There are people who advocate for Kivas Fajo as being the evilest character in Star Trek but come on.
When we talk about the evilest characters in fiction, Star Trek genuinely doesn’t have a lot of pure evil characters. They have some, however, and more than you may realize. Slashfilms realizes this and proclaims that little-known Kivas Fajo from The Next Generation is the series’ evilest villain.
If you don’t remember the character, he was played by Saul Rubinek of Warehouse 13 fame. Rubinek played Kivas Fajo, a collector of items, and one such item he wanted to collect was Data. Now Slashfilms argues that despite Data being an android, that his sentience makes this more akin to kidnapping. It’s not, Data’s a robot with computer bits, but whatever. It’s at least theft.
That’s one reason, another main reason, is that Kivas, to get Data to comply, was willing to kill someone in a brutal manner. Oh no. Whatever shall we do? Kivas may be a murderer. Definitely the evilest character in Star Trek history!
OH WAIT, I FORGOT ABOUT THE GENOCIDES.
Star Trek has actual genocidist characters.
So Kivas stole Data and wanted to murder someone for fun? Cool story, bro. Khan Noonien Singh tried to commit genocide based on intelligence. Kivas is a bit weird and off-putting. Neat, Gul Dukat actually enslaved and murdered hundreds of thousands of Bajorans.
Kivas affected one episode, The Borg has pillaged entire cultures, destroying entire species and consuming entire galaxies just because they want to expand their territory like your local FYE in whatever decaying mall you still have.
It’s ok to have differing opinions, but I feel like genocide wins the game of one-upmanship when we talk about who is the evilest thing in Star Trek history.
The first question on the questionnaire is; have they tried, or succeeded in a genocide?
If the answer is no they don’t count.