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Questions tagged [worf]

Worf, a Klingon, is a main character in the Star Trek Next Generation television and movie franchise. Use this tag for questions about the character, not those that merely mention him. Use this with the [star-trek] tag.

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In the Star Trek: TNG episode Parallels, when does Worf really first shift dimensions, or did they make a mistake? [duplicate]

I'm curious because the episode plays out in the beginning and very end, and the differences confuse me a little-the events that happen on both beginning and end: That Worf wins first place of a ...
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In what way did Worf “come here in a child's uniform”?

In The Next Generation episode "Sins of the Father", Duras says to Worf, "Yet you come here in a child's uniform and you bring outsiders to our great halls." What was Worf wearing that Duras ...
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What does Worf say in Klingon in the TNG episode “All Good Things”?

I was rewatching "All Good Things" from ST:TNG. In the scene when the Klingons attack the USS Pasteur, Captain (Beverly) Picard tells Worf to signal their surrender. Worf replies with Tos Vah'cha ...
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Why is Worf in Nemesis? [duplicate]

Worf is one of my favorite Star Trek characters. A defining moment in his character arc is at the end of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine when the Federation appoints him ambassador to the Klingon Empire. ...
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Why is Worf's son Alexander known by the last name of Rozhenko?

Worf's son is known as Alexander Rozhenko. There are some aspects about that name that I can't fully understand, and I'm hoping for an in-universe explanation. Where did this name come from? K'Ehleyr ...
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Why would Worf be First Officer of the Enterprise?

I'm specifically referring to the episode(s) Gambit. In the absence of Riker and Picard, Data takes command of the Enterprise and Worf is second in command. This seems wrong however because he is ...
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In which episode did Worf's say his famous phrase about humanity?

In which episode (and in which moment) of Star Trek: The Next Generation did Worf say his famous line? People have a lot to talk, yet little to say. I can only recall that it was probably halfway ...
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Did Michael Dorn ever refer to his plane as a 'starship'?

In two separate articles on Wikipedia, the following claim is made: Actor and pilot Michael Dorn owned a T-33.[6] Dorn, who played the character Worf in the TV series Star Trek: The Next Generation ...
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What language does Worf speak on a daily basis?

Worf obviously knows Klingon as he has been seen translating Klingon phrases for his Federation colleagues. Gowron: We shall see. (in Klingon) CHEGH-chew jaj-VAM jaj-KAK! Worf: He said, "...
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What causes Worf and Data to act strangely?

Towards the end of TNG: Future Imperfect, Commander Riker realizes that the "future" Enterprise that he's been a part of is actually a fiction. He sees this for certain when his wife in that reality ...
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Why did Worf switch to red in DS9?

I'm under the impression that Worf's uniform change from gold to red was due to accepting the Strategic Operations Officer position aboard DS9 but I thought red was for those on the command track, not ...
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Has Worf broken the Prime Directive in Birthright?

In "Birthright", Worf encounters a "prison", what in fact became a community of Romulans and Klingons living in peaceful coexistance. What right does Worf have to impose his/Klingon way of life to ...
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Why did Worf pass up opportunities to become a key political leader in the Klingon Empire given that honour was so important to him as a Klingon?

While Worf's rank in the Federation was not considered low, it is definitely low compared to becoming a key political leader in the Klingon empire. Yet, he passed up opportunities to be "CEO" in the ...
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Why does Worf receive only a reprimand for killing Duras in the episode, “Reunion?”

In the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode Reunion (#81), Worf kills Duras in retribution for killing his mate. Far from a clandestine operation, his behavior is discussed with Picard who informs ...
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In what ways does Worf appeal to Jadzia Dax given that she had lots of suitors to choose from?

Jadzia Dax is probably the most beautiful Starfleet crew member among all the Star Trek series. While this may be subjective, it is a fact that she had lots of suitors. Jadzia Dax was initially ...
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Why does Worf behave more like Klingon than Human given that he was raised by human parents? [duplicate]

If a Chinese kid is raised by white American parents, he will most probably grow up to behave more like the white parents than Chinese. This is even more so for an alien raised by humans. At least ...
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Did Worf murder Mendon?

Did Worf murder Mendon? The latter repeatedly annoyed the Klingon in "A Matter of Honor." After the episode, Mendon is never heard from again, though he had an important role in saving the ship from ...
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How much time passes between “Ethics” and “The Outcast”?

In "Ethics," a huge container falls onto Worf's back, paralyzing him. Worf is devastated by this and even considers committing ritual suicide, but instead decides to try a risky surgical procedure. ...
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Why did Worf wear red in TNG Season 1?

I've read several questions and answers here about the uniform colours in Star Trek and their significance. E.g. this answer gives the following list of uniform colours covering the TNG era (with ...
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What is Worf referring to in “The Outrageous Okona”?

In "The Outrageous Okona," Captain Picard sends Worf to retrieve Okona. Okona is with a female crew member, in her quarters. Worf shouts at Okona to come, now, and that "he'd like that, but he has his ...
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What is Worf's shrine?

In Deep Space Nine Season 6, Episode 16 "Change of Heart" roughly 3 minutes into the episode, Jadzia and Worf are getting ready for bed and talking business/work. Worf lights candles and opens a small ...
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Does Worf ever admit to being afraid?

In the episode where Wes is preparing for his Starfleet Academy entrance exam, Worf tells him that "only fools have no fear." (Presumably, he doesn't consider pre-emotion chip Data to be a fool.) ...
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When and why did Worf return to Starfleet duty?

In DS9 s6e11 "Waltz", Worf is back on duty as a Starfleet officer. Last I remember, he was serving as first officer of the IKS Rotarran. I guess I wasn't paying attention. When and why did Worf ...
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Is Worf's Hair naturally curly or straight?

looking at different pictures of Worf we see that sometimes his hair appears to be naturally curly/wavy, and at other times its straight. Do we know if it is indeed naturally curly, or is it ...
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What's the chronology of Worf's coif?

Even a quick image search will show you that Worf has worn his hair something like at least five different lengths: ← just kidding Clearly, Worf enjoyed a good visit to Mot to switch up the 'do. ...
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Was Captain Gantu based on Worf?

I recently re-watched Lilo and Stitch (the 2002) film and noticed a great resemblance between the character of Captain Gantu and Worf from Star Trek. Gantu seems a bit of an exaggeration of Worf, ...
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How did Worf's adoptive father know O'Brien's rank?

In "Family", Worf's adoptive father, Sergey Rozhenko beams aboard and is instantly buddies with Chief O'Brien (from his point of view). WORF: They still have not signalled? O'BRIEN: No sir. ...
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Do we know any of the details about Worf's fights with the Kelvans?

DS9 "Time's Orphan": WORF: No. I am a Klingon warrior and a Starfleet officer. I have piloted starships through Dominion minefields. I have stood in battle against Kelvans twice my size. I ...
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How does this restore Kurn, Worf's brother's, honor?

DS9 "Sons of Mogh": KURN: I have never understood you, Worf. But I do know this. In your own way you are an honourable man. (Kurn passes out.) WORF: And you will be an honourable man again,...
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Morally/Legally, how could Dr. Bashir, a Federation doctor, perform the operation he did to Worf's brother Kurn by wiping his memory?

DS9: "Sons of Mogh": KURN: I have never understood you, Worf. But I do know this. In your own way you are an honourable man. (Kurn passes out.) WORF: And you will be an honourable man again, ...
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Why is Worf permitted to wear his sash but Ro can't wear her earpiece?

In ST:TNG Season 5, episode 3 (Ensign Ro), the following scene occurs: [Transporter room] (a young woman in red uniform beams in, wearing a sullen expression and a fancy earring) RO: ...
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Why is Worf always called by one name?

Members of the crew are either called formally by their rank and last name, ie; Captain Picard, Commander Riker, or called by their first name informally, Jean Luc, Will, etc. Although there are ...
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What is the name of Worf's Exercises?

We regularly see Worf doing some sort of exercises that are similar to Tai Chi and I was just wondering what these were? I know we see him doing this in the TNG episodes Parallels (where he proceeds ...
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How did Worf pay for Yridian's information?

In the begining of "Birthright. Part I" episode (Star Trek Next Generation 6x16) an Yridian tells Worf, that he has a certain information, Yridian is an information broker and agrees to reveal ...
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How could the Yridian learn about camp on Carraya IV?

In the begining of "Birthright. Part I" episode (Star Trek Next Generation 6x16) an Yridian tells Worf about a prison camp on Carraya IV But later, in the end of this episode and in the begining of "...
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What particular war is Worf referencing in TNG : Birthright. Part II?

In the begining of "Birthright. Part II" Worf is captured in a camp on Carraya IV and talks with Klingons about the Khitomer Massacre. When being questioned, he replies: "that war is over" What ...
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Is Worf still an ambassador?

In the final episodes of DS9, Martok became Chancellor of the Klingon High Council and Worf was named Federation Ambassador to the Klingon homeworld. However, in Nemesis, Worf is back in uniform and ...
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Why didn't Lore kill Worf?

In "Datalore," Lore confronts Worf in the turbolift, essentially challenging him to a fight. After Worf's blow barely registers, Lore easily knocks him out. My question is why Lore didn't rather ...
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What happened to Jeremy Aster?

So in the TNG Season 3 episode "The Bonding", Worf and Jeremy Aster perform the R'uustai, a ritual that binds them together as brothers, effectively joining Jeremy Aster to the House of Mogh. What ...
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Does Worf stink?

Apparently Klingons, or at least Worf, hate to bathe. Does this mean that Worf stinks to high heaven? Or do Klingons consider using the sonic shower/washing at the sink to be acceptable, whereas ...
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Why does Worf have such short hair to begin with?

Worf begins TNG with very short hair, and progressively grows it (see images below). But for someone who thinks of himself to be very Klingon, having short hair doesn't seem to be a Klingon thing to ...
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Why doesn't Worf use contractions?

A similar question on why Worf 'acts' so Klingon here, but most TNG fans will note that Worf doesn't use contractions - it's quite noticeable actually - "Captain - I do not recommend that" for example,...
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What is the species that Worf fights on the holodeck?

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 ...
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Does Worf ever experience any back problems after the operation?

In ST:TNG, Ethics (Season 5, episode 16), Worf sustains a serious back injury and undergoes experimental back-treatment by implantation of a replacement spinal cord. We see that this works, but do we ...
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Does Picard ever agree with Worf that the best course of action is to fire torpedos?

Most of the time when there is a threat or encounter with something foreign, Worf, as chief of security from season 2 of TNG onwards, recommends to load and arm torpedoes and phasers, normally ...
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Did Worf consider any race honorable?

I'm currently re-watching Star Trek: The Next Generation, and between that and Deep Space Nine it seems like Worf finds a lot of species dishonorable. "The Romulans are without honor," "The ...
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How long do Klingons live?

Having only watched some the first 5 seasons of TNG I was wondering if there is any reference to how long Klingons live? During the series I haven't heard any reference to how old Worf is.
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Why does Worf always lose fights and get beaten by most of his opponents?

Worf is billed as a proud warrior from a mighty warrior race who live for combat and fighting. His toughness and fighting skills are constantly referred to with awe and reverence. However, he's ...
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Why was Worf raised by humans when he had cousins on Qo'noS?

On Worf's page on memory alpha, it said that Worf was allowed to be raised by humans "After the Klingon Empire stated that the young boy apparently had no living relatives". Then it was said that "...
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Why would Worf go through puberty in ST: Insurrection?

In Star Trek: Insurrection, we find out that that under the influence of metaphasic radiation, Worf acquired a "gorch" - basically, a Klingon pimple. In effect, he went back to puberty. However, this ...