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Augment

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Faction Neutral.pngAugment

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An augmented Gorn

Status:
NPC Species
Related Species:
Various

Augments are genetically enhanced individuals who have had their genes deliberately altered for the purposes of giving them superior physical and/or mental abilities.

Physiology[edit | edit source]

Augments vary according to the primary DNA used. They are typically given enhanced strength and often intellect. This can give them a greater stature and combat proficiency but can also lead to them being harder to control as superior ability breeds superior ambition.

Use of augmentation[edit | edit source]

Federation[edit | edit source]

The Federation has outlawed genetic engineering and it has historically been used by the Denobulans. The ban was prompted by humanity's disastrous use of augmentation during the 1990s and the subsequent fall-out that impacted as late as the 23rd century via the crew of the S.S. Botany Bay.

Despite the ban, illegal modification does occur. While it can be successful, though subjects such as Julian Bashir must keep the procedure a secret, others can face psychological damage from the procedure. Such individuals are supported via Project Chrysalis.

In the 25th century, the Federation Science Council has given Julian Bashir permission to test various forms of genetic modification to find treatments for degenerative diseases such as the Irumodic Syndrome.

Klingon Empire[edit | edit source]

Ferasans, part of the Klingon Empire by the 25th century, are notable contemporary users of augmentation.

Amar Singh, a human scientist against the Federation's ban on augmentation, works with the Klingons on H'atoria to develop augments for the Klingon war effort.

Other Species[edit | edit source]

The Dominion rely on genetic engineering for the creation of Jem'Hadar and Vorta. While they are augmented from existing species, they now bare little resemblance to their former selves.

The Suliban used genetic enhancements in the 22nd century as part of the Temporal Cold War, but have ceased the practice by the 25th century.

Missions involved[edit | edit source]

  • Faction FED25.png “The Ultimate Klingon”: In 2409, the Korvat research facility is sacked by the KDF so they can find and interrogate Ghee P'Trell of his knowledge of augmentation. Following their defeat, the player attacks the research outpost on H'atoria where Amar Singh is experimenting with Klingon-Gorn Augments.

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