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Planet of origin: Qo'noS
Affiliation: Klingon Empire
Warp capable: 930 AD
Borg Designation: Species 5008
Biology
Classification: Humanoid
Environmental requirements: Class M conditions
Typical lifespan: 150 years
Sexes: Male and Female
Blood Coloration: Red/pink
Distinctive Features:
Forehead, spine and foot ridges
Racial Sub-divisions:
Varied skin colouration and ridge formations

A QuchHa' Klingon QuchHa' internal physiology

For the video game, see Star Trek: Klingon.

The Klingons were a humanoid species native to the planet Qo'noS in the Beta Quadrant. They forged and ruled the Klingon Empire, one of the most prominent interstellar states over many centuries.

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Biology

The Klingon race are humanoids that stand on average at 1.6 to 1.9 meters in height and tend to have a skin tone that ranges from a swarthy olive to brown. Their hair is usually braided or worn loose and is black or dark brown in color, although it turns gray or white with age. The most distinctive feature of the Klingon species are their forehead ridges which are typically unique to each individual, although family members may share similar ridge features. While externally somewhat similar to Humans, Klingons are larger and stronger than typical humans but have a much reduced tolerance of cold temperatures. Internally, they possess eight-chambered hearts, two livers, multiple stomachs, and an astounding twenty-three rib pairs. (ST reference: Aliens) This is known as to the Klingons as brak'lul. In the field of battle these redundancies allow warriors to continue to fight even after sustaining significant injuries. (TNG episode: "Ethics"; TOS novel: World Without End) Klingon physiology also included a symmetrical organ called the QiVon. (DS9 episode: "Blood Oath")

For Klingons, arsenic was a necessary part of the Klingon diet instead of the deadly poison that it was to humans. Arsenic deficiency could in fact lead to a number of health problems for Klingons. (TOS novel: Doctor's Orders)

In their history the Klingons experimented with genetic modification to further enhance themselves on several occasions, this resulted in several distinct groups of Klingons, most notably the QuchHa' which were created in the 22nd century and represented a significant proportion of the Klingon population until the late 23rd century. (ENT episodes: "Affliction", "Divergence"; VGD novel: Summon the Thunder)

Other genetically modified variants of the species included the Chalchaj 'qmey and the M'tachtar. (TOS novels: The Ashes of Eden, Enterprise)

Another possible derivative group of Klingons were the Othans. (LUG reference: The Way of D'era: The Romulans)

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Medical conditions

Culture

Klingon culture was shaped by centuries of tradition. Most of the basics of their society were laid out by Kahless the Unforgettable during the forging of the First Empire. (DS9 episode: "The Sword of Kahless")

The Code of Kahless consisted of basic rules to limit combat to a contest between equals. It ensured Klingons remained true to their word, that they would not intentionally target non-combatants, or declared neutral parties, and that they would attack openly, and not hide behind poisons or assassins. It also ensured that Klingon warriors would fight for their families and houses, not just for themselves, providing the foundations for a stable Klingon civilization. While for periods of Klingon history the Code had been distorted, or largely ignored, it had never been entirely forgotten, and ensured at least some semblance of Klingon unity. [citation needed]

Beliefs

According to Klingon belief, the honoured dead served Kahless the Unforgettable in Sto-Vo-Kor, where, according to some tradition, they serve in the Black Fleet, battling one another in a constant cycle of glorious battle, interspersed with great feasts and the singing of songs and tales of battle. (VOY episode: "Barge of the Dead"; GKN novels: A Good Day to Die, Honor Bound)

The dishonoured, however, were banished forever to the fire and icy wastes of Gre'thor, a barren wasteland guarded by the great Fek'lhr beast, the Klingon devil. When a dishonored Klingon died, they would not appear in Gre'thor at once but would have to make the journey to this darker aspect of the afterlife. Once a Klingon arrived in the underworld, they would board the Barge of the Dead, where Kortar, the first Klingon, would set sail for Gre'thor. On the journey there are many dangers, such as the Kos'karii, who attempt to lure warriors into the water with their siren-like voices so that they would be lost forever. (VOY episode: "Barge of the Dead")

Another aspect within Klingon lore was the demon Shadowheart who attempted to usurp the position of the Klingon devil but was defeated. However, his actions earnt the respect of the Klingon devil who made Shadowheart the master of shadows in the mortal world. Klingons were known to be disheartened when they hear the name Shadowheart with infants being taught to look at the shadows through the corners of their eyes because if they saw a demon then it was that perons's day to die. (TNG comic: "Shadowheart (comic)")

Ancient Klingon belief stated that their race were created by the Old Gods. The first member of their race was Kortar. He was alone, which saddened him, so the gods created a second female Klingon heart. The two battled and the female Klingon warrior defeated Kortar, but instead of slaying him, she proposed that they mate for together they were more powerful than anyone. The two then destroyed the Klingon gods because "they were more trouble then they were worth". This history would be symbolically repeated in Klingon weddings well into the 24th century. (DS9 episodes: "You Are Cordially Invited...", "Homefront")

Though they were destroyed, some Klingons were known to make pacts with these defeated deities. (TNG novel: Kahless)

Family

Klingon marriage ceremonies were designed to emulate the original marriage made between Kahless and the Lady Lukara, and the myth of the first marriage in Klingon society of Kortar who mated with the first Klingon woman and destroyed the gods that created them. In the ceremony, the groom would be accompanied by the Tawi'Yan, the sword bearer, who's function was similar to that of the best man in Human weddings. These individuals carried fake clubs to represent the soldiers of the tyrant Molor who came to kill Kahless and the Lady Lukara moments after they were married. (DS9 episode: "You Are Cordially Invited...")

Behavior

The Klingon species are highly aggressive and are known to fight for almost any reason but typically do so when honor is at stake. Due to their nature as predators, any form of suspicious behavior from whispering to weakness can set off their warrior instincts. Conflicts such as insults to their honor, injustice, a difference in opinion or a crime can only be resolved through violence. As such, Klingons do not shirk from combat and backing away from such confrontations is seen as a sign of cowardice.

The race's warrior mind means that they prefer matters to be clear-cut with speech as well as manners being blunt - this means that they ignore ambiguious concepts as there should be no misunderstanding. To the Klingon psyche, things are either black or white, good or evil - there is nothing in-between the two. This means that a warrior must declare his intent and say what's on his mind. They do this proudly and look into the eyes of others as not doing so is insulting.

Klingon lifestyle means that all utilities must have a purpose and be worthwhile. Things whose purpose are not immediately apparently are scoffed at and ignored. This has resulted in luxuries or comfort being almost completely ignored by the Klingon people who do not make use of recreation in the form of holo-programs or mattresses. Comfort is not something a warrior takes part in. Even their exercise takes this into account with an element of real danger being present in order to make it worthwhile. This means that rituals must test the strength of a warrior while songs must tell the deeds of great warriors and battles.

Despite all this focus on combat, the teachings of Kahless enforced the concept of honor within Klingon lives which makes it the most important aspect within their society. This means that the total sum of their actions as well as those of their parents are considered. This can be gained through victory and sacrifice or lost through shame and defeat. This means that a Klingon will need to satisfy their honor and avoiding such an action means that they will lose face. (ST reference: Aliens) Despite this being the case, during war time, the great honor Klingons can achieve is victory which means that they are capable of deceptive actions such as waiting in ambush for their enemies. (DS9 episode: "The Way of the Warrior")

Klingon culture was shaped around the following of the K'ajii, the Warrior Path (ST novel: The Return). This means that every Klingon wants to grow up to be a warrior which has resulted in the prominence of the warrior caste. However, with so many recruits there exists few positions to fill the demand as every individual seeks to gain entry into the best Klingon academy. At graduation, the Klingon petitions his house for warrior status which is a prideful act. However, those that do not reach such positions within their lives are expected to find other means to support themselves as well as their houses through some other lower profession such as being a factory worker, farmer or a merchant.

In addition to this, Klingon society is divided into numerous tiers with the nobility being the highest. These are the lords of the houses whether they are Great or minor ones and possess a great deal of power through the armies as well as lands under their command. Due to their status, they are presumed to be the most honorable of their kind and enjoy a great deal of privilege. The second tier consists of those who seek the warrior's path by admission into the military though this is not a hereditary position as that of the nobility. However, relations to a loyal warrior counts in the applicant's favor. The tier below the warriors consists of accountants, weapon-smiths, nursemaids as well as other second-rate professions which are required to maintain their society. As mentioned earlier, this consists of those Klingons that were refused induction into the military though some decide to follow the family business instead. The second lowest tier consists of the subjugated races within the Klingon Empire who possess a ranking greater then a slave but lower then an actual citizen. At the very bottom of Klingon social structure consists of those who have suffered from discommendation and were banished from the Empire. (ST reference: Aliens)

Klingon culture was often brutal and extremely violent. Duels to the death over trivial insults were commonplace, and vendettas between various Klingon families could often result in virtual all-out war. In combat, the Klingons were unyielding, refusing to withdraw or retreat even against unwinable odds. Surrender was not an option for a Klingon warrior. [citation needed]

Klingons enjoyed life to the full, each victory in battle was celebrated with great feasts, and even defeats are celebrated in songs and stories. The experience of battle was often as important as a victory. [citation needed]

The loyalties of Klingons were generally first to their family, then to their house, and finally to the Empire. When the goals of the High Council and the goals of their house were in conflict, Klingons would invariably support their family and close allies over their government. [citation needed]

The belief in combat was prevalent in the behavior of all Klingons, influencing the behavior of Klingons. For example, a strike against a fellow warrior with the back of the hand was considered a challenge to the death. Honor was valued, and deceit and deception despised by Klingon; Klingons spoke proudly to one another with a loud voice, hushed whispers were considered insulting, as was standing far away from the person being spoken to. This bold sense of honor was likely the source the Klingons animosity for the Romulans, who were famed for working in the shadows. (DS9 episode: "Apocalypse Rising")

In a sense, most Klingons were profoundly selfish, willing to waste the Empire's resources in a futile battle, if it ensures the glorious death they look forward to. This pursuit of honor at the cost of more tangible goals has cost the Empire dearly in the past. Indeed Klingons were somewhat obsessed with combat. Famous warriors were revered the way artists, scientists, or statesmen were on other worlds. Almost the entire Klingon economy was devoted to financing the massive Klingon war machine, and the most influential families maintained their own private armies, to ensure they could engage in warfare even if the government could not. It is thus not surprising that the Empire has clashed with all its neighbors multiple times during its history, nor that civil war breaks out with almost every generation on Qo'noS. [citation needed]

On the subject of fear, the Klingons believed that one must respect their fears and occassionally it can be justified. (TNG novel: The Soldiers of Fear)

Rituals

Klingon culture is defined by and full of ritual, these include: The Age of Inclusion, Ak'voh, Brek'tal ritual, Bre'Nan ritual, Day of Honor, Challenge of Spirit, Discommendation, Hegh'bat, Ja'chuq, Kal'Hyah, Kot'baval festival, Mauk-to'Vor, Muar'tek Festival, Plea for the Dead, Rite of Ascension, Rite of Blood Peace, Rite of MajQa, Rite of Succession, Rite of Vengeance, R'uustai, Sonchi ceremony, SonchIy ceremony and Ya'nora kor.

Recreation

Klingon recreational activities include the B'aht Qul challenge, Baqlaq and Qa'vak.

Foods and drink

Klingon cusine included: mot'loch, chechtlhutlh, heart of targ, persaba fruit, rokeg blood pie, bregit lung, sour tea, khizr, Qagh, krada legs, minn'hor cheese, durani lizard skins, warnog, bahgol, gagh, racht, zilm'kach fruit, pipius claw, grapok sauce, gladst, whitefang steak.

Klingon drinks included: boiling worm wine, raktajino, bloodwine and firewine.

Perception by others

Some Cardassians referred to Klingons disparagingly as "the Foreheads". While their warrior reputation made the Founders consider the Klingons as the Alpha Quadrant's version of the Jem'Hadar and thus something they wished to shape into servants within the Dominion. (DS9 novel: Vengeance)

History

See main article: Klingon history.

Language

See main article: Klingonese.

Connections


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Aenar

The Aenar were an Andorian ethnic subgroup with a history of enmity towards Andorians. In Star Trek: New Empire, they aided the Terran Empire's conquest of Andoria, hoping to gain advantage over the Andorians, to mixed results. They later aided the Terran rebellion, but again suffered at the hands of the second empire, which decimated most of the Aenar between late 2385 and early 2386, in response to the actions of Shran ch'Rothress. By 2386 the Aenar had been exiled from Andoria and driven to the brink of extinction. (Star Trek: New Empire)

In another timeline the Aenar were a pacifist race who opposed the Empire's war with the Klingons and won over a large number of Vulcans. Earth exterminated the Aenar, leading Andorians to join the rebellion (partial conjectural mirror universe timeline).

Andorians

A male Andorian

In 2155, an Andorian male crewmember, possibly a conscript, worked aboard the ISS Avenger at the helm. He was killed while aiding fellow non-Terrans under Soval in an attempt to destroy the USS Defiant. (ENT: "In a Mirror, Darkly, Part II")

Presumably, the Andorians were conquered by the Terran Empire. See also Untaken Treks.

In Star Trek: New Empire, after being freed from Terran Empire rule, Andoria became part of the Klingon-Cardassian Alliance. By the 2370s however, Andorians resented the Alliance (Klingons in particular). Many supported and fought with the Terran rebellion against the Alliance, then joined the Imperial Union of Planets afterwards. (Star Trek: New Empire)

Bajorans

Kira Nerys, a female Bajoran

The Bajorans were a race conquered by the Terran Empire. Bajor became a sovereign member of the Klingon-Cardassian Alliance following liberation by Alliance forces; some Bajorans, however, joined the Terran rebellion (DS9: "Crossover", "The Emperor's New Cloak" et al.); in A Debt of Honor Bajor's vedeks had sheltered many of the rebels on Terok Nor, often at great risk to their own lives. In Star Trek: New Empire, Bajor betrayed the Alliance and joined the Imperial Union of Planets.

Bartokians

The Bartokians were subjugated by the Imperial Union of Planets in 2385. (Star Trek: New Empire)

Betazoids

Betazoids once tried to use their abilities for personal gain in the Terran Empire, but because the Empire distrusted telepaths, met with stiff resistance. They joined the Alliance until the late 2370s. Foreseeing the Alliance's demise, they switched sides and joined the Imperial Union of Planets. Betazoid dissidents tried to engineer Betazed's secession from the IUP in 2385, but were unsuccessful. (Star Trek: New Empire)

Bolians

The Bolians were heavily subjugated by the Terran Empire. In the late 24th century they joined the Imperial Union of Planets. (Star Trek: New Empire)

Borg

See: Borg (mirror).

Breen

Very little is known about the Breen of the mirror universe. Intendant Kira once told Benjamin Sisko that Breen icicles were warmer than Jennifer Sisko. (DS9: "Shattered Mirror")

Caitians

Caitian in Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (Federation universe)

Caitians served aboard Imperial starships of the late 24th century. (Star Trek: New Empire)

It was never clear whether they formally belonged to the Imperial Union of Planets.


Cardassians

Elim Garak, a male Cardassian

The Cardassians were a founding race of the Klingon-Cardassian Alliance. (DS9: "Crossover", et al.)

Changelings

Odo, a male Changeling
In the mirror universe the Bajoran wormhole remained undiscovered as late as 2375. Thus Changelings and other species native to the Gamma Quadrant remained unknown to peoples of the Alpha Quadrant, with the exception of Odo, who was killed on Terok Nor during a workers' revolt in 2370. (DS9: "Crossover")
Probably, Odo was, like his counterpart, one of "the hundred" and was found in the Denorios belt.


Cygnians

The Cygnians were once ruled by the Terran Empire, then later became a member race of the Imperial Union of Planets. Several served in the Imperial Starfleet. (Star Trek: New Empire)

This race was identified as the lavender-skinned species seen in "Journey To Babel" (TOS), although canon does not confirm this.


Denobulans

Phlox, a male Denobulan

Denobulans were a slave race of the Terran Empire. Phlox served aboard the ISS Enterprise as ship's doctor. Denobulans were not part of the rebellion against the Empire, as it was not in their nature. (ENT: "In a Mirror, Darkly, Part II")

Fen Domar

The Fen Domar were one of the latest members of the massive Alliance of Independent Governments by 2387. Their ships made up a small proportion of the Alliance's military fleet and many saw action during the war against the New Terran Empire. (Star Trek: Pioneer (PNR): "A Mirror, Shattered", "Infinite Empires")

Ferengi

Quark, a male Ferengi

The Ferengi were, for the most part, seen as far more compassionate and less greedy than their counterparts in the "primary" universe, often paying for this compassion with their lives. The Terran Empire ravaged their homeworld in the 23rd century (Star Trek: New Empire), while in A Debt of Honor Ferengi dilithium shipments helped the Alliance defeat the Empire. The Alliance oppressed them during the 2370s and some Ferengi were members of the rebellion. (DS9: "Crossover", et al.)

First Federation

In 2387 the First Federation was a tyrannical power located on the edge of Terran space. They employed slave labor. Many soldiers from the Klingon-Cardassian Alliance were imprisoned here when the New Terran Empire took shape. (Star Trek: Pioneer (PNR): "Dark Reflection", "A Mirror, Shattered")

Gorn

Slar, a male Gorn

A Gorn named Slar was a slave master working for the Tholian Assembly. He was in charge of the workers assigned aboard the USS Defiant until the crew of the Enterprise took it over. Slar was seen as untrustworthy of humans and vicious when it came to dealing with them. He was ultimately killed by Jonathan Archer. (ENT: "In a Mirror, Darkly, Part II")

Some Gorn worked in various capacities both in and out of Starfleet in the late 24th century. See: Sselraan, Ssslon. (Star Trek: New Empire)

Halkans

Tharn, a male Halkan

Like their counterparts (TOS: "Mirror, Mirror"), the Halkans were a peaceful race, avoiding violence at all costs. In "A Debt of Honor" their pacifism became a role model for Spock's reform efforts, but it led to Spock's being overthrown by the Imperial Starfleet.

This appeared to be one of the rare examples of races being virtually identical in both universes.


Hirogen

A founding race of the Alliance of Independent Governments.

Iroids

One of the Iroids, Imirissen, served on board the ISS Imperia in 2386. (Star Trek: New Empire)

Klingons

Worf, a male Klingon

The Klingons were a founding race of the Klingon-Cardassian Alliance. (DS9: "Crossover", et al.)

In Star Trek: New Empire, the Klingons were virtually wiped out by 2386, robbed of political and military power after years of siege by the Imperial Union of Planets. Klingon resistance cells continued to operate, however, often in collusion with Romulans. (Star Trek: New Empire)

Kzinti

The Kzinti fired on a Vulcan ship that visited Earth to find out what had happened to their survey ship two years earlier, forcing humans and Vulcans to become uneasy allies. Vulcan's subsequent war with the Andorians allowed Earth to come out from under Vulcan's shadow (partial conjectural mirror universe timeline).

Lokirrim

The Lokirrim are a distant species from possibly the Delta Quadrant. Some of them have travelled to the Alpha Quadrant by the end of the Terran Rebellion. They are a relatively neutral species, having no political position due to the fact they come from so far away. The most use the Lokirrim are to others are as targets for pirates and looters.

In 2382, Aeon Ryku stole a Lokirrim vessel, the Chimera, from Pelios Station and converted it to his own use in the Terran Empire's Starfleet as the ISS Descent. (Star Trek: Shattered Universe: "Rising Empire")

Naish

The Naish were known for their love of wealth and splendor. A Naish dilettante visited Risa in 2385. (Star Trek: New Empire)

Orions

A female Orion

An Orion female crewmember, possibly a conscript, worked aboard the ISS Avenger. She was killed while aiding fellow non-Terrans under Soval in an attempt to destroy the USS Defiant. (ENT: "In a Mirror, Darkly, Part II")

It is not stated, but implied that the Terran Empire annexed the Orions by 2155. Another theory is that the Orion Syndicate were allies. Either way, the Empire presumably discovered some sort of protection against the Orion females' pheromones, or they lack the pheromones in the mirror universe.

In the late 24th century, Orions commonly served in Starfleet, while others led lives as pirates. (Star Trek: New Empire)

In Star Trek: New Empire, the Empire indeed suppressed Orion females' pheromones, via prescribed medical injections. This was a requirement of all Orion females in Starfleet service.
In another timeline Vulcans attempted to use mind-melds to control the Orion women, but this had the unexpected effect of suppressing their ability to give off these pheromones (partial conjectural mirror universe timeline).


Remans

The Remans served as soldiers in the Romulan Technocracy, to which they supplied Reman warbirds. Their status following the fall of Romulus to the Empire remains unrevealed. (Star Trek: New Empire)

In Star Trek: New Empire, Remans were classified as genetically engineered offshoots of the Romulans.


Richtor's species

A member of this unnamed humanoid species, known for black spiral-shaped pupils, served aboard the ISS Arcadia in 2385. (Star Trek: New Empire)

Romulans

The Romulans appeared to be uninvolved in the conflict between the Terran rebellion and the Klingon-Cardassian Alliance. The primary Benjamin Sisko, portraying his mirror counterpart, indicated to Jennifer Sisko that he would visit the Romulans in an attempt to gain their support. This was, in actuality, a ruse to explain his return to Deep Space 9. (DS9: "Through the Looking Glass")

In Star Trek: New Empire, the Romulan Technocracy became the governing regime of the Romulans as the result of a disastrous clash with the Terran Empire. By 2386 Romulus had joined the Imperial Union of Planets. (Star Trek: New Empire)

In Star Trek: Pioneer (PNR) continuity, there never existed a Romulan Empire in the mirror universe. Instead the Romulans formed the Romulan Star Republic, a much less xenophobic and territorial power. In 2390 the New Terran Empire planned to conquer the republic. (Star Trek: Pioneer (PNR): "Infinite Empires")

Suliban

The ISS Enterprise had contact with the Suliban by January 2155, acquiring a cloaking device from this species. (ENT: "In a Mirror, Darkly")

The circumstances of the encounter went unrevealed.

Tellarites

Terev, a male Tellarite

The Tellarites were apparently conquered by the Terran Empire sometime before 2155 and some had joined the rebellion against the Empire. Malcolm Reed and Phlox tortured a Tellarite crewman named Terev in the agony booth as a demonstration of the device for ISS Enterprise captain Maximilian Forrest and Commander Jonathan Archer. (ENT: "In a Mirror, Darkly")

In Star Trek: New Empire, the Tellarites later joined the Imperial Union of Planets.

Terrans

Jonathan Archer, a male Terran

In the mirror universe, humans were filled with fear and suspicion when a Vulcan scout ship landed on Earth to initiate first contact. The humans slaughtered the Vulcan crew and used the technology within to create an interstellar empire. This Terran Empire lasted almost three centuries until it was overshadowed by the equally vicious aspirations of Klingons, Cardassians, and Bajorans. Although many races in the mirror universe harbored hopes of forming a peaceful alliance to protect civilization, Terrans were rarely found among these rebels due to the wealth and safety afforded by their violent expansionist policies.

Tholians

A Tholian

There appeared to be no open hostilities between the Terran Empire and the Tholians in 2155, though the Tholians were known to annex systems close to their space. A single Tholian starship was no match for an NX class vessel like the ISS Enterprise (NX-01) though several of these vessels were capable of destroying such a vessel, particularly when employing a Tholian web. (ENT: "In a Mirror, Darkly")

It's unclear what the long-term consequences were for a Terran Empire ship invading Tholian space, stealing the Defiant, and destroying several of their ships.


Trill

Jadzia, a female Trill

It is unclear which side (if any) the Trill government took in the conflict between the Alliance and the rebellion. A number of individual Trills, such as Jadzia, joined the rebellion, while others such as Ezri Tigan sought to remain non-aligned. (DS9: "Through the Looking Glass", et al.)

In Star Trek: New Empire, Trill symbionts were not revered, but seen as parasites, under the belief that "joining" was a form of mind control. A war early in their history eradicated most of the symbionts. By 2385 the planet Trill had joined the Imperial Union of Planets. (Star Trek: New Empire)

Voth

A founding race of the Alliance of Independent Governments.

Vulcans

Soval, a male Vulcan

In 2063, when the Vulcans made first contact with Earth, Zefram Cochrane shot the first Vulcan to set foot on Terran soil. The Terrans stormed the T'Plana-Hath and studied Vulcan technology. Eventually, the Terran Empire was able to conquer the Vulcans. (ENT: "In a Mirror, Darkly")

By the 2150s, Vulcans were considered slaves to Terrans and not treated as equals. A number of Vulcans and Vulcan ships rebelled against the Terran Empire. By 2267, their attempts seemed to have been unsuccessful, although it appeared that Vulcans such as Spock were treated with more respect and feared by some Terrans. (ENT: "In a Mirror, Darkly, Part II", TOS: "Mirror, Mirror")

In the 2370s, Vulcans served as slaves to the Klingon-Cardassian Alliance. Several were seen fanning the Intendant on Terok Nor. (DS9: "Crossover") Some Vulcans, such as Tuvok, joined the Terran rebellion. (DS9: "Through the Looking Glass")

Jonathan Archer mentioned humans turning the tables on the Vulcans' invasion force. This might have been an assumption based on Archer's paranoia (or government propaganda).

In Star Trek: New Empire, Spock's reforms, which became known as "Spock's folly", led to the destruction of the Terran Empire and the enslavement of humans, earning Vulcans a negative social stigma. Although many supported and fought with the Terran rebellion, they were widely regarded with loathing and suspicion in the Imperial Union of Planets, which they joined purely to avoid destruction at the "new Empire"'s hands. In this continuity, the Alliance ravaged Vulcan much as it had Earth, albeit not quite as badly. (Star Trek: New Empire)

Xindi

The Xindi fought in a conflict with the Terran Empire sometime prior to 2155. (ENT: "In a Mirror, Darkly", Parts I & II)

Seen in the opening credits for those episodes.

Mirror universe cultures article at Memory Alpha, the canon Star Trek wiki.


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