Star Trek's New Gods Is The Ultimate Insult To Klingon Society

The Klingons on Star Trek were an unstoppable race of warriors who would bend the knee to anyone or God, but new revelations are debunking that lie.

Warning: Spoilers for Star Trek #2!

According to Wolfe, it has been said that the Klingons killed their own gods because they "caused more trouble than they were worth." In its place is Star Trek's most famous warrior culture, venerating the ancient warrior known as Calus the Unforgettable. However, a new discovery in IDW Publishing's ongoing Star Trek series proves a lie in many Klingon legends and honors.

According to The Art of Klingon Warfare, a hardcover reference book of Klingon gods by Keith R. A. DeCandido that existed nearly three millennia before the time of Khaless . They rule at the top of the world tree and require tribute and sacrifices from the Qo'noS primitives. In return, the gods showed the ancient Klingons how to build structures with bricks and mortar and even bring the dead back to life. However, as time went on, the gods demanded more and more from their worshipers, and the Klingons became harder and harder to satisfy with each demand, and rewarded less and less. The Klingons came to think their god was insignificant and not worthy of their worship, so they banded together under the leadership of the mighty Kotal to rebel against them. this Warriors climbed trees and slew their gods, thus fueling the Klingon's hatred of all who claimed divinity, or at least, that's the story Klingon warriors sang.

However, in Star Trek #2, written by Jackson Lanzing and Collin Kelly and illustrated by Oleg Chudakov, fans learned that the Klingon race was not strong enough to defeat all the gods among them. The Engineers of Sardakesh are a powerful and technologically advanced god-like race who live on a planet within Klingon territory. The Klingon High Council was well aware of their power and even attempted to conquer them at one point. The campaign went badly, and the warrior race never tried again, opting instead to keep them secluded and undisturbed on their own planet. It seemed like a very sensible move for the Klingons, but it also deeply damaged the honor of a race of warriors whose belief system was based on stories of their dominance over everyone else, even those A person who claims to be divine.

This particularly annoys the current Klingon Emperor, a clone of Kallus. Star Trek: Klingons #1 by Lanzing, Kelly and Timothy Green II, Tells the story of the original Khaless in battle and honor forging modern Klingon society. The legendary warrior is revered by the Klingons and has expressed the firm belief that his people will not be held accountable to any gods. However, his clone predecessor was a less impressive figure, and the pseudo-leader of Klingon society was well aware of that and how some on the High Council viewed him. Now with the revelation of the existence of the Engineer of Sardakesh, there is no doubt that he failed to live up to Kahless' original belief that the Klingons should be greater than gods.

However, now someone in the galaxy is killing them, and Emperor Kallus may see this as an opportunity to live up to his namesake. He jeopardizes the peace between the Klingons and the Federation by rejecting their pleas to help stop a mysterious new godslayer. Benjamin Sisko and Wolfe do their best to stop this new genocide, but they learn that the Klingons may not be on their side in this new war that threatens the entire Star Trek universe.

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