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***The Celestial Temple xenology files***
     The Jem'Hadar
Jem'Hadar Warrior
Supply tube
filled with White
Jem'Hadar soldier
Genetically engineered warriors species from the Gamma quadrant. The Jem'Hadar functions 
as the army of the Dominion, controlled by the Founders through the Vorta. They were first  
encountered in 2370, by personnel from station Deep Space 9. Jem'Hadar live for combat. 
Before going into battle, Jem'Hadar conduct a ritual ceremony in which they proclaim, "I am  
dead. As of this moment we are all dead. We go into battle to reclaim our lives. This we do  
gladly because we are Jem'Hadar. Remember, victory is life." 

Genetically engineered by the Founders, Jem'Hadar lack a vital isogenic enzyme, known as  
Ketracel-White, needed for survival. The Founders use this chemical dependence to maintain 
control over the powerful warriors. The Jem'Hadar recieve this drug through special suply tubes 
implanted in their necks. Since they are directly controlled by th Vorta, most Jem'Hadar spend 
their entire lives without seeing a founder, to them, the Founders are almost a myth of god-like 
stature. A Founder was aboard a Jem'Hadar warship that crash-landed on Torga IV  on star- 
date 50049.3. The soldier that came to rescue him failed and later commited suicide for having 
allowed the Founder's death. 

Jem'Hadar do not eat, because the White is the only thing they need for nutrition. Relaxation 
would only make them weak, so they don't sleep. Jem'Hadar are bred in birthing chambers, so 
there is no need for females or sexual reproduction. They mature at a rapid rate and are able to  
fight within three days of emergence. Few live 15 years,  and no Jem'Hadar has ever reached 30  
years of age. If they manage to reach 20, they achieve the status of "Honored Elder". 

If the Jem'Hadar are ruthless to their own,  they are even more so to those who they oppose. 
When the inhabitants of a planet in the Teplan system resisted Dominion rule in 7172, the  
Jem'Hadar made an example of them by infecting the planet with a deadly disease known as  
the Blight. 

Standart Jem'Hadar occupation tactics require at least 27 soldiers to be stationed inside a base  
camp at all times, With nine patrolling the perimeter. 

In 2371, Starfleet learned more about the Jem'Hadar from a member of that species found as an  
infant on Deep Space 9. This young individual grew at an accelerated rate, advancing in years  
both physically and intellectually. 

In late 71, the Jem'Hadar demonstrated their awesome destructive power when a fleet of 150  
Jem'Hadar fighter crafts ambushed some 20 Romulan and Cardassian ships attacked the  
Founders' homeworld in the Omarion Nebula. In 2372, two Jem'Hadar ships disrupted a trade  
conference among Federation, Ferengi, and Karemma delegates held aboard the Defiant. 
The Jem'Hadar ships were destroyed, and the crew of the Defiant rescued the Karemma ship's