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Old May 30 2012, 01:15 AM   #1
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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?
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Old May 30 2012, 01:22 AM   #2
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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...
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Old May 30 2012, 01:23 AM   #3
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Re: Worst experience of Picard's life

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.

PICARD: I would rather die as the man I was than live the life I just saw.
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Old May 30 2012, 01:45 AM   #4
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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.
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Old May 30 2012, 03:28 AM   #5
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Allowing a bunch of innocent people to die while sitting on his hands in Homeward.
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Old May 30 2012, 03:37 AM   #6
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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.
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Old May 30 2012, 06:48 AM   #7
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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..
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Old May 30 2012, 08:45 AM   #8
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Losing his nephew and brother. Hands down, without a doubt. He even explained to Lily why it was so devastating.
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Old May 30 2012, 08:47 AM   #9
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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
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Old May 30 2012, 11:13 AM   #10
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Having to tell Lwaxana he loved her
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Old May 30 2012, 11:48 AM   #11
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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.
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Old May 30 2012, 11:55 AM   #12
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being stuck in a turbolift with children
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Old May 30 2012, 01:47 PM   #13
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Star Trek Nemesis.
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Old May 30 2012, 02:04 PM   #14
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Star Trek Nemesis.
To that end, losing Data was really tough.
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Old May 30 2012, 02:28 PM   #15
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I can't decide...
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