Icheb is a male character that features in Star Trek.
Icheb was assimilated by the Borg and has many parallels with the character Seven of Nine: they were both assimilated by the Borg while small children, were separated from the Borg hive mind, and restored very close to their pre-Borg selves with the help of the crew of Voyager and Captain Janeway. After Icheb was assimilated he was placed inside a Borg maturation chamber, where he was to grow into an adult drone until an apparently space-borne virus infected the vessel he was aboard and consequently killed all the adult drones, disconnecting the vessel from the Borg. This causes the chamber to open and Icheb to emerge as an underdeveloped Borg drone. He was not the only neonatal drone aboard, and the other drones that emerged (Mezoti, Azan, and Rebi, plus an unnamed 'First') from their maturation chambers formed their own small collective to run the ship and return to the Borg. At this point, they encountered Voyager. First was dangerously unstable and was eventually killed in the cube's explosion; Captain Janeway persuaded the other children to abandon the Borg cube and join Voyager. For more information see Star Trek: Voyager episode Collective.
As with Seven of Nine, the crew of Voyager and Captain Janeway's crew restored the Borg children to their pre-Borg selves, by removing most of their Borg implants, and counseling them as they regained their normal personalities. In the episode Child's Play, Icheb was facing a reunion with his parents. He met them, and at first was reluctant to go and stay with them on a mainly agricultural planet, compared to the advanced technology and science of Voyager. Eventually, he warmed to his parents and returned to stay with them. It was then discovered that using their genetic knowledge they had applied to agriculture, the people of his homeworld had genetically engineered Icheb to be a weapon against the Borg. When assimilated, he introduced a biological virus into the collective; it was this virus that first disabled the Borg ship from which he and the other adolescent drones were recovered. His parents were planning to use him in this way again, in order to protect their homeworld, which frequently came under attack by the Borg. He was sedated by his parents, placed on a warp ship, and sent toward the Borg. Voyager retrieved Icheb before his ship was tractored into the Borg ship.
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Powers and abilities
Icheb had many talents intellectually, and fit in with the crew of Voyager very well. His main position on Voyager was assisting Seven of Nine in the Astrometrics laboratory. He sought to be admitted to the Starfleet Academy through training courses provided by the talented Senior Officers aboard Voyager. Partial communication was established with Starfleet Command on Earth, through which Icheb sat for and passed the entrance exam to the Academy. He gained the field rank of cadet from Captain Janeway.
- In an alternate timeline set in 2394, an adult Icheb (who had attained a commission in Starfleet of Lieutenant Commander) helped Janeway and Chakotay restore Voyager to the correct space and time after it was hit by a chronokinetic surge that altered the ship. He did this by using advanced instruments that he and Naomi Wildman developed in the astrometrics lab.
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