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Why does Worf receive only a reprimand for killing Duras in the episode, “Reunion?”

In that episode, Picard clearly acknowledges that what Worf did was legal under Klingon law. PICARD: Mister Worf, your service aboard the Enterprise has been exemplary. Until now. WORF: Sir, I have ...
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Why is Worf always called by one name?

One of Worf's primary character aspects is his love of and preference for traditional Klingon culture. He was raised by Humans most of his life, but countless episodes feature him exploring, ...
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Why is Worf permitted to wear his sash but Ro can't wear her earpiece?

Fairly simple: Worf is a respected officer with a spotless record, thus he gets a bit more tolerance in some areas. Ro was court-martialed and had to be sprung out of prison by an admiral, therefore ...
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Does Worf stink?

Klingons do appear to possess an odour that some humans and aliens find offensive. In DS9: Trials and Tribble-ations, Darvin (unaware that Worf is Klingon) describes them as: "foul-smelling ...
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Why is Worf always called by one name?

In short, true Klingons largely go by their first names (x, son of x (of the house of x)). For example, Kurn identifies himself thusly in "TNG: Sins of the Father" I am Kurn, son of Lorgh He's ...
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Does Worf ever admit to being afraid?

In the DS9 episode "Let He Who Is Without Sin..." Worf finished a sentence Dax started about him being afraid of losing control, saying "someone I care about might get hurt", a pretty clear ...
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Why is Worf permitted to wear his sash but Ro can't wear her earpiece?

According to the Memory Alpha article on Starfleet Uniform Code, it is explained that there seem to be some inconsistencies regarding Bajoran earings. Although, as the OP points out, Worf was able to ...
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Why did Worf switch to red in DS9?

You've mistaken "Operations" (those responsible for the conduct and good running of a ship or station) with "Strategic Operations" (those responsible for managing the disposition of fleets, ships and ...
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In which episode did Worf's say his famous phrase about humanity?

This is TNG: The Emissary. Note that he's talking about people rather than humans. K'EHLEYR: Worf, you're the perfect Klingon. The ultimate minimalist. Talk to me. WORF: I've noted that some people ...
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Why would Worf be First Officer of the Enterprise?

There's a few things going on here; The position of First Officer is at the gift of the captain and doesn't necessarily go to either the next highest ranking person on the ship, nor the person who ...
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Why is Worf permitted to wear his sash but Ro can't wear her earpiece?

Because she hadn't obtained permission yet. At the end of that very same episode, she asks Picard for permission to continue wearing her earring, and he grants it. Since Worf is already wearing his ...
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Why did Worf wear red in TNG Season 1?

He was not a junior security officer before Tasha's death The simple answer is that he was not part of the security crew before Yar died. From his career summary on the official Star Trek web site: ...
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In what way did Worf "come here in a child's uniform"?

I believe it's the third option you listed -- that the Starfleet uniform is a child's uniform. The logic is that from the Klingon point of view the ideals of Starfleet and the Federation are childish....
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Is Worf still an ambassador?

No he's not. It's clear from the original script that he quit his job and returned to Starfleet. BEVERLY : I'm so glad you made it back to the Enterprise before I left. WORF : I was not suited ...
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Why didn't Lore kill Worf?

The In-Universe Answer The Crystalline Entity feeds on life - the energy of life, and its matter. A dead klingon feeds no crystals. The Real Reason Michael Dorn is in the opening credits.
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Why is it that despite Worf being a traitor to Klingons, Gowron was cooperative with Worf more than Duras?

Because Gowron can read the room better than Duras. Duras mainly inherited his station in life from his father Ja'rod; the House of Duras is a strong one and considered very mainstream in Klingon ...
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Is Worf's Hair naturally curly or straight?

Though I don't think there's an ironclad proof one way or another (unless it comes from one of the books), I think the evidence suggests it is naturally curly but that he has it straightened. We know ...
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How did Worf's adoptive father know O'Brien's rank?

TL;DR: O'Brien's visible rank in "Family" is a continuity error, but he is assumed to have been wearing the proper rank insignia despite what we see on-screen. Your confusion is understandable. Up to ...
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What is Worf referring to in "The Outrageous Okona"?

The show script offers a pretty good insight into both Worf and Okona's thought process. Okona is a lover and a fighter. He'd like nothing more after a good (ahem) session with a beautiful lady than ...
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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?

Valorum gave me a link. It directly answers the question based on the writers. I'll highlight the relevant points and include the link. Michael Dorn the actor who played Worf stated in an ...
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In what ways does Worf appeal to Jadzia Dax given that she had lots of suitors to choose from?

Beyond the obvious Proximity.. One of her previous hosts, Curzon Dax was a negotiator in the Khitomer Accords whose activities result in the Klingon Empire entering an alliance with the United ...
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How did Worf pay for Yridian's information?

Federation officers do seem to have credit accounts on DS9. Presumably they get a stipend from the UFP's own accounts to help them buy trinkets from the locals when visiting. BASHIR: That better not ...
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Did Worf murder Mendon?

All signs point to "no". Mendon was part of the 'Officer Exchange Programme". After the episode ended, he's not heard from again (at least in the main canon of TV shows and films) but it's far more ...
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Why does Worf receive only a reprimand for killing Duras in the episode, “Reunion?”

To piggyback on Robert Columbia's excellent answer, it's important to note that the crime occurred on the Klingon ship, and therefore likely under Klingon jurisdiction: RIKER: Riker to Lieutenant ...
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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?

Human ethics don't necessarily apply to Klingon society. In the TNG episode "Ethics" we saw that Worf preferred death to life as a paraplegic. Riker reluctantly accepted his choice and was willing ...
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What's the chronology of Worf's coif?

Worf had relatively short hair in season 1: It was perhaps a little longer, but not quite shoulder length in seasons 2 and 3 (first two images are clearly season 2, with Pulaski. Third image is from ...
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Why is it that despite Worf being a traitor to Klingons, Gowron was cooperative with Worf more than Duras?

Remember the subtext of the Duras-Worf relationship: Worf accepted discommendation because, officially, the Klingon High Council has declared his father, Mogh, to be the traitor that betrayed the ...
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What is the name of Worf's Exercises?

After reading through the Memory Alpha page on Worf, these exercises are called 'Mok'bara'. They are: a Klingon form of martial arts and said to be like meditation, clearing the mind. This is an ...
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Is Worf's Hair naturally curly or straight?

I agree with @Josh that Worf's hair may be naturally curly if we look at the family lineage. Mogh (Worf's father) Seems quite curly (or atleast fuzzy). Kurn (Worf's brother) Definitely curly. ...
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How much time passes between "Ethics" and "The Outcast"?

27 "days" We can establish this from Picard's logs; Worf's injury occurs on stardate 45587.3: Picard: Captain's log, stardate 45587.3. Lieutenant Worf has been removed from active duty following a ...

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