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Dominion Fact Sheets
Updated SD 220113

  • RELIABILITY CLASSIFICATION: B (multiple direct encounters by multiple friendly assets over a protracted period of time, but somewhat dated)


More than two thousand years old, the Dominion is one of the largest and oldest known interstellar powers. The government of the Dominion is controlled by the Founders, a race of shape-shifters able to mimic other objects and people so well as to be nearly undetectable even with scanners. The will of the founders is ruthlessly enforced by the Jem'Hadar, engineered warriors with a fanatical devotion to the founders that borders on worship. The Vorta are used by the Founders to control the Jem'Hadar and as ambassadors.

When the races of the Alpha and Beta Quadrants gained access to the Gamma Quadrant through the Bajor wormhole in 2370, the Dominion reacted violently to drive the invaders from their territory. No way was ever found to peacefully co-exist with the Dominion. It is known that the Dominion has spies in the governments of many of the Alpha and Beta Quadrant powers, some of whom are founders, but the full extent of the network is not known. The Klingons, Cardassians, and Federation joined forces, briefly, in the 2370's to prevent the Dominion from gaining a foothold in the Alpha Quadrant. After the discovery of the Herod wormhole in the Romulan Neutral Zone, the Romulans and the Federation joined forces to prevent the Dominion from establishing a foothold in the Beta Quadrant. (It was that cooperation that led to the Romulan Entente.)

Today, the Dominion remains a threat, though one largely contained in the Gamma Quadrant. It is dividing into two factions, the True Way and New Link. Of these, the true treat to the solid races is the True Way that follows the path of the Dominion of old. The smaller, but vocal, New Link follows a path of peaceful coexistence inspired by the Founder Odo.


Technical Notes

Drives and reactor are classified as:

  • D - Dominion
  • jh - Jem'Hadar
  • FTL: faster than light
  • RAM: reactor, anti-matter
  • SL: sublight
  • RIF: reactor, impulse fusion
  • FL1: first encountered class of frigate displacement
  • CL1: first encountered classs of light cruiser displacement
  • 1b: first series encountered, type b: second version of this series seem
  • 1c: first series encountered, type c: third version of this series seem
  • 3a: third series encountered, type a: first version of this series seem



  • The Dominion pages were developed for BATA and OSFI by Jeffrey Jenkins. It has been updated by Scott Lusby.