Portrait of a Character – Mestral
Mestral ended up as a rather useful plot device in Multiverse II.
Because Mestral is canon, his origins are well known. However, this character was used to a rather different effect in Multiverse II.
As in canon, Mestral is played by actor J. Paul Boehmer.
Driven and possessed, the only Vulcan on Earth ends up being rather dangerous indeed. When he finally breaks free of Chilo possession, Mestral becomes a formidable ally to Otra and then Donald Janeway.
Mestral’s only known relationship is with Maggie. And that relationship is canon; it factored in his decision to stay on Earth.
Mestral’s song is Nick Lowe’s “I Love the Sound of Breaking Glass”.
There are no impediments to Mestral existing in the Mirror Universe. Because Vulcans do not have the Y Chromosome Skew, he would not have such fierce competition for a mate as a human (Terran) male would. Furthermore, this would be before the rise of the Empress Hoshi Sato and even before the mirror Zefram Cochrane kills the first Vulcan he sees. Hence the Vulcan species would be free and technologically advanced.
In addition, if Mestral exists in the mirror, then the potential exists for him to have influenced the Cochrane behavior. Maybe in the Mirror Universe, he could experience self-loathing or want revenge on someone? The idea intrigues.
“Jobs to do.”
Because Multiverse II never ended, we never got a chance to write his endgame. I like to think he would have contributed to the Phoenix project. And I believe others have felt this as well. The character certainly had the knowledge, the motivation, and the proper placement within the overall timeline.
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