Forgiveness is a human quality, Chancellor. It has no meaning to a Simulant General.
~ Dominator Zlurth to Chancellor Wednesday

Dominator Zlurth is the one of the main antagonists from the Red Dwarf episode Beginning. He is a leader of group of Simulants known as Simulant Generals.

He is portrayed by Gary Cady.


After a rogue droid Hogey the Roguey steals a cloth map that shows everything in the galaxy, from a Simulant Death Ship, the Simulant Generals track him on his way to Red Dwarf and attack the mining ship with three Annihilators of theirs. However, the attack isn't successful.

One of the Simulants, Chancellor Wednesday, comes to Dominator Zlurth to inform him that human from Red Dwarf, Lister, is still alive. Chancellor then begs for forgiveness. With face showing no emotions, Dominator tells him that forgiveness is a human quality, and glides his Sword of Spite across the table to his subordinate. Without thinking, Chancellor stabs himself into the gut in order to commit hari-kari. However, Dominator then tells him to polish the sword and write a formal letter of apology as a punishment, not commit a suicide. Chancellor says that his superior's intentions were never really made clear, then he collects his organs and leaves to cure himself.

Meanwhile, the Boys from the Dwarf take the Blue Midget and hide in an asteroid field. When Dominator Zlurth who has just convened Simulant War Council, learns it, he becomes very angry, causing all Simulants around him to agree with his anger lowly which makes him even angrier. He orders them to stop toadying and tell also their own opinion or question his statements, because only then they will be truly strong. One of the Simulants dares to tell Dominator what happened to the last Simulants who questioned his statements. He is immediately sentenced to death and hauled out of the room. Dominator then orders to send out probes to find their enemy's ship.

When the Blue Midget finally shows up, it is immediately encircled by the Simulant Death Ship and three Annihilators. Rimmer contacts Dominator and threatens to write a complaint letter to Geneva if they will keep violating the Geneva Convention. Dominator and Chancellor ignore his warning and fire their missiles from the Death Ship and Annihilators at the same time. Lister then uses the Molecular Destabilizer to destabilize the Blue Midget's hulls to allow the missiles to pass through the ship unharmed, causing them to hit the opposite Simulant crafts and kill all Simulants abroad. Just before their deaths, Dominator and Chancellor get scared and try to take appeal on the Geneva Convention to Rimmer, but now it is Rimmer who ignores them.

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