Species Name: 8472

Origin: Fluidic space

Description: Species 8472 was a species originally pursued by the borg. The borg saw how highly advanced the species was and wanted to add species 8472 to their collective. Unfortunately for the borg, they barely gave it a designation before the species fought back fiercly. Species 8472 wiped out cube after cube, saying “the weak shall perish.” This was where Voyager met the species in Scorpion, Parts I and II. After that encounter, species 8472 appeared two other times in episodes Prey, where the species was being pursued by Hirogen, and In the Flesh, where 8472 desguised themselves as humans. For a full description of the episodes, see Episodes-Season 3, 4, and 5 Noteables on this site.