Ikat'ika in 2373

Ikat'ika was the Jem'Hadar First of Dominion Internment Camp 371, serving under the Vorta Deyos. Ikat'ika oversaw the personal combat between the Jem'Hadar soldiers and the prisoners, held to educate Dominion troops on their enemies' tactics. He was responsible for maiming General Martok's eye in one of the fights.

In 2373, Ikat'ika fought Lieutenant Commander Worf when he was held at the camp. Worf, already badly injured by previous fights, was losing but refused to yield the match, gaining Ikat'ika's respect, and demonstrating that Jem'Hadar had a form of honor. Ikat'ika himself yielded the match, stating that he could not defeat his opponent but merely kill him, which "no longer held his interest". Deyos had Ikat'ika executed for refusing to kill Worf. (DS9: "In Purgatory's Shadow", "By Inferno's Light")

Ikat'ika was played by James Horan. He was the only Jem'Hadar character to appear in more than one episode. (Actor Paul S. Eckstein appeared in two episodes playing a Jem'Hadar, though not the same one.)

Memorable Quotes

"This is Internment Camp 371. You are here because you are enemies of the Dominion. There is no release, no escape... except death".

"You are free to move about the compound. But remember... beyond the atmospheric dome there's nothing but airless vacuum and barren rock. Leave the dome, even for an instant, and you die".

"I yield. I cannot defeat this Klingon. All I can do is kill him. And that no longer holds my interest".

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