Nero (Eric Bana), a Romulan driven mad by the destruction of his home planet by a supernova and the death of his family.
He’s accidentally sent back in time in the Narada, their giant, powerful, modified ship and, instead of just going to warn Romulus of its future fate, decides to punish Spock (who he blames for his home world’s demise) by getting a little planetary revenge.
His main assistant is loyal crewmember Ayel.
You Have Failed Me For The Last Time:
Ayel means well, but never quite makes the grade. Sure, he’s fine when throwing fancy holograms around or extracting globs of Red Matter to help destroy planets.
But when crunch time comes, he bottles it: getting up close and personal with the young Jim Kirk, he decides to give a little speech about how weak humans are. Which is the villain’s job.
And it also buys time for Kirk to nick his gun and, er, shoot him with it. Doofus!