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Hatchery Edit

Does anyone else feel that the fact that Jem'Hadar are bred in hacheries seems to indicate that they come from eggs? Jaf 05:05, 21 March 2006 (UTC)Jaf

No, hatchery has become a generic term that doesn't need to imply "hatching". Jaz talk | novels 05:09, 21 March 2006 (UTC)
That's not what I'm finding. Answers.com says - hatch·er·y (hăch'ə-rē) pronunciation n., pl. -ies. "A place where eggs, especially those of fish or poultry, are hatched" and wikipedia says "A hatchery is a facility where eggs are hatched under artificial conditions, especially those of fish or poultry". Jaf 05:18, 21 March 2006 (UTC)Jaf
Why the problem with eggs? The Jem'Hadar do seem to resemble reptilian type humanoid. Do reptiles not require an egg to reproduce, even if they are genetically designed reptilian humanoids? Pure speculation, I'll admit, but not that far of a leap, IMO. 72.182.53.239 22:13, August 5, 2013 (UTC)
The fact that it is speculation is the reason it is not included in the article. 31dot (talk) 22:44, August 5, 2013 (UTC)

EditEdit

-Just fixed some grammar. 06.11.09 at about 4:57 AM The preceding unsigned comment was added by 68.110.27.39 (talk).

White Edit

Is that intravenous tube on the side of the soldiers' necks the thing that supplies the ketracel-white to them? I know it's a prop present to make a point of their need and addiction for the white, but did they ever tape those things down or at least tuck them under armor? It would've been kind of gruesome if an author (or if portrayed in the show) if the tube were ripped out in hand-to-hand combat or just plain shot off. Just a thought. Shadowrun 22:44, 14 November 2006 (UTC)

Yes, that tube is where the ketracel-white is pumped into their bloodstream. If I recall correctly, the tube was always present, even in battles. A bit of a disadvantage since someone could just yank it out, like pulling out a wire from a Borg drone's neck, but they apparently didn't worry about it. --From Andoria with Love 03:10, 15 November 2006 (UTC)
several times in close quarters combat with them the Klingons,Bajoran ,and Federation soldiers are depicted taking advantage of this apparent flaw,though one could also reason,that the Jem"Hadar are so devoted to fighting and combat,that they display such unmitigated ferocity,that they completely go without armour and shielding unlike others,a testament to their berserker mentality,and warrior's bloodlust.Wejvagh 06:19, 25 February 2007 (UTC)
I don't think Shran or Shadowrun are talking about general shielding...they're talking about the Ketrecel White tube that is not protected from attack. It has nothing to do with ferocity and nothing to do with mentality, bloodlust, etc. 72.182.53.239 22:17, August 5, 2013 (UTC)

Alpha & Gamma Edit

I'd like for this article to talk about the difference between Alphas and Gammas. I don't feel qualified to discuss it, but if someone else did I'd appreciate it. Sarolite 07:27, 6 December 2008 (UTC)

The article already discusses everything we know about them. They were only mentioned in the one episode, and never again. While we can assume that most of the Jem'Hadar we saw after were Alphas, no distinction was ever made again, and no ability to judge differences was made available. --OuroborosCobra talk 07:38, 6 December 2008 (UTC)

Removed Edit

Removed the following "may be" and "could be" statement as uncited.

  • The name "Jem'Hadar" may be a reference to "Jamadhar", a type of katar. It could also stem from "Jemadar", a military rank first used in the British Indian Army (equivalent to lieutenant, and also used among the Gurkhas).--31dot 19:59, 16 December 2008 (UTC)

Ability to Hide? Edit

Do we know that their ability to hide is a part of them, genetically, and not technological in nature, some device they have on them? The preceding unsigned comment was added by 74.129.75.153 (talk).

I don't know if it was said specifically, but I think in "Rocks and Shoals" one of the Jem'Hadar said "I cannot shroud" which suggests(though does not confirm) it is some sort of natural ability. I'm not sure if any of the writers commented on it.--31dot 03:05, November 11, 2009 (UTC)
Upon further thought, I do know the writers said such an ability was based on the Tosk's ability to make himself invisible, and in that case I think is was a natural ability.--31dot 11:16, November 11, 2009 (UTC)
In the episode "The Abandoned" the Jem'Hadar child shouds. The preceding unsigned comment was added by 108.252.184.20 (talk).

Removed (2) Edit

Horned alien, Dennis Ott

The horned alien which was similar in appearance to a Jem'Hadar

I just removed the following two items (including image) from the "background" section:

The second is a nitpick in disguise - the first one is just not true, the two alien designs don't really look alike. Also, even if it was true, it would be borderline speculation (hinting at an assumed connection). -- Cid Highwind 17:13, January 31, 2010 (UTC)

Appearance Edit

Please verify. The first appearance of Jem'Hadar is in the episode Necessary Evil. According to this article, they first appeared in The Jem'Hadar but you can see a Jem'Hadar walk pass the promenade. No speaking role. Part of the crowd. Present day (not in the flashback). Assessment base on appearance and uniform. He's not carrying a weapon. Possibly doing logs. A Jem'Hadar doing logs? From the DVD. 112.201.130.3 22:50, April 3, 2011 (UTC)

There is no Jem'Hadar in "Necessary Evil". This is a Kressari. Tom 22:55, April 3, 2011 (UTC)

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