Species 8472: What were their motives? In Scorpion they seemed to be a bunch a genocidal social Darwinists who believed that strong must destroy the weak, so they had to kill every other living thing in the galaxy. Yet in "In the Flesh" they seem far less aggressive, suddenly their motive is just wanting to be left alone. Doesn't the alliance with the Borg in Scorpion, not make sense if Species 8472 were not as evil they first appeared to be? Doesn't that mean Janeway made a really bad call in scorpion, if Species 8472 was not the greater of two evils?