The Jem'Hadar (Star Trek):

Based on Star Trek: Deep Space 9


The Jem'Hadar are genetically engineered by the Founders to be nearly perfect warriors - strong, agile, and quite willing to die for their changeling masters.


They are fanatically loyal to the Founders. In fact, it is safe to say that they worship them as gods. They acknowledge their inferiority to the Founders and also acknowledge everyone else's inferiority towards them. If they fail in their duties to protect their Founder masters, then they commit ritual suicide.

Biology


The Jem'Hadar are humanoid life forms, all who are extremely similar. Height is a standard of about 6 feet, while weight varies from 190 to 220 lbs. Their natural life span is 30 years, but few survive past 15, indeed a Jem'Hadar who reaches 20 is considered an honored elder.


The skin of the Jem'Hadar is tough and scaley, with a greyish color to it. They also posses no body hair whatsoever. They are extremely muscular and never overweight, due to the fact that they do not need to consume food or water to survive.


They are all grown in birthing chambers at an incredible rate, and are able to fight within three days of their emergence. They have a instinctual basic knowledge pool, and an incredible ability to learn. They are able to speak withing hours of being alive.


They do not need to sleep, and their are no female Jem'Hadar. All Jem'Hadar also have cloaking devices 'built into' their body at birth. These are hooked to the brain and can be activated or deactivated with a thought.

Sociology


The Jem'Hadar are programmed with the instincts and desire to fight, from the day they are born. They love combat and will gladly die in battle for their masters, the Founders.


Although they resent other races controlling them, they are totally subservient to the Founders and will never raise a fist (or a disruptor) against them, regardless of how poorly they are treated. Also, if there is a danger of a founder being injured, the Jem'Hadar will avoid combat in that area.


Contrary to popular belief, the Jem'Hadar are incredibly intelligent and attentive. Also, surprisingly, the Jem'Hadar can show both emotions and Honor to those worthy of it. Jem'Hadar mercy is often quick and brutal, but there have been cases of them allowing others to live if they have proved themselves.

Ketracel White


Ketracel White is an enzyme created by the founders to ensure total loyalty of the Jem'Hadar. Without it the Jem'Hadar begin to feel sick, get chest pains, and eventually die. They must consume 3 mg a minute to feel totally comfortable, and at least 15 mg an hour to ensure survival.


Ketracel, or "White" as it is commonly referred to is connected to a tube which is implanted into the Jem'Hadar's neck. The supply given to a Jem'Hadar can vary depending on how long he will be out. It can be from a 6 hour supply to a 1 week supply (This is the most ever given, and even this is rarely used).


Without the drug, the Jem'Hadar will begin to feel discomfort, and then pains, and eventually the central nervous system will begin to shut down, killing the Jem'Hadar. Needless to say this is an effective method of controlling the Jem'Hadar.

The Jem'Hadar Race



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