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Jeri Ryan stated in an interview for the September 1999 issue of Playboy magazine (no, she does not appear nude) that she asked the producers of Voyager if she should pronounce it "few-tile" like other Borg, but she was explicitly instructed to say "few-tul": PLAYBOY: Speaking of the Borg, is resistance "few-tile" or "few-tul"? RYAN: Good question. ...


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Seven of Nine was not assimilated with nine other people. She was assimilated along with her parents, Magnus and Erin Hansen. At some point in the future, she was then assigned to a working group servicing Unimatrix 01. This group contained nine drones, of which she was the seventh, hence her full Borg name "Seven of Nine, Tertiary Adjunct of Unimatrix ...


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Two reasons. First, in Dark Frontier the Borg Queen says she allowed Seven to be "liberated" and the long range intent was to recapture her later and use her and what she had learned. With such a plan, the Queen would have made subtle programming changes to keep Seven from assimilating the Voyager crew and to, instead, observe them. I think this is the ...


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In-universe, both Locutus and Seven were assimilated humans. Its not unreasonable that they may have retained small details of their native accents that are below the level of resolution considered significant by the Collective.


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This is explained soon after she joins the crew. In Season 4, Episode 3 (Day of Honor) Captain Janeway suggests using her human name Annika. However, the only identity she remembers ever using is Seven of Nine, so she has no desire to use her original name. Janeway suggests simply "Seven", which she agrees too. Janeway: Your designation, Seven of Nine, ...


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You're assuming there is a unique identifier for Borg drones. They could very well just have "disposable" identifiers assigned to them when they are awakened to join a group and perform a specific task. Also, Iirc, there's a Voyager episode where Seven needs to coach a human team and she assigns them numbers. When one of them "fails", she just re-numbers ...


34

At the very end of "Scorpion, Part II", shortly after her connection to the collective has been disabled, Seven of Nine is unconscious in sickbay. It's likely that the very first thing The Doctor did was rendered her assimilation tubules unusable. Just because she still had nanoprobes in her bloodstream (besides your mention, they were used in the episode "...


31

Seven of Nine is a civilian, rather than a member of Starfleet. Like the other civilian waifs and strays that the ship picks up on their adventures, she gets to wear whatever the heck she likes. Apparently skin-tight catsuits are her preferred outfit. Where the Maquis are concerned, the situation is slightly different since they were transferring over from ...


31

Seven is not given a Starfleet uniform because she is not Starfleet. She's not given a Starfleet rank because she had no Starfleet training. This is normal. With the exception of the Maquis this is how Voyager handles all other non-Starfleet crew members such as Neelix and Kes. It's also consistent with how other non-Starfleet crew are handled in other ...


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The # of # designations are, as others have pointed out, rank of total on a ship/station and then jumps way out to subdivision of region(unimatrix). This is not sufficient to uniquely identify an individual. Let's get speculative, seeing as the canonical answers aren't satisfactory here. When do Borg use these identifiers? In verbal communications. When do ...


28

Because that is the name she choose for herself and that is who she is. 'Seven of Nine' is more 'her' than 'Annika Hansen' will ever be. The young girl was assimilated and, for all intents and purposes, died, when she became part of the Collective and was turned into Seven of Nine. In the episode Survival Instinct (S06E02), it is clearly shown that Seven ...


26

She wasn't! Your question rests on a faulty premise. It is incorrect to assume that a designation refers to the number of individuals assimilated at the time. Rather, Memory Alpha explains that: A drone's designation typically described its position within a group, e.g. "Third of Five." So, there need not have been nine people present at the time of ...


23

TL;DR: What we are mistaking to be "names" of Borg, are actually "designations". There's a distinct difference in that a "designation" is more like a rank or job title, whereas a "name" - as humans understand them - is a persistent, unique identifier of an individual. A single Borg may have several different designations throughout its lifetime, and it is ...


22

I can find no instance in which the Federation or the Hansens knew what they would be investigating. After a great deal of persuasion, the Federation granted the Hansens the use of the USS Raven, a small long range craft, to aid them in their investigation. As exobiologists one could presume they would be interested in all alien life forms. They happen ...


14

Yes 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, ...


13

Out-of-Universe: that suit was designed to be sexy. Jeri Ryan, the Seven actor, is a professional model. The suit that Paramount chose for her was a breast-enhancing corset suit to make her "borg perfection" obvious. As explained by director Jesús Salvador Trevino: Ryan wore a silver jumpsuit for the first few episodes, which director Jesús Salvador ...


12

Seven of Nine was Seven's designation within the Borg collective. As an assimilated individual has no need for a name within the collective they are given a number relative to their function within the collective. Generally a Borg will refer to itself by just its number; Seven (of Nine) for Seven, Three (of Five) for Hugh, One (of One) for One. But to ...


12

It is strongly hinted that Seven was deliberately planted amongst the Voyager crew and had her humanity strengthened as part of a long-term Borg plan to assimilate humanity. The Borg Queen even described Seven as "unique," so there is obviously something about Seven's physiology which makes her useful to the Borg in her own right, not just as another drone.


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Furthermore she exhibits some stereotypical German attributes: Blond, tall, no sense of humor, a neck for science and technology, a military posture and tone of voice (at times she even bosses Janeway around), big fan of punctuality and relevance... Both my German friends have a great sense of humour, and the ability to thoroughly kick your ass for that :-) ...


9

Seven of Nine is in her mid-twenties chronologically, but older biologically. There's an episode of Enterprise ("Regeneration") that makes the Borg's attacks on the Federation part of a chronological paradox; Borg from First Contact are reactivated after being found in Antarctic wreckage, assimilate a transport ship, and make a beeline for the Delta ...


8

In addition to the other excellent answers here, I believe Seven has a fundamental internal conflict. On the one hand she is angry with her parents for getting her assimilated, and hence doesn't want anything to do with them. But on the other hand the only other identity she has is as a Borg. Her anger with her parents implies that she regards being ...


6

DVK, I think the "smallness of address space" you are concerned about is the answer, as shown in VOY 6x02, Survival Instinct. During that episode, Seven of Nine and 3 other drones are stranded and disconnected from the Collective. If I recall correctly, one of the things Seven does while they are stranded is to reassign their numbers to (1-4) of Four. The ...


6

This is an issue of localization. The Borg had assimilated hundreds or even thousands of species at that point, and none of those species spoke English except for humans. (And actually, the Federation being such a tolerant culture, it can also be assumed that many humans still speak their own native tongues.) So the Borg can be assumed to already know ...


5

This is less of a coincidence and more of a confluence of events. Although they've assimilated trillions of individuals, the Borg clearly have a special interest in humanity. When an interesting set of subjects (the Hansens) present themselves, in the Delta Quadrant no less, they're taken directly to the Queen's Unicomplex for closer inspection. Later, ...


5

Borg drone designations in the form n of m were established in the Next Generation episode Season 5 Episode 23 "I Borg". In that episode, the crew found a crashed Borg scout ship. On board of that ship were 5 borg drones of which only one was alive. The surviving drone identified itself as "three of five". The crew inferred that it meant that the drone was ...


5

TV canon. No. After that episode the sole mention of Unimatrix Zero is in the alternate timeline seen at the start of the episode "Voy: Endgame". There's a fleeting mention of the Borg Resistance but no mention of Axum. EU Canon. Yes. In the novel "Star Trek Voyager: Acts of Contrition", Seven-of-Nine (AKA Annika Hansen) meets up with Axum at a Starfleet ...


5

The Arabian connection with Dr. Bashir is via the actor (Alexander Siddig a.k.a Siddig El Fadil). Being a genetically engineered genius would not fall in line with any Arabic stereoytpes. As for Sulu (not a Japanese, but an American of Japanese descent), Chekov (born in Russia) etc. they are (from the pov of the original "western" audience) minorities. A ...


5

This was said in one of her first episodes and retrieved again when we meet 3 of 9 and 4 of nine that they were a group of nine people all assimilated together. It is later shown that they were the 9 members of the crew on the star ship 7's parents piloted.


5

She's a conflicted person who originally thinks she's more Borg than human. This is repeatedly tested, time and again through out the show. Even to the point where she runs Janeway’s holo programs to understand her own nature. Though she accepts the idea of Annika Hansen eventually, she still feels compelled to being more Borg but not less human overtime. ...


4

The Collective is everything to drones, it subsumes their wills completely. As shown in Survival Instinct, a drone who has just lost their link to the collective loses almost all direction and will; They are timid, indecisive, and afraid. Acting rationally to achieve a goal is the last thing you would expect from them.


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