Who are the founders in Deep Space Nine?

The ruling caste of the Gamma Quadrant’s Dominion are the Changelings that spawned Odo. They intentionally kept their planet secret after a history of persecution by “Solids” that fueled their all-powerful drive to control the chaos around them.

What happened to the founders in Deep Space Nine?

Following cessation of hostilities, the Founders were cured when Odo returned to the Great Link after a peace treaty was signed between the Dominion and the Federation.

What planet are the founders from?

The first Founders’ homeworld was an M-class rogue planet located within the Omarion Nebula in the Gamma Quadrant. This was the capital planet of the Dominion. Thousands of years ago, the Changelings who later became the Founders of the Dominion withdrew to this planet to escape persecution by the solids.

Was Odo a founder?

However, after a lifetime of wondering, it was not until early 2371 that Odo discovered he was one of 100 changeling Founders sent out at an unspecified earlier time as an exploratory contact mission from the Dominion, implanted genetically with the need to return home someday.

Why do the founders look like Odo?

“Odo modeled his look after Dr. Mora and the Founders then modeled their look after Odo. They did this initially as a compliment and way of reaching out to their long-lost Changeling, and later they kept doing it as a dig and reminder to him of his own limitations.”

Is the Dominion stronger than the Borg?

The Borg is a much stronger species than the Dominion, and would easily win this fight. Dominion can’t match the firepower of the Borg and doesn’t have the flexibility, cunningness, adaptability, and other traits that the Federation of Planets has.

Does Odo become a changeling again?

Odo regains his shapeshifting abilities at the end of the episode, having previously had them removed by the Founders in “Broken Link”. The script indicates that the bird Odo changes into is a Tarkalean hawk, one of the things he had told the infant Changeling it could one day become.

Is Odo the only changeling?

Odo /ˈoʊdoʊ/, played by René Auberjonois, is a fictional character in the science fiction television series Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. He is a member of a shapeshifting species called Changelings and serves as the head of security for the space station Deep Space Nine on which the show is set.

Are changelings immortal?

Changelings (also known as Founders in relation to their position in the Dominion) are a race of shapeshifters native to the Gamma Quadrant. According to the Female Changeling that was at Facility 4028, changelings are immortal.

Are the Borg aware of the Dominion?

The Federation is aware of the Dominion, therefore the Borg is. The Borg has assimilated Federation crews and vessels post 2372, when the Federation first encountered the Dominion.

Could the Borg assimilate the founders?

Yes. If Starfleet can infect the Founders with a virus, The borg could infect / assisimilate them with nanoprobes.

Is there such a thing as Planet 9?

The existence of this distant world is only theoretical at this point and no direct observation of the object nicknamed “Planet 9” have been made. The mathematical prediction of a planet could explain the unique orbits of some smaller objects in the Kuiper Belt, a distant region of icy debris that extends far beyond the orbit of Neptune.

Who are the scientists who discovered the ninth planet?

The researchers, Konstantin Batygin and Mike Brown, discovered the planet’s existence through mathematical modeling and computer simulations but have not yet observed the object directly. “This would be a real ninth planet,” says Brown, the Richard and Barbara Rosenberg Professor of Planetary Astronomy.

Is there a ninth planet in the Kuiper belt?

So, for example, for every four orbits Planet Nine makes, a distant Kuiper Belt object might complete nine orbits. They never collide.

How big is Planet Nine compared to the Sun?

The object, which the researchers have nicknamed “Planet Nine,” could have a mass about 10 times that of Earth and orbit about 20 times farther from the Sun on average than Neptune. It may take between 10,000 and 20,000 Earth years to make one full orbit around the Sun.