Sam: Alright. Let me tell you what we're up against.
*A hologram of a synthesiser (A curved metal body with 8 legs and blue lights) appears in the centre of the table*
This is a single synthesiser drone. They were originally AISDs, designed to aid in ship repairs and computer interfaces. They could also be used to back up AIs while a Computer was taken offline for maintenance.
When the first synthesiser was programmed and activated though, things went haywire. It started overwriting the code of every AISD it came into contact with and converted them into synthesisers.
Eventually, they developed a way to convert themselves into even smaller cells, and built a close facsimile of a humanoid body.
*A hologram of a "humanoid" synthesiser appears*
Circulatory systems, Digestive system, Nervous system... all there.
They actually are anatomical clones of Humans. Even the links between the cells are similar to Human bodies.
Keep in mind, this intel is 5 years old.
*A hologram of Sam, but with silver eyes and wearing a black leather jacket appears.*
This is our major problem.
*Vala looks at the hologram, then at Sam.*
Vala: She is you.
Sam: No. That is the synthesiser that was loaded with my consciousness. She's the centre of the Synthesisers' command structure.
Bra'mec: She's also very good at killing Iconian Civilians.
Bra'mec: A whole colony, with no military defence, was wiped out 3 days ago.
Sam: That little...
She's extremely dangerous. The method we used to destroy the synthesisers before didn't stop her. I had to put 5 phaser burns into her and throw her into an active Warp Core last time.
Bra'mec: Which obviously didn't work either.
Sam: Like humans, she bleeds. We never thought about it at the time, but her cellular material was all over DS61 and the Republic.
I should have seen it coming.
Sam: She's me. I should have known what she was thinking, and I didn't--
Vala: You can't be expected to know what's going through her head.
Sam: Wait a minute. You said she wiped out a defenceless colony?
Sam: Did she stay to collect materials?
Sam: That's it. I knew it! She wants my attention!
Sam: She knows that I'm not going to stand by and let her massacre civilians.