Search
Cookie Usage Statistics Colour Key Sudden Death Monthly Poll Caption Comp eMail Author Shops
Ships Fleets Weaponry Species People Timelines Calculators Photo Galleries
Stations Design Lineage Size Charts Battles Science / Tech Temporal Styling Maps / Politics
Articles Reviews Lists Recreation Search Site Guide What's New Forum
The Original Series
Cast Crew Episodes list Season 1 Season 2 Season 3 Best of trek Worst of trek
The Next Generation
Cast Crew Episodes list Season 1 Season 2 Season 3 Season 4 Season 5 Season 6 Season 7 Best of trek Worst of trek
Deep Space Nine
Cast Crew Episodes list Season 1 Season 2 Season 3 Season 4 Season 5 Season 6 Season 7 Best of trek Worst of trek
Voyager
Cast Crew Episodes list Season 1 Season 2 Season 3 Season 4 Season 5 Season 6 Season 7 Best of trek Worst of trek
Enterprise
Cast Crew Episodes list Season 1 Season 2 Season 3 Season 4 Best of trek Worst of trek
The Animated Series
Cast Crew Episodes list Season 1 Season 2 Best of trek Worst of trek
Films
Films List The Motion Picture The Wrath of Khan The Search for Spock The Voyage Home The Final Frontier Undiscovered Country Generations First Contact Insurrection Nemesis Star Trek Star Trek Into Darkness Star Trek Beyond
Books
Encyclopedia Chronology TOS Tech Manual TNG Tech Manual DS9 Tech Manual TNG Companion DS9 Companion VOY Companion The Klingon Dictionary Mr Scott's Guide Inside Star Trek The Art of Star Trek Star Charts TOS Nitpickers TNG Nitpickers DS9 Nitpickers Quotable Star Trek
Destiny
Gods of Night Mere Mortals Lost Souls
Titan
Taking Wing The Red King Orion's Hounds Sword of Damocles Over a Torrent Sea Synthesis Fallen Gods
Starbase Vanguard
Harbinger Summon The Thunder Reap The Whirlwind Open Secrets
Other Books
All books
Games
Games
Statistics
Episode statistics Actor statistics Writer statistics Director statistics Rating system

Hunters

NotesImagesDatapoints
TimelinePeople
Universe : Prime Timeline
Species Name : Hunters1
Quadrant : Gamma

The second species to travel through the wormhole from the Gamma Quadrant, "Hunters" is the only name ever given for this species. The Hunters are a technologically advanced species who regard the pursuit of prey as the most honourable endeavour in their culture. To this end they have created the Tosk, a sentient being designed to be one of the most difficult quarry possible.

When a Tosk took refuge on Deep Space Nine after his ship was damaged during a hunt, a Hunter ship attacked the station and reversed its shield polarity. This allowed the Hunters to beam aboard, provoking a fire fight on the Promenade. The Hunters proved to be a difficult enemy - their clothing included some form of armour or shielding system located on the right arm which allowed them to intercept much of the fire directed at them. Even when they were hit, they proved highly resistant to phaser energy. Even direct hits at level six did little more than cause a mild stunning effect, although it is not known if this is a result of some protective property of the Hunters clothing or an inherent property of their physique.

Physically, the Hunters are Humanoid but - like the Tosk - have green skin and bony ridges on their foreheads. They differ from the Tosk largely in that their ridges are less extensive and less pronounced, and they have cranial hair.

The Hunters own weapons were highly destructive, but they restricted their fire to only that absolutely necessary and no Federation or Bajoran casualties resulted from this incident. After the incident the Hunters agreed to place the Wormhole out of bounds for future hunts so as to prevent further conflicts with Alpha Quadrant forces.1

Colour key

Canon source Backstage source Novel source DITL speculation

References

# Series Season Source Comment
1 DS9 1 Captive Pursuit
Series : DS9 Season 1 (Disc 2)
Episode : Captive Pursuit


© Graham & Ian Kennedy Page views : 20,167 Last updated : 15 Mar 2013