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Gowron
Chancellor Gowron
Species: Klingon,Changeling in two.
Gender: Male
Home planet: Qo'noS
Affiliation: Klingon Empire
Position: Chancellor
Portrayed by: Robert O'Reilly

Gowron is a fictional character of the Star Trek universe. He was played by Robert O'Reilly and featured in the TV series Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. His defining characteristic is his challenging wide eyes. Image File history File links Gowron. ... In biology, a species is one of the basic units of biodiversity. ... This article is about the fictional race. ... Changelings are an alien race from the Star Trek universe. ... Gender often refers to the distinctions between males and females in common usage. ... The shield and spear of the Roman God Mars are often used to represent the male sex In heterogamous species, male is the sex of an organism, or of a part of an organism, which typically produces smaller, mobile gametes (spermatozoa) that are able to fertilise female gametes (ova). ... The meeting place of the Klingon High Council in the First City of the Klingon Empire In the fictional Star Trek universe, QonoS is the Klingon homeworld, also known as Kronos or Klinzhai. ... This article is about the fictional race. ... For other uses, see Chancellor (disambiguation). ... Robert OReilly was born in New York City, New York in 1950. ... Alice, a fictional character from the work of Lewis Carroll. ... The current Star Trek franchise logo Star Trek is an American science fiction entertainment series. ... A fictional universe is a cohesive imaginary world that serves as the setting or backdrop for one or (more commonly) multiple works of fiction. ... Robert OReilly was born in New York City, New York in 1950. ... The title as it appeared in most episodes opening credits. ... Space station Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (ST:DS9 or STDS9 or DS9 for short) is a science fiction television series produced by Paramount and set in the Star Trek universe. ...


The Next Generation

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Gowron first appeared in the episode "Reunion" as the main rival of Duras for the succession of the post of Klingon Chancellor K'mpec, who had suspected that one of the two had been poisoning him and appointed Captain Jean-Luc Picard as "Arbiter of Succession" to determine who would follow him. Before the arbitration process could be resolved, however, Worf's one-time mate, K'Ehleyr, discovered the evidence that implicated Ja'rod (the father of Duras) in the Romulan attack on the Klingon outpost Khitomer, and to prevent her from disclosing it, Duras murdered her. Claiming right of vengeance, Worf challenged Duras to a duel, and killed him, resulting in Gowron's ascension to the Chancellorship. In Star Trek, Duras was a formerly important House in the Klingon Empire, once holding seats on the High Council. ... In the fictional Star Trek universe, Kmpec was a former chancellor of the Klingon Empire. ... Captain Jean-Luc Picard, played by Patrick Stewart, is a character in the TV series Star Trek: The Next Generation. ... KEhleyr is a character in the fictional universe of Star Trek. ... In the fictional Star Trek universe, Khitomer (QItomer in Klingon) is a planet on the Klingon side of their border with the Romulan Star Empire, where historic peace talks (known as the Khitomer Accords) occurred between the two empires and the Federation in 2293. ...


Gowron reappeared in the episode "Redemption", with his position now under threat from the Duras sisters who were driving for Duras's illegitimate son Toral to be appointed Chancellor. It was revealed that the Duras clan has been in league with the Klingon's traditional enemies the Romulans, and their attempt to seize power ended when the Romulans abandoned them. Gowron also restored the honor of Worf's house during this episode's events. Redemption is the name of a two-part Star Trek: The Next Generation episode. ... In the fictional Star Trek universe, the Klingon sisters Lursa (played by Barbara March) and BEtor (played by Gwynyth Walsh) are collectively known as the Duras sisters (TNG: Redemption, Part I). Lursa (who is older) (TNG: Firstborn) and BEtor appear in three episodes of Star Trek: The Next... In the Star Trek science fiction universe, Toral, son of Duras was the illegitimate son of Duras, son of Jarod and an unidentified mother. ... This article is about the fictional race. ... Introduction The Romulans, a fictional race in the Star Trek universe, are descended from Vulcans and are characterized as being deceitful, cunning, and treacherous. ... Worf (Klingon: worIv) is a Klingon Starfleet officer in the Star Trek fictional universe. ...


Gowron was once more challenged in the episode "Rightful Heir" by the apparently resurrected Kahless the Unforgettable. It was ultimately revealed that this Kahless was in fact a clone, whom Gowron appointed to the symbolic post of Emperor of the Klingon Empire. Rightful Heir is a sixth season episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation. ... In the fictional Star Trek universe, Kahless the Unforgettable, (Klingon: qeylIS), is a legendary Klingon portrayed in the Star Trek: The Original Series by Robert Herron and in Star Trek: The Next Generation by Kevin Conway. ...


Deep Space Nine

Gowron first appeared prominently in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine in the episode "The Way of the Warrior", when he launched an assault upon the Cardassian Union, claiming that the newly installed civilian Detapa Council was infested with shapeshifters from the Dominion, a powerful organization from the Gamma Quadrant that was attempting to gain a foothold in the Alpha Quadrant. Gowron once more revoked the honor of Worf's house when he refused to join him, and attacked Deep Space Nine to capture the Detapa Council. A fragile peace was reached by the end of the episode. The Way of the Warrior is the title of a two-part episode from the fourth season of the television series Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. ... In the fictional Star Trek universe, the Cardassian Union is the formal name of the Cardassian civilization in the Alpha Quadrant. ... In the fictional Star Trek universe, The Detapa Council is the civilian run leadership council of the Cardassian Union. ... In the fictional Star Trek universe, the Dominion is a ruthless and militaristic Gamma Quadrant state, consisting of many different races, with ultimate power held by the xenophobic Changelings. ... In the fictional Star Trek series, the Milky Way Galaxy is divided into four quadrants, which are further subdivided into sectors. ... In the Star Trek fictional universe, Deep Space Nine (or DS9) is a space station. ... In the fictional Star Trek universe, The Detapa Council is the civilian run leadership council of the Cardassian Union. ...


In the episode "Broken Link" Gowron risked a war with the United Federation of Planets, demanding the disputed Archanis sector. Starfleet came to the conclusion that Gowron was in fact a changeling through faulty information leaked to Odo. Sisko, Odo, Worf and O'Brien infiltrated a Klingon ceremony to try to expose him in the follow-up episode "Apocalypse Rising", but ultimately discovered that the changeling was in fact Gowron's top advisor General Martok, who was killed by Gowron's men. Regardless, Gowron still did not change his policies. Broken Link is the final fourth-season episode of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Odo is a shapeshifter played by Rene Auberjonois on the science fiction television series Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. ... Captain Benjamin Lafayette Sisko, played by Avery Brooks, is a Starfleet officer and the main character of the television series Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. ... Miles OBrien Miles Edward OBrien is a character in the fictional Star Trek universe, played by Colm Meaney. ... Sisko after learning from Odo that a Changeling has taken Gowrons form, is now in control of the Klingon empire. ... Martok is a fictional character in the Star Trek universe. ...


In the fifth season two-parter, "In Purgatory's Shadow" and "By Inferno's Light" Gowron restored the broken peace with the Federation in the Khitomer Accords after the Cardassian Union joined the Dominion and the real Martok was rescued from a Dominion prison. In Purgatorys Shadow is a fifth-season episode of the television series Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. ... By Infernos Light is a fifth-season episode of the television series Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. ...


Gowron made his final appearances in "When It Rains..." and "Tacking Into the Wind", where he assumed direct command of Klingon military forces and launched multiple reckless attacks with minimal success. Worf speculated that this was an attempt to discredit General Martok, as he was forced to command many of these doomed offensives, and challenged and killed Gowron. He then refused the Chancellorship in favor of Martok. When It Rains. ... Tacking Into the Wind is an episode from the seventh season of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, the sixth of the ten final chapters. ...


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Gowron (469 words)
Gowron, however, faced opposition from the rival Duras[?] house, causing the Klingon Civil War[?].
In 2372 Gowron launched an assault upon the Cardassian Union, claiming that the newly installed civilian Detapa Council[?] was infested with shapeshifters from the Dominion, an emerging Gamma Quadrant power.
Gowron restored the Khitomer Accords and the alliance with the Federation and after a stalemate of two years Klingon forces under the lead of Martok had gained the upper hand.
Gowron at AllExperts (936 words)
The two contenders were Gowron, who, at the time, was a political outsider who had challenged the Klingon High Council many times previously, and Duras, the son of Ja'rod, the Klingon who betrayed the outpost at Khitomer to the Romulans.
In 2369, Gowron's political authority was once again challenged, this time by Kahless the Unforgettable, the mythic founder of the Empire who appeared to have risen from the dead, as prophesied.
In early 2372, Gowron launched an assault upon the Cardassian Union, claiming that the newly installed civilian Detapa Council was infested with shapeshifters from the Dominion, a powerful organization from the Gamma Quadrant that was attempting to gain a foothold in the Alpha Quadrant.
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