Who would prevail in an armed conflict?

Discussion in 'General Trek Discussion' started by QuarkforNagus, Feb 19, 2014.

  1. QuarkforNagus

    QuarkforNagus Lieutenant Red Shirt

    Jun 8, 2013
    A Borg cube or the Death Star?

  2. AverageWriter

    AverageWriter Lieutenant Red Shirt

    Feb 17, 2014
    Tacoma, WA
    The Borg Cube can fire in multiple directions, can achieve transwarp, can adapt to almost any type of incoming energy weapon, and can regenerate when hit.

    The Death Star is a slow-moving ball with a gigantic "Shoot This Here" hole in it that got blown up by a kid from the desert.

    Sorry, gotta go with the Borg on this one. :)
  3. Bry_Sinclair

    Bry_Sinclair Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Sep 28, 2009
    The glorious Shetland Isles!
    Would have to say the Borg as well. With no shields, the Cube could beam drones over and begin assimilating the Death Star from within whilst smaching through TIE fighters and opening fire of the Death Star, the perimeter defences of which would be little more than a scratch to the Cube's shields.
  4. grendelsbayne

    grendelsbayne Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Sep 24, 2013
    The Death Star is a ridiculously oversized and absurdly vulnerable weapon whose only purpose is to blow up planets - large, undefended, slow moving targets. It wouldn't stand a chance in a serious fight against any well defended, well armed ship, let alone the Borg. Maybe one of the supersized Star Destroyers could fare better - but still, shields and maneuverability are a major advantage.
  5. Vandervecken

    Vandervecken Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    May 1, 2012
    How about Borg cube vs Vorlon planet destroyer?
  6. Kirby

    Kirby Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Mar 16, 2003
    Alt: 5280
    Well, with the Death Star there is the matter of the small thermal exhaust port right below the main port. I guess it depends on how good the Borg are at bullseyeing Whomp Rats.
  7. Jedi_Master

    Jedi_Master Admiral Admiral

    May 25, 2011
    Or how many T-16's they have.

    The Death Star I superlaser was unable to hit a target the size of a Borg Cube, so the Cube would have forever and a day to take it apart.
  8. King Daniel Beyond

    King Daniel Beyond Admiral Admiral

    Nov 5, 2008
    King Daniel Beyond
    The Borg would adapt eventually, but they'd never survive the first hit from the Death Star.

    Multiple cubes? The Borg.
  9. The Wormhole

    The Wormhole Admiral Admiral

    Jul 23, 2001
    Depends. Which one is Batman with? Does he have time to prepare?
  10. Mr. Laser Beam

    Mr. Laser Beam Fleet Admiral Admiral

    May 10, 2005
    The visitor's bullpen
    The Borg could beam over drones and shut down the Death Star's superlaser before it could ever fire.
  11. PhoenixClass

    PhoenixClass Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

    Aug 16, 2013
    He's always prepared.
  12. Jono

    Jono Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Dec 22, 2001
    The Borg can beam over and assimilate the crew. Though, if they did and got a Stormtrooper they would no longer be able to hit anyone with weapons fire or probably even their assimilation tubes, leading to a ever ending corridor fight with no one getting killed.

    In the end the only way to break the deadlock would be the first side to deploy the ultimate fighters in the galaxy: Ewoks.
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  13. T'Girl

    T'Girl Vice Admiral Admiral

    Aug 20, 2009
    It would be hard for the Borg drones to adapt to the weapons of the Stormtroopers, given that the Stormtroopers would likely keep missing the Borg drones.

  14. vulcan redshirt

    vulcan redshirt Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

    Jun 22, 2013
    If there were a fleet of Star Destroyers to keep the Borg busy, then it may be possible for the Death Star to get its superlaser up and running in time to destroy a lone Borg cube, assuming the DS is facing roughly the right way at the beginning of combat. Otherwise, given shields and transporters, the Borg would win every time because they could simply transport over to the DS reactor and blow it.

    That's the problem with ST v SW, although SW weaponry seems more powerful, and the manpower is considerably higher, Trek Tech such as shields and transporters makes it like comparing chalk and cheese. On this basis, SW, B5, Andromeda and Farscape may be considered comparible (for a slug-fest), and Trek can only really be compared with Stargate.
  15. DonIago

    DonIago Vice Admiral Admiral

    Mar 22, 2001
    Burlington, VT, USA
    Chuck Norris wins. Obviously.
  16. BillJ

    BillJ Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Wouldn't they just scan it then approach from another direction?
  17. MacLeod

    MacLeod Admiral Admiral

    Mar 8, 2001
    Great Britain
    I'm going to go with the Death Star on this one if we are talking ship to ship combat only(On one provision) .. After all it usually takes the Borg at least one or two shots for them to adapt. So if the Death Star is able to hit A Borg cube it would destroy iy in one go.
  18. bbjeg

    bbjeg Admiral Admiral

    May 24, 2013
    Right here buddy.
    ^If they're able to hit it.

    The Borg would win, they're just too fast for them. Plus, if an X-wing can fly by and shoot a torpedo to the deathstar's core, the Borg could teleport a drone somewhere along that path. It'll get aboard and it's all over for the deathstar. The Borg against the force though, the force wins.

    Borg: You will be assimilated. We will add your biological and technological distinctiveness to our own.
    Vader: Don't be too proud of this technological terror you constructed. The ability to assimilate life is insignificant next to the power of the force.
    Borg: Resistance is...
    Vader: Your lack of faith is disturbing.
  19. JirinPanthosa

    JirinPanthosa Vice Admiral Admiral

    Nov 20, 2012
    It's true a single shot from the death star would destroy a borg cube, but would they hit? That laser didn't look like it could be aimed without just rotating the entire station.

    It'd take a long time for the Borg to be able to assimilate the Death Star because it's just so damn huge, but if the goal was to destroy it: "SCANNING. SMALL EXHAUST PORT DETECTED. FIRING WEAPONS DIRECTLY AT EXHAUST PORT".
  20. TheGoodStuff

    TheGoodStuff Captain Captain

    Sep 9, 2013
    Neither. It is a draw.

    Why? The Borg scan it and realize how silly it is [and not useful to them] thus deeming it unworthy of assimilation.

    [If a kid with a glow stick fails to destroy it, and it continues to cause trouble....they may send a few spheres after it if they have the time. :lol:]