Your head canon

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Voyager' started by Sophie74656, May 11, 2017.

  1. somebuddyx

    somebuddyx Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    • Geordi's mother's ship the Hera was also snatched up by the Caretaker and is also roaming around the Delta Quadrant somewhere. I remember thinking this when Voyager started and then when Timeless had aired my friend said Captain La Forge was going to appear and I was like "Yes, I was right."
    • The Living Witness EMH, living in the 31st/32nd century went back in time and rescued the duplicate Voyager crew moments before they died in Course:Oblivion and brought them back to the future to live with him.
    • Janeway dismantled the Borg transwarp network but some of the corridors still remained. The Romulans had been mucking about with Borg tech using the Romulan star as a power source and accessed the network, which caused the star to begin to nova, but also threatening to send the resulting explosion through transwarp to other exit points along the former network, many of these exit points in local distance to inhabited worlds. So Spock threw some red matter at it instead.
    • Nick Locarno and Tom Paris are cousins. Ever since I saw picture of my niece and my dad's cousins's daughter's kid side by side and they looked identical I can totally buy identical cousins in fiction.
    • In The Flesh says Chakotay resigned in 2368, two years before the Maquis was formed in 2370. If that's true and he and his cell had been fighting the Cardassians for several years it would explain things like B'Elanna's first encounter with the Dreadnought occurring around stardate 47582, or when "Whispers" aired, which is six episodes before "The Maquis" aired.
    • The Native Americans from "Journey's End" were inspired by Chakotay's tribe to head off into deep space and settle a planet way too close to Cardassian space. My gut says they would both be eradicated by the Dominion in 2373, except Chuckles only gets a message telling him that the Maquis were wiped out, not his home planet too, so I guess not.
    • I think Telek R'Mor's message or at least some knowledge of an encounter with a ship from the future did get out to someone else because Barclay says in "Inside Man" the Romulans were always interested in Voyager. And if you couple this with the fact that the Romulans had already had an encounter with a Starfleet officer from the future, perhaps they'd had a plan to use Voyager to manipulate it. And perhaps it involved T'Rul from DS9 impersonating Seska or something....
     
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  2. Danja

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    Patty Duke beat Trek to it:

     
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  3. Nakita Akita

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    I for real have about 40-50 first cousins on my mom's side.
    But there are two that one was visiting from another state, that I hadn't seen in 15 years or so, she and my other cousin looked so similar, I thought I was being punked.
    It was freaky.
     
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  4. Tim Thomason

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    My head canon is now that one of your uncles couldn't afford to raise twins. Or he and one of his wife's sisters got along very well at a Christmas party this one time.
     
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  5. marlboro

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    My head canon: they never made it back home. Or at least not yet. I still like to think the Voyager family is still having adventures in the Delta Quadrant.

    Oh, and Seven definitely didn't grow up to be bargain-bin Sarah Conner.
     
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  6. Danja

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    She's always been a badass:

    "Remove your hand ... Or I will remove your arm." (Someone to Watch Over Me)
     
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  7. Oddish

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    First, I can't buy into the notion that Harry was an ensign for the rest of his career. It's a great cruel joke, but it's not realistic. We've seen him promoted in multiple alternate realities, after all.

    Upon Voyager's return, its crew evaluations were transmitted to Starfleet, and promotions were handed out wholesale. Naomi got to stand on a box and pin senior lieutenant pips to her mom's collar. Harry got a second gold pip as well, and Tom took him to the real Sandrine's, where they had a promotion party and both got super drunk. B'Elanna had to retrieve them from the local drunk tank, and gave Tom an earful for it.

    The Maquis crew were pardoned by Starfleet, but they were cautious about assignments. B'Elanna became a Federation liaison to Quo'nos. Tom was assigned to the shuttle design division. He had a very spotty record, but his sheer brilliance and family connections allowed him a moderately successful career, after which he became a holonovelist. Chakotay taught anthropology at Starfleet Academy. His relationship with Seven went nowhere, but since they were no longer in the same line of command, he and Janeway kept in touch and soon began seeing each other.

    Harry rose through the ranks steadily but not spectacularly. As a LCDR, he served on the Enterprise as Captain Worf's operations officer, and was later upped to first officer. Inspired by his commander, he began wearing his own hair long (because I like Garrett Wang's new look).

    I'll have to think about the other characters...
     
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  8. dupersuper

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    My head canon? All of the TV shows and movies plus as many of the comics, novels, video games, plays and Continues/Renegades style fan shows as I can fit in (and believe me, I'll work to fit them in).
     
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  9. Oddish

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    Even "Threshold"?

    Oh, and Tuvok got his mind meld. He was reunited with his family and met his granddaughter for the first time. It was all very sweet in an emotionless Vulcan kind of way.

    The Doctor was spared re-confinement when temporal Prime Directive was invoked, forbidding anyone to reverse engineer his mobile emitter. However, his unexpected emotional growth was of great interest to Starfleet, and he spent lots of time talking to assorted counselors. You can decide for yourself whether said counselors were holographic or not.
     
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  10. dupersuper

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    *shudder* Yes, even that. Maybe there's a novel or short story or comic or some such with a retcon that makes that...make...some sense...?
     
  11. Oddish

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    I admire your commitment to canon integrity, whatever the cost.
     
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  12. Tenacity

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    The final episode was a holodeck adventure of Riker's.
    Ahh, one of Star Trek's little guilty pleasures.
     
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  13. Oddish

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    Regarding some oft forgotten characters: the Equinox survivors, traveling as rank and file crew.

    Upon their return, their original ranks were restored... but they were immediately subjected to court martial for 63 counts of murder, numerous Prime Directive violations, and all the crap they pulled after reuniting with Voyager. They escaped life sentences because of extreme PTSD, but they spent varying amounts of time in the New Zealand penal colony. None of them ever wore the uniform (with or without rank insignia) again.

    Maybe one or more of them wound up busing tables or doing other dead end crap work in the same greasy replimat that Nick Lacarno wound up mopping floors at. Assuming, of course, that the fan theories about Tom Paris actually being Nick Lacarno aren't true...
     
  14. Tenacity

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    With no death penalty, permanent incarceration please. And while I'm at it, the Marque should face prison time too.
     
  15. Oddish

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    Death penalty is not applied by the Federation. And that's your head canon. I was putting up mine. :nyah:
     
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  16. dupersuper

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    It's a guilty somethin'...

    I like to think that Starfleet penal institutions are so much more focused on rehabilitation, as opposed to the near biblical vengeance of current American and some other western systems, that lifetime sentences are exceedingly rare.
     
  17. Oddish

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    Not to mention that the experience of having your ship shot to pieces and half your crew dying around you would mess anyone up and drive them to unspeakable acts. That's why I specifically mentioned extreme PTSD.
     
  18. WarpTenLizard

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    Man I LIVE for headcanon!

    Here are a few of mine. (I've added several of these to TV Tropes or posted them elsewhere over the years, in case some of them sound familiar):
    • B'Elanna knew K'Ehleyr. K'Ehleyr taught B'Elanna to cope with her duel heritage using sarcasm. And K'Eleyr's murder helped fuel B'Elanna's eary cynicysm, and fear that a half-Klingon half-human would never be accepted anywhere.
    • Miral Paris and Alexander hooked up. Miral is 3/4 human and 1/4 Klingon, with a Klingon first name. Alexander is exactly the opposite. Perfect match!
    • Icheb is the father of Sabrina Wildman. She didn't inherit his nose, but she did get his hair. (I thought of this one myself, but others have independently thought of it as well.)
    • B'Elanna's Season 6 perm is her hair's natural state. It looks more Klingon. With 24th Century grooming methods. it's not a stretch that B'Elanna could artificially smooth out her hair, even in the Maquis.
    • Seven was influenced to become a Ranger due to her parents, and the Voyager crew. Her parents effectively flipped Starfleet the bird and ventured out to study the Borg on their own. Seven's mentor Janeway played by her own rules; her first serious relationship was with a former Maquis captain; and most of her comrades on Voyager were rule-breakers and badasses of some sort.
    • During "the Killing Game," Sam and Naomi Wildman were Jews hiding in Neelix's attic. It's only as cliche as everything else in that program.
    • Marla Girmore (of the Equinox) adopted the Borg Baby and named her Amanda. I've read this in to or three unrelated fanfics, and adopted it as my own head-canon. I refuse to believe that only ten people had life-changing journeys on that ship.
    • Chakotay has more tattoos. Not anywhere nasty. But just here and there.
    • Seska is the missing daughter of that Cardassian guy from DS9. I'm too lazy to look up his name. I didn't think of this myself, this is one I read on TV Tropes.
    • Ezri Dax was Seven's counselor after Voyager returned home. Ezri knows something about having a dual identity, and fear of not being accepted.
    • The Orions, Gorn, and Naussicans are subjects of the Klingon Empire. I read once that in Star Trek Online, this becomes the case...but I want to think it's been the case since before TNG started. First off, for all the "empires" we see (Klingon, Romulan, Andorian) we rarely see or hear about their subjects. The galaxy is feeling pretty crowded already, so I'd rather think their subjects are races we've seen before. These three in particular--Orion, Naussican and Gorn--are perfect for the Klingon Empire, because all three are warlike cultures! This could mean that either the Klingons chose to try conquering them for that reason (because what's the glory in conquering a peaceful, weaponless race of hippies?); or they became more warlike due to Klingon influence; or some combination of the above. And it is canon that subject races do have some rights within the Empire, and people from subject races could even end up on the High Council.
    • Ktarian foreheads vary even more than Klingon ones. Naomi Wildman (thankfully) looks nothing like the Ktarian seen on TNG. Since Klingon foreheads ridges vary, I see no reason Ktarian ones can't as well. I also like to head-canon that many of the random lumpy forehead individuals we see in the Alpha Quadrant, whose species isn't named onscreen, are Ktarians.
    • Nick Locarno is Tom's cousin: It would add to the Paris family's disgrace, and Admiral Paris's anger at his son, for Tom being guilty of a similar crime.
    • Kes's time-related powers are a result of "Before and After." It was only after this episode that she ever had precognition, or used her own powers to travel through time. Ocampans don't naturally have these abilities, but can easily acquire them if exposed to the right elements, such as the Krenim tachyons in the original Year of Hell, that the Doctor accidentily awakened. Her interactions with Species 8472 amplified these abilities in Kes, but didn't cause them.
    • Ocampa and Kazon are evolved plants and fungi respectively. Kes doesn't just love plants, she IS a plant, like Zhaan from "Farscape." The Humanoid ancestor race explained in the TNG episode "the Chase" is responsible for why Ocampa and Kazon wound up looking humanoid.
     
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  19. Tenacity

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    Cyrano Jones was facing twenty years in a rehabilitation colony for transporting tribbles, split the different, for 63 counts of murder life in a rehabilitation colony.
     
  20. dupersuper

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    Sorry, this one just doesn't work at all. Illyana looking just like Kira is THE plot point there...

    I chalk that up to "written in the 60s".