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Odo: A good idea?

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Matthias Russell

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Report this Jan. 21 2011, 12:00 pm

And when he went to goo form, didn't you expect to see a communicator floating in there?

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Report this Jan. 22 2011, 3:23 pm

Quote: Matthias Russell @ Jan. 21 2011, 12:00 pm

And when he went to goo form, didn't you expect to see a communicator floating in there?
Maybe he took it off before he went too goo form or maybe he had a communicator that was designed specialy for him that could stay in his goo be liquid proof like maybe all communicators are like that .

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Report this Jan. 25 2011, 10:07 pm

Brilliant! Odo was the magic of DS9! Without Odo, the show wouldn't have been as exciting!

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Report this Jan. 29 2011, 2:42 am

Having a shapeshifter really helped protect the station at times. I often wondered about his commitment during the Dominion War, though. Wouldn't he have felt more allegiance to his own kind?

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Report this Jan. 29 2011, 5:22 am

Well, I could see how some people could percieve Odo as a mean type of person, but he really isn't. Just think what you would be like if some Bajoran found you as a floating lump of living gel. He then brings you back to Bajor where he studies you. You have no idea of your origins or anything of the place where you've lain for some time. Then you finally get the ability to shape yourself into the huminoid shape. This produces more studies. Now you can communicate with this Bajoran; Dr. Mora. He turns cold towards you because he can't crack your case. You now have enough skill to go out into the world, forming yourself into human form (because it is simpler than the Bajoran nose, earrings, and such). Now you're out in the world, and you're different than others. You don't want to fit in because that would just get you scorn. So you become the life of the party becuase you assume people will like you then. If you're asked to be a chair, you're a chair. You now feel more lonely;if only you even knew what you were then maybe. Now you've literally suffered years of hate, distrust, and scorn. You've learned only the bad side of humanoid life because of your horrible and abusive "childhood". What would you be like? I think Odo is pretty nice given the way he has always been treated, first by Mora, then the rest of his universe...


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Report this Apr. 21 2011, 12:47 am

Odo is probably my favorite character on DS9. He's just so respectable, gets great stories (Chimera, Behind the Lines, and many many others), and I love how insecure he really seems underneath his ordered presentation.


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Report this Apr. 21 2011, 12:49 am

Quote: miklamar @ Jan. 29 2011, 2:42 am

>Having a shapeshifter really helped protect the station at times. I often wondered about his commitment during the Dominion War, though. Wouldn't he have felt more allegiance to his own kind?


And that issue exactly, the tug of war between his biological Home and his adopted Home, generated some truly meaty stories.


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Report this Apr. 21 2011, 1:51 am

Quote: FalsePriest @ Apr. 21 2011, 12:49 am

Quote: miklamar @ Jan. 29 2011, 2:42 am

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>Having a shapeshifter really helped protect the station at times. I often wondered about his commitment during the Dominion War, though. Wouldn't he have felt more allegiance to his own kind?

And that issue exactly, the tug of war between his biological Home and his adopted Home, generated some truly meaty stories.

Yes... if you see the 6-part serial (?) at the start of s6, Odo struggles with what side he should choose. Those stories are great, and Odo's problems just add to the excitement. The bit at the end of the final episode of that 6-part saga when Odo comes in and kills the baddies is a "Oh Good... I was beginning to worry!" kind of moment...

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Report this Apr. 21 2011, 2:28 am

Quote: iBorg13 @ Apr. 21 2011, 1:51 am

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Quote: miklamar @ Jan. 29 2011, 2:42 am

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>Having a shapeshifter really helped protect the station at times. I often wondered about his commitment during the Dominion War, though. Wouldn't he have felt more allegiance to his own kind?

And that issue exactly, the tug of war between his biological Home and his adopted Home, generated some truly meaty stories.

Yes... if you see the 6-part serial (?) at the start of s6, Odo struggles with what side he should choose. Those stories are great, and Odo's problems just add to the excitement. The bit at the end of the final episode of that 6-part saga when Odo comes in and kills the baddies is a "Oh Good... I was beginning to worry!" kind of moment...


 


And when he told Kira that he didn't show up to help Rom because "it didn't seem to matter"... golden stuff!


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Report this Apr. 21 2011, 7:34 am

Quote: Trekkie 12 @ Dec. 15 2010, 2:24 pm

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>Yes, I agree with most of you! I would think that him being a table or something wold be cheap? Oh, by the way, I just got the 1st season of DS9!!! Only $40 too. I like Odo...

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wikkid. The first season is a lot of fun. I like Odo too -- although Bashir is my favourite character Odo is probably the one I can relate to the most. His struggle to understand "solids", and his need to establish pockets of order in his own personal space, and his respect for rules of conduct even when he doesn't entirely understand what they are.


So many funny moments too. Odo has a naivete about him that can be really sweet at times.


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Report this Apr. 21 2011, 8:13 am

Great character that could have been just another alien with nifty powers on a show with less talented writers

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Report this Apr. 21 2011, 1:36 pm

Or a less talented actor. Especially through all that makeup.

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Report this Apr. 22 2011, 4:06 pm

When they created the character of Odo they created a character that they could give a different face to every ep if need be. It may've even been done to save some money since they wouldn't have to hire any additional extras. 

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Report this Jun. 03 2011, 11:19 am

I like him. He is the outsider on the station, just like Spock, Data, etc.


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Report this Jun. 04 2011, 9:13 pm

I like the ideo behind Odo. He was intended to be the outsider who commented on humanity and while he did do that the role was perhaps better filled by Quark. I do like Odod's gruffness and his love/hate relationship with Quark.


The real strength of Odo being a changeling was the opportunity to explore ideas such as racism and genocide.

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