"I am Captain Jean-Luc Picard of the USS Enterprise!"
Captain Jean-Luc Picard (of Star Trek: The Next Generation) is the Captain of the USS Enterprise, flagship of the United Federation of Planets He's encountered more alien species than you can shake a stick at. He drinks tea and takes names. He's a gentleman and a scholar. And, last but not least, he boldly goes where no one has gone before.
He's also better than Captain Kirk. It's just a fact of the universe.
- When not busy captaining his starship, Picard enjoys reading Shakespeare and detective fiction
- He also enjoys studying Latin in his free time. (Yes, Latin)
- Oh, and did we mention archeology? He's in to that, too.
- Despite being (and speaking) French, he's quintessentially British.
- He drinks Earl Grey Tea.
- Also, studies Shakespeare (as previously mentioned).
- Essentially, he's would be a classic British college professor. But he's too busy captaining a star ship and being awesome.
- There are two "Picard maneuvers," both of which are named for this guy.
- One's a brilliant example of starship tactical maneuvering.
- The other is that super-smooth thing he does to straighten his jacket. In the future, jackets never get wrinkled. Not if Captain Picard has anything to say about it.
- He has his own techno song. No, really.
- This is the only really "geeky" thing, though. Everything else is intellectually awesome.
- OVERALL SCORE: 7/11
- Let's be real. Picard and his crew have probably saved every planet in the Federation at least three times. They show no signs of slowing down.
- An expert diplomat, Picard routinely encounters Romulans, Klingons, and countless other species. And he can successfully negotiate with all of them.
- Picard rountiely fights the Borg, the most feared creatures in all the galaxy. He always wins.
- We should also note that Picard actually got assimilated in the Borg collective. His crew rescued him, and de-Borged him. Did this change his Borg-fighting ability? Yes. It made him even more hardcore.
- What a pro.
- Picard has earned the respect of the Q, a race of omnipotent, inter-dimensional beings.
- When the Q Continuum put the human race on trial, they choose Captain Picard to prove humanity's worth as a species. He does. Twice.
- He even quotes Shakespeare to Q as he defends humanity.
- What a pro.
- During his time in Starfleet Academy, Picard gets in a knife fight and gets stabbed through the heart by some punk aliens. He gets an artificial heart, but this gets damaged during his time on the Enterprise. He "dies" as a result of the damage, and in the afterlife is allowed by Q to go back and stop himself from getting stabbed in the knife fight. He does so, but the change in the timeline results in Picard only becoming a low-level officer on the Enterprise.
- Picard (of course) realizes that getting stabbed taught him the importance of life, and the importance of taking risks and living life to the fullest. He then tells Q to let him fix the timeline: He'd rather die the awesome risk-taker that he is than live a cautious wuss. He then fixes the timeline, gets stabbed again (and laughs as it happens!), and winds up surviving his heart damage to boot.
- And again: what a pro.
- OVERALL SCORE: 10/11