Worst experience of Picard's life

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  1. Gul Bones

    Gul Bones Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

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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.
     
  2. sbk1234

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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.
     
  3. The_Baron

    The_Baron Commander Red Shirt

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    That time he stubbed his toe on the ready room desk.
     
  4. Ethros

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    Don't know, but it probably looked like this:

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  5. Leroy

    Leroy Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Receiving a superior ship is hardly a burden.
     
  6. RandyS

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    It is when he receives an inferior ship as a replacement for a superior ship.:bolian:
     
  7. naverhtrad

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    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.
     
  8. Infern0

    Infern0 Captain Captain

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    When Kirk died
     
  9. Mr_Homn

    Mr_Homn Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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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
     
  10. The Librarian

    The Librarian Commodore Commodore

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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?
     
  11. horatio83

    horatio83 Commodore Commodore

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    Picard's brother lived in an old house and was not too fond of technology.
     
  12. BillJ

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    They don't have building codes in the 24th century?

    Seems silly to object to technology that is more effective and less intrusive in providing a safe environment.
     
  13. horatio83

    horatio83 Commodore Commodore

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    He is a Frenchman and not a pragmatically thinking Anglo-Saxon . ;)

    Seriously, it looks like a timberframe house. Over here they burn far more often than ordinary houses.

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  14. Avon

    Avon Commodore Commodore

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    when he shat himself during the episode deja q
     
  15. Anwar

    Anwar Vice Admiral Admiral

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    I thought Robert and his son died in a barn fire, not the house burning.
     
  16. BillJ

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    You may be right.
     
  17. R. Star

    R. Star Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Learning he was really Wesley's father. :P
     
  18. Agent Richard07

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    My first thought was... The time he had to spend several decades living another life due to that probe.
     
  19. R. Star

    R. Star Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    How is that a traumatic experience? Certainly he had a hard time adjusting to a completely new and foreign life, but once he accepted it, he seemed to be quite happy and content.
     
  20. Leviathan

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    You've all got it wrong.

    It's having to eat the replicated caviar. The replicator never did it justice after all.

    ...hey, the man *is* French.