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Vulcan Ambassador Soval (Character)
from "Star Trek: Enterprise" (2001)

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"Star Trek: Enterprise: The Forge (#4.7)" (2004)
Vulcan Ambassador Soval: We don't know what to do about Humans. Of all the species we've made contact with, yours is the only one we can't define. You have the arrogance of Andorians, the stubborn pride of Tellarites. One moment, you're as driven by your emotions as Klingons, and the next, you confound us by suddenly embracing logic.
Admiral Maxwell Forrest: I'm sure those qualities are found in every species.
Vulcan Ambassador Soval: Not in such confusing abundance.

Admiral Maxwell Forrest: Ambassador... are Vulcans afraid of Humans? Why?
Vulcan Ambassador Soval: Because there is one species you remind us of.
Admiral Maxwell Forrest: Vulcans.
Vulcan Ambassador Soval: [nods] We had our wars, Admiral, just as Humans did. Our planet was devastated, our civilization nearly destroyed. Logic saved us. But it took almost 1500 years for us to rebuild our world and travel to the stars. You Humans did the same in less than a century. There are those on the High Command who wonder what Humans would achieve in the century to come. And they don't like the answer.

Vulcan Ambassador Soval: [referring to Admiral Forrest] His death is a loss to both our worlds.
Captain Jonathan Archer: If you're lost, Ambassador, I can direct you to your shuttle.

Vulcan Ambassador Soval: It makes no sense to think the Syrrannites are responsible for this... outrage.
Captain Jonathan Archer: We have DNA evidence.
Vulcan Ambassador Soval: Recheck everything, Captain, question everything. And don't let them keep you on Enterprise. The answers you need are on Vulcan. And however far you have to take this investigation, you have my support.

Vulcan Ambassador Soval: Evidence will solve this crime, not mind melds.

Vulcan Ambassador Soval: The needs of the many...

Vulcan Ambassador Soval: [handing Tucker a data module] This shows the gaps in our satellite surveillance, when beam-ins can't be detected.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: I'm thinking we're not exactly cleared to have this.
Vulcan Ambassador Soval: Have what, Commander? All I see is a Starfleet data module.

"Star Trek: Enterprise: Kir'Shara (#4.9)" (2004)
[Shran is torturing Sovla by lowering his emotional suppression]
Vulcan Ambassador Soval: Let me out of here!
Commander Shran: I can't. I'm sorry. Not yet.
Vulcan Ambassador Soval: [roaring] I'll tear the antennae from your skull!
Commander Shran: If this interrogation continues, your suppression system could be permanently damaged. Tell me what I want to know!
Vulcan Ambassador Soval: Aren't you enjoying this, Commander? Have you imagined having me in this chair many times?
Commander Shran: That's not far from the truth. But after our rather lengthy peace talks, I came to trust you.
Vulcan Ambassador Soval: Then trust me now!
Commander Shran: You would never betray your people!
Vulcan Ambassador Soval: I'm trying to save them!
Commander Shran: Where is your fleet?
Vulcan Ambassador Soval: Do you know the story of Nirak?
Commander Shran: What?
Vulcan Ambassador Soval: He was a soldier who lived a long time ago. He was standing watch over the gates of the city of Gol and he saw a cloud on the horizon moving toward him. He thought it was a sandstorm, so he told no one. It was an army. They destroyed the city, but they let Nirak live. His name now means "fool" in our language, just as yours will in Andorian!

Vulcan Ambassador Soval: Lieutenant Reed appeared unsettled.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Some of the crew're wondering if I'm doing the right thing. Can't say I blame 'em. I'm not so sure myself.
Vulcan Ambassador Soval: I have no doubt Captain Archer would pursue the same course of action.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: That's what I keep telling myself.

Vulcan Ambassador Soval: Open a channel.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: To who?
Vulcan Ambassador Soval: The nebula.

T'Pau: [to Archer] You may be witnessing the start of a new era, not only for Vulcan, but for Earth as well.
Vulcan Ambassador Soval: The Minister intends to pursue a less aggressive policy toward your people. The High Command will be dissolved.
T'Pau: You'll no longer have us looking over your shoulder. It's time for Earth to stand on its own.
Captain Jonathan Archer: We're ready.

"Star Trek: Enterprise: Cease Fire (#2.15)" (2003)
Sub-Commander T'Pol: [about her position on Enterprise] I find the work gratifying.
Vulcan Ambassador Soval: Gratification is an emotional indulgence. You disagreed with our recommendation that Archer's mission be canceled after the tragedy at Paraaga II. Why?
Sub-Commander T'Pol: I was on board Enterprise at the time. I felt my opinion would be welcomed.
Vulcan Ambassador Soval: You believed you knew better than the High Command? That sounds a great deal like another emotion: arrogance. Perhaps it's time for you to consider another assignment.
Sub-Commander T'Pol: Just because Captain Archer has earned my respect doesn't mean I've been contaminated by his emotions.

[when being shot at, Archer leaves the Vulcans behind to reconnoiter]
Capt. Jonathan Archer: No offense, but my ears are less likely to draw fire than yours.
Vulcan Ambassador Soval: What is their fixation with our ears?
Sub-Commander T'Pol: I believe they're envious.

[last lines]
Vulcan Ambassador Soval: Captain - your presence here has not been... overly meddlesome.
[he leaves]
Commander Shran: I think he likes you, pink skin.
Capt. Jonathan Archer: I wouldn't go that far.

"Star Trek: Enterprise: The Expanse (#2.26)" (2003)
Vulcan Ambassador Soval: Our Science Directorate has determined that time travel is impossible.

Capt. Jonathan Archer: This fragment's from the future - unless you have another explanation.
Vulcan Ambassador Soval: A lack of another explanation doesn't make your assumption correct.

Vulcan Ambassador Soval: Do you know where these coordinates he gave you are?
Capt. Jonathan Archer: At warp five, about a three-month trip.
Vulcan Ambassador Soval: They're inside the Delphic Expanse.
Capt. Jonathan Archer: What's that?
Vulcan Ambassador Soval: A region of space, nearly 2,000 light years across. Vulcan ships have entered it, but only a few have returned.
Capt. Jonathan Archer: Sounds like you're talking about the Bermuda Triangle.

"Star Trek: Enterprise: Awakening (#4.8)" (2004)
Commander Tucker: I never got the impression you cared that much about Humans. Seems like... you were always finding something new to complain about.
Vulcan Ambassador Soval: I lived on Earth for more than thirty years, Commander. In that time, I developed an affinity for your world and its people.
Commander Tucker: You did a pretty good job of hiding it.
Vulcan Ambassador Soval: Thank you.

[Soval stands trial before the High Command]
Vulcan Ambassador Soval: My actions were taken in the best interest of Vulcan and the High Command.
Administrator V'Las: Keeping secrets from us is in our best interest?
Vulcan Ambassador Soval: Had I revealed my abilities as a melder, my years of service would not have been possible.
Minister Kuvak: Your accomplishments have been noteworthy.
Administrator V'Las: They don't justify deception.
Vulcan Ambassador Soval: Deception has never been a stranger to this room.

Administrator V'Las: Is there anything else you'd like to say?
Vulcan Ambassador Soval: There's a great deal that needs to be said, Excellency. But no one is willing to listen.

"Star Trek: Enterprise: Home (#4.3)" (2004)
Captain Jonathan Archer: Ambassador. I want to apologize for what I said to you the other day. I was out of line.
Vulcan Ambassador Soval: Yes, you were.
Captain Jonathan Archer: I'm glad we can finally agree on something.

Vulcan Ambassador Soval: Captain. Your actions, while being morally questionable, were necessary. I opposed your appointment as Captain of Enterprise, but it's obvious now that I was wrong. T'Pol has told me that the Expanse would've someday encompassed hundreds of systems, including Vulcan. You've done a great service, for both our worlds.
[he offers Archer his hand]
Vulcan Ambassador Soval: Thank you.

"Star Trek: Enterprise: In a Mirror, Darkly: Part 2 (#4.19)" (2005)
[T'Pol and Soval are trying to convince a rather reluctant Phlox to join them in their cause]
Lt. Commander T'Pol: There's an old tradition: if someone saves the Emperor's life, it's said there's no request he can refuse him. Consider the possibilities - a medical facility of your own with unlimited resources. You could conduct experiments as you see fit.
Crewman Soval: Don't forget the females.
Dr. Phlox: Females?
Crewman Soval: You'll be able to choose as many concubines as you'd like.
Dr. Phlox: [ponders this] If the Emperor were my patient, I'd be obligated to save his life. I suppose what you're suggesting... isn't that different.

"Star Trek: Enterprise: Broken Bow: Part 1 (#1.1)" (2001)
Vulcan Ambassador Soval: Listen to me, you're making a mistake!
Capt. Jonathan Archer: When your logic doesn't work, you raise your voice? You've been on Earth too long.

Prelude to Axanar (2014)
Ambassador Soval: An Andorian acquaintance once said: "Don't push the pink-skins to the thin ice." It wasn't very eloquent, but... the Klingons found it to prove quite prophetic.