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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 29
02-26-2012, 08:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Leviathan99
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.

http://en.memory-alpha.org/wiki/Future_Guy

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.