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    Default Has There Ever Been A Character Like Captain Christopher Pike?

    Anson Mount's turn on Star Trek: Discovery provokes a bit of a question. Captain Pike had exactly 1.5 appearances in All Star Trek lore (consolidating "The Cage" and "The Menagerie"), prior to his brief appearances in the Abrams-verse.

    Yet, Captain Pike seems to have a claim on the imagination of Star Trek fans everywhere. I myself consider him my favorite Starfleet captain perhaps because in his absence I get to fill in the blanks for myself. But he does not objectively deserve that kind of adulation. We've only seen him a few times, and he doesn't have Kirk's, Picard's, Sisko's, or Janeway's visibly earned record.

    So I ask two questions:
    • Is his popularity a function of our lack of canonical data about him?
    • Is there another character in comics or films that seems to have this kind of reputation with so little appearance?

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    Well, Boba Fett for one
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    Abin sur from Green Lantern. He died and gave the ring to Hal. I don't think there has ever been more than that.
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    While they got audios I'd say the 8th and War Doctors of Dr. Who both have very little on screen appearances.

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    Paul McGann Dr Who. He's had spin-offs in other media though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Cochese View Post
    Paul McGann Dr Who. He's had spin-offs in other media though.
    I mentioned the audios and yes there is also books and comics same for Pike or Boba Fett but on screen these characters got very little.

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