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[What Janeway did with Seven of Nine was unacceptable for a starfleet officer. She made decisions for someone of another species without their consent and knowing full well they would object to what she was doing.]
#WHO WROTE THIS#ARE YOU ME?#i agree with this so fucking hard this has bothered me since the 90s#seven of nine’s origin story is some the face on the milk carton shit#except she’s an ADULT#it’s completely reasonable tho to want to repatriate her#she was kidnapped and assimilated against her will and against the will of her parents#but seven has so little agency in all of her early arc it makes me sad#she doesn’t even get to pick how she does her hair (via mylittleredgirl)
Agree, I don’t think there’s an easy answer here. Like, it’s not as though Janeway deliberately stole Seven from the Borg, her ending up on Voyager was a side-effect of the conflict, but once she was there Janeway (and to a lesser extent the rest of the crew) seemed to have very specific ideas about what sort of individual Seven should become.
It reminds me a little of what really annoys me about Data’s stories - people constantly being like “this is the correct way to human” as if there’s only one.
If she’d been older when she was assimilated, I don’t think there would have been any question that removing her from the Collective was the right thing for her, but being Borg was basically all she knew, regardless of the fact that she became Borg involuntarily.
In a lot of ways I’m really glad Seven got to have Naomi as a friend - ok, maybe Naomi being so fascinated by Borg stuff is a bit creepy, but she’s the only person who actually showed an interest in Seven’s culture and didn’t try to make her disown it entirely.