Re-watching Worf shoot another Klingon at point blank range (season 1 episode 20), I wondered if, despite his being Klingon and therefore the token warrior on the series, he actually had the most kills or not of the TNG crew (I almost suspect Riker having more).

Who had the highest personal (ie, not destroying a ship) kill count in each series?

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    This would be difficult to determine since it is not always established if someone's phaser is set to stun or kill. Sep 17, 2016 at 9:22
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    If the tortured voices in Q's "Heaven" were a true indicator of Picard's "guilt," then it seems to be Jean-Luc. At least he'd be in the running. Sep 18, 2016 at 3:21
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    Worth considering DS9 in this - given the Dominion War and all that - and assuming any part of Q's game in "All Good Things" was at any time 'real' - then Picard is personally responsible for the destruction of the whole of humankind across time ;)
    – NKCampbell
    Jan 24, 2017 at 23:54
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    Janeway directly or indirectly killed a lot of Borg. Her largest kill counts are almost certainly when she interacts with the Borg Queen directly. Janeway tries to aid the drones that are part of Unimatrix Zero, which leads the Queen to destroying entire ships simply because she can't "hear" a drone or two on those ships any longer, leading to 75,000 drone deaths. And when Admiral Janeway allows herself to be assimilated in the series finale, she kills the Queen which leads to the destruction of the Unicomplex, which assumedly destroyed a lot of drones. I think it's Janeway.
    – Ellesedil
    Jan 27, 2017 at 18:37
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    Would Dr. Stubbs count for using a hand phaser to destroy the nanites in "Evolution" (TNG, season 3 episode 1)? Their "ship" (the computer core) wasn't the target; he was careful to preserve that. We don't know how many nanites he destroyed, or whether each nanite was a distinct person.
    – Gaultheria
    Mar 2, 2017 at 23:14

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Dr. Phlox of "Enterprise" let all the Valakians die on an entire planet by withholding the cure to the plague affecting them. The episode's title was "Dear Doctor".

Captain Janeway of "Voyager" gives the Borg the means of committing genocide on Species 8472.

I'd say it was a toss up between those two,

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    Actually Janeway would have the highest kill count. She killed the Borg queen and thus countless drones connected to Unimatrix 0, if not almost the entire Collective (minus the liberated drones under Hugh) until they replaced her. Sep 3, 2019 at 2:50
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    The question is quite clearly about personal kill, i.e. the difference between scheming or being responsible for a person's death in an ethical or judicial sense and pulling the trigger yourself. Thus, I reckon this answer does not really answer the question as stated. Oct 3, 2019 at 13:55

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