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View Poll Results: Toughest Star Trek Species
Tin Man 0 0%
The Douwd 6 18.75%
The Kelvan 0 0%
The Prophets/Wormhole Aliens 4 12.50%
The Pah-wraiths 0 0%
Species 8472 4 12.50%
The Borg 1 3.13%
The Hirogen 2 6.25%
Remans 1 3.13%
Caretakers 0 0%
Founders 5 15.63%
Humans 9 28.13%
Voters: 32. You may not vote on this poll

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Old October 7 2013, 01:33 PM   #1
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Toughest Star Trek Species

A poll generated from:
http://www.trekbbs.com/showthread.php?t=215668

Who is the toughest Star Trek species?

The Metron, the Trelane, and the Q are left out for obvious reasons.

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Old October 7 2013, 01:46 PM   #2
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Toughest in what regard?
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Old October 7 2013, 02:17 PM   #3
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^In an all out confrontation, without alliances, who would come out on top.
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Old October 7 2013, 02:24 PM   #4
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^In a war or person-to-person confrontation?
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Old October 7 2013, 02:35 PM   #5
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^A war between species.
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Old October 7 2013, 02:56 PM   #6
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Re: Toughest Star Trek Species

I voted Hirogen...in complete disregard for the rules of this poll.

You see, the word 'toughest' to me doesn't imply 'who would win a war', it suggests who would possess the physical and mental toughness to prevail.

Too many of the races mentioned are only formidable due to their tricks. The Founders are shape shifters [I see no real evidence of 'toughness' from them], the Doud...we know very little about, what we do know is they are reclusive explorers. [not 'tough'] The Borg are bad-ass due to their technology and fact that most of them are mindless drones.

The Prophets are god-like and frequently stand-offish.

So I vote the Hirogen. Who are frequently up for a fight, will relish it and have the physical and metal stature to continue it.
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Old October 7 2013, 03:15 PM   #7
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Re: Toughest Star Trek Species

Whichever one the writers need to be stronger.
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Old October 7 2013, 03:27 PM   #8
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^That doesn't count.
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Old October 7 2013, 04:01 PM   #9
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Humans. The power of the plot prevails.
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Old October 7 2013, 04:08 PM   #10
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You missed out Jem Hadar, that's who I would've voted.
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Old October 7 2013, 04:25 PM   #11
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ArcherNX01 wrote: View Post
You missed out Jem Hadar, that's who I would've voted.
I counted them as part of the Founder's technology.
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Old October 7 2013, 04:28 PM   #12
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^What I was going to say.
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Old October 7 2013, 04:35 PM   #13
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Re: Toughest Star Trek Species

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^That doesn't count.
It kinda does, considering that they're the creators and custodians of this universe.

I mean, it should be noted that every species or race on this list were fundamentally affected by humans in some form or shape, when in reality humanity would have been wiped out several times over, from invasion to plague to a mere finger snap. In the grand scheme of things, species' power levels are inconsistent across the board, and are written only to serve the plot and the goals of the writers (8472, for example).
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Old October 7 2013, 07:45 PM   #14
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Sorry, first thing I could think of was 'depends on how long you cook them for'.
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Old October 7 2013, 10:16 PM   #15
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My initial reaction would have been the Douwd, since the one depicted seemed within the realm of Q-level power, but didn't seen omniscient like Q seem.

The Prophets also have Q-level ability, but seem to be able to manipulate time and space at least in a limited area (including sealing themselves off from the Alpha Quadrant and residing in the Worm hole), and there are more of them than the single Douwd that was encountered, so I would have to give it to them over the Douwd.
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