The Top 20 most impactful deaths in Star Trek history

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16. Tuvix

I know what you’re thinking, he wasn’t even a real character, he was an accident!

For those who missed it (Spoiler Alert) Tuvix is what happens when you put Tuvok and Neelix in a transporter powered blender and spit them out as a single entity, but what makes his death impactful? The original characters lived.

Yes, Neelix and Tuvok survived the episode, but the truth is Tuvix was a unique character in his own right, so much so that another actor was brought in to play him.

When the crew of  Star Trek: Voyager  finds a way to undo the transporter accident that lead to his creation he tells Captain Janeway that he wants to live and the doctor even refuses to do the procedure as it will violate his Hippocratic oath.

That’s when the impactful part happens, Captain Janeway torn between her loyalty to her original crew and the want to let this new life form life decides to essentially murder the individual to save the pair.  This had to have an impact on the good Captain, because while she will do anything to save her crew, she will find out before arriving home again what happens when a Starfleet officer breaks the rules too many times.

Interesting side note: Since we all know Admirals tend to be evil people who become the villains of movies through their judgement that the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few, or the one, is it any surprise that Janeway became an Admiral in the end?