Star Trek: The Next Generation – Worf and Deanna Troi
Yikes, talk about shoe-horning a relationship. Worf and Deanna Troi do not work. Worf was a gruff, borderline-sullen, Klingon who believed in honor above all else. Deanna was a half-human, half-Betazoid who was based in her emotions. One was a warrior, the other an empath. The two have drastically different personalities and value completely different things.
The usually calm Deanna didn’t value the same things Worf did and vice versa, that’s why their pairing was doomed from the start. It was also made worse by the fact that William Riker, the man Deanna would later marry and have children with, was always the end game. For many viewers, Worf was just a detour, and that wasn’t fair to Worf.
In fact, if Harry Kim had the worst luck in Trek when it came to dating, Worf was easily second. Deanna basically left him for Riker, his relationship with K’Ehleyr ended with her death, his relationship with Jadzia Dax ended with her death, I mean, man. Just don’t date Worf.
Jadzia is another reason why this relationship with Deanna was awful. Jadzia was so perfect and in hindsight, it further makes the Deanna/Worf pairing even more ridiculous. Jadzia understood, respected, and even liked the way Klingons see the universe. She paired very well with Worf, and oftentimes, it was Jadzia and not Worf who needed to be reigned in. They were a perfect pair. Unlike Deanna and Worf.