Fan theory casts Dominion War villains in Star Trek: Picard

Pictured: Amanda Plummer as Vadic of the Paramount+ original series STAR TREK: PICARD. Photo Cr: Trae Patton/Paramount+
Pictured: Amanda Plummer as Vadic of the Paramount+ original series STAR TREK: PICARD. Photo Cr: Trae Patton/Paramount+ /

Thinking back to Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, the Dominion War brought forth some seriously evil villains. 

Star Trek: Picard fans seem convinced that Vadic isn’t the main villain for the season even though she is the one leading the charge against Jack Crusher and now hot on the trail of the U.S.S. Titan. Plenty of theories abound about who the actual villain could be, which Trekmovie has shared, but one of the better ones harkens back to Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.

During the Dominion War, Captain Sisko and his crew went to battle against the Jem H’Dar and the Vorta, who were minions of the Founders. Previously, Terry Matalas has said that the Dominion War is important in the plot. Add to that Jack’s statement about the enemies having different faces each time, and you have a pretty good argument for the Great Link to be leading the charge against Starfleet.

The Dominion War ended with the Founders surrendering.

When Odo joined the Great Link, he helped cure the Founders of the virus that was manufactured by Section 31, the clandestine division of Starfleet Intelligence. That virus was meant to eliminate the Founders. That could have ruffled some feathers with one or a group of Changelings wanting revenge against Starfleet for their attempted eradication. Section 31 was already mentioned by Sneed in the episode “Disengage” so we know the agency is already on the radar.

With Vadic saying she was a Bounty Hunter, she might actually not be in the one in charge. But there is the question of why the Founders would want Jack Crusher. It would seem more likely they would want Jake Sisko as it was his father that played a bigger role in the Dominion War. But this could easily be explained, bringing either Dr. Beverly Crusher or Jack Crusher into the forefront as the desired target. For all we know, Dr. Crusher could have helped to create the virus meant to exterminate the Founders as she did have some time in between the Star Trek: The Next Generation movies. Of course, that’s a way out there theory, but with Star Trek, anything is possible.

What do you think about the Founders being the true villains of the season?

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