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Join Date: Dec 2007
03-05-2010, 09:10 PM
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Dishonor is showing no willingness to fight, or worse, utter incompetence.
A good example of real, historical "honor" for warriors are the Samurai of Feudal Japan. Everybody seems to have this ideal that the Samurai will always seek to fight a "fair fight" in your face. But if you know anything about Samurai, they were NOT like that during alot of their fighting history. Ambushes, deceptions, shifting alliances, betrayals, etc. Only during the peaceful period after the Warring States era and the advent of the Tokugawa Shogunate did you really start seeing these stupid ideals of Samurai fighting on equal terms and with no deception or dirty tricks. But in the days when they really fought, almost anything went. What mattered the most was victory.
Relating Klingon to Samurai is pretty far off. I'm sure I don't have to go through all this, but the Samurai did not make up an entire culture or society, they coexisted along with all the other Japanese people. If you are going to relate the Klingon to anything it would most likely be the ancient Greek Spartan society. Klingon in the various shows have always said 'Death before dishonor.' The 'type of honor' you are referring to about the Samurai is hardly the same as the Klingon. Klingon fight to show dominance, they do not use deception or trickery to gain political power. They have always had the mindset of you are going to die or I am, and that running is not an option.
My post is pretty irrelevant to the game, however Klingon ships having battle cloaking abilities does go against their culture.