Is this just a TNG thread? If not, I’d nominate every single character in Enterprise as being in a dead-heat for the title of Most Lame. There was some seriously rampant lameness in Voyager as well, but one rose so clearly above the rest: Neelix. Deep Space Nine had Kira. It’s always a bad sign when one of a show’s major protagonists is designed to be annoying as shit. Plus, Nana Visitor is an unspeakably horrible name. I know she can’t help it, but let’s face it, she’s just doomed to lameness.
Wesley Crusher is such an easy pick for TNG’s Lamest-of-the-Lame I almost feel bad about the fish-in-a-barrel nature of the target. Well, no, I really don’t do I. Wesley was an attrocity. The only way they could have redeemed that character was to have given him a truly entertaining exit…like, say, a graphic depiction of Wesley being slain in an accident involving food replicators and explosive decompression. Instead he went to flight school. Tragic.
I think that’s probably true. I guess someone decided it would be cheating if they had a fully psychic crew member, so instead we got Troi, who always “sensed” things that were painfully obvious and too vague to be useful.
She’s an actress. She could’ve gone with a different name if she wanted. (Actually, she kinda did - her real last name is Tucker.)
In that case, I nominate her over her daughter. Ugh. The daughter was useless, but the mother was downright dangerous.
I saw an episode with her where she invites herself onboard the Enterprise during a diplomatic mission; takes it upon herself to befriend and entertain the diplomat; proceeds to fall for said diplomat; and then starts a HUGE, episode spanning ordeal that goes beyond just the Enterprise–because on the diplomat’s home planet, it is traditional that citizens are killed at a certain age, and her boyfriend of three days is just about to reach that age.
She begs and pleads of Picard to not allow this to happen and seeks to impose her personal morality onto an entire planet, just because she has personal feelings for one of its citizens.
God she pissed me off. I don’t even think I managed to finish watching the episode.