Tuvix’s birth killed two men.
Secondly, Tuvix’s creation ended two crew members. Two crew members who were unique themselves, who had their own lives and their own hopes and dreams. Two crew members who didn’t ask for, nor gave consent to undergo such a dramatic metamorphosis. Why do they get tossed aside so fast when Tuvix is discussed? Do Neelix and Tuvok not matter? Fans who argue for Tuvix sure seem to forget that for Tuvix to exist, two people had to die. After all, if you subscribe to a notion that Tuvix is unique, that means he’s different from Neelix and Tuvok in every way, which means that Tuvix is himself walking death.
Tuvix doesn’t get to have a pass because he’s more likable. His entire existence isn’t just a spit in the face of life itself but also the notion that it’s ok to end two lives to create a third. Neelix and Tuvok never gave their consent to be snuffed out in a moment. They certainly had no idea such a merger could ever happen. Janeway’s duty isn’t just to Tuvix, but the men Tuvix ended at the point of creation.
Neelix and Tuvok stopped being individuals. In an era of life where so many people harp on and on and on about the right to choose their own destiny and how they get to represent themselves, you’d think fans would be more sympathetic that Tuvok and Neelix don’t get to share their thoughts and feelings anymore. That their lives are now less than Tuvix’s. That Tuvix gets to live while they have to die.
Janeway had the right to hold Tuvix accountable for the metaphorical death of her men, and no amount of moaning and crying would ever change that. No one tried to merge Neelix and Tuvok into one being. Tuvix’s point of creation resulted in the deaths of two men’s singular conscious. Left to no longer be able to give consent to anything. All so Tuvix can be.
Tuvix’s existence outright snuffs Neelix and Tuvok from existence. There’s no debating that.