Lwaxana Troi

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Lwaxana Troi is a fictional character in the television series Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.

She is the mother of Deanna Troi, and serves as the Betazoid ambassador to the Federation. As a Betazoid, she posesses telepathic abilities. She came to the Enterprise-D on several occasions, all of them resulting in interesting situations. The most notable involve her search for a husband, fixing her sights at various times on a Ferengi, a Minister, a dying man, and Captain Jean-Luc Picard.

Her personality is typically brash, histrionic, light-hearted, and devil-may-care - she was described by the show's creators as "Auntie Mame in space" - and most of the other characters, with the notable exception of Odo, consider her an obnoxious pest. However, she has a deeper side - she is burdened by the death of her first daughter, Kestra, and by her widowhood.

As well as Deanna and Kestra, Lwaxana has a son by a Tavnian named Jeyal - she was briefly married to Odo in order to void Jeyal's claim to the child. Star Trek original novels have suggested that her son is called Barin, but this has never been substantiated on screen.

Her full title is Daughter of the Fifth House, Holder of the Sacred Chalice of Rixx, Heir to the Holy Rings of Betazed. She has a tendency to frequently remind people of this fact, especially in situations where she feels slighted.

Lwaxana is frequently accompanied by her ubiquitous valet, Mr. Homn.

Lwaxana Troi was played by Majel Barrett, wife of Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry.

Episode appearances

Star Trek: The Next Generation
# Episode Appearance
111 Haven
219 Manhunt
324 Ménage à Troi
422 Half a Life
520 Cost of Living
707 Dark Page
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
# Episode Appearance
117 The Forsaken
310 Fascination
421 The Muse

See also

List of Star Trek characters

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