As you all probably know I am a DC Comics guy. But in spite of that, I still knew who Stan Lee was and respected him for what he accomplished in creating The Marvel Universe. Almost every character that fans love today Lee either created or at least had a hand in. From Spider-Man to The Fantastic Four! He was a legend and will be missed, having passed away today at the age of 95.
(Harley Quinn anyone?).
Star Trek is no exception to this, as far as their non-canon material goes. Of course non-canon means that as far as the TV and movies are concerned, the events never took place. So why not throw some new characters in there? Especially since the books and comics had specific rules regrading what they could and could not do with the main characters. Here are five Star Trek characters totally created for non-canon material.
For a period of time when DC published Star Trek, it must have occurred to them that there were only so many stories they could tell with the original crew. So they invented some new characters to work alongside the established nine. This way they could explore these characters without harming the canon behind the main crew. Despite that stupid name, Ensign Bearclaw was one of the. He was the kind of character you’d never see on a Gene Roddenberry helmed series. He was brash, rude, and arrogant. He wanted to be a good officer but his bigotry would often get in the way. As a result he would scuffle with the other officers and but head’s with Kirk most of the time.