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J’naii   Jem’Hadar


jnaiiHomeworld: J’naii
Warp capable: Yes
Classification: Humanoid
Environmental requirements: M class
Telepathic abilities: None known
Federation Status: Neutral
First Encountered: by the USS Enterprise-D (TNG: The Outcast)
Known members: Krite, Noor, Soren

An androgynous humanoid race. Most J’naii view the idea of gender as both repulsive and primitive, particularly among members of their own race.

Occasionally individuals were born who had urges for maleness or femaleness instead of androgyny. Being a remnant from the earlier evolutionary stages, this was considered a form of sickness. This resulted in a subculture forming inside J’naii society where the gender-oriented individuals lived in a lie. They pretended to have androgynous gender identity, and sought each other out in secret, to express themselves and love for each other through the gender roles. This minority lived always in fear of being discovered.

In general, being discovered and suspected led to being ridiculed and cast out of society. Deviants were called throwbacks, misfits and criminals.

The government had a total lack of acceptance for this gender perversion. Any individual suspected of having these urges could be taken into custody. A hearing was held for the individual to confirm or dispute the charges. When a person was found to be a deviant, psychotectic therapy (brainwashing) was used to change the gender identity to androgyny. A person would only be re-accepted into society if they accepted this procedure.


jemhadarHomeworld: Unknown, most now from Cloning facilities in the Gamma quadrant
Life Span: Unknown as most died young in battle; it was rare for them to live past 15 years of age. Few ever lived to the age of 20. To date, no Jem’Hadar has ever lived to the age of 30.
Warp capable: Yes
Classification: Reptillian Humanoid
Environmental requirements: M class
Telepathic abilities: None
Federation Status: Enemies
Affiliation: The Dominion
First Encountered :in the Gamma Quadrant (DS9: The Jem’Hadar)
Blood Coloration: Amber
Distinctive Features: Skin was a leathery grey arrangement of scales with many horn-like protrusions across and around their face and back.

A genetically-engineered humanoid race from the Gamma Quadrant, the Jem’Hadar were the military arm of the Dominion and one of the most powerful military forces in the galaxy during their time.

Adult Jem’Hadar do not require sleep, and their sole source of nourishment was the drug ketracel-white, which provided the Jem’Hadar with all necessary nutrients, as well as an isogenic enzyme that had been deliberately omitted from their metabolism. As a result, all Jem’Hadar were addicted to “the white,” which was regularly distributed to them by Vorta overseers. This was the Founders’ means of ensuring the Jem’Hadar’s loyalty to them.

They also had the ability to “shroud” themselves, a form of camouflage that acted as a personal cloaking field, effectively hiding them and their weapons from both sensors and the naked eye.