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Hunters

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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

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References

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


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