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I recently laid paws on the Borg Fan Collective DVD set and well been watching that. While watching I wonder what the Borg might be like if they'd taken a different route. I'll write up a lil codex entry for this rendition of the Borg and then info on the individual here. Oh and the two outfits to the right are his more Professional Outfit and some Armor I whipped up.

The Borg are a humanoid race hailing from the Delta Quadrant. The specifics of their origin are not widely known and have become lost even to the Collective itself. Upon first glance one might notice irregular features under their skin. This is the visible indication of the Borg's extensive sub-dermal cybernetics. Beneath their skin is an intracate network of cybernetic implants and augmentation. Even their blood which carries swarms of nanites that repair, maintain, and construct new implants. Beyond this the Borg have also genetically augmented themselves as well taking in the best traits of the species they have encountered. They heal rapidly, are stronger, smarter and have generally better senses then most. All of these traits further augmented by their cybernetics. As far as reproduction the Borg are no longer body breeders and indeed possess no gender. All Borg produce a reproductive cell which is capable of bonding with any other and bonding cross species. These cells are introduced into a Growth chamber and an offspring is grown to an infant state, then birthed to be raised by it's parents. Borg Offspring typically take about as long as human ones to mature. Education wise each child incrementally learns and gains more knowledge from the Collective as the child matures. This rate of learning rapidly accelerates once the child reaches an age at which it can ask questions. Virtually any question the child can ask the Borg can answer though even they at times must answer "We don't know." Culturally the Borg are unique in that they possess no government as we would understand. While each Borg maintains it's own identity, sense of self, and personality it is also a part of the Borg Collective Consciousness. Members have described it as analogous to a many voices singing the same song while beneath that the same voice carry out many different conversations. This allows every Borg to participate in decision making directly. Only when every Borg is in agreement will the matter be settled and the corresponding action taken. Because of their cybernetic and genetically augmented nature this can be achieved in seconds in most cases. The Borg are quick to adapt to a given situation rapidly switching tactics depending on those they come into contact with. This adaptive nature has seen the Borg as mediators and some of the best scholars one could imagine. Borg can be found in all sorts of professions. From Astrophysicist, to artist, who legal bounty hunter. Beyond this the Borg take to heard a motto expressed by humanity. Their long term goal is to become "Optimized Life" To this end they search out the galaxy and explore making contact with new species from which they learn and procure genetic sampling. Often times this occurs in the form of trade. The Borg providing a service for the race in question.

Name: Jola Juntruse.
Gender: Neutral
Age: 23
Species: Borg
Profession: Ambassadorial Sub-adjunct to Earth
Training: XenoBiology, XenoAnthropology, Transwarp Theory, Hand to Hand Combat First class, Various ranged weapons.
Bio: Jola is a competent and kind individual working at the Borg Embassy on Earth. After two years he's become fairly well versed with humans and has taken quite an interest in their culture and history as well as less well known aspects of it. Of particular fascination to him was a subculture that exhibited a desire to return to childhood and or infancy for recreation. Jola joined a local group and has the distinction of being the first and thus far only Borg member.

Well hope you guys liked the pic and the lil info dump. ^^

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Published: 5 years, 9 months ago
Rating: General

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5 years, 9 months ago
Woah that almost looks kind of creepy looool .,. weird =o
5 years, 9 months ago
Thanks. I figured it'd look kinda creepy and weird but it's not the death worn over with tubes everywhere that your typical Borg Drone is. ^^
5 years, 9 months ago
This paints a very rosy pic of borg culture,a very rosy pic indeed. Star Trek views the Borg as a horror, a cancer from the Delta Quadrant, too far off for even warp drive to feasibly get to & back.In the finale of Voyager, Captain Janeway must go back in time to work with herself on destroying the threat of the Borg once and for all ,before they use their TRANSwarp subspace tunnels to effect total subjugation ,assimutilation (yes assiMUTILATION !) of the galaxy and possibly, metastize to other galaxies.

My ruvians may have this hive-mind structure, but it doesn't play well in my tales, and I have done nothing of them in 17 years or more. I've concentrated on a huge fan-fic.
5 years, 9 months ago
Thanks. Yeah these guys are sort of an idealized version of what the Borg could have been had things gone differently. They certainly have a lot of cool aspects to them that made them quite memorable.

Oh but for the Record the Borg had that Transwarp Hub for a while. It wasn't as though the Alpha quadrant was in immediate danger at the time. Admiral Janeway originally never intended for Voyager to destroy the hub but just to use it to get home. It was only younger Captain Janeway's insistence that changed that. I think the only reason the Federation wasn't assimilated before hand is it seems the Borg are not so quick to change tactics despite being adaptable in other ways. If the collective had sent a fleet of cubes in the First Contact film there would have been no stopping them but we've never seen the Collective use such Swarm tactics.

But Yeah what they do to people is indeed a Mutilation. Quite horrifying. That said I found the Borg a lil more intimidating though before the Queen was introduced. Not to say she doesn't make sense or isn't interesting in her own right but there's just something about a face less mass of monotone voices speaking at once that a single leader just can't match.
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