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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. – Brian Ortiz Sep 17 '16 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. – Ham Sandwich Sep 18 '16 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 '17 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 '17 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 '17 at 23:14
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(This question is pretty specific. It excludes ships and only asks about personal kills by crew members. However, it does NOT say the kills have to be on the show.)


I don't think Worf wins in TNG or DS9 because he's a Tactical Officer most of the time. So he generally isn't fighting hand-to-hand.

Here are my guesses:

  • TOS: Sulu (only because Spock uses his Neck Pinch which is non-lethal)

  • TNG: O'Brien (from his time fighting the Cardassians)

  • DS9: Kira (again, fighting/assassinating the Cardassians)

  • Enterprise: Reed (unless the MACO count as crew, then Hayes)

  • Discovery: Tyler (combined from his escape and various subsequent raids)

  • Picard: N/A (I personally don't count anyone as part of "the crew")

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  • Guesses without evidence don't constitute an answer. – chepner Nov 15 '20 at 14:25
  • I'm fine with the downvotes because they're guesses. but the question asks for "all series" - no way anyone will provide evidence for all 6 – LevenTrek Nov 15 '20 at 14:26
  • @chepner if you've got the guts, edit the question so it only asks about "any crew". then it's a little more achievable (not that I have a definitive answer) – LevenTrek Nov 15 '20 at 14:27
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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. – MissouriSpartan Sep 3 '19 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. – Philip Klöcking Oct 3 '19 at 13:55

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