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Old February 22 2012, 01:43 AM   #1
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(Could Have Been) Foreshadowing

So, branching off a discussion in the "DS9 Writers" thread, I was wondering what sort of things people have noticed, particularly from seasons 1 and 2, that could be interpreted as hinting/foreshadowing things that would happen later in the series.

(Obviously, there be spoilers ahead, so be ye warned...)

For example, Tosk has been compared to the Jem'Hadar, and it wouldn't surprise me if the Founders and/or the Vorta also ran a sort of side-business, where societies could purchase genetically engineered prey, like Tosk.

Vortex talked about legends of shapeshifters. We later heard about Jem'Hadar who hear of the Founders, but never actually see them. Sound like legends to me.

In season 3, Destiny shows us a vedek telling Sisko about a prophecy involving the Emissary facing a fiery trial; Dominion War, Fire Caves anyone? (Memory Alpha mentions off hand that there are several events that this prophecy could refer to; I'm wondering what people think they could be.)

And, of course, Emissary shows Odo theorizing that he may have come through the wormhole, and makes clear his desire to find his people. (And look what happened...)

These are the only ones I can think of off the top of my head, but I'd be interested to hear what other people have thought of. Obviously a lot of this is retconning, since the writers didn't actually have a whole plan laid out at the beginning. Still, it can be fun, I think.

Apologies if this has already been covered elsewhere!
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Old February 22 2012, 02:30 AM   #2
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Re: (Could Have Been) Foreshadowing

Back in "Vortex" Quark, annoyed with Odo's continued presence, snidely states that paranoia must run in his species, a statement which proves to be quite true.
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Old February 22 2012, 04:01 AM   #3
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Re: (Could Have Been) Foreshadowing

DS9's show runners have said that is what their intention to have the Tosk revealed as a sort of gift to the Hunter species. They were created much like the Jems were and thus were related.
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Old February 22 2012, 08:45 AM   #4
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Re: (Could Have Been) Foreshadowing

^ Yep. The Tosk and Jem'Hadar have exactly the same 'shrouding' ability and some similar features as well. AFAIK, they were both engineered from the same 'original' race.

Also, the Hunters are the navigators and trackers of the Dominion; a Hunter was supposed to take the helm of the Defiant in "Broken Link" (while on the way to the Founder homeworld) but it got changed to a Jem'Hadar at the last minute before filming.
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Old February 22 2012, 10:30 AM   #5
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Yup. As far as I'm concerned that's canon because the script for "The Jem'Hadar" supposedly says point-blank that it's the exact same shrouding ability as the Tosk.
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Old February 23 2012, 12:57 AM   #6
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^ Yep. The Tosk and Jem'Hadar have exactly the same 'shrouding' ability and some similar features as well. AFAIK, they were both engineered from the same 'original' race.

Also, the Hunters are the navigators and trackers of the Dominion; a Hunter was supposed to take the helm of the Defiant in "Broken Link" (while on the way to the Founder homeworld) but it got changed to a Jem'Hadar at the last minute before filming.
That's cool! I never knew that the Hunters were originally planned to be the Dominion's navigators. Would make a lot more sense than the Jem'Hadar doing it, to be honest.

And nice point about the paranoia of the Founders, JaxsBrokenHeart.

Are there any others that people can think of?
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Old February 25 2012, 07:11 PM   #7
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^Where is that one from?
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