Betazoid term of endearment that describes the enduring bond of love and friendship shared by former lovers and friends Counselor Deanna Troi (Marina Sirtis) and Commander William T. Riker (Jonathan Frakes). Deanna and Will debuted on the first episode (“Far Point Station”) of the sci-fi adventure STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION/SYN/1987-94.
Note: The novel “Imzadi” (1992) written by Peter David explored the Troi/Riker relationship. On page 217, Deanna enlightens Will by telling him:
“the concept of Imzadi goes beyond the physical. You’ve had other women physically. I know that. And even though I haven’t had other men before you, that’s almost incidental. To be Imzadi is to go far deeper than that. Don’t you understand, Will? Other women may have had your body” [she smiles] “but I’m the first who’s ever touched your soul.”
See also – “Little One”