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The Overlord May 30 2012 01:15 AM

Worst experience of Picard's life
 
What is the absolute worst experience of Picard's life?

There are some good choices: being assimilated by the Borg, being tortured by the Cardassians, hearing that his brother and nephew died in a fire, etc. But what is the worse of the lot?

JimTheBuilder May 30 2012 01:22 AM

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The Overlord wrote: (Post 6416101)
What is the absolute worst experience of Picard's life?

There are some good choices: being assimilated by the Borg, being tortured by the Cardassians, hearing that his brother and nephew died in a fire, etc. But what is the worse of the lot?

His assimilation has to be the worst, considering he directed the destruction of the fleet, killing tens of thousands. For a man like Picard, this has got to leave very deep scars...

horatio83 May 30 2012 01:23 AM

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Being shown by Q in Tapestry how his life would have turned out if he had not been nearly killed and not being sure that Q will actually give him a third chance.

Quote:

PICARD: I would rather die as the man I was than live the life I just saw.

Tora Ziyal May 30 2012 01:45 AM

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^I would think of that more as a moment of enlightenment than a worst experience.

Being tortured and assimilated are both way up there. But when someone's had multiple terrible and traumatic experiences, especially in a relatively short period of time, I don't think it's realistic to try to rank them in precise order of severity. Besides, they build on one another.

BillJ May 30 2012 03:28 AM

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Allowing a bunch of innocent people to die while sitting on his hands in Homeward.

Tiberius May 30 2012 03:37 AM

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I had a dream I was assimilated once. If my dream was anything to go by, being assimalted is by far the worst.

Mr_Homn May 30 2012 06:48 AM

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I can't imagine a fate worse than assimilation (Okay, maybe I can, but of all the fates in the star trek universe, assimilation seems the worst). It would be like being mentally raped for the rest of your existence. Witnessing the destruction of your loved ones by your own hands, without any control. At least when he was tortured, he could still dream, he still had free will, he was still himself..

marksound May 30 2012 08:45 AM

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Losing his nephew and brother. Hands down, without a doubt. He even explained to Lily why it was so devastating.

Mr_Homn May 30 2012 08:47 AM

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Carcazoid wrote: (Post 6417748)
Losing his nephew and brother. Hands down, without a doubt. He even explained to Lily why it was so devastating.

He seemed to get over that fairly quickly, while assimilation haunted him for decades

Mojochi May 30 2012 11:13 AM

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Having to tell Lwaxana he loved her :rofl:

trekkiebaggio May 30 2012 11:48 AM

Re: Worst experience of Picard's life
 
Meeting Wesley?

Having to watch Kamala leave?

Seriously though, I think another contender would be meeting Sisko. Actually coming face to face with someone who he hurt as Locutus, especially after all that time would have brought back the horror of what he went through.

Avon May 30 2012 11:55 AM

Re: Worst experience of Picard's life
 
being stuck in a turbolift with children

Ultramann May 30 2012 01:47 PM

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Star Trek Nemesis.

Tom May 30 2012 02:04 PM

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Ultramann wrote: (Post 6418156)
Star Trek Nemesis.

To that end, losing Data was really tough.

Lt. LaForge May 30 2012 02:28 PM

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I can't decide...


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