Lt. Cheka Wey Commander

    Mar 14, 2013
    Can Lore enjoy anything?
  13. The Wormhole

    The Wormhole Admiral Admiral

    Jul 23, 2001
    Well, it's not like he intended to kill the Klingon. That is, Laas didn't decide to go to the Promenade specifically to kill a Klingon.
  14. publiusr

    publiusr Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Mar 22, 2010
    I thought Laas was cool myself. And who didn't have an evil grin when Lore wanted to turn Wesley into a torch? Talk about a ghost-face killa'

    I didn't hate Wesley's character like many did, but that line from DataLore, and Data's stabbing of poor Troi during the cake thing showed what a great villain Spiner was capable of playing.

    Now Mudd and Cyrano Jones together--that would be a sight to see--with Bilko thrown in the mix...
  15. Captain McBain

    Captain McBain Captain Captain

    I believe Odo said that Laas said that the Klingon was going for his weapon. Odo wasn't even there at the time, so how could he make that claim?

    There was no reaching for a blaster weapon in that scene. Laas killed the Klingon for no reason, as was implied in the conversation between Worf, Odo, and Sisko in the next scene. You need to rewatch it.