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By "strength" I mean physical strength, not mental strength, combat strength, or anything else. As a being of forcefields and light, is the EMH stronger than the members of the crew (including Tuvok)? Or is he only about as strong as a typical human being of the same size and build?

Also, can the EMH become stronger through alteration of his program? I would assume so, but how strong? Strong enough to defeat all of Voyager's senior staff (or entire crew) in a Tug-of-War contest?

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    Since his strength (within sickbay) is merely a function of the maximum strength of the room's forcefield emitters, I suspect the answer to your second question is; strong enough to juggle the entire crew one-handed. – Valorum Aug 18 '14 at 22:16
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    How many copycat questions are we going to get before this "how strong is ____?" fad dies out? – Izkata Aug 18 '14 at 23:07
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    @DVK It's the most recent one (admittedly by different users). I'm just annoyed at these questions that are, conceptually, copy/paste and change the character.. – Izkata Aug 19 '14 at 1:06
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    @Izkata - given that they are from widely different universes and produce whildly different answers due to that, I STILL don't see what the issue is? – DVK-on-Ahch-To Aug 19 '14 at 1:09
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    @T-1000 could you also accept answers? or are all the answers to your questions not satisfactory in some way? – calccrypto Aug 19 '14 at 1:16
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In the third season episode "Darkling", the Doctor's program was infested by new behavioral subroutines. He was strong enough to grab a full-grown man and with one arm hold that man immobile for several seconds while the man's hand was being burned over a raging fire. This is much stronger than any single human of similar build. Tangling with the Doctor is more like being grabbed by a chimp or maybe an industrial robot. Given that the Doctor might be called upon to restrain convulsing humanoids such as Klingons and Vulcans who are known to have much greater than human strength, it makes sense that he could exert a large amount of force if warranted.

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    not exactly alien intelligence... more of an unexpected reaction between personality subroutines – calccrypto Aug 19 '14 at 11:52
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    It's worth noting that this is more to do with the strength of his mobile emitter than any sort of inherent strength of his programming (I propose). Then his strength on-board Voyager when using the integrated emitters would be an entirely different answer. – Lightness Races in Orbit Aug 19 '14 at 16:44

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