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The assimilator is a type of Borg starship used by the collective as a quick means of eliminating resistance on an enemy ship or station via use of a tractor beam which locks on to the target vessel and rapidly transports its crew aboard, where they are immediately assimilated into the Collective. (TNG video game: Armada)
During the incident with Species 8472, the original assimilator was replaced with a vastly different type of vessel acquired from the Liberated, which utilized decentralized technology that was more resistant to 8472's bioweapons. This decentralized technology was later utilized in other Borg vessels, including cubes and spheres. (TNG video game: Armada II, TNG novel: Greater Than the Sum)
- All of the Borg assimilator vessels mentioned by designation in the first Armada game were also included in the sequel, however, all had different external appearances. The latter vessels resembled Lore's Borg ship seen in TNG episode: "Descent". This may be explained by the Borg's assimilation of Liberated technology as described in TNG novel: Greater Than the Sum.
|Borg starship classes|
|assembler • assimilator • collector • colony ship • command ship • cube • detector • diamond • fusion cube • harbinger • harmonic defender • hypercube • interceptor • obelisk • pyramid • rectangle • scout • sphere • tactical cube • tactical fusion cube • wedge • workbee|