|Average Male Height:||157 cm (5 ft. 2 in.) to 218 cm (7 ft. 2 in.)|
|Average Male Weight:||45.4 kg (100 lb.) to 127 kg (280 lb.)|
|Average Female Height:||157 cm (5 ft. 2 in.) to 218 cm (7 ft. 2 in.)|
|Average Female Weight:||45.4 kg (100 lb.) to 127 kg (280 lb.)|
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The Borg are a pseudo-race of cybernetic beings, or cyborgs, from the Delta Quadrant. No truly single individual exists within the Borg Contingency, as they were linked into a hive mind. Their ultimate goal is the annihilation of those who would dare destroy the Borg Collective, before returning to the Delta Quadrant to propagate a new Borg paradigm. As a result, they are among the most dangerous, most feared races in the galaxy.
Culture and Physiology
See Borg Collective.
In late 2399, a Borg presence was found on what was believed to be a rogue planet by the crew of the USS Artemis. The rogue planet was actually a gargantuan vessel dubbed the "Megasphere" which contained potentially millions of Drones and construction facilities for Borg vessels. At the conclusion of the Attack on the Borg Megasphere, it became known that these Borg were not truly of the Collective, but of the Borg Contingency, a distinct and secret part of the Collective designed to activate in the event the Collective was destroyed and seek revenge on the Collective's destroyers before returning to Borg space and starting afresh.
It was discovered by the Pathfinder Project in 2401 that, upon the Contingency's escape after the battle, they arrived in the Delta Quadrant to find that the Borg Collective was undergoing a civil war. It is currently unknown how the war has progressed given the addition of the Contingency making a third side in the conflict, but given the power they wield it is sure to be a bloody and destructive conflict.
Borg vessels were highly decentralized, with no discrete bridge, living quarters, or engineering section. Each ship was collectively operated by its complement of drones, under the general direction of the hive mind. Owing to the Collective's disregard for art, the architecture of Borg ships took the form of basic shapes such as cubes and spheres.
Each Borg spacecraft was equipped with a vinculum to interconnect its crew, which was in turn connected to a central plexus that linked the ship to the Collective. In addition to warp drive, vessels were fitted with transwarp coils that could achieve even greater speed by opening transwarp conduits. When critically damaged or otherwise compromised, a Borg ship would self-destruct to prevent outsiders from studying Borg technology.
Somehow, the Borg Contingency appear to have assimilated a pair of Planet Killers, which were the main weapons of the Megasphere. How this was achieved is unknown, but if the Planet Killer was first designed as a weapon to combat the Borg, it is possible that they were captured and turned against their former masters.