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[[File:Quantum stasis device.jpg|thumb|A quantum stasis field generator]]
 
[[File:Quantum stasis device.jpg|thumb|A quantum stasis field generator]]
 
[[File:Odo quantum stasis.jpg|thumb|Odo, under the influence of a quantum stasis field]]
 
[[File:Odo quantum stasis.jpg|thumb|Odo, under the influence of a quantum stasis field]]
A '''quantum stasis field''' prevented a [[Changeling]] from altering its [[biomolecular structure]].
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A '''quantum stasis field''' prevented a [[Changeling]] from altering its biomolecular structure. A [[prototype]] of a device that could emit such a [[stasis]] field was developed by the [[Obsidian Order]] and tested by [[Elim Garak]] in [[2371]] during his interrogation of [[Odo]] aboard a [[Romulan]] [[warbird]]. The technology proved to be highly effective in forcing Odo to stay in his [[humanoid]] form, preventing him from either changing shape or from entering his liquid form to regenerate. As a result, Odo began to lose molecular cohesion with considerable agony until Garak finally deactivated the device and allowed the Changeling to enter his dormant state. ({{DS9|The Die is Cast}})
   
A [[prototype]] of a device that could emit such a [[stasis]] field was developed by the [[Obsidian Order]] and tested by [[Elim Garak]] in [[2371]] during his interrogation of [[Odo]] aboard a [[Romulan]] [[warbird]]. The technology proved to be highly effective in forcing Odo to stay in his [[humanoid]] form, preventing him from either changing shape or from entering his liquid form to regenerate.
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{{bginfo|The Romulan ship on which the prototype device was used was destroyed by the [[Jem'Hadar]], so presumably the device was lost. It is not known whether the technology was ever redeveloped, as it was never seen or mentioned again on screen. [[Ronald D. Moore]] commented: "''I think the Changelings are scary and effective because we DON'T have a weapon to use against them and I'd like to keep it that way for now. Our thinking is that the device seen in "Die" was the only one in existence.''" {{AOLchat|Ronald D. Moore|ron007|1997}}}}
 
As a result, Odo began to lose molecular cohesion with considerable agony until Garak finally deactivated the device and allowed the Changeling to enter his dormant state. ({{DS9|The Die is Cast}})
 
 
==Background Information==
 
The Romulan ship on which the prototype device was used was destroyed by the [[Jem'Hadar]], so presumably the device was lost. It is not known whether the technology was ever redeveloped, as it was never seen or mentioned again on screen. [[Ronald D. Moore]] commented: "''I think the Changelings are scary and effective because we DON'T have a weapon to use against them and I'd like to keep it that way for now. Our thinking is that the device seen in "Die" was the only one in existence.''" {{AOLchat|Ronald D. Moore|ron007|1997}}
 
 
==Apocrypha==
 
In the DS9 anniversary trilogy ''[[Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Millennium]]'', when trapped in the future, Odo encounters a version of [[Weyoun 5#Apocrypha|Weyoun 5]] whose loyalties have shifted from the Changelings to the Prophets, who briefly traps Odo using another quantum stasis field generator, although he retains enough respect for Odo to release him before Odo suffers any serious effects.
 
   
 
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