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In season 2, episode 6 'The Sound of Thunder' of Star Trek: Discovery we learn a few things about the Ba'ul.

Their appearance is very similar to the one of Armus in ST:TNG 'Skin of Evil'.

So the obvious question is if they are related in some way?

  • does this need a spoiler tag? – NKCampbell May 2 at 21:37
  • This is called Small Universe Thinking. – Ham Sandwich May 3 at 17:17
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It seems unlikely. Armus' people (before they ditched him for being a meany-pants) were apparently godlike Adonises.

ARMUS [OC]: I am alone.

TROI: Abandoned. Who deserted you?

ARMUS [OC]: Creatures whose beauty now dazzles all who see them. They would not exist without me.

TNG: Skin of Evil - Transcript

The Ba'ul, by comparison look like the offspring of a oilspill and a slightly uglier oilspill.

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    +1 : Armus was the result of something an alien race did, casting off their base nature, not the race itself "They perfected a means of bringing to the surface all that was evil and negative within. Erupting, spreading, connecting. In time it formed second skin, dank and vile. " – NKCampbell May 2 at 21:35
  • I agree with your answer, but: Wouldn't Armus, in all his evil, selfishness, and vice, see himself as dazzlingly beautiful? – Vanguard3000 May 3 at 12:26
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    @Vanguard3000 - No. He sees himself as "dank and vile". ARMUS: They perfected a means of bringing to the surface all that was evil and negative within. Erupting, spreading, connecting. In time it formed second skin, dank and vile. TROI: You. ARMUS: Yes. – Valorum May 3 at 12:38
  • Welp, so much for jokes here on SFF... – Vanguard3000 May 3 at 12:42
  • @Vanguard3000 - I already done made a joke in my answer, – Valorum May 3 at 12:43

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