Comparing the regular Borg to Lore's Rogue Borg

Discussion in 'The Next Generation' started by The Overlord, Oct 28, 2011.

  1. Anwar

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    The one Queen is supposedly powerful enough to control a Collective made up of billions, if not trillions, of reluctantly assimilated individuals?

    I'd say it's easier to believe that most Borg AREN'T assimilated and the Collective is made up of the "born Borg" types who just want to be Borg or don't know what it's like to not be Borg and thus "drown out" the interference of the assimilated ones.
     
  2. Tiberius

    Tiberius Commodore Commodore

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    I always see the Queen as the mind made of all those "billions, if not trillions, of reluctantly assimilated individuals" working together, much as our minds are made up of all those billions, if not trillions, of brain cells working together.
     
  3. Anwar

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    If so, then her personality would reflect the majority of the Borg. And if the majority were reluctantly assimilated folks who didn't like the Borg, then the Borg should've stopped being a hostile force a long time ago.

    It's just an example of writers being too afraid to really examine the Hive Mind so they can maintain the Borg as stock villains.
     
  4. Tiberius

    Tiberius Commodore Commodore

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    Why? Why must the personalities of assimilated people be incorporated into the personality of the Collective?
     
  5. Anwar

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    Because that's what a Hive Mind/Collective Mind is: it's made up of ALL the drones' combined wills and minds.

    If not, then the Borg should not be classified as a Hive Mind/Collective. It should be classified as a sentient viral lifeform.