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Ripe for Plunder, Chapter Two is the second part of the Ripe For Plunder comic. It was released as part of IDW Publishing's The Next Generation's comic, Through the Mirror, Issue 4.

Summary Edit

In true Vulcan manner, Spock is unperturbed by Data, inviting him to sit down once the android confirms he has not come specifically to kill the ailing Emperor.

Data recaps his journey to Spock, and his curiosity over whether or not Spock is connected to the new resources. Unfortunately for Picard, Spock knows nothing of the new resources. What Data sees is little more than a glorified retirement. Though history portrays Spock's reforms as weak failures, they were in fact hugely successful. Unfortunately, the new Terran Republic was no match for the savage ferocity of the Klingon-Cardassian Alliance. When the reformed Empire needed a scapegoat, Spock was the perfect choice. And though that fills in several historical gaps, Data is curious: How did a mere first officer become emperor?

Years ago, when Spock was but the XO of the ISS Enterprise, he encountered a version of James T. Kirk from a parallel reality. That Kirk convinced him to champion for a more peaceful style of government, even gifting him a powerful weapon to help make his claim. Unfortunately, the timing for such reforms proved unfortunate and Spock spirited himself away before more blood was spilled.

Though Spock has no desire for conquest, Data is intrigued by the alternate universe. Surely it must still exist and surely Spock still knows how to access it, logic dictates the data is too valuable to be destroyed. Spock attempts to deter from accessing the other universe, stalling until a fresh batch of Tellarites can arrive...

References Edit

Characters Edit

DataSpockJean-Luc PicardJames T. Kirk

Races and cultures Edit

AndroidHumanTellariteTerranVulcan

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Related media Edit

Stories featuring the mirror universe
Enterprise episode: "In a Mirror, Darkly" • prose: Age of the Empress • "Nobunaga"
Discovery episodes: "Into the Forest I Go" • "Despite Yourself" • "The Wolf Inside" • "Vaulting Ambition" • "What's Past Is Prologue" • comics: Succession ("Issue 1" • "Issue 2" • "Issue 3" • "Issue 4")
The Original Series episode: "Mirror, Mirror" • comics: The Mirror Universe Saga ("... Promises to Keep" • "Double Image" • "Deadly Reflection!" • "The Tantalus Trap!" • "Masquerade!" • "Behind Enemy Lines!" • "The Beginning of the End..." • "Homecoming...") • Fragile GlassMirror Images ("Issue 1" • "Issue 2" • "Issue 4" • "Issue 5") • "The Mirror, Crackedprose: SpectreDark VictoryPreserverThe Sorrows of Empire • "Ill Winds" • "The Greater Good" • video game: Shattered Universe
Kelvin timeline comics: Mirrored ("Part 1" • "Part 2") • "Parallel Lives, Part 2" • Live Evil ("Part 1" • "Part 2" • "Part 3")
The Next Generation comics: "Mirror Images, Issue 3" • TNG - Mirror Broken comics: "Origin of Data", "Prelude", "Issue 1", "Issue 2", "Issue 3", "Issue 4", "Issue 5" • TNG - Through the Mirror comics: "Issue 1", "Issue 2", "Issue 3", "Issue 4", "Issue 5" TNG - Ripe for Plunder comics: "Chapter One", "Chapter Two", "Chapter Three", "Chapter Four", "Chapter Five" • TNG - Terra Incognita comics: "Issue 1", "Issue 2", "Issue 3", "Issue 4", "Issue 5", "Issue 6" • prose: Dark MirrorThreeThe Worst of Both Worlds • "The Traitor" • "The Sacred Chalice" • "For Want of a Nail" • Rise Like Lions
Deep Space Nine episodes: "Crossover" • "Through the Looking Glass" • "Shattered Mirror" • "Resurrection" • "The Emperor's New Cloak" • comic: "Enemies & Allies" • prose: Dark PassionsWarpathSaturn's ChildrenFearful Symmetry • "A Terrible Beauty" • The Soul Key • "Freedom Angst" • Disavowed
Voyager prose: The Mirror-Scaled Serpent • "Bitter Fruit"
New Frontier comics: NF - Turnaround comics: "Part I", "Part II", "Part III", "Part IV", "Part V" • prose: Cutting Ties • "Homecoming"
Klingon Empire prose: "Family Matters" Titan prose: "Empathy" Vanguard prose: "The Black Flag"
Miniseries and anthologies RPG sourcebook: Through a Glass, Darklycomics: TOS comic: "The Mirror Universe Saga" • TurnaroundMirror Imagesprose: Mirror Universe TrilogyMirror Universe (Glass EmpiresObsidian AlliancesShards and Shadows)


Connections Edit

previous comic:
Through the Mirror, Issue 4
The Next Generation (Ripe for Plunder) next comic:
Through the Mirror, Issue 5
Ripe for Plunder, Chapter Five
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