Star Trek: The Mirror War brings one iconic character to a shocking end.
Warning: This post contains spoilers for Star Trek: The Mirror War #8.
IDW Publishing took the Star Trek: The Next Generation crew into the Mirror Universe in its comic book series that began in September 2021. As every character was in the Universe, Captain Picard and his crew were evil versions of the characters they portrayed on The Next Generation. And over the course of the continuing books, Picard grew more power-hungry. Still, Commander Riker continued to serve at his side. But things changed with the #8 edition which released August 17th. Here is the official synopsis:
"After splintering the Cardassian blockade with a bold, joint attack and help from old friends, the crew of the I.S.S. Enterprise moves to end the Klingon-Cardassian Alliance once and for all! Enter the Mirror Universe and witness the fate of the Terran Empire in this explosive finale of The Mirror War!"
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Star Trek: The Mirror War #8 takes treachery to a new level.
In a move that Picard literally never saw coming, Commander Riker decides to take his position as captain of the Enterprise by stabbing Picard in the back. It’s a shocking finale even though Picard had gone from bad to really ruthless. As we all know, the real Riker would never have betrayed Picard, and even though this is in a brutal universe, it came as a shock to see that the writers would actually take things that far.
If you’re lookiong for any semblance of the characters you knew from The Next Generation, you’ll find very little of it in the Mirror War comics. They might look somewhat similar, but this final act of duplicity on Riker’s part shows just how far down the path of degeneracy these characters will slide.