The Dominators, collectively known as the Dominion, are an alien race from the outer cosmos of the universe. They are highly technologically advanced, and live in a rigid hierarchical society, in which one's caste is determined by the size of a red circle on one's forehead. They are master geneticists who can manipulate the meta-gene to enhance members of their own caste.
The Dominators were the chief instigators behind the Alien Alliance that invaded Earth. The Dominators believed that the unpredictable evolutionary tendencies of Earth's metahumans posed a clear and present danger to the state of the universe. When the invasion was beginning to crumble and turning to Earth's favor, one Dominator created a 'Gene Bomb' and detonated it in Earth's atmosphere that would affect many individuals that possess the metagene, causing them to lose control of their powers and eventually fall into a coma and die. Since the point of the invasion was to harness these beings, not eradicate them, the Dominator was imprisoned by his own government, but prior to execution a group of heroes unaffected by the Gene Bomb, led by the Martian Manhunter, managed to steal data from his mind crucial to reversing the effects of the Gene Bomb and restore most metahumans back to health. Ironically, the detonation of the Gene Bomb was actually responsible for the creation of several metahumans.
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Type of Government:
Hierarchical caste system
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None known; Dominators have no names. Some individuals may be identified by the size of the red circle on their forehead.
- In the game Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe, Baraka and the Tarkata become the MK counterpart of the Dominators in Baraka's Arcade ending.
- In Demon (Volume 3) #6, the spirits of deceased Dominators are depicted to serve Beelzebub in Hell.
- The Dominators were adapted in DC's Legends of Tomorrow (TV Series). Their motives were slightly altered, as aside from pursuing metahumans, they focused on Barry Allen specifically, worried about his ability to rewrite timelines.
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