Behold the one woman in all of Trek history that definitely had sex with Captain Kirk at a time when he knew who he was, and what he was doing.
(But was he in control of the situation? No, she was. Did he choose her for himself? No, she did the choosing. Did he get what he wanted when they had sex? No, she did.)
Queen Deela was the leader of a desperate band of five survivors of a global devastation. Her civilization had been ruined by volcanic eruptions that had released a weird radiation which poisoned her world. Most of the people died. The few that survived realized that the males were now all infertile.
The Scalosians arrived at an immoral way to replenish their numbers: they would kidnap fertile males of similar species, and mate with them... by force, if necessary.
This tired Sci-Fi cliche of alien females wanting human males for sexual purposes was updated by the fact that Scalosians live at a hyper-accelerated rate, in a hyper-accelerated world - due to no fault of their own. They could co-exist with normal humans in the same space, yet remain unseen, because they move so fast.
Deela chose Kirk to be her consort, apparently because she thought he was "pretty". She hyper-accelerated him to her level of existance, by drugging his drink. In short, he was kidnapped by a desperate woman, for procreative purposes.
Queen Deela had the full support of her tiny band of subjects as she pursued that goal. All of the Scalosians agreed that what she was doing was necessary for the survival of their race.
Kirk was not at first agreeable. He didn't like the idea, and he didn't like Deela. Nevertheless, he ultimately succumed - not because she was so charming and desirable, but because she threatened his life. Evil or not, it worked.
Deela is the one woman in all of the TOS universe (including the movies) that successfully coaxed Kirk into bed at a time when he knew who he was and what he was about. Unfortunately, she doesn't seem to have been successful at getting pregnant by him, or else we surely would have heard about it. Nevertheless, just for getting the slippery and elusive Kirk into bed at all by any means, she deserves to be recognized as one of the most significant female villains of Star Trek.
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