This thread took considerably longer to degenerate than most on this sort of topic. That said, the Dominion are clearly intended as the "bad guys" since the game is made in the US, where we value progressive politics over pronomian stability. Also, female Spotted Hyenas. Also, tangentially related to something mentioned earlier in the thread, the tension is usually between "magic" and technology, rather than magic vs. science. Magic energies that are consistent in their usage and applications will be developed through the application of science, or not developed at all.