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Could a Borg assimilate a Changeling?

FiveofSevenTAU01

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Report this Oct. 05 2005, 11:40 pm

True, but it is illogical to even assert that they could assimlate a rock. Besides, I don't think they could.

Vold

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Report this Oct. 05 2005, 11:55 pm

that depends on how you define "assimilate"

if you're still thinking of making it into a Drone, than ofcourse not.

if its about studying the object, than its definately possible. Not that they need to.

FiveofSevenTAU01

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Report this Oct. 06 2005, 12:00 am

In that case, all they would do is simply scan the object. They would not use their assimilation tubules to study the object. Correct?

Vold

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Report this Oct. 06 2005, 12:03 am

Hence I said, "not that they need to"
:)

but the main point is, they "can do it" if they want to.
saying that it can't be done is illogical.

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Report this Oct. 06 2005, 10:22 am

I think they could be assimilated, though getting close enough to assimilate them might be a bit harder, besides, they could transform in to the form of another drone and walk around like part of the gang,  Changlings would be the ultimate infiltrators of the collective, but they aren't invincible.

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Report this Oct. 06 2005, 12:09 pm

The Borg will know the intruder in an instant

in Unimatrix Zero, where Drones are unlinked, the Queen knows who is link or not.
Changelings are definately not linked. So they will be discovered quick. Finding an extra lifeform onboard is 1 hint.

killing a Drone to take its place will warn them too
sedating a Drone will also warn them

but changelings can hide in other ways.
:)

parisalpha2

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Report this Oct. 11 2005, 11:58 am

true, they could be the face board on you monitor

FiveofSevenTAU01

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Report this Oct. 14 2005, 11:13 pm

They could become the deck plating beneath the Borg's feet, like the T-1000 did on T2 Judgment Day, or they could become part of the railing. They could even form themselves around a Borg while he/she was regenerating. Then, all they would have to do would be to pull the tubes out of the Borg's neck and cause him to fall to the floor, unless they wanted to stay part of the Borg and move around unnoticed. And speaking of the tubes, the changeling could become an extra tube on the Borg's body, which I seriously doubt would be noticed. I mean, after all, it's not like another drone is going to go up to the drone that the changeling is a part of and say, "Where did you get that extra tube?"

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Report this Oct. 16 2005, 12:48 am

changing 1 form to another is quite noticable.

especially on ships with Drones practically everywhere. And their sensors are bound to notice something odd.

As for killing a Drone, that would be pointless, as it will alert the rest.

The changeling must be extra careful. Unlike the Federation.
The Borg don't fear them (changelings) like they (Starfleet) do.
So they won't let paranoia ruin themselves like how humans are doing to themselves when faced the same problem.:)

parisalpha2

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Report this Oct. 18 2005, 12:01 pm

I asume you are refering to Paradise Lost when that admiral made red squad desable power on earth, talked the president into declaring marshal law on Earth and putting that admiral incharge and him framing Ben Sisko as a changling.

FiveofSevenTAU01

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Report this Oct. 25 2005, 2:46 am

Yeah. I would say that that would be the one where Admiral Leyton attempted a military coup of Earth's government. Of course, "Paradise Lost" was the second half of a two-part story that began with "Homefront".

parisalpha2

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Report this Oct. 25 2005, 10:14 am

I was still on it.:blush:

FiveofSevenTAU01

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Report this Oct. 25 2005, 7:14 pm

Still on what, Captain Paris?

parisalpha2

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Report this Oct. 25 2005, 7:30 pm

I still got the info right just not complete.

FiveofSevenTAU01

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Report this Oct. 25 2005, 7:53 pm

Understood, Captain Paris. And, yes, the information you stated was correct. Forgive me if I sounded somewhat corrective. It is in my Borg nature to sound like that. However, I meant nothing by it.

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