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Lore (Character)
from "Star Trek: The Next Generation" (1987)

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"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Datalore (#1.12)" (1988)
Lt. Commander Data: You consider it important to please humans?
Lore: It's not important?
Lt. Commander Data: There are many things of importance - some more than others.

Lore: Dr. Soong made me perfect in his first attempt. But he made me so completely human, the colonists became envious of me.
Lt. Commander Data: You lived with the colonists?
Lore: [nods] Until they petitioned Soong to make a more comfortable, less perfect android. In other words, you, Brother.

[the Enterprise is attacked by the Crystalline Entity]
Lore: [acting as Data] Captain, let me talk to it.
Capt. Picard: You didn't say you could do that.
[the Crystalline Entity is hitting the ship again]
Capt. Picard: Affirmative, talk to it!

Lore: And you want to be as stupid as them, dear Brother?

Lore: [to Wesley] The troublesome little manchild... Are you prepared for the kind of death you've earned, little man?

Lore: [after trapping Worf in a turbolift with him] Now show me your warrior fierceness.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Descent: Part 2 (#7.1)" (1993)
Lore: We don't need anyone else. We're brothers!

Lore: The reign of biological life forms is coming to an end. You, Picard, and those like you... are obsolete!

Lore: Maybe we should work on your sense of humor, brother.

Lore: Aren't you going to thank me?
Lt. Commander Data: Thank you.
Lore: Don't mention it.

Lore: [his last words] I... love you... brother.
Lt. Commander Data: Goodbye, Lore.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Brothers (#4.3)" (1990)
Lore: [pretending to be Data] Often Wrong's got a broken heart - Can't even tell his boys apart.

[Soong has presented to Data an emotion chip, which he has developed to equip him with simple feelings]
Lore: You'd be surprised, Data. Feelings do funny things. You may even learn to... understand your "evil" brother. To forgive him.

Lore: [singing] There were brave men aplenty, All well known to fame, Who served in the ranks of the Tsar. Bababa bababa bababa bababa...

Lore: [Lore is pacing the room] You did what you had to do! What kind of an answer is that?
Dr. Noonien Soong: It's the only one I can give you. You were not functioning properly.
Lt. Commander Data: Lore told me the colonists envied him, because you made him so completely human.
Dr. Noonien Soong: I wouldn't exactly have used the word "envious" Data.
Lore: You disassembled me. You took me apart!
Lt. Commander Data: Lore also told me the colonists petitioned you to create a less perfect android.
Dr. Noonien Soong: The last thing you should think of yourself as Data is less perfect. The two of you are virtually identical... except for a bit of programming.
Lt. Commander Data: [to himself] It was a lie.
[to Lore]
Lt. Commander Data: Another lie.
Lore: [rolls his eyes and then turns back to Soong] I would have proven myself worthy to you if you'd just given me a chance.
[irritably]
Lore: But it was easier to turn your back and build your precious Data.
Dr. Noonien Soong: [Lore starts pacing again] You were the first. You meant as much to me as Data ever did. But you were unstable. The colonists were not envious of you. They were afraid of you. You were unstable.
Lt. Commander Data: [to himself] I am not less perfect than Lore.
Lore: Why didn't you just fix me? It was within your power to fix me.
Dr. Noonien Soong: It wasn't as easy as that. The next... the next logical step was to construct Data afterward. I planned to get back to you... to fix you.
Lore: [to Data] Next logical step.
Lt. Commander Data: [still to himself] I am not less perfect than Lore.
Lore: [aping Data's voice] I am not less perfect than Lore!
Dr. Noonien Soong: Enough! Both of you... sit down!
[Data does but Lore doesn't]
Dr. Noonien Soong: Sit down, Lore.
[Lore grudgingly grabs a seat and sits with great reluctance]
Dr. Noonien Soong: For all these years, I've been plagued by what went wrong with all of your complexities, Lore. Your nuances. Basic emotion seemed almost simple by comparison. But the emotion turned, twisted... became entangled with ambition. Lore, if I had known that you weren't lying in pieces on some distant shelf. If I had known I could simply press a button and bring you here, I would have spent those years trying to make things right for you as well.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Descent: Part 1 (#6.26)" (1993)
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Data!
Counselor Deanna Troi: That's not Data.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: What?
Lore: You should listen to her, Captain. She's way ahead of you.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Lore!
Lore: Right! But I am not alone.
[Data stands next to Lore]
Lt. Cmdr. Data: The sons of Soong have joined together; and together... we will *destroy* the Federation!