|Behavior||Zealot, militaristic, rigid, hostile|
|Species Origin||Genetically-engineered by the Founders|
|Behind the Scenes|
|Created by||Robert Hewitt Wolfe and Ira Steven Behr|
|Designed by||Michael Westmore|
The Jem'Hadar are a genetically-created warrior race from the Dominion in the Gamma Quadrant.
The Jem'Hadar resemble reptilian creatures, with grey scales and are mono-gender. They are born in birth chambers and have a maturation rate of three days. Adult Jem'Hadar require a special chemical called ketracel-white, which provides the Jem'Hadar with all necessary nutrients. They are wholly dependent on this drug, as the Founders modified them this way to make them loyal to them. Without the white, they experience withdrawal symptoms and violent tendencies and death. There are some Jem'Hadar that exist that possess the an enzyme that produce white naturally in their body, through a genetic fluke or adaptation.
The Jem'Hadar possess excellent vision and strength. They possess the ability to shroud themselves making them invisible to the naked eye and sensors. In addition they are resistant to stun setting phasers, requiring combatants to use lethal measures to take down the warrior race.
The Jem'Hadar were created as the shock troop soldiers of the Dominion. They are aware of their need for the ketracel-white that binds their loyalty and accept it as part of their creators' will. They hold the Founders in high regard despite their supposed enslavement and they are the reason for their creation. Rather they see themselves as enslaved by the Vorta, another creation of the Founders, as their oppressors. This is due to the fact that the Vorta control the supply of the drug the Jem'Hadar need to survive and are also the ones who compete for the praise of their gods.