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The Enterprise and crew are visiting Angosia, a candidate planet for entry into The Federation. While there, the Angosian authorities request some assistance. A prisoner has escaped transport to a prison on the moon of Lunar V, and they need the Enterprises help in apprehending him.After a quick bit of searching, the Enterprise locates his escaped shuttle. But the prisoner loses them by ducking behind an asteroid, the drive section of his ship being the only part emerging from behind it. Detecting wreckage on the asteroid, and no life signs in the drive section, the Enterprise assumes he has perished. Until they emerge from the asteroids shadow, and find the supposedly empty drive section has disappeared. The prisoner has given them the slip.But no for long. Data concludes that the prisoner is using the planets magnetic poles to evade the ships sensors. And upon moving to the pole, they find drive section. Which proceeds on a collision course with them. Quickly raising the shields, the drive section bounces off them. But that's just a diversion. He has used the ramming as a distraction to launch a one man escape pod. He doesn't get far, as Picard has O'Brien beam him on-board the ship.Riker and Worf head for the transporter room to meet the escaped convict. And he's not happy. Or easy to take down. He whoops the two guards, shakes off several phaser blasts, and manages to injure O'Brien in the process. Riker and Worf manage to subdue him, but there is a mystery: Even aboard the ship, he is emitting no life signs on the sensors.The mysterious prisoner is identified as Roga Danar. Troi goes to the holding cells to meet him, and notices for such a violent man, he exhibits very little feelings of rage or anger. She asks if he and his fellow prisoners are mistreated or abused on Lunar V. But it's just the opposite. Their every need is catered to. Which raises the question of why he wanted to escape.With a little research into the Angosian files, the Enterprise finds something odd. Roga has no criminal record whatsoever. Contacting Angosia, they confirm the report. Turns out Roga(And his fellow prisoners) were normal citizens, who enlisted in the military. He was turned into a Super Soldier, having his psychological and biochemical makeup altered to turn him into the perfect warrior.Problem is, he can't turn it off. His enhanced skills kick in whenever he's in danger. Which makes him a danger to those around him. Angosia arranges for him to be transported back to Lunar V, and tells the Enterprise to keep their noses out of the secretive abuses Roga says he has suffered.As he is transported, Roga does the impossible. He breaks out of the transport beam. The resulting explosion disables the holding cell, and the nearby crew, enabling Roga to make his escape. And since the sensors can't detect him, he's that much harder to track down.After kicking ass through the halls of the ship, he slips into a Jeffrie's tube, and arrives in the cargo bay. He beams aboard the Angosian transport vessel. Before the Enterprise can do anything, a surprise in one of the tubes makes itself know. A phaser. Set on overload, which explodes and disables the Enterprises sensors. With them out of the way, Roga steers the transport vessel to Lunar V, leading an attack to release his fellow soldiers.Leading an attack on the Angosian government, Picard, Troi, Data, and Worf beam down to the planet. He and his crew have no fight with Picard. Their fight is with the Government, who turned them into killers, and locked them away when they became too dangerous.The Angosians, in a rather stunning example of hypocrisy, beg the Enterprise to help them. Picard refuses and simply notes that he has seen enough for his report that will obviously tell the Federation of the flagrant and systematic sentient rights violation he has discovered with the applying planet. The soldiers only instinct is to survive. And the government is the reason for that. Picard backs away, assuring them Roga and his men aren't programmed to kill people who don't resist them. Picard tells the Angosians they have a decision to make about how they treat these veterans. Danar is just happy to finally be acknowledged.With that, the Enterprise leaves Angosia. Picard opining that if the Angosian government survives the night, they may reapply for Federation membership some day.
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