- "Sir, I protest. I am not a merry man!"
- - Worf
The Merry Men were a band of outlaws under the leadership of Robin Hood in Human mythology. Residing in Sherwood Forest in 12th century England, they became famous for robbing the rich to feed the poor and the rescue of Maid Marian from Nottingham Castle.
In 2367, the entity known as Q transported the senior officers of the USS Enterprise-D into a recreation of Sherwood Forest and the story of Robin Hood in an attempt to teach Captain Picard a lesson about love. During the reenactment, each of the officers played the part of one of the Merry Men. Q assumed the role of Robin Hood's archenemy, the High Sheriff of Nottingham. (TNG: "Qpid")