Did Seven of Nine always know there was a Borg Queen? She never mentioned it before, but in Dark Frontier when she was confronted by the Queen she didn't seem surprised at all.

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    How do you know she wasn't surprised? She's not great at expressing emotions, you know... because of the whole growing up as a Borg thing. – Daft Jan 26 '16 at 17:12
  • She still can express emotions also no questions on who and what the queen is – Darren Jan 26 '16 at 17:15
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    @Daft: she didn’t even say “fascinating”. – Paul D. Waite Jan 26 '16 at 17:57


When Seven of Nine was a child (as Annika Hansen), her parents had correctly surmised from first-hand studies of drones that there is a "Queen" in the Borg Collective. They had even told her about it:

ERIN: Three of five, Tertiary adjunct of Unimatrix one.

MAGNUS: I want to keep an eye on this one. Let's tag him. Bring me the subdermal probe, will you?

ANNIKA: Is he special?

MAGNUS: Very special. We think he used to work near the Borg Queen. If he ever goes back there, we'll be able to track him now.

ANNIKA: Does the Queen have a throne?

MAGNUS: Nobody knows.

ERIN: We think she's more like the Queen of an insect colony. She helps coordinate all the other drones.

A little later in the same scene, Magnus says to Erin and Annika:

You two go ahead. I want to read through his cranial transceiver logs, see if he was ever in direct contact with the Queen.

So, Seven of Nine was aware of a Borg Queen even prior to her assimilation.

(These scenes are also from "Dark Frontier".)

  • Is that supposed to say also or all at the end? – Mithical Feb 2 '16 at 9:05
  • @Mithrandir : "also" because the OP's question referred to scenes from this episode. – Praxis Feb 2 '16 at 15:16
  • ah, okay. Thanks. – Mithical Feb 2 '16 at 15:17

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