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Subj: Best villain in the Trek verse
Posted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 at 09:15:49 am EDT (Viewed 531 times)
Reply Subj: What are your thoughts on Gul Dukat?
Posted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 at 03:42:37 am EDT (Viewed 568 times)
I loved Gul Dukat. I think the scary thing about him is that he wasn't completely evil. That almost made the evil he did do all the more disturbing.
He was someone who could be charming and liked conversation. He loved his family. He liked a passionate argument with an opponent who was intelligent. He was someone who in a sick way considered Sisko, Kira, Odo etc to be his friends and he wanted validation from them. He wanted the Bajorans to see him as their savior because in his mind he was more lenient than the crueler Cardassians. When he slaughtered Bajorans in his mind he was a father disciplining his wayward children but the Bajorans just wanted the Cardassians gone and resulted to whatever terrorism they could dream up to drive them out.
I see Gul Dukat as that friend/relative in your life you keep giving chances in the hopes that he redeems himself but that in the end you come to realize he just can't change. He has some good qualities but he's just done too much bad to really be forgiven.
I liked his line in the last episode to Sisko: "In the past, we've both had our share of victories and defeats..." Which was true. Sometimes Sisko won. Sometimes Dukat won. Sometimes they even teamed up. Dukat and Sisko had a superhero/supervillain relationship that was probably more developed than any other feud in the Trek verse.
Reverend Meteor (I heard the actress who played Kira put her foot down when the writers wanted to explore a Dukat/Kira romance...good call on the actress part IMO)
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