32nd century Dominion

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Discovery' started by Garak234, Nov 16, 2021.

  1. Ar-Pharazon

    Ar-Pharazon Admiral Premium Member

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    Did they ever state a lifespan for Changelings? It's only a shame René Auberjonois is no longer with us.

    Imagine a 1000 year old Odo popping up.
     
  2. Timo

    Timo Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Odo's lifespan could rather be measured in seconds once he entered the Link in "WYLB".

    Those folks would have spent a whole war trying to bring him back in, only to find out he was part of a genocide scheme directed at the Founders. He has effectively forfeited the whole "none of us has harmed another" thing, and his life. Although the Link might be more imaginative than that, when it comes to just fates...

    Timo Saloniemi
     
  3. FederationHistorian

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    That’s why there should be a split. And a peaceful one, since if they are supposed to be like the Federation, and the idea of a Federation civil war has been thrown around before, then the Dominion if they ended up in a similar point in their history should come to the conclusion that fighting one another isn’t necessary, as a twist.

    So then, there’s the original Dominion that joins the Federation. And then the Dominion that expanded into the Delta Quadrant, and were able to because the Federation had not set up shop there yet and Voyager did not stay in the quadrant to make a Federation there. But the Dominion is more concerned about running their corner of the galaxy in the 32nd century than conquering this time.
     
  4. XmasCV330

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    If Odo had a profound effect on the Link, I can't imagine the Dominion holding together. The entire system depended upon a hierarchial structure holding together that seemed unable to function unless it all ran more or less perfectly.
     
  5. Timo

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    I'm not quite sure how we could read this into it. The government of the Dominion was but a myth to those governed. The Jem'Hadar either were there to enforce, or then weren't, and nobody could tell because they were invisible. If all Founders died and all Jem'Hadar performed suicide out of shame, it might be millennia before any Dominion subjects noticed!

    Timo Saloniemi