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Why don't you accept your fate? You will return to your chair and you will sit there. You will entertain me and you will entertain my guests. And if you do not, I will simply kill somebody else. Him, perhaps. It doesn't matter. Their blood will be on your hands too, just like poor Varria's. Your only alternative, Data, is to fire. Murder me. That's all you have to do. Go ahead. Fire. If only you could feel rage over Varria's death. If only you could feel the need for revenge, then maybe you could fire. But you're just an android. You can't feel anything, can you? It's just another interesting intellectual puzzle for you. Another of life's curiosities.
~ Fajo threatening Data before his own downfall.

Kivas Fajo was a Zibalian trader in the 24th century. He was educated on the planet Iraatan V, appearing in one episode of Star Trek: the Next Generation, The Most Toys as the main antagonist of the episode.

By 2366, Fajo owned a trade ship called the Jovis and had become known throughout the Stacius Trade Guild for his large collection of rare and precious items. One of his competitors was Palor Toff. Aboard the Jovis, Fajo was assisted with his collection by Varria, who began working for Fajo in 2352.

In 2366, Fajo attempted to add Lieutenant Commander Data to his collection. When the water supply at the Beta Agni II colony became contaminated with tricyanate, Fajo supplied the USS Enterprise-D with hytritium, tricyanate's only known antidote, ferried in shuttles as it was too unstable for safe transporter use. After disabling Data, Fajo staged a shuttle explosion making it appear to Starfleet and the crew of the Enterprise that Data had been destroyed. When Data initially refused to cooperate, Fajo's threatened to kill Varria unless Data did as he was told.

Meanwhile, after discovering that Beta Agni's contamination came from sabotage, not a natural disaster, the Enterprise crew became suspicious of the trader who had provided exactly enough of the rare counteragent, and needed to hear only a few pieces of Fajo's collection to conclude that Data had likely been added to it. The Enterprise set a pursuit course for the Jovis.

When Varria attempted to help Data escape, Fajo's personality peaked to anger, and he killed her with a Varon-T disruptor, showing no remorse. He then threatened Data to either return to his chair and sit there with no hope of escape or he will kill others so that the blood will be on Data's hands. Witnessing the act, and without knowledge that the Enterprise was returning for him, Data prepared to kill Fajo with the Disruptor, concluding logically that Fajo's very existence conflicted with Data's own regard for life. Fortunately for Fajo, Data was transported to the Enterprise just as he opened fire and Fajo's life was spared, the Enterprise arriving just in time. Unfortunately for the trader, however, he was arrested and his collection was confiscated. 


Fajo's personality was very childish and almost obsessive about his collection, and his speech mannerisms reflected that. He was also very controlling of others, and would often try to get his way through his brash and snippy attitude, becoming very upset if he didn't get his way. His methods could be unscrupulous if it suited his goals.

Fajo showed no sign of any moral fibre. Ultimately, he valued possessing unique and rare items only—he care nothing for the welfare and lives of other beings. He disregarded Data's right to personal freedom, and certainly did not mind killing his own people. He easily killed Varria, his servant for 14 years, without any sign of remorse, and even attempted to pass the responsibility to Data as a result of his disobedience and attempt to escape. 


Kivas Fajo was played by Saul Robinek. The character was originally to be played by British actor David Rappaport. Rappaport attempted suicide over the weekend after a few days of filming, and the role was subsequetly recast with Robinek taking over as Fajo.

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