Top 50 Star Trek Characters – #23 Deanna Troi
Troi served as ship’s Counselor.
Half human and half Betazoid, Troi had the ability to sense other people’s emotions. This came in extremely handy being a counselor as well as during negotiations or tense situations on the bridge during communication with alien races. She and Commander Riker were romantically involved years before their reunion on the Enterprise-D. Troi’s character brought a lot of emotion to the table (sometimes a bit much), but was also a source of strength, confidence and humor.