STO needs a Major Vilian
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Join Date: Dec 2007
02-26-2012, 08:13 PM
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I think it needs villains with more pronounced personalities.
Nameless waves of enemies either need to be working FOR someone or to have a spokesperson.
That's why even the Borg were paired with Q, Locutus, Lore, and the Borg Queen. Even an impersonal force of nature needs a face attached to it.
STO has a few of these with B'vat, Hakeev, Laas,and Gul Madred. But it could use more and definitely more who survive multiple story arcs.
What I think we need at this point is to have an Iconian character who is acting as the "puppet master" influencing the lesser villains--he would be the one whom Hakeev reported to, for example. Basically, he would be the Iconian equivalent of the "Future Guy" who was puppeting the Suliban, etc.
Like "Future Guy", we need not see his face, just see him receiving reports from the lesser villains and giving them ominous-sounding orders. We don't even need to know his "real" name--just some kind of callsign that makes it clear that each of his appearances are the same character.