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Weyoun, a high-ranking Vorta.
Weyoun, a high-ranking Vorta.

The Vorta are a fictional humanoid species in Star Trek. Weyoun, a Vorta from Star Trek DS9. ... Weyoun, a Vorta from Star Trek DS9. ... In the fictional Star Trek universe, Weyoun is the primary adjunct to the Female Shapeshifter, and the second-in-command of the Dominion forces in the Alpha Quadrant. ... The term humanoid refers to any being whose body structure resembles that of a human. ... Star Trek collectively refers to a science-fiction franchise spanning six unique television series, 726 episodes and ten feature films in addition to hundreds of novels, computer and video games, fan stories and other works of fiction all set within the same fictional universe created by Gene Roddenberry in the...

The Vorta were created to serve the Founders of the Dominion in administrative tasks. They are typically employed as diplomats or as officers charged with managing Jem'Hadar battalions. They worship the Founders as gods. The Founders are a political entity in the fictional Star Trek universe. ... 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. ... Ikatika, a JemHadar soldier in 2373 In the fictional Star Trek universe, the JemHadar are the shock troops of the powerful Dominion located in the Gamma Quadrant. ...



Vorta are humanoids with white skin, black hair and lilac-colored eyes. They have good hearing, poor eyesight, and are immune to most forms of poison. The Vorta also have a very poorly developed aesthetical as well as sensory taste. About the only things they can taste are certain food items from their homeworld. The term humanoid refers to any being whose body structure resembles that of a human. ...

The Vorta reproduce by cloning. It is also indicated that the Vorta's loyalty to the Founders is partially genetic (i.e. that the devotion they express has been built into their genetic make-up by the Founders). Unlike the all-male Jem'Hadar (also cloned), there are both male and female Vorta, though it is not specified whether the Vorta are fertile or capable of sexual reproduction. The Vorta mainly serve as the intellectual branch of the Dominion, functioning as diplomats and ambassadors on behalf of the Dominion and the Founders. The presence of a Vorta typically denotes Dominion interest or involvement within any given situation. Cloning is the process of creating an identical copy of an original. ...

While only a single telekinetic Vorta has been seen, she claimed that is was a trait of her species. As she was being deceitful at the time, this may be questioned. Psychokinesis (literally mind-movement) or PK is the more commonly used term today for what in the past was known as telekinesis (literally distant-movement). It refers to the psi ability to influence the behavior of matter by mental intention (or possibly some other aspect of mental activity) alone. ...

Vorta have a suicide device implanted within their bodies. If a Vorta is given an order to commit suicide, he or she will activate the device, resulting in death within a matter of seconds.

Vorta History

Little is known about the history of the Vorta. They have a legend that they were once a primitive ape-like species, until a Founder crashed on their planet. The Vorta helped the Founder and in turn the Founder promised that they would one day be an important part of a great empire. The Founders then helped the Vorta through genetic manipulation. But with no independent verification of the story, the possibility does exist that the story is a propaganda piece. A planet is generally considered to be a relatively large mass of accreted matter in orbit around a star that is not a star itself. ...

Famous Vorta

In the fictional Star Trek universe, Weyoun is the primary adjunct to the Female Shapeshifter, and the second-in-command of the Dominion forces in the Alpha Quadrant. ... This article needs to be wikified. ... Yelgrun (played by Iggy Pop) was a Vorta in the Dominion. ...

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Vorta - Memory Alpha, the Star Trek Wiki (641 words)
Vorta act as the commanders of the Jem'Hadar.
The Vorta are tasked with the distribution of ketracel-white, the drug that ensures the loyalty of the Jem'Hadar (although it has been indicated that this is not entirely necessary).
Vorta are told that this death is quick and painless but this has proven not to be the case.
Star Trek Lives - Life-Forms - Vorta (2928 words)
Vortas are experts at cloning, and seem to reserve backup copies of themselves that can be cloned if an earlier version was killed or lost in the treacheries involved with Dominion diplomacy.
Later Vortas have not been noted to possess such powers, and it is the belief of the Federation that Eris was an exception.
The Vorta are the administrators and diplomats of the Dominion, the ones who carry out the dictates of the Founders and "negotiate" new worlds into submission.
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