Star Trek: Picard is throwing villain after villain at the audience.
Changelings, Lore, Moriarty, and so many other fresh faces have popped up over the course of Star Trek: Picard season three to give Jean-Luc Picard grief. While everyone was led to believe that Amanda Plummer’s Vadic was the main antagonist for the season, we found out in episode four “No Win Scenario”, that she wasn’t and that she was working for a shapeless person.
The villain, known as just “The Face” reveals in the sixth episode, “The Bounty” that he has control over Vaidc and her minions, thus highlighting how powerful this villain is, despite them not being included in any of the promotional material heading into the season.
Pro wrestling fans call this a “swerve” an unexpected change of events. And now that we know that Vadic isn’t the main villain, everyone is asking who it could be. Well, we have some theories, which are no doubt wrong, but we’re taking our shot;
Who is Star Trek: Picard’s ‘the Face’
The Borg have been involved in every season of Star Trek: Picard, so it makes sense they’d have some hand in who the Face was. Dollars to donuts, if it was anyone, it’d be the original Queen, or, maybe someone like Hugh. Does that make sense? No, but then again how much of Picard has?
I mean, Picard is just pulling every popular character out of the air at this point, regardless of show affiliation, so why wouldn’t showrunner Terry Matalas use Gul Dukat? Considering he was last seen falling into the either at the end of Deep Space Nine, he easily could’ve popped back up as some gooey face.
I’m not saying Tom Hardy is returning, but why not the clone of Picard? We saw how interested the baddies were in Picard’s old body, so it makes sense that Shinzon could be involved.