Miles O'Brien was a recurring minor character in Star Trek: The Next Generation. He was an NCO who ran the main transporter room. He was in that room, alone, for long, long periods of time. Cartoonist Jon Adams suspects that O'Brien felt unfulfilled and deeply depressed. He has created a series of comics showing O'Brien's lonely existence in that room. They are funny! You can read the first one here.
Eventually, O'Brien was promoted. He became Chief of Operations on the space station Deep Space 9 on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. That's awesome, right? No. For seven years, the writers of that show played a constant game of "How can we destroy O'Brien's life this week?" One of the more inventive responses was to lock him in prison for 20 years.
-via Nerd Approved
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