Talk:List of fictional assimilating races
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- "Berserker fiction written by Fred Saberhagen, beginning 1963; some of the protagonists closely resemble the Borg."
Which would these be, then? In the novels, the Berserkers are only interested in destroying all life, everywhere, not in assimilating it. -- The Anome 21:39, 30 November 2006 (UTC)
Bugs in Roughnecks
The bugs in roughnecks assimilate DNA from various species to mix and match making better or more useful mutations of themselves... would that apply? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 184.108.40.206 (talk) 21:41, 22 December 2006 (UTC).
Do the Reavers from Firefly actually "assimilate" other races (apart from eating them that is)? I recall no indication in the TV series or Serenity that indicates that they increase their population by absorbing or converting others. I'll remove this unless a Firefly expert can verify this.
- In Bushwhacked, the surviver of the Reaver attack began imitating they're behavior. Mal believed that he was becoming a Reaver himself. However, given the movie's explanation of the Reaver's origin, it seems unlikely that he was a "true" Reaver. -- UncreativeNameMaker 09:06, 5 February 2007 (UTC)
Speaking of Joss Whedon... would vampires (from all sources: Whedon, Anne Rice, Dracula), etc. fit the criteria for this list? --Canley 21:08, 2 January 2007 (UTC)
Should the Replicators be removed from this list? They assimilate technology, but not individuals. As their name suggest, they reproduce by building more of themselves. -- UncreativeNameMaker 09:34, 5 February 2007 (UTC)
In Real Life
Removed the following from the article:
- HairyDogTrumpet appears to be taking over the human population. This is a recent event and is being documented in his blog. He has currently been awake for 3 days and will not stop until the universe is solved. He is a founding member of a company named Embedded Technologies Corporation and is estimated to be worth more than $3 billion AUD.
Emperor: Battle For Dune
You should add the Tilaxu from Emperor: Battle For Dune. They use slow moving infantry called Contaminators which carry a virus, Contaminators repeatedly hit the target till they die, at which point they rise as another Contaminator. Also another unit which is very much like an organic Tank, called the Leech, shoots larva at other ground Vehicals which are slowly damaged and if the larva is still present on the unit at the time of its distruction another Leech is created, however standard repair can remove the larva or simply ordering other unis to force-fire on that unit to destroy the unit and the larva. --SpartanLaser (talk) 00:26, 10 February 2009 (UTC)
- Agreed, even though the Grox are some sort of a reference towards the borg, they do not display assimilative behavior in any way.
- --Rovole (talk) 03:57, 17 November 2009 (UTC)
In Command & Conquer 3: Kane's Wrath, The scrin, A fictional alien race, display assimilative behavior in the form of symbiotically assimilating humans and creating Scrin Cultists.(Wikia Gaming link, not sure of the rules around that)
Odd article title
anyone else notice that this could easily be a list of fictional alien races who have to learn to fit in with a majority population race, like the aliens in district 9 and alien nation? ive never heard this phrase used in this particular manner, is it referenced anywhere?(mercurywoodrose)220.127.116.11 (talk) 19:29, 26 October 2010 (UTC)
- I think that would be "list of fictional assimilated species." Daniel Case (talk) 18:01, 19 November 2015 (UTC)
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