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Old December 16 2008, 03:15 AM   #39
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Re: "Fury" Kes, a Mirror Kes?

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^^ I was referring to the more psychically-advanced Ocampa, like Tanis, that lived with the Suspiria Caretaker in the episode "Cold Fire." These Ocampa had a lifespan of about 20 years as opposed to the 9 experienced on the Ocampa homeworld in "Caretaker" and could apparently control the growth of plants.
Is this the reason the caretaker did destroy the Ocampa in the first place because they had such great powers? We have to ask why the caretaker had such great quilt with the Ocampa that he spent the rest of his life to protect what was left.
The destruction of the planet, not the species, was the result of an accident -- somehow they (the Caretaker's species called the Nacene) didn't realize their exploration of the planet would result in such drastic events. They felt bad and decided to "take care" of the Ocampa to rectify their mistake, which eventually lead to an Ocampan dependency on the Caretaker. From MA

Ocampa has all the characteristics of a class-M planet, with the sole exception of the absence of nucleogenic particles – making the planet's atmosphere incapable of producing rain, and turning its surface into a desert. To the Ocampa, this period of time was known as "the Warming".
It was later discovered that this was an accidental side effect of the exploration of the planet by a group of Nacene. The Nacene constructed a vast underground city, two miles below the surface, for the Ocampa to live in following the disaster in the 14th century (Earth calendar), and left behind two members of the exploration team – Suspiria, and the one the Ocampa came to know as the Caretaker – to care for the race.
Although short of water, the planet is rich in cormaline deposits. The Kazon-Ogla sect maintain an encampment on the planet's southern continent to mine its resources. Jabin was the leader of this encampment in the early 2370s.
In 2371, the USS Voyager was transported to the area near Ocampa. It was at this time that the Caretaker passed away, having given the Ocampa enough surplus energy to keep the city running until 2376. (VOY: "Caretaker")
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