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Odo: A good idea?

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OtakuJo

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Report this Jun. 05 2011, 2:49 am

Quote: Trekkie 12 @ Jan. 29 2011, 5:22 am

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>Well, I could see how some people could percieve Odo as a mean type of person, but he really isn't.

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Standoffish, maybe, more than mean.


He really is sweet a lot of the time.


I am so glad that Odo was a great character at the end of the day and not just a CG gimmick.


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Report this Jun. 06 2011, 12:58 am

*raises hand* I'm the one anti-Odo vote.


I enjoy Odo's bromance with Quark, but that's about all I enjoy. Also, I think Majel Barrett was a hell of a woman and I loved her as Lwaxana, so she made his character better for me whenever she guest starred.


I found him bland and needlessly conflicted. I'm probably a bit heartless, but okay. I could not relate to his character at all. I found him irritating and as whiny as such a morose character can be. He had an utter lack of moral center that just really deeply disturbed me, especially given that he was the law enforcement officer and that he was so trusted by everyone else.


I don't think I'd have minded him if we hadn't gotten all that crappy Odo/Kira romance. He could be gruff and sullen all he wanted to and it wouldn't have occurred to me to be bothered by it if he didn't have such a hardon for Kira. I was totally grossed out by that crush, and then apalled when they hooked up. Ew, ew, and more ew. That relationship is all kinds of messed up for me, especially given his behavior leading up to Ziyal's death.


Yes, the Odo/Kira romance is by far my least favorite piece of DS9, and it totally ruined Odo for me.


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Report this Jun. 06 2011, 8:37 am

Quote: OtakuJo @ Jun. 05 2011, 2:49 am

Quote: Trekkie 12 @ Jan. 29 2011, 5:22 am

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>Well, I could see how some people could percieve Odo as a mean type of person, but he really isn't.

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Standoffish, maybe, more than mean.

He really is sweet a lot of the time.

I am so glad that Odo was a great character at the end of the day and not just a CG gimmick.


 


I loved Odo because he was always acting so gruff but he did have a big heart and was a big softy.  I like the way he had to cover up the fact that he felt left out by pretending he didn't want to be included.  There was rarely a moment when he slipped up; there was future Odo in Children of Time.


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Report this Aug. 15 2011, 11:48 am

Odo is AWSOME

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Report this Aug. 22 2011, 12:12 pm

AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


(though obviously not as good as Dax)

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Report this Aug. 22 2011, 3:21 pm

Love him. He is that type of character I missed on TNG (well, there was Hugh of Borg, but he was in three eps only.) I couldn't find enough of 'Spock personality' in Data, but Odo has it, I think.  And, I am not a romantic person, but I find his love scenes quite..exciting.


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Report this Aug. 22 2011, 7:42 pm

Back when DS9 was still on I went to a convention and was able to ask the actor if comedy was harder than drama. Remember, that he was on the TV show "Benson." He replied that comedy is harder. Yes, the character was a very good idea, though the writing began to focus on his romance with Kyra more than necessary. I do think they could have had Odo really become more effective in helping out in the Dominion wars, as he could have become anyone and been a great spy for Starfleet.

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Report this Aug. 22 2011, 11:08 pm

Quote: TrekFan1964 @ Aug. 22 2011, 7:42 pm

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> I do think they could have had Odo really become more effective in helping out in the Dominion wars, as he could have become anyone and been a great spy for Starfleet.

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I agree completely.  Although, they did use him, just in the wrong way.  Section 31 infected him with that virus that he spread to the rest of the link.  I think that starfleet (beyond Sisko and everyone on DS9 who worked with him on a daily basis) saw Odo as a potential threat and therefore never fully trusted him. 


I have always wondered why Odo never used his status as a "God" to his advantage during the war though.  I realize he resented the whole notion of essentially being worshipped, but given the circumstances, why not use that to help out those he cares about most (Kira, etc).  What would have happened if he ordered Weyoun to have the Jem'Hadar wipe out Dukat and the Cardassians when they took over the station?  Since the Vorta and Jem'Hadar worship all Changelings and are engineered to obey them no matter what, how could Weyoun refuse?  The only response he would give would be, "yes Founder.  I live to serve you."  Or suppose Odo was present at someplace like AR-558 and he ordered the Jem'Hadar not to attack, and instead sent them off to destory some key Dominion base?  The possibilities are endless. 

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Report this Nov. 02 2011, 6:15 am

Quote: OtakuJo @ Jun. 05 2011, 2:49 am

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>I am so glad that Odo was a great character at the end of the day and not just a CG gimmick.

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I agree totally OtakuJo.  Seemed like the first season they used him as a CG attraction, but his character was fascinating and very well developed over the run of the series...  Also opened our minds to completely different types of lifeforms outside of humanoids (which seem to dominate the galaxy!!).  Can't imagine DS9 without him. 


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Report this Nov. 02 2011, 2:20 pm

My favorite odo moment is when he turns into a rope and trips some Jem'hadar, at least I think they were Jem'Hadar...Idk it was first season.


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Report this Nov. 03 2011, 3:09 pm

I loved the Odo character. He was crude, grumpy and blunt. And a great foil for Quark. I liked the way he could walk about the station with this dark cloud over his head but maintain good posture. DS9 wouldn't have been as great without him.


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Report this Nov. 04 2011, 2:55 pm

Quote: Matthias Russell @ Dec. 13 2010, 10:33 am

>Why couldn't odo form a nose or ears but he could form hair?


 


He did have his limits as a shapeshifter.  He could turn into a bird with feathers, form sensory organs to see, hear etc, and he could form organs that allowed him to speak.  He could alter his mass, being too heavy to carry or light enough to be carried around on a tray.  He could alter his molecular structure to become flexible or stiff, opaque or transparent, etc.  He can form a working piece of technology.  He once gooed his way through a bulkhead, reshaped into a person and tapped his combadge to speak with someone.  All that and you expect him to be able to form a face too?!

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Report this Nov. 08 2011, 7:22 pm

I liked Odo a lot. He followed the pattern of having an odd man out who is learning to fit in ( Spok, Data, Doctor and Seven in Voyager, T'Pal ). I didn't like the Kira romance and he could have done a little more shapeshifting in the last few seasons but I think he was clever and I loved the relationship he and Quark had.

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Report this Nov. 09 2011, 4:24 pm

Quote: Matthias Russell @ Dec. 13 2010, 10:33 am

>Why couldn't odo form a nose or ears but he could form hair?


Simply because he would look bad without the hair. But I wonder, how he could lost quite much of his hair in The die is cast, when Garak tortured him with that radiation.


I think his nose is perfect. After all, everyone knows him like that and he does not feel an actual need to change or improve his face. Old Odo in Children of time learned it, but this is an other history.


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Report this Nov. 15 2011, 4:26 am

I liked how Odo played as a security chief, having to deal with Quark and Garak. It was hillarious!

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