(Played by Clifton Collins, Jr.)

As with most loyal lieutenants, the onetime Romulan miner Ayel stuck it out with his leader Nero as a renegade time-traveller bent on revenge for those who let their homeworld Romulus implode. Ayel speaks for the silent Nero with Captain Robau and others from the U.S.S. Kelvin in 2233, but after escaping from Klingon prison he carried out anything his leader wanted. During Kirk and Spock’s two-man attack on the massive Narada and crew, it is Ayel who is left with the captured Kirk by Nero—later done in by the clever human in a moment of overconfidence.