- See Picard for other articles with titles that contain, either by relationship or by coincidence, this character's surname.
- There are several conflicting versions of the mirror Picard's history, including TNG novel: Dark Mirror which shows a different continuity that predated and differs from the canon mirror universe as depicted in the 24th century. The other versions all tend to agree with canon but not always each other.
Biography[edit | edit source]
Dark mirror[edit | edit source]
Early life and career[edit | edit source]
By 2333, Captain Picard was in command of the ISS Stargazer. In 2354, Picard murdered his first officer and friend, Jack Crusher. The Stargazer was lost in 2355, after Picard's victory over the Ferengi at the Battle of Maxia.
Shortly afterward, Picard and the Enterprise subjected the southern continent of Ligon II to high levels of gamma-fission radiation, and obtained the vaccine to the deadly Anchilles disease that had plagued Styris IV.
Picard's fourth action as captain was to retrieve a lost T-9 energy converter that was stolen from the Ferengi. Picard's fifth action involved the terraforming and orbital re-alignment of Ferenginar, so that it orbited the star Gamma Cephei and later resettled by a species approved by the Terran Empire.
Shortly after the Enterprise was dispatched to Jarada to discuss their submission to the Empire. After their refusal, the Enterprise decimated them. The ship was also responsible for the destruction of the Aldeans after they attempted to capture crewmembers. It was also responsible for the destruction of intelligent inorganic life-forms on Velara III, so terraforming could proceed on the planet.
- Picard's image on the cover shows him wearing a uniform with a collar similar to the alternate reality Starfleet uniforms seen in TNG episode: "Yesterday's Enterprise". His rank insignia are also the same as a standard captain's rank insignia of concurrent ranking insignia of the era in various other realities, including those of the canon continuity.
Spectre[edit | edit source]
Much of this Picard's history is not known but it is known that he at some point killed his older brother, Robert Picard, leaving Robert's wife Louise and their daughter alone. Early in his career, Picard killed Jack Crusher to win his lovely wife. His life with Beverly Crusher was not a peaceful one and he had a scar on his face; one of the many attacks she made on him. He was later forced to kill her as she was working with the Terran Rebellion.
The Mirror Picard worked with the Alliance and was thus awarded the position of Regent for his loyalty. He was part of the operation that crossed the dimensional boundaries into the 'normal' universe where he kept order on the prison asteroid near the Goldin Discontinuity. There, he managed to capture the crew of the USS Enterprise and tortured his 'ghost' counterpart. However, he was knocked out during his ghosts' attempt to escape.
It was later revealed that he had been working for James T. Kirk. The last known sighting of the mirror Picard was crossing into a multi-dimensional transporter back into his own universe. His fate is unknown.
Worst of Both Worlds[edit | edit source]
In 2371, he rebelled against his master, Gul Madred, and used his ship, the Stargazer, to defeat the Borg diamond which attacked the Klingon-Cardassian Alliance by luring an Iconian virus and having it attack the diamond, destroying it. (TNG - Mirror Universe novel: The Worst of Both Worlds)
Picard then joined the Terran Rebellion, recruited Deanna Troi to his side and assassinated the Duras sisters, Lursa and B'Etor, on the planet Betazed. (TNG - Mirror Universe short story: "The Sacred Chalice")
In 2377, Picard and Troi were recruited by Memory Omega. He was offered a leadership position within the Terran Rebellion which he refused at first. However, after some persuading, he agreed to the offer. With the backing of Memory Omega, he was made captain of the Enterprise and helped fight the Alliance in several major military engagements. At first, he was something of a symbolic leader as he was extensively coached by others on tactical strategies and command decisions. Over time, however, he displayed real leadership abilities. Picard continued commanding the Enterprise until they were able to sue for peace and establish the Galactic Commonwealth in 2378. After the war was over and the rebellion ended, Picard continued to serve as captain of the Enterprise as the ship began a mission of exploration. (ST - Mirror Universe novel: Rise Like Lions)
Mirror images[edit | edit source]
In this version of the mirror universe, Jean-Luc Picard was a lieutenant on the ISS Starbreaker under Captain Sorek. Picard and Lieutenant Morgan believed that Emperor Spock's reforms were weakening the Empire. When the Starbreaker encountered a pair of Klingon-Cardassian Alliance ships which claimed to have destroyed the ISS Gettysburg, Sorek's attempts to negotiate led to the death of Commander Jack Crusher, after which he decided the only logical thing to do was surrender. Knowing that Klingons do not take prisoners, and Cardassians torture them, Picard killed Sorek to save the crew, escaping from the Alliance vessels by using the Picard Maneuver. Morgan and the rest of the crew hailed Picard as their new captain, and he announced the Starbreaker was now an independent vessel. (Mirror Images, Issue 3)
Q & A[edit | edit source]
In one possible permutation of the mirror universe in which the Terran Empire survived into the late 24th century which was encountered through a quantum fissure in 2380, Captain Picard was in command of the ISS Enterprise-E. At that time, his first officer was Lore, who attained that position by assassinating William T. Riker, while his chief engineer was Miles O'Brien. (TNG novel: Q & A)
Mirror broken[edit | edit source]
In another permutation of the mirror universe, Picard was still captain of the ISS Stargazer by the 2360s. He then had a meeting with his chief engineer Lieutenant Reginald Barclay to order him to assist Lieutenant Natasha Yar in monitoring a convoy of Vulcan slaves. Picard then gave Yar a medal for her action against the Vulcans. However, Picard contacted Barclay and when he and Yar parted way, Barclay killed Yar. Picard then congratulated Barclay and offered Yar's position as his security chief. Barclay accepted, with the secret intent to one day take Picard's captaincy the same way. (TNG - Mirror Broken comic: "Prelude")
Appendices[edit | edit source]
Connections[edit | edit source]
|Regents of the Klingon Empire in the mirror universe|
|Sturka • Gorkon, son of Toq • K'mpec • Worf, son of Mogh • Jean-Luc Picard • Martok, son of Urthog • Klag, son of M'Raq • Duras, son of Ja'rod|
|ISS Enterprise-D personnel|
|Reginald Barclay • Beverly Crusher • Wesley Crusher • Eileen Hessan • Geordi La Forge • Miles O'Brien • Jean-Luc Picard • William T. Riker • Mark Stewart • Deanna Troi • Worf|
|ISS Enterprise-E personnel|
|Reginald Barclay • Lore • Miles O'Brien • Jean-Luc Picard • William T. Riker|
|Free Starship Enterprise personnel|
|Reginald Barclay • ch'Sallas • K'Ehleyr • Milioti • Mov • Jean-Luc Picard • Pog • Deanna Troi|