“If my surmise is correct, those boots will cling to the killers’ necks like a pair of Tiberian bats.”
~ Spock, The Undiscovered Country
Folks, I want you to take a good look at this quote.
“… like a pair of Tiberian bats.”
This is a simile.
Isn’t it a little out of character for a Vulcan to employ a figure of speech?