Your Least Favourite Trek SPECIES and Why?
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Join Date: Jun 2012
01-12-2013, 12:11 PM
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That's a good point.
I'd like to add that Worf, being essentially an expatriate, had some rather romantic views about his own people. I always thought he adopted the 'romantic' version of what Klingons are supposed to be. For one, it seems to fit a more noble image. For another, it fits better with the values he'd been raised with in the Federation.
Might also have to factor in that he was also the Klingon equivalent of a nobleman and with it comes a certain set of behaviors.
Therefore I submit this. I think Worf tried to follow an ideal Klingon image and kinda made a few wrong conclusions. It shows when he actually has to hang out with his people. He knows all the rituals and how to act in specific social situations. However, he falls flat on his face when he has to try and relax with his fellow Klingons in a more casual setting. When he acts like the ideal Klingon, to other Klingons it looks like he has a painstick up his... well, you know.
It's like reading stories about Knights and Chivalry, then looking into the history to find out that Knights weren't really all that Chivalrous.
That all makes sense until you take into account Kahless. He was exactly like Worf. Perhaps, the priests intended it that way. Perhaps, the romantic version of the Klingon is exactly how Klingons were several thousand years ago. It's hard to guess.