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"Warlord" was the 52nd episode of Star Trek: Voyager, the 9th episode of the show's third season, first aired on 20 November 1996. The episode was written by Andrew Shepard Price, Mark Gaberman and Lisa Klink; and directed by David Livingston.


Kes is invaded and possessed by the consciousness of Tieran, a ruthless Ilari warlord who uses the Ocampan's slight form and formidable pscyhokinetic powers to overthrow his homeworld's government.

Captain's log, stardate 50348.1.
We've entered orbit around Ilari and sent a message to the autarch inviting him to visit the ship. Instead, he'll be sending an official representative.
Captain's log, stardate 50351.4.
We're holding a meeting with Demmas, the autarch's eldest son and heir, in an effort to understand the recent hostile activity.
Captain's log, supplemental
Demmas has decided to remain on board Voyager for the time being, but continues to monitor the worsening situation on Ilari.
Captain's log, stardate 50361.7.
Lieutenant Tuvok hasn't reported for our scheduled rendezvous and we've been unable to contact him. We're now considering other more forceful options.



AdinAmeronAyalaChakotayCulhaneDemmasThe DoctorKathryn JanewayKesHarry KimMartinNeelixNoriTom ParisReshB'Elanna TorresTieranTuvokunnamed Ilari

Starships and vehicles

USS Voyager (Intrepid-class cruiser) • Type-8 shuttlecraft


Ilari (Ilari system, the galaxy's Delta Quadrant)

Shipboard areas

USS Voyager
transporter room

Planetary locales


Races and cultures


Technology and weapons

phasercommunicatorhologramholographic emittersensorsspacecraftstarshiptransporterviewscreenriflethoron riflethoron weapon

Materials and substances


Energy and phenomena


States and organizations


Ranks and titles

captaincommanding officerdiplomatautarchensignFederation Starfleet ranksFederation Starfleet ranks (2360s-2370s)lieutenantofficersecond officersecurity chieftactical officerweapons officer

Other references

alcoholbeveragefoodRekarri starburstGallia nectarPaxau Resortanatomybeamingbootcaptain's logcaptain's log, USS Voyager, 2373clothingdiplomacyenergygovernmenthomeworldhairhumanoidjumpsuitlanguagelifeformlog entrylogicmattermemorymind controlnation-stateorbitpantsplanetpopulationpsychologyquadrantraces and culturesradiationrankspacestarstar systemstardateStarfleet uniformStarfleet uniform (2366-2373)technologytitleuniformuniversewarweapon


years prior to 2373
Tieran aspires to rule Ilari. (prior to episode)
stardate 50348.1, 2373 (2370s chronology, Voyager's journey)
Voyager travels near Ilari.


Related stories



published order
Previous episode:
Future's End, Part II
Voyager episode produced Next episode:
The Q and the Grey
Previous episode:
Future's End, Part II
Voyager episode aired Next episode:
The Q and the Grey
chronological order
Previous Adventure:
Forgotten Light
Pocket Next Adventure:
Winds of Change
Previous Adventure:
Journey of the USS Voyager Next Adventure:
Winds of Change

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