Since the Mad Men one started up nerd slapfights in half a dozen places on the internet, here is another! I hereby declare it Alignment Chart Week here at mgkdotcom!
It’s obvious I’m missing out on what all the cool kids are watching, I wouldn’t know what any of these suggested charts are about.
I don’t quite see Garak as reveling in chaos for chaos sake. His allegiances seemed consistent, if complicated. Maybe chaotic good?
The thing with Garak is, he’s a fascist and a loyal supporter of the Cardassian regime, who just happened to cross the wrong person. He very much enjoyed his time with Obsidian Order and misses it greatly, even though he’s changed too much to go back.
Garak isn’t concerned with doing good, but doing good for Cardassia, even if it means working against Cardassian agents who are just as dedicated to Cardassia, or killing innocent people.
Yeah, Dukat is all over the map. You could make a case for him as Lawful Good or Lawful Neutral when prefect of Bajor, though he drops to Lawful Evil over time. He is, after all, the legitimate representative of Cardassia on Bajor.
But by Season 4 or 5, he’s much closer to Chaotic Neutral (he is, after all, a commando fighting against the Klingons). And then late in Season 6, Chaotic Evil fits perfectly. Especially after he’s possessed by a Pah Wraith – that quote must be from Season 7.
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I dont think the writers for DS9 ever really knew what to do with Dukat. He was a good character in certain places, but christ, they had his loyalties all over the damn map.
The DS9 writers said a lot that they felt many fans became way too sympathetic to Dukat and were overlooking that he was always a brutal fascist.
@SC “The DS9 writers said a lot that they felt many fans became way too sympathetic to Dukat and were overlooking that he was always a brutal fascist.”
Our love for Dukat is both the writer’s Marc Alaimo’s fault. The writer’s made Dukat one of the most dimensional characters in the show; he’s loyal but a rebel, a brutal fascist yet an honourable solider, a savvy warrior yet an overconfident dilettante, a lecherous manipulator but a loving father, and on and on, but he also is both an underdog and the antagonist (alternating between seasons), and to top it all off, Marc Alaimo is wonderful and you can’t help but go, “Okay. So he’s a brutal dictactor that enslaved Bajor. But he feels bad about it. Sometimes. Plus, the world’s against him. Poor man.”
Dukat is a wonderful piece of art.
DAMN YOU MGK! *shakes fist*
I just watched the whole series a couple weeks ago, and now I have to watch it again! :p
This chart (and the subsequent discussion) really illustrates for me why I think DS9 is the best Trek series. It’s not just that it has complex and interesting characters, but it has such a deep bench of them! The fact that people can have a debate about the nature of Damar’s character speaks to that.
I also find it interesting that so few of the other Starfleet characters (Bashir, O’Brien, Ross, either Dax) made the chart. Are they all just variations of Lawful and Good?
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This works better than most of these. Of course, I actually sort of know the source material, which helps.
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