winterflames wrote: ↑Thu May 19, 2022 5:43 am
I thought Tallera was because she was a mercenary.
It doesn't actually make any sense for her to be
. She never worked with the Romulans. She just used the fact that Romulans and Vulcans have near identical biology to help her cover story. Even
doesn't make a lot of sense, given that other Vulcans who do not support the Federation (such as Sakonna and Sybok) are non-aligned. I think she got triple affiliation primarily because they wanted something visually distinct for the Fajo's Collection.
As for Starfleet, I believe Decipher always intended it to encompass all of United Earth, not just "Starfleet." I believe they called it "Starfleet" because that's the name more people would recognize (keeping in mind that Enterprise was still ongoing when they were designing the first Starfleet cards for 2E), but that they wanted to include all of Starfleet's support systems as well. For example, Decipher made 1E-compatible MACOs, and MACOs are technically not Starfleet. Terra Prime is a bit iffier, but even with them Decipher has historically put dissidents in the affiliation they are dissenting against. I could see an argument for
, but not really for straight
Soong, on the other hand, wasn't supporting or dissenting against United Earth. He was doing his own thing, and probably should be straight up
. The only reason I see to make him
is that he is human. Granted, "I'm the right species" is enough for most
affiliations, but it doesn't tend to apply to
(outside of the big three),
"Save your strength. There'll be another time. The princess - you have to take care of her. You hear me?" -Han Solo to Chewbacca, ESB