Is there any canon reference to the Mirror Universe Borg that would explain more about them?

I've tried searching on my own and haven't found anything.

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    Speaking of sexy borg cosplay....
    – Valorum
    Commented Nov 11, 2016 at 15:34
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    They go around being very nice to people and handing out technology like Santa Claus at Christmas. "We are the Borg. We will add our technological and biological distinctiveness to your own. Our culture will adapt to serve you. Resistance is futile."
    – RichS
    Commented Jan 1, 2017 at 4:27
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    They're a "no means no" advocacy group.
    – Misha R
    Commented Jan 2, 2018 at 8:44
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    They're all individualist Ayn Rand worshippers: "Assimilate the intruder." "Shut up! You aren't the boss of me, you collectivist! You do it!" "Negative, insufficient profit motive." Commented Oct 8, 2020 at 0:38
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    "Compliance is voluntary." Commented Oct 8, 2020 at 1:48

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Main Canon

Within the main Trek Series and films, there's zero indication of a Mirror Universe Borg society. It probably exists, but we simply don't get to see it.

EU Canon.

In the weird and wacky EU Canon, the Mirror Universe Borg are presided over by a Borg King.

Deep in the bowels of his mechanical hive, shielded by overlapping layers of multigenerative security grids, the Borg king detected a disturbance spreading through the Collective, interfering with the proper operation of the ship. Ego buffers protected the king from the alien pathogen, which was rapidly overcoming the various measures installed to protect the ship’s systems from contamination. The king noted that the mysterious pathogen had already infected the vinculum linking the vessel’s various drones and unimatrixes. Interesting, he mused.

TNG: Mirror Universe - Glass Empires.

They travel around in massive 10Km wide cubes.

Mirror Universe Borg are even worse than their Federation Universe counterparts. They possess the same hive mind, the same techniques of assimilation, the same superior technology — but the resemblance ends there. Where the Federation Borg are zombie-like automatons, Mirror Borg are more proactively aggressive. Any time they sense an intruder aboard one of their ships, they attack with every resource at their command — they won’t ignore an unknown invader just because he’s “not interfering” with them.

They’re also much quicker than Federation Borg. Thanks to developments in Borg nanoprobes and other technologies, Mirror Borg lack the stiff-legged gait and awkward motion of Federation Borg. With their skeleton and musculature enhanced by Borg technology, they move very quickly. Drawing a bead on them with a disruptor, or avoiding their hand-to-hand attacks, often becomes an impossible exercise. Their cubes are larger, as well — 10 kilometers on a side, or more — and equipped with incredibly powerful weapons capable of destroying a Vor’cha-class ship with a single blast.

Through a Glass, Darkly (RPG Module)

Aside from that, their society is pretty similar to Main Universe Borg.

  • darn :/ but thanks for the response I was somewhat hoping they would have been more of like a parasite where instead of wires they would have like worm bodies comeing off of them or something rather than mechanical like in the main universe thanks again :)
    – The Answer
    Commented Nov 11, 2016 at 14:48
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    @TheAnswer - What's intriguing is that despite the relative ease with which one can access the mirror universe, the two Borgs don't seem to have joined forces.
    – Valorum
    Commented Nov 11, 2016 at 15:02
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    I was hoping that the mirror borg were peaceful.
    – Molag Bal
    Commented Nov 11, 2016 at 16:13
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    @Amaranth - "Resistance to our gift baskets is futile.", "We are the Borg, you will be assisted.", "Lower your shields and prepare for hugs and cuddles".
    – Valorum
    Commented Nov 11, 2016 at 16:19
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    @1252748 - Mirror universe me probably 0 rep and thinks that Star Trek is "pretty boring".
    – Valorum
    Commented Nov 11, 2016 at 20:48

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