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Old May 30 2012, 04:50 PM   #16
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Re: Worst experience of Picard's life

I honestly think losing his brother and nephew was the worst. Sure being assimilated and helping kill many people was probably very horrific but he could in a way detach himself from that, place blame on an outside force that made him do things he normally wouldn't do.

But losing your family, the only family you have, and the only chance you'd ever had at anything reflecting a son, that's hard. Especially after they had reconciled their differences.

I don't even think losing Data ranked up there as as hard as losing his family.

I think the loss of his brother brought the reality of his age and his mortality. Even assimilation with the Borg didn't bring that up. I think up until their deaths he lived with some sort of belief that he had more than enough time to do what he wanted.

With their death he realized that perhaps he didn't, that even those who aren't taking risks on a regular basis can die, he realized he didn't have the time he thought he once had.

I think this was reflected too in his experience in the Nexus, having a wife and children. His longing for a family and the realization that he wasn't going to actually have one. That sacrafice and realization I think was perhaps the worst moment for him.
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Old June 11 2012, 06:09 PM   #17
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Re: Worst experience of Picard's life

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being stuck in a turbolift with children
LOL For a man who was always uneasy with children as Picard was that was probably a bad day for him.

But I'd say assimilation, losing his brother and nephew and torture all beat that.
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Old June 11 2012, 06:17 PM   #18
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Losing his hair.

Okay, okay, losing his brother and his hair.

Those were my worst experiences, anyway.
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Old June 12 2012, 05:07 PM   #19
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Losing his hair.
Damn, beat me it.

Let me also add losing the excellent Enterprise-D and being saddled with that stupid replacement E.
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Old June 13 2012, 12:22 AM   #20
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Assimilation, no question.
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Old June 13 2012, 03:28 AM   #21
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Assimilation. The fact that it was brought up time & time again on how it affected him in the TV series then we see all his bottled up emotion explode in that scene in First contact.
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Old June 13 2012, 04:10 AM   #22
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Every incident in Picard's life could be related to in a real world comparisson, except for assimilation. As tragic as they are, we've either known people who - or we ourselves - have gone through family deaths and tragedies. Even torture situations, abuse have been felt by too many. But assimilation seems to go even beyond that. For me, I honestly can't really grasp what it would be like to be forced into that situation. That makes it seem the worst, as far as I'm concerned.
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Old June 15 2012, 12:33 PM   #23
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That time he stubbed his toe on the ready room desk.
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Old June 15 2012, 05:30 PM   #24
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Don't know, but it probably looked like this:

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Old June 15 2012, 05:44 PM   #25
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RandyS wrote:
Let me also add losing the excellent Enterprise-D and being saddled with that stupid replacement E.
Receiving a superior ship is hardly a burden.
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Old June 16 2012, 04:41 PM   #26
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RandyS wrote:
Let me also add losing the excellent Enterprise-D and being saddled with that stupid replacement E.
Receiving a superior ship is hardly a burden.
It is when he receives an inferior ship as a replacement for a superior ship.
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Old June 16 2012, 05:49 PM   #27
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PamalaLauren wrote:
I honestly think losing his brother and nephew was the worst. Sure being assimilated and helping kill many people was probably very horrific but he could in a way detach himself from that, place blame on an outside force that made him do things he normally wouldn't do.

But losing your family, the only family you have, and the only chance you'd ever had at anything reflecting a son, that's hard. Especially after they had reconciled their differences.
Certainly losing Robert and Rene was a tremendous blow to him.

The question remains, though about whether or not he blamed himself for the destruction he caused when he was assimilated by the Borg. Being forced to live through ordering the destruction of your own fleet, without being able to do anything about it, would also be pretty traumatic - particularly to someone as devoted to his duty and to Starfleet as Picard. Even if he wasn't responsible for what happened, the Borg still struck him where he was most vulnerable.

I'm tempted to call it a toss-up between assimilation and losing his family.
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Old June 25 2012, 02:47 AM   #28
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When Kirk died
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Old June 25 2012, 11:02 AM   #29
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Torture, Assimilation, Losing his entire family, getting stabbed through the heart (twice), getting relentlessly taunted for his inferiority by a superior being (Q) for years and years, putting up with wesley... and all through it he manages to keep a pretty good outlook on life.

Gotta love the guy
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Old June 25 2012, 03:33 PM   #30
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Loosing his family to something as silly as a housefire definitely has to suck. Seriously, it's the twenty-fourth century. They don't have smoke alarms that'll call rescue services automatically? Or was this a space fire that jammed communications and transporters?
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