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In "Sacrifice of Angels", Sisko takes the Defiant into the wormhole to take out as many of the Dominion ships passing through as he can. The so-called prophets, who have other plans for Sisko (and would rather not see Bajor burned to ash) do something to make the Dominion armada 'disappear'—does anyone know what that something was?

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  • Moved them in time probably. Past or present, who can say.
    – Xantec
    Oct 1, 2015 at 22:08
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    While the Prophets are probably unsympathetic enough to have simply dematerialized them, I personally prefer to assume they were returned to the Gamma Quadrant end of the wormhole. :-) Oct 1, 2015 at 22:22
  • @That is possible, but then the prophets would have to keep returning them to the Gamma quadrant side (they'd keep trying to come through) and who wants to deal with that over and over?
    – Xantec
    Oct 1, 2015 at 22:42
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    @HarryJohnston - From the script; WEYOUN That's impossible! Check our listening posts in the Gamma Quadrant. DAMAR They're not there either.
    – Valorum
    Oct 1, 2015 at 23:52
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    “The so-called prophets” — INFIDEL Jun 6, 2016 at 19:33

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We don't know, nor is it ever stated within the main canon (TV, Films) what happened to the Jem'Hadar fleet.

The script notes state:

The approaching Dominion reinforcement fleet has begun to be hit by some sort of strange energy jolts that crackles from ship to ship. And as we watch, the ships seem to vanish until the entire fleet has disappeared.

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GARAK: Then where did they go?

Sisko begins to understand what the wormhole aliens have done.

SISKO: Wherever they went, I don't think they're coming back.

And that's literally your lot.


Moving down the canon scale, the fleet reappears in the future in the Star Trek Online mission "The 2800", later retitled as the "Cardassian Struggle".

In this mission, The Dominion fleet suddenly materialises around 40 years into the future and proceeds to board DS9 and take the crew hostage. It's up to you, the player to liberate that crew with the minimal loss of life.

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    I hope the player at least has a decisive technological advantage over the 40-year-old Dominion fleet? :-) Oct 2, 2015 at 0:01
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    that depends how much money you've spent in the game :D
    – Derek
    Oct 2, 2015 at 4:46
  • @HarryJohnston- It was a pretty large fleet, and they weren't expected in the least. So while they might have a technological advantage, they'd have a distinct numerical disadvantage. I think the Dominion troops weren't even initially aware of the temporal disparity though. Oct 2, 2015 at 7:11
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    @Derek eh, you cant really "buy" better weapons, really only cooler looking ships.
    – Himarm
    Oct 2, 2015 at 13:21
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    @HarryJohnston and yes in the mission they still have a fleet close to 1000 ships, so even a supped up DS9 cant handle 1000 ships on its own (it may have been 100s, but i think it was a very large fleet)
    – Himarm
    Oct 2, 2015 at 13:22
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I have no evidence but I’d always hoped that they were flung far back in time and continued to Qonos effectively becoming the Hur’q. And when they realised that they couldn’t return, couldn’t breed and couldn’t create anymore white they effectively became the BREEN and waited for the time when they could become useful again.

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    Hi, welcome to SF&F. Without evidence this is just a personal theory; please post answers based on what is known in canon and from the creators. You might want to take the tour to learn how the site works.
    – DavidW
    Oct 29, 2021 at 2:17

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