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K'mpec (Character)
from "Star Trek: The Next Generation" (1987)

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"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Sins of the Father (#3.17)" (1990)
K'mpec: It is good to see you again.
Kahlest: You are still fat, K'mpec.

Captain Jean-Luc Picard: You admit the truth? And yet expect him to accept punishment? What does this say of an Empire who holds honor so dear?
K'mpec: The Empire will not be destroyed for one family's honor!

Captain Jean-Luc Picard: I speak now as the Captain of the USS Enterprise and Lieutenant Worf's commanding officer. You will not execute a member of my crew, nor will I turn his brother over to you.
K'mpec: This is not the Federation, Picard. If you defy an order of the High Council, the alliance with the Federation could fall to dust.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: The alliance with the Federation is not based on lies, K'mpec. Protect your secrets, if you must. But you will not sacrifice these men.

K'mpec: [to Worf] Leave! Now! Or you, too, will be condemned as a traitor.

K'mpec: [on accepting discommendation] It would be the same as admitting your father's guilt, Worf.
Lieutenant Worf: So be it.
K'mpec: Your heart... is Klingon.


"Star Trek: The Next Generation: Reunion (#4.7)" (1990)
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: This is not just a case of simple mediation. You are asking me to choose the next leader of the Klingon Empire.
K'mpec: No. By tradition, the two strongest challengers fight for the right of succession. As mediator, only you can designate those challengers.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: But you have just said there are only two challengers arriving. What is the point?
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: I want you to discover which one of them has killed me - Gowron... or Duras. Yes, Duras. I thought you would find that interesting.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Interesting? You could say that, since he tried to have me killed, and conspired to strip Worf of his good name.
K'mpec: And... I approved - all for the glory of the Empire. Heh! That should be my epitaph. Find the assassin. The Klingon who kills without showing his face has no honor. He must not lead the Empire. Such a man would be capable of anything - even war with the Federation.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Very well. I accept.

Captain Jean-Luc Picard: What do you want of me?
K'mpec: After I die, you will act in my name, to arbitrate the struggle for power.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: [incredulous] *I* will?
K'mpec: No one on the Council can be trusted, and I have my reasons for wanting an outsider.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: K'mpec, you cannot possibly be serious. A Federation officer has no business...
K'mpec: Nonsense. You are an accomplished mediator. This is no different than any other dispute requiring your services.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: On the contrary, I think this is very different. And I must, respectfully, decline.
K'mpec: If you refuse the dying request of the Klingon Supreme Commander, it will be an insult by the Federation to all Klingons.
[smiles]
K'mpec: Besides, I've already sent the order. The leaders of the opposing two factions are on their way.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: You had no right to involve me in this without my permission!
K'mpec: [eyes twinkling] If I had asked, you would have said no.