Sci-Fi Baddies Speculation: Replicators vs The Borg. Who would win?

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  1. carrrnuttt Registered

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    I got the idea for this thread from this post that I made in the Stargate thread.

    I just thought it would be an epic scenario, these two technological baddies duking it out. Being a fan of both series, I just wanted to know what everyone else thinks.
     
  2. The Apocalypse Registered

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    The Cylons =)
     
  3. Warhammer Half Monk, Half Hitman

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    ^When I saw this thread, I so saw the Cylons coming. For real, though, my Trekkie bias makes me say Borg.
     
  4. Lord Doom the hero Hype! deserves

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    The Borg, dude. They are the Borg. Resistance is futile. Prepare to be assimilated.
     
  5. TheCorpulent1 SHAZAM!

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    I'd go with the Borg as well. Based on what we've seen in the Stargate series (especially Atlantis), the Replicators are really easy to manipulate once you can get at their base code. The Borg assimilate everything and basically reprogram it. See where I'm going with this?
     
  6. carrrnuttt Registered

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    Eh. I DO see your point, but as a baddie, I think the Replicators have been totally underportrayed in the show. Don't forget, they damned near destroyed the Asgards, who can be argued, are more technologically-advanced than even the Federation. They even actually destroyed most of the Ancients, who were definitely more tech-advanced.

    I think the writers just had to find a way to beat a basically unbeatable foe. The way they did it is with the unorthodox methods humans employ (by necessity, considering we didn't have half the toys the Asgards and the Ancients had). The more head-on methods the other races employed didn't work.

    This is where I think the Replicators have been totally held back on what they can potentially be. Considering that even the most complicated viruses can be mostly stopped by a free anti-virus program, I find it underwhelming that a human hack can be so easily spread between trillions of separate entities (each replicator block). Even then, the Atlantis team has the advantage of having the knowledge of the creators of the Replicators at their disposal. Kinda like having access to the MS Vista developers' notes and codes, to create a hack.

    We can safely assume that the Borg will employ head-on tactics to subdue the Replicators. While the Borg is busy attempting to reprogram the Replicators, the Replicators are slowly eating away at their ship and bodies, making new Replicators out of them.

    I think one of the Borg's greatest weaknesses in this fight is that they have organic parts that can die.

    Another thing is, they have made the Replicators basically stupid and overconfident on the show. Now, think about this. The Borg might have their Queen, but now the Replicators have Dr. Weir.

    Don't get me wrong. I don't think it's a slam dunk for the Replicators at all. I just think it's a lot closer than you think.

    PS: The Replicators' ships are faster. :cwink:
     
  7. TheCorpulent1 SHAZAM!

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    I suppose. By the same token, the Asgard and Ancients had relatively small populations compared to the Replicators. The Borg--if we're talking about all of the Borg--have tons of drones. All they need is for one to get in contact with some Replicator drones long enough to reprogram them. Plus, the Borg can adapt to attacks; who's to say they wouldn't just adapt to the Replicators' attempts to assimilate them?
     
  8. Superfreak Gramaton Cleric

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    the scales are different too... the sheer number of replicators would overrun the borg. Remember that replicators plague a number of galaxies... the borg have what, a 1/4 of one galaxy.

    moreover,,, even though the borg assimilate technology, the replicators do also... they'd pretty much cancel each other out. As borg would begin assimilating replicators (if they even can), the replicators would be doing the same... as well as eating everything the borg throw at them.

    it's like comparing star wars and trek. the Scales just don't allow for trek to win. 1 star destroyer is like the 50 times the size of anything we've seen on trek. Likewise in comparison to the replicators.
     
  9. TheCorpulent1 SHAZAM!

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    Hmm, that's true. I forgot that everything in Star Trek is contained in one galaxy, and the Borg haven't even been able to get past the pissant little races there. The Replicators pretty much overran the entire Asgard galaxy.

    Yeah, I'm gonna change my vote to the Replicators.
     
  10. Lord Doom the hero Hype! deserves

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    Yeah, I forgot about that, too. Hmm... :boba:
     
  11. redmarvel Red, White and Buxom

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    So where do the Dahleks fit in this matchup?
     
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    Replicators don't need organic components to replicate, they would make their way through the Borg. I mean those Borg cubes would probably look pretty tasty to the replicators. But yeah, it's apples and oranges.
     
  13. Max Shrek Registered

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    Easy. The Cybermen.

    :p
     
  14. Lord Doom the hero Hype! deserves

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    EX-TER-MINATE!!!:cmad:
     
  15. Max Shrek Registered

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    Oh, well, the Daleks would annihilate all of them; I'm just saying Cybermen could beat the rest. I imagine the Borg, Replicators, Cybermen and Cylons all together ready to battle and you see a flash of green light kill each and every one of them. From the smoke, you see a blue light and see something glide its way out. That ol' pepperpot, while flashing its lights, "THE ENE-MIES OF THE DAL-EKS HAVE BEEN EX-TER-MINATED." Just one, being bad-ass...:D
     
  16. TheCorpulent1 SHAZAM!

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    The Daleks kind of suck, if the current Doctor Who series is any indication. I know they're supposed to be the biggest badasses in the universe, but they've been portrayed kind of crappy in the show. They started out all right and just kind of got worse and worse.
     
  17. Lord Doom the hero Hype! deserves

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    Yeah, that's why I don't watch it much anymore. The acting's good, though.
     
  18. GhostPoet Registered

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    I'm gonna have to side with the Replicators on this one. If they managed to take out even one of the Borg ships, they would consume all the tech that the Borg use...making them extremely vulnerable. Borg can adapt...but I doubt they would adapt faster than Replicators.
     

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