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The Romulan Commander by anotherminerva The Romulan Commander by anotherminerva
My #1 Badass Heroine of TOS, hands down.

Who she is: The commander of a Romulan fleet (duh) from whom Kirk and Spock steal technology in “The Enterprise Incident.” She and Spock seduce each other for political reasons.

Why she’s cool: You guys: I have a giant crush on the Romulan Commander. She is just so conspicuously awesome. Her entire bearing, her every mannerism, says, “I can have any man I want, and also I can blast your starship out of the fucking sky.” Sure, she’s an adversary, but she’s such a cool adversary that you’re almost a little sad when she is defeated. She is not defeated easily, and when she is, she goes down with amazing dignity.

And the dynamic between her and Spock is, well... fascinating. They both have ulterior motives in seducing each other, and I think they both realize that the other one has ulterior motives. But, coincidentally, they actually have an affinity for each other. They recognize each other as equals, and it seems like neither of them is used to meeting equals very often. During their sexy, sexy hand makeouts, Spock express a genuine emotion. You can tell it’s a genuine emotion because he sounds terrified and ashamed when he admits to it. Their conversation in the turbolift at the end of the episode can basically be summarized as, “You know, it’s really too bad that we’re on opposite sides of this war thing.”

(Don’t you love Vulcan hand kissing? I do.)

Of course, the Commander’s attraction to Spock isn’t going to prevent her from killing the bastard when she finds out he’s a traitor. She tries everything within her power to defeat the spies, including ordering her crew to destroy the Enterprise while she’s on it.


I know that the Romulan Commander doesn’t really have green lips, but she should, so I gave them to her.
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Therese-B Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I loved this so much, I posted it on my Trek blog (which is Nimoy/Spock centric, by the way!)
Great Job, and nice to see an artist who appreciates the lovely costuming of the original series! Keep up the good work! -ThereseClap…
Crimsoncommander Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013
I think I'll just fave this one and say that it's nicely drawn- there are no words which can adequately express how much I fangirl RomCom, anyway =D
Meowen Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012
RomCom! :heart: :heart:

I could go gay for this lady. No kidding. =D She's such an awesome character. Seems both Kirk and Spock manage to find a Romulan that they can be all "In another life, we might've been friends" with =D
Vemavra Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012   Traditional Artist
GREAT! Romulan Commander is one of my favorite TOS characters! She's cool and your drawing is amasing)
FoilFaerie Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2010
How did I miss this one?! Amazing! ROM COM FOREVER!!!
Wakko666 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2009
id love too do a Romulan or Vulcan lol

well the good looking ones from TOS and the new movie
Violet55Black Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
I soooo agree with you about the Romulan Commander. She definitely is the best female enemy that they ever came across. And I definitely envy her for getting have hot hand makeouts with Spock, haha. I'm actually working on a new!Trek fic with her in it, and she and Spock get to have some fun times, haha.

Anyway, nice job on the pic! XDD
CallThePatentOffice Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009
also your description is hilarious XD
Babylon2260 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2009
Great work on this! (and your other ST heroines as well) :D The Romulan commander is my favorite villainess in the whole series. Although I wish I knew what her name was...I heard it was 'Charvanek' or something.

And yeah, Vulcan hand-kissing is dead sexy...especially between her and Spock :devilish:
Aconitum-Napellus Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2009  Professional Writer
She is so very cool, isn't she?
EragonSaphira3 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2009
I agree she's so cool. I like Romulans in general, but she's one of the coolest. Also this peice is pretty good, I like the shading on the face and her eyes. I think the end of TOS Star Trek had several such "bad" heroines with Liviana Charvanek, as she is later named in 'The Romulan Way' novel, being one of the best. Also at the end when she tells Spock she hoped their 'experience' transcended military seduction, do you think she was refering to hand making-out or was there something deeper of camera?
anotherminerva Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2009
Hm... I had never considered that anything significant happens off camera. I mean, when they're interrupted, they're both still fully clothed, and she at least seems very much like she's not done yet. I think that at the end, they're talking about the emotional connection they felt.
And thanks!
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