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In The Way of the Warrior, the Martok changeling cut his hand with a Klingon dagger revealing real blood. Wouldn't this be evidence showing that the real Martok was abducted after the beginning of the Klingon-Federation War? The alternative explanation is that the Martok changeling somehow faked the blood test. – The preceding unsigned comment was added by 18.104.22.168 (talk).
- It would actually seem that the Martok changeling had faked the blood test. Klingons are said to be paranoid about blood screenings. During his time as Gowron's right-hand, he would have had to pass many of these, and apparently did. --OuroborosCobra 17:34, 21 June 2006 (UTC)
- I've just watched this episode, and you may notice "Martok" wipes the blood as soon as it drips on the table, thereby re-absorbing what would become "orange goo" before it has a chance to become orange goo.(22.214.171.124 15:34, May 12, 2010 (UTC))
- Two problems with that. First, blood has been shown to turn to goo very quickly. Second, it assumes that the writers had already intended for Martok to be a changeling. They rarely think that far ahead. The script does not indicate anything about him being a changeling, or any intention as to how he was supposed to look at the blood. --OuroborosCobra talk 17:37, May 12, 2010 (UTC)
- In universe, that is quite likely. From a real world perspective, there is no evidence that the script writers intended Martok to be a changeling at the time they wrote the episode, and thus no evidence that the writers intended Martok to use that technique to pass the blood screening. --OuroborosCobra talk 05:11, October 29, 2011 (UTC)
end of hostilities after his death Edit
At the end of this article, it states that hostilities between the Federation and the Klingon Empire ended after the Martok changelings death. I can find no evidence to support this claim. At the end of the episode, Gowron says the fighting can only stop if the Federation allows the Klingons to annex the Archanis sector, something Sisko says is unlikely. Two episodes later we have "Nor the Battle to the Strong". This episode has Jake witnesses first hand the horrors of war, war with the Klingons. He witnesses terrible fighting. Sure doesn't sound like an end of hostilities to me. The closest I can find is a reference by Jadzia Dax in the episode between the two, "Looking for par'Mach in All the Wrong Places" to peace talks between the two governments. Unfortunetly, this is not even a sign of a cease-fire. Peace talks usually come before a cease-fire (see Vietnam War). I am therefore changing the article. --OuroborosCobra 17:48, 21 June 2006 (UTC)