Poll Who Would Win?

Discussion in 'General Trek Discussion' started by Bry_Sinclair, Dec 28, 2017.


Borg vs. Dominion?

  1. Borg

  2. Dominion

  1. Kor

    Kor Admiral Admiral

    Jul 31, 2001
    Dahar Master final exams
    I would have loved a scene where Odo resigns and turns in his communicator, and then once he walks out of the room, it turns into an oozing puddle in Kira or Sisko's hand.

  2. STEPhon IT

    STEPhon IT Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Jan 27, 2010
    Sunny California
    It all depends on the writer at the time. A DS9 writer or fan will say the Dominion, and TNG/VOY fans turning pro will make the Borg the top dog, but both departments at times made these villains such galactic threats when the good guys defeated them it felt bland and out of character to what was depicted.
  3. Serveaux

    Serveaux The Wind Premium Member

    Dec 30, 2013
    Satellite of Love
    Banks and munitions dealers.
  4. JesterFace

    JesterFace Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Jun 1, 2014
    Suomi Finland
    Changelings can be anything, but I guess they must know, for example, how a communicator works before turning into a working communicator. Just transmorphing into something that looks like a communicator doesn't mean it'll work?

    If a changeling who has never seen a microwave tries to become one, I bet you couldn't warm food in it if the changeling doesn't know how microwave ovens work. Sure the changeling could use some other way in this case, but becoming technological equipment, they must know how they work first?
  5. Bad Thoughts

    Bad Thoughts Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Jun 19, 2013
    Bad Thoughts
    In context, he was describing how deep the abilities of changelings could go, not that he was wearing a communicator or not--nor whether he has the ability to imitate its functions or not.
  6. Silvercrest

    Silvercrest Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Oct 4, 2003
    Vacuum cleaner.
  7. JirinPanthosa

    JirinPanthosa Vice Admiral Admiral

    Nov 20, 2012
    Easy choice is Borg but let's think this through. The founders had so many plants in Starfleet there's no way they ignored Borg intel. The Founders have probably been prepping for the Borg for years. They likely stole all Borg intel Starfleet has and Starfleet would likely take their side and voluntarily hand over the intel from Voyager. I give them a shot.
  8. Nerys Myk

    Nerys Myk Rocky Racoon Premium Member

    Nov 4, 2001
    Somewhere in the black mountain hills of Dakota
    Are the Founders' biological and technological distinctiveness of interest to the Borg?
  9. at Quark's

    at Quark's Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Dec 15, 2012
    In an all-out war? Borg, without a doubt (well, in their more competent earlier depictions). The Dominion wields many resources, but the Borg are at least a tier higher up (possibly more) in that department. And they seem also technologically more advanced.

    If it really comes down to it, the Borg don't need to assimilate Dominion members- they could just as wel simply destroy everything in sight. If the Borg are the least bit clever though and know about general changeling capabilities, they'd assimilate just a few high-ranking Vorta, and that should give them a lot more information about the Founders than the Federation ever had, including some of their vulnerabilities and ways to detect them. I don't think a changeling could morph into a drone and not be detected, as he/she still wouldn't be truly connected to the hive mind.
  10. USS Excelsior

    USS Excelsior Commodore Commodore

    Jun 16, 2004
    Alpha Quadrant
    A novelverse shapeshifter contracted to squash all the nanoprobes into a condense ball and then ejected it.
  11. Amaris

    Amaris Abiding Eos Premium Member

    Dec 25, 2002
    United States
    The Borg would destroy the Dominion.
  12. JirinPanthosa

    JirinPanthosa Vice Admiral Admiral

    Nov 20, 2012
    I think whichever side had the initiative would win, actually. If the Dominion is not prepped, the Borg win. If they are prepped and have time to prepare and attack first, I think they'd have the ingenuity to pull it off. Or at the very least, they'd throw all the solids they control at them on kamikaze runs and escape somewhere to start anew.
  13. Tim Thomason

    Tim Thomason Commodore Commodore

    May 27, 2009
    Daniels' Illinois
    Yes and yes, in my opinion.
  14. King Daniel Beyond

    King Daniel Beyond Admiral Admiral

    Nov 5, 2008
    A type 13 planet in its final stage
    Nonsensical as it is, in Star Trek's world, shapeshifting is something that can be taught (see: "Whom Gods Destroy"). If the Borg learned this technique they'd become utterly unstoppable.