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Breen Energy Dampener

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Universe Name : Prime Timeline
Weapon Name : Breen Energy Dampener1

In 2375 the Breen joined the Dominion's war against the Federation/Klingon alliance. They brought with them a decisive advantage - a weapon which, with a single hit, could completely disrupt the power systems of any allied Starship. The weapon was first brought into play at the Chin'toka system, where it was used to devastating effect; an entire allied fleet was utterly defeated and destroyed by the Breen.1

In the aftermath, it was discovered that a single Klingon vessel had been able to withstand the Breen weapon without ill effect, apparently because of a minor adjustment which had been recently made to the ship. More than a thousand Klingon ships were quickly modified to give them the same resistance, but this still left the Dominion with a 20 to 1 advantage.2

With no time to research the weapon and develop a countermeasure for Federation and Romulan ships, the allies launched a desparate attempt to steal a Jem'Hadar attack ship from Cardassian space. The attempt succeeded3, and the allies were able to resume the battle in full force.4

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References

# Series Season Source Comment
1 DS9 7 The Changing Face of Evil
2 DS9 7 When it Rains...
3 DS9 7 Tacking into the Wind
4 DS9 7 What You Leave Behind, Part 1
Series : DS9 Season 7 (Disc 5)
Episode : The Changing Face of Evil
Series : DS9 Season 7 (Disc 6)
Episode : When it Rains...
Series : DS9 Season 7 (Disc 6)
Episode : Tacking into the Wind
Series : DS9 Season 7 (Disc 7)
Episode : What You Leave Behind, Part 1


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