- "Join ussssss...we have free cake and membrosia..."
- ―Joiner recruitment advert
- "Resistance is futile. You will be joined."
- ―Joiner drones
Joiner, or colloquially bughugger (or more rudely, as bugfucker), was a term used to describe those whose minds had been taken over by the Killik Collective. This was accomplished by insidiously kriffing up the victim's brain structure with the use of pheromones. Once joined, the victim would fall under the control of the bugger hive mind. They referred to themselves as "we" and acted as one individual on behalf of the hive.
Joining tended to make New Jedi Order members incredibly obnoxious, especially when completing each other's sentences and acting like the buggers were the best thing the galaxy had ever known. They preferred to think up impressively convoluted conspiracy theories to blame the Chiss, instead of admitting that the buggers had attacked people without provocation.
The process also had an interesting effect on relations, heh, heh....