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Old September 3 2012, 02:36 AM   #46
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Re: Could there be a Borg King?

Someone mentioned Locutus was the closest there was to a borg king.

Locutus was just there to help assimilate humans though, from what I understood. He was there because he understood humans (as well as starfleet classified info) and he would make the process easier to accomplish.

I got the impression that there might have been other versions of "locutus" (likely with different names fit for other species, seeing as how locutus is latin for speak, as in he is will speak to humans) for other species that the borg might have had difficulty in assimilating/conquering. Maybe that wasn't the intention but that's how I took it.

Anyway, I always hated the idea of an overarching borg queen, but I liked the idea that there would perhaps be different "ambassadors of assimilation" so to speak that the borg would prop up as a way to help them assimilate the tougher or less cooperative targets.

I didn't watch voyager though, and it probably contradicted what i'm saying. Don't ask me how I ended up in this thread, I have no idea.
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Old September 3 2012, 03:04 AM   #47
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Re: Could there be a Borg King?

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I didn't watch voyager though, and it probably contradicted what i'm saying. Don't ask me how I ended up in this thread, I have no idea.
Maybe it was the hope of hamburgers.

I like your idea that they had a variety of Locutus's. This makes more sense to me than Picard being somehow super special.
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Old September 3 2012, 03:54 AM   #48
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Re: Could there be a Borg King?

They mentioned Picard, if not by name, then they were certainly talking about him, when the Borg became so reticent about the intense furious pain which comes from talking to humans, that they offered janeway and friends Seven of Nine as a mouthpiece.

Not Kings or Queens, but condoms.

They save the Borg the headache of conversing with the less than perfect.
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Old September 3 2012, 05:53 AM   #49
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Re: Could there be a Borg King?

Why do they need to talk to humanity anyway?

What is so special about humanity that they need some kind of assimilation aid to assimilate them?
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Old September 3 2012, 07:56 AM   #50
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Re: Could there be a Borg King?

Assimilation is a reward, but frightening.

Have you taken a dog or a cat to a vet?

They panic and they fight.

Even though it's for their own good to get some shots or some thing removed or stitched up, but they're going to fight, because some asshole is coming at them with a needle.

So you dope them.

And deal with the fallout.

It's amazing how quickly an animal can forgive you after you castrate them.

Assimilation is not a punishment, it's a reward for the exceptional.
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Old September 3 2012, 08:19 AM   #51
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Re: Could there be a Borg King?

I started a poll once asking who would choose to be assimilated for a time to experience it. I was shocked, practically no one wanted to try it out.
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Old September 3 2012, 08:50 AM   #52
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Re: Could there be a Borg King?

First Thing the Borg should do if they're not idiots is mass produce your individuality.

So if there's a billion, billion "you" operating autonomously running about driving a billion processors in the collective, which 'you" is going to be returned to your "body" unless a billion lives are going to be integrated into a clot and wedged back into your soul?
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Old September 3 2012, 09:38 AM   #53
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Re: Could there be a Borg King?

I'll take the one that didn't get out much. So my brain doesn't implode.
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Old September 3 2012, 09:58 AM   #54
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Yeah, they'd keep one like that just in case they needed a poster child.
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Old September 3 2012, 10:10 AM   #55
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My Life is So Much Better Since ASSIMILATION!
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Old September 3 2012, 11:31 AM   #56
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Once your skin cleared up?
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Old September 3 2012, 01:31 PM   #57
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Re: Could there be a Borg King?

Take a look at 7.

FLAWLESS. The nanothingies are all the filler and botox you'll ever need.
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Old September 3 2012, 03:42 PM   #58
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Re: Could there be a Borg King?

Speaking of which, I wonder how long Seven's natural life span would be now.
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Old September 3 2012, 03:44 PM   #59
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P.S. I think Amy Farrah Fowler must have a huge girl crush on her.
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Old September 3 2012, 05:46 PM   #60
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Re: Could there be a Borg King?

When I saw this thread I'd imagined seeing an image of a Borg-ifed version of the creepy Burger King mascot. What a relief it's not in here!

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I'm thinking about Burger king.

Synergy and crosspromotion.

Imagne that factory serving cube shaped hamburgers.

The Burger king gets assimilated and turns in the Borger King.

Then in the ads, you have Janeway or Picard (Sisko saying you killed my wife you damn dirty hamburger, is a bit rough.) firing on the hamburger cubes, and the weapons bloke says, phaser fire is ineffective sir, we're just making them more delicious.
Looks like Guy Gardener has been there already!
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