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Series: Deep Space Nine
Author(s): David Mack
Publication information
Published: Paperback - March 2006
Pages: 364
ISBN: ISBN 1416507752



From the back cover: They were created to be killing machines. Highly intelligent, resourceful, and deceptively complex, the Jem'Hadar are a species engineered for war and programmed at the genetic level for one purpose: to fight until death as soldiers of the sprawling stellar empire known as the Dominion. No Jem'Hadar has ever lived thirty years, and not even their masters, the shape-shifting Founders, know what such a creature is capable of becoming were it to be freed of its servitude.

One Founder, however, has dared to wonder.

Appointed by Odo himself to learn peaceful coexistence aboard Deep Space 9 ™, Taran'atar, an Honored Elder among the Jem'Hadar, had for months been a staunch, if conflicted, ally to the crew of the station, ever struggling to understand the mission on which he was sent . . . until something went horrifically wrong.

Consumed by self-doubt and an ever-growing rage, Taran'atar has lashed out against those he was sworn to aid. While Captain Kira Nerys and Lieutenant Ro Laren both lie near death aboard DS9, their assailant has taken a hostage and fled into Cardassian space, pursued by Commander Elias Vaughn on the U.S.S. Defiant. But as the hunt unfolds, Taran'atar's true objective becomes increasingly less certain, as the rogue Jem'Hadar leads the Defiant to a discovery even more shocking than his crime.




Deep Space 9

The Defiant

The noH'pach

Mirror universe



Ancient Bajorans


Prophet guises



Dante Alighieri | Beverly Crusher | Gorkon, son of Toq (mirror) | Gowron, son of M'Rel | Lisanne Hexter | Job | Ke Hovath | Akellen Macet | Martok, son of Urthog | Kirayoshi O'Brien | Miles O'Brien | Miles O'Brien (mirror) | Roloc | Rebecca Jae Sisko | Ruriko Tenmei | Thirishar ch'Thane | Winn Adami | Kasidy Yates



Referenced: Ananke Alpha | Andor | Ankaro system | Badlands | Bajor-B'hava'el | Betazed | Burning Sea | Chalna | Coridan III | Earth | Europa Nova | Fire Caves | Gamma Quadrant | Gallitep labor camp | Gamma Quadrant | Gre'thor | Hedrikspool Province | Idran system | Jotunheim | Lonar Province | Mempa sector | Musilla University | Nausicaa | Panora | Pelagia | Qo'noS | Tamulna | Tanglor ice chute | Tower Hill | Sidau | Sindorin | Sindorin (mirror) | Sto-Vo-Kor | Tarluk V'hel | Terok Nor (mirror) | Trill | Utopia Planitia


Referenced: Betazoid | Borg | Breen | Coyote | Founders | Romulan | Tribble | Tzenkethi | Ullian | Vorta


Referenced: Kamal

Starship classes

Referenced: Luna-class

States, Groups and Organizations

Referenced: Bajoran Resistance | Great Link | Janir | Klingon Defense Force Command | Navot | Obsidian Order | Paqu | Starfleet Medical


Antipersonnel mine | Artificial heart | Cloaking device | Cortical stimulator | Cybernetic support | Duotronic | Dynoscanner | Fusion core | Hoverbike | Hypospray | Inertial dampener | Interphase cloaking device | Isolinear rod | Multidimensional transporter | Neuro-pulse device | Phaser | Phaser rifle | Pulse rifle | Targeting sensor | Tricorder | Medical tricorder | Microtorpedo | Nanite | PADD | Proximity detonator


Aldebaran whiskey | Allied protectorate | Anesthesia | Attainder | Bajoran history | Bajoran prophecy | Bajoran religion | Baseball | Betreka Nebula Incident | Biogenic weapon | Blood | Blood type | Bloodwine | Borhya | Bounty hunter | Cardassian language | Chroniton | Comet | Dabo | D'k tahg | Dominion War | Emissary of the Prophets | Explosive decompression | Fek'lhr | Ferengi language | Ferengi Rules of Acquisition | Four Winds | Genitronic replication | Graviton spike | Hand of the Prophets | Hasperat | Heart | Heart of the Sky | Katana | Kava | Kava tree | Kelbonite | Kellipate | Ketracel-white | King Lear | Klingon Civil War | Liaison officer | Lissepian honeycomb | Magnesite | Neurocine | Neutrino | Occupation of Bajor | Orb | Orb experience | Orb of Memory | Orb shadow | Postganglionic nerve | Preganglionic fiber | Progenitor | Reckoning | Root beer | Shroud | Sirah | Starfleet Medical Journal | Surface operations blacks | Tegol | Tholian silk | Triox | Ultritium | Vision | Wakizashi | Windsurfing


  • On the epigraphs at the start of the novel, David Mack commented "the quote from Milton's Paradise Lost is meant to evoke Taran'atar's state of mind; the line from Dryden's Absalom and Achitophel speaks to Vaughn's wrath; and the passage from Wordsworth's "She was a Phantom of delight" is intended to foreshadow Kira's storyline in Warpath and beyond". [1]
  • Warpath won the 2006 Psi Phi Award for Best Star Trek novel cover. Marco Palmieri commented: "I recall thinking that I wanted Taran'atar to appear dangerous and vulnerable at the same time. To that end, I had the idea of him looking really pissed off as he stared back at the reader through crosshairs. We went with an amber wash over the whole thing because that was the color we'd established for Jem'Hadar blood."
  • This novel contains an excerpt of the Star Trek: Vanguard novel Summon the Thunder.

Related stories

Stories featuring the mirror universe
Enterprise episode: "In a Mirror, Darkly" • prose: Age of the Empress • "Nobunaga"

The Original Series episode: "Mirror, Mirror" • comics: "... Promises to Keep" • "Double Image" • "Deadly Reflection!" • "The Tantalus Trap!" • "Masquerade!" • "Behind Enemy Lines!" • "The Beginning of the End..." • "Homecoming..." • Fragile GlassMirror Images ("Issue 1" • "Issue 2" • "Issue 4" • "Issue 5") • prose: SpectreDark VictoryPreserverThe Sorrows of Empire • "Ill Winds" • "The Greater Good" • video game: Shattered Universe
The Next Generation comic: "Mirror Images, Issue 3" • prose: Dark MirrorThreeThe Worst of Both Worlds • "The Traitor" • "The Sacred Chalice" • "For Want of a Nail"
Deep Space Nine episodes: "Crossover" • "Through the Looking Glass" • "Shattered Mirror" • "Resurrection" • "The Emperor's New Cloak" • comic: "Enemies & Allies" • prose: Dark PassionsWarpathSaturn's ChildrenFearful Symmetry • "A Terrible Beauty" • The Soul Key
Voyager prose: The Mirror-Scaled Serpent • "Bitter Fruit"
New Frontier comics: Turnaround ("Part I" • "Part II" • "Part III" • "Part IV" • "Part V") • prose: Cutting Ties • "Homecoming"
Klingon Empire prose: "Family Matters" Titan prose: "Empathy" Vanguard prose: "The Black Flag"
Miniseries and anthologies comics: The Mirror Universe SagaTurnaroundMirror Imagesprose: Mirror Universe TrilogyMirror Universe (Glass EmpiresObsidian AlliancesShards and Shadows)


  • David Mack's annotations for Warpath.
  • Warpath article at Memory Alpha, the wiki for canon Star Trek.
published order
Previous novel:
Worlds of Deep Space Nine
The Dominion: Olympus Descending
DS9 novels
Next novel:
Fearful Symmetry
Previous novel:
Worlds of Deep Space Nine
The Dominion: Olympus Descending
DS9 novels Next novel:
Saturn's Children
chronological order
Previous Adventure:
Unimatrix Zero, Part I
Pocket Next Adventure:
Unimatrix Zero, Part II
Previous Adventure:
Worlds of Deep Space Nine
The Dominion: Olympus Descending
Deep Space Nine Adventures Next Adventure:
Fearful Symmetry
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine relaunch publications and stories
Novels A Stitch in TimeAvatarAbyssDemons of Air and DarknessTwilightThis Gray SpiritCathedralLesser EvilRising SonThe Left Hand of DestinyUnity • "Cardassia: The Lotus Flower" • "Andor: Paradigm" • "Trill: Unjoined" • "Bajor: Fragments and Omens" • "Ferenginar: Satisfaction is Not Guaranteed" • "The Dominion: Olympus Descending" • WarpathFearful SymmetryThe Soul KeyThe Never-Ending Sacrifice
Miniseries and anthologies The Lives of DaxDivided We FallMission GammaWorlds of Deep Space Nine (Volume One, Two & Three)
Short stories and novellas "Horn and Ivory" • "The Officers' Club"
Comics N-Vector • "Crossfire" • "No Quarter" • "All Fall Down" • "United We Stand"
Omnibuses Twist of FaithThese Haunted Seas

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Specifics: Other fictional appearances
The name or term Warpath refers to more than one character or idea. For a list of other meanings, see Warpath (disambiguation).
Warpath is an Autobot in the Generation One continuity family.
... or are you just happy to see me?

Warpath is the stereotypical tank commander: loud, boisterous, skilled, confident, devoted to his buddies, and probably a little deaf. His armor is tremendously thick; his skull no less. He loves to show off by splitting hex nuts a mile and a half away, and he has an endless variety of special munitions to load in his prized main gun: cryogenic, acid, thermal, and sonic. His most favorite, however, are the simple explosive shells that go off with a huge explosion, KABOOM!

His Warpath loves his gun. Prominent and useful in both modes, she has saved his life countless times, and she gets only the best in return. How he loves to line her sights up precisely on a barely visible target, and KAZOWY! blow it to shrapnel with a single well-placed shell. A dud annoys him; a miss is near-fatal embarassment. A mere scratch to his gun's barrel keeps him up, late into the night, polishing it away. When on occasion his gun is damaged seriously enough to impair her function, he is practically inconsolable for weeks.

They don't call me Warpath for being gentle.

—Warpath, "Dinobot Island, Part 2"

Preliminary name: Hot Shot
Greek name: Ahtipitos (Αχτύπητος)
Italian name: Boom-Boom
Portuguese name (Brazil comic): Guerreiro
Hungarian name: Hadiösvény (meaning Battlepath. HA! ... Okay, Warpath then.)
Portuguese name (Portugal comic): Pe de guerra
French name (Canada): Trajecto



Cartoon continuity

Voice Actor: Alan Oppenheimer (US), Takurō Kitagawa (Japan)

Warpath (ZING!) had a habit of (BLAM!) interjecting his speech with (WHAMMO!) onomatopoeia. Whether this was a programming feature or personal choice is unknown. His fellow Autobots seemed to tolerate it.

Warpath appeared with no explanation for his arrival when Megatron created a remote-controlled duplicate of Optimus Prime to lead the Autobots to their doom. He did little more than get shot by a fake Starscream. A Prime Problem He later accompanied Optimus Prime and the Autobots to Dinobot Island, where he first demonstrated his zest for combat and unique style of speech. He also had the first of several battles with his opposite number, the Triple Changer Decepticon tank, Blitzwing. Dinobot Island, Part 2


He was one of several Autobots who defended the Ark when the Heart of Cybertron-powered Megatron attacked. Warpath rolled toward the Decepticon leader in tank mode, firing his shells, but was blasted by Megatron's destructive energy lightning. Microbots

Accompanying Perceptor and Beachcomber on a geology expedition, Warpath managed to get in some (ZOW!) action when Blitzwing and the Coneheads staged a surprise attack. He and Blitzwing engaged in Tank Wars again, but the fighting got so furious they buried each other in sand for awhile. It was anyone's game until Thrust found a pool of electrum and became invincible. Even a hot and cold mix of Powerglide's thermal beam and Warpath's cryo-shells couldn't break the Decepticon warrior. Warpath was forced to reluctantly sound the retreat, tunneling through the mountainside to make their escape. The Golden Lagoon

So they have Renaissance Fairs on Cybertron, too?

On one occasion, Warpath and Hoist were chasing a small group of Decepticons led by Starscream, and ended up passing through the Dragon Mound and into 542 AD. The Autobots and Decepticons took opposite sides with a pair of warring knights, and Warpath allowed the Red Knight to ride him in joust against Sir Wigend du Blackthorne's champions, Rumble and Ramjet. (HIYAH!) They successfuly rammed Ramjet, caving in his nosecone and forcing the Decepticons to fall back on the ol' "grab a hostage and run" trick, taking the Red Knight's daughter Nimue captive. Warpath led the charge against Blackthorne's castle and, with their siege tower destroyed by some of Starscream's gunpowder barrels, he and Hoist served as makeshift ladders for their allies to breach the castle walls. After thwarting Starscream's plans to rule the 6th century, they enlisted the aid of a local wizard to get back to the 20th century. A Decepticon Raider in King Arthur's Court

When the Morphobots took over a valley on Earth, Warpath and Ironhide did their best to blast through using a variety of shells and liquid, but it took (POW!) Blaster and some (COWBELL!) tunes to really get them out of the way. Quest for Survival


Late in 1985, the Autobots plotted to capture the Stunticons to discover the reason behind their high-profile thefts. Tracks and Warpath were assigned to take down Drag Strip and Dead End on a beach. Warpath quickly disabled Drag Strip with a few well-placed explosive shells, while Tracks blinded Dead End with his black beam gun. Unable to see, Dead End drove right into Warpath, who (BAM!) crushed the Decepticon with a single punch that went straight through his roof. Masquerade

In the year 2006, Warpath watched a broadcast of the first Galactic Olympics. He commented to Bumblebee that the Autobots sure had an unusual leader in Rodimus Prime when the young Autobot dispensed with making a long, stuffy speech at the games' opening ceremony. Five Faces of Darkness, Part 1

Football's not so cool when you're the ball.

As the Decepticons made their move on Earth, Warparth and Pipes commanded the team defending the Ark. The Autobots hid in a ravine and as Trypticon passed overhead, Warpath gave orders to fire, significantly damaging the Decepticon's rolling battle station mode. However, Trypticon quickly recovered and transformed into his massive dinosaur mode, forcing the Autobot Minicars to regroup and counter attack. Warpath fired a shell which Trypticon merely swatted away, then when the Autobot protested that he didn't (ZEEM!) believe what was happening, he was kicked for his troubles. Warpath ordered Teletraan I to activate the volcano's defensive cannons as Trypticon neared the Ark, but this had little effect on the Decepticon, who then destroyed the volcano. (WHACHA!) Five Faces of Darkness, Part 5

Warpath was later seen stationed at Metroplex when Scourge and Starscream's ghost came by to steal the city-bot's eyes for Unicron. Being land-bound, poor ol' Warpath unfortunately missed out on most of the (BLAMMO!) aerial action. Ghost in the Machine

Marvel Comics continuity

Note: Events from the UK-only comic stories are in italics.
On Cybertron he turned into a tank with a really obvious weakpoint.

Warpath was a member of Perceptor's resistance cell on Cybertron. During the great raid on Darkmount, Warpath was in charge of setting the explosives which brought down the massive tower. The Autobots' secondary objective, however -- destroying the Space Bridge -- could not be completed, and instead Warpath and his team were forced to flee over the bridge to Earth. The Bridge to Nowhere! They were quickly taken captive by Circuit Breaker and RAAT forces, but were later set free after making a deal to help against the rampaging Battlechargers. Decepticon Graffiti! Warpath and his group then ran afoul of Galvatron and got pretty banged up, but ultimately made their way to the Ark and joined up with Optimus Prime's team. Fallen Angel

Later, after Prime's death, the Ark was put under assault by a sonic-scrambler missile fired by the Decepticon assault base known as Trypticon. Warpath destroyed this first missile, and the Autobots went hunting for their attacker. Trypticon would have proven to be too much for them, though, without the timely intervention of Grimlock and the Dinobots. As thanks, the Autobots named Grimlock their new leader. King of the Hill!

The Autobots of Earth saw very little action after this, and Warpath slowly faded into the background, never to be seen again.

Dreamwave comics continuity

Warpath was first seen among Cybertron's population, observing anti-Autobot propaganda being pumped through the cortex by Shockwave to discredit Optimus Prime and his returning crew. Cold War Warpath, like most Autobots, recognized it as a load of BLAM! POW! ZOOM! and joined Tracks, Broadside and several other Mini-Vehicles in rising up along with the other Autobot insurgency cells to fight back against Shockwave's rule. Countdown to Extinction

After the fall, Warpath travelled to Earth under Bumblebee's command aboard the supply ship, Orion. Night of the Combaticons They crashlanded in the midst of a three-way battle between the Autobots and Decepticons of Earth and a lone super-powerful clone warrior known as Sunstorm. Things got more than a little hectic, and the Autobots were forced to make a deal with Starscream in order to gain his cooperation against (and he, their protection from) Sunstorm. As part of the deal, Starscream told them where he had stashed several Autobots his brigade had captured earlier, and Warpath and Bumper were sent out to retrieve them. On the salvage run, however, the pair ran into Earth Defense Command agents who made a forceful BOOM! suggestion that the Autobots accompany them back to their base. The Omega Effect

The EDC were looking to conscript some Autobots to help them deal with an Insecticon problem, and Jazz agreed to help after being reactivated. He left Warpath behind, however, to watch over their comrades Wheeljack and Windcharger, who had not yet been revived. Infestation After dealing with the Insecticons, Jazz and his unit hooked back up with Warpath, and then all of them proceeded on to the future site of Autobot City, under construction at Prowl's direction. The Route of All Evil

IDW comics continuity

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Warpath was a member of Hound's Tactical Response Unit, guarding Thunderhead Pass, a lonely assignment watching over the deactivated form of Thunderwing and his cultists who rested in stasis lock. When Sideswipe broke comm silence to request a transfer to Earth, Warpath was witness to Hound's dressing down of the aggressive Autobot. The monotony was suddenly broken without warning when a mysterious, powerful transformer, arrived on Cybertron to claim Thunderwing for his master. Warpath and the squad were easily brushed aside by the ancient warrior. Spotlight: Galvatron

Later, Optimus Prime informed Hound that his unit should make preparations to come to Earth as reinforcements. Devastation issue 1 However, due to the extraction of prisoners from Garrus-9, Hound's unit, including Warpath was diverted there instead. Devastation issue 6

On the way, their ship, the Ark-12 was attacked by Cyclonus and Warpath took some slight damage. However, he would get his revenge later on the surface of Corata-Vaz, where he took down Cyclonus with a blast to the chest. Cyclonus escaped when Warpath and the others were temporarily distracted by Thunderwing. Spotlight: Cyclonus


Generation One

  • Warpath (Mini-Vehicle, 1985)
Japanese ID number: 87
Warpath transforms into a General Motors M551A1 Sheridan ARAAV tank. There is a notable paint variation on Warpath: while most releases have black-painted optics, some leave the optics unpainted yet cover his entire faceplate in black.
In 1986, he was made available as a mail-away item (as he was no longer shipping to retail shelves) in the Digital Doom on the Highway to Destruction flier packed with most boxed Transformers toys. He cost $4 and one robot point.
In Japan, he was made available only as a mail-away item, costing 500 yen and two robot points.

  • Minibot Team (Multi-pack, 2004)
Japanese ID number: TFC-12
Warpath was reissued in a "Transformers Collection" six-pack with Bumblebee, Cosmos, Gears, Huffer and Powerglide. There are no notable differences between the original and the reissue versions, aside from a factory-applied foil Autobot sigil decal on his turret.
This entire set was redecoed to make the G1 GoBots set: Warpath was used to make Treds.

Universe (2008)

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  • Warpath (Universe Legends, 2009)
Warpath (KA-ZOW!) is yet another G1 Mini-Vehicle character who got the Hasbro update treatment (JINKIES!). This time around (KLAATU!), he turns into a variety of Hasbro's trademark "H" Tank (BARADA!), and his robot mode (NIKTO!) features increased articulation in most places. Owing to his construction (BLAMMO!), his turret/torso can only rotate from side to side by about a millimeter or so (POOT!), but now his cannon can extend and elevate (YOWZA!). Let the giggling commence.


3D Battle-Card Game

  • Warpath (2007)
A 35-point "common" character in the 3D Battle-Card Game's "Energon Wars" expansion, Warpath "transforms" into a red and grey tank. He uses the same parts layout as Movie Brawl and Wreckage.

External links

  • Warpath at

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