Poll Reveals Which Trek Character Was The Most Human...
By StarTrek.com Staff - September 22, 2013
Which of these characters is the most human? Data, Neelix, Odo, Quark, Spock or Worf. That was the question and those were the reply options for this week's StarTrek.com poll. Nearly 30,000 fans took the time to reply and here are the results:
Here's what some of your fellow fans had to say in our comments section:
"I love Data and totally believe he is most human. The fact that he wants to be proves it. But we can't ignore the quote about Spock, "Of all the souls I've encountered in my travels, his was the most... human." So this poll was a toughie for me." -- Cara Auton
"Data & Spock have the most human focused stories. Each one of these characters represents different aspects of humanity. They're all really not any more alien than people from different cultures can be (when speaking of personality)." -- Rob Norton
"Data represents what's best in humanity, Worf represents the duality and hypocrisy, and Quark shows the avarice of humanity. Spock and Odo represent the hubris and strict structure imposed by society. That leaves Neelix who at times seemed strangely human." -- Gerard Holder
"Neelix. He is the most sensitive and rather delicate of the group. Data or Spock seem the obvious answer at first, but they are the epitome of meta-human. They are better than humans in every way. Worf, Quark, and Odo all embrace their alien roots." -- Jeremy Smith
"'Of all the souls I have encountered in my travels; his was the most...human.' (Ring a bell ?)" -- Vincent Solyak
"This is tougher than I thought it would be. But, when it comes down to it I can't choose anyone but Original-Recipe Spock." -- Penny Flake
"Spock is half human but tries very hard not to be human for most of his life, if not all of it. Neelix expresses his feelings in the most human terms of any of this group. Quark, Odo and Worf are offended at their inclusion in this poll, and Data would be happy to just be selected as a contestant, if his emtion chip wasn't on the fritz." -- Jonathan Jones
"Quark is the closest to humans that exist now. He is greedy, self absorbed, materialistic, sexist, racist and always looking out for number 1, until his family is threatened, then he is ferociously defensive towards them. Anyone who doesn't think that's what humans are actually like either doesn't go outside much or never watches the news." -- Timothy Colin Davies
"Interesting. Seriously, maybe Spock has human DNA. However, the one who always dreamed of being human actually is pretty human. Data. One episode comes to mind. When he was abducted for a crazy kind of zoo by that one guy. He showed pride in his status as an officer of the Federation, and, when all was said and done, when that person was ready to kill to get his way, sacrificed that pride to protect a fellow captive. At the climax of the show, when that other character was murdered, when she was helping him escape, against programming, he would have killed his captor had it not been for being transported in the middle of the disruptor shot." -- Mary Lou Glines
"Data. Conceived by a human to take on the principle of pure fundamental form. Which is the basis to which people aspire to be something useful/ helpful/or great. None of them come close to human. Maybe to certain human principles, but all of them realized except Data that they can never quite become human." -- Christopher Stadig
"I picked Data. I'm not sure if Spock should count since he's already half human." -- Abigail E. Beets
And our favorite comments goes to Christopher Chance, who wrote:
"Let's play rock, paper, scissor, lizard, Spock to figure it out."
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