16

In the below picture, this is an alien we see Worf fighting on a regular basis. Is there any reference to what it is, where it came from (somewhere near Q'onos I assume) or any contact made between these species and UFOP, or is it some random thing Worf has made to fight for fun?

Skeletor I am told

  • 1
    Just saying that I'd prefer a canonical answer, not the obvious one of 'ugly skullhead'! – Often Right Apr 6 '14 at 2:43
  • The canon answer is that they're "Hulking ogre-like...Skull-faced...Alien...monsters" – Valorum Apr 6 '14 at 18:03
14

They aren't named in-universe or outside.

The skull-headed monster appears in 4 episodes within the trek universe, each time in a "Klingon Training Program". Evidently they're "Alien Warriors"..."from Klingon Mythology".

DS9 Way of the Warrior :

"Worf is wielding a Klingon saber, fighting a hulking ogre-like monster from Klingon mythology."

TNG Where Silence Has Lease :

As he rolls catlike to his feet, the massive form of an ALIEN WARRIOR leaps onto his back bringing him back to the ground. The alien raises a club-like weapon over his head and swings down at Worf's head.

TNG New Ground :

Alexander is wearing a small practice robe similar to the one we've seen Worf use. He is fighting the SKULL FACED ALIEN, seen in previous episodes, with Worf's bat'telh sword.

TNG : The Emissary

Then, seemingly from nowhere, a massive ALIEN WARRIOR springs into view, charges at K'Ehleyr.

enter image description here enter image description here
enter image description here enter image description here


Out of universe, this article on Memory Alpha describes the origin of the Skull-faced Warrior. Evidently it's the same mask used for Skeletor in the 1987 flop "Masters of the Universe"

Skeletor

  • 12
    ...and now I can officially claim that Worf has fought Skeletor. +1. – ApproachingDarknessFish Apr 7 '14 at 2:38
  • Also, I think Worf's "mother" referred to them as "holodeck monsters" or something similar – k_g Jan 15 '15 at 5:35
  • 1
    So the Klingon equivalent of 'orcs': plentiful, honorless, and fun to kill. – LAK Jun 17 '16 at 17:59
2

Although it's not a canon book, the novel "Kahless" describes him as a Pandrilite. Don't deny yourself a good read because a book isn't canon! :)

Actually, it was an adaptation of a program Worf himself had used when he first arrived on the Enterprise.

Of course, a Klingon had been inserted in place of a Pandrilite and it was restricted to Level One, whereas Worf had bumped it up to Level Three at times. But otherwise, it was pretty much the same.

  • 1
    I'm fairly sure that the alien above isn't a pandrilite. Various book sources (Fortune's Light, Captain's table, Stargazer, Valiant) describe them as blue-skinned, with intelligent eyes, long-fingered hands and oversized heads. These baddies have none of these features. – Valorum Oct 8 '14 at 21:08
  • Also, this would clash with the established canon (script) that they're mythological. – Valorum Oct 8 '14 at 21:09

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.