Guy Gardener wrote:
According to the 8472 pretending to be Boothby, they were just pretending to be scary as to make the Borg (And the Borg's allies on Voyager) run so that they wouldn't have to kill them all... Which is a policy that worked for both the power blocks from the 1980s.
And yet Kes was reading malevolent thoughts from various members Species 8472, its easy to tell lies with your mouth, but keeping your true thoughts hidden from a telepath would be far harder. I think this comes of as a poorly done ret con, rather then natural character evolution. Frankly I preferred the scary version of Species 8472 in Scorpion, to the kinda of scared and sheepish version in "In the Flesh".