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# 25
07-06-2013, 09:01 AM
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Originally Posted by baelogventure View Post
And, I think it's amusing that for a species that puts so much upon honor and pride and dignity, that they would even use a cloaking device to begin with.
Klingon Honor is not anything humans would consider honor. This is largely the point of Worf's entire character development, that his vision of honor is distorted by his distinctly human upbringing, and that Klingons will never live up to his expectations because they do not share the same concepts of honor. He summed it up best when he said, "Nothing is more honorable than victory."

Even Martok, who felt that the old ways of honor were dead, subscribed to a definition of honor that allowed the slaughter of old men and the walking wounded (the annihilation of the Cardassian tenth order), and to celebrate the slaughter of hundreds of millions of civilians, drinking a victory toast while standing on their corpses.