Episode Title: "INITIATIONS"
Production Number: 821
Original Air Date: 09-04-95
Commander Chakotay is alone on a shuttlecraft to perform the Pakra, a solitary ritual commemorating the anniversary of his father's death, when he is attacked by a young Kazon named Kar who is hoping to earn his adult Kazon name in battle. Chakotay destroys Kar's fighter and beams him aboard, but Kar is dishonored when Chakotay refuses to kill him. They are pursued by a Kazon-Ogla ship and they beam down to a Kazon-Ogla training base on a Class-M moon when the shuttle is destroyed. The Kazon-Ogla and the Voyager crew search the planet for their missing crewmen; when they are found, Kar kills his Maje (the Kazon-Ogla leader) to earn his Kazon-Ogla name, Jal Karden, and orders the Federation crew to leave Kazon-Ogla space.
Factoid: Chakotay's father was named Kolopak.
Factoid: Neelix sold a few Plaxan sensors to the Kazon-Ogla a few years back.
Factoid: The Kazon shared a homeworld with the Trabe, who oppressed them until the Kazon revolted 26 years ago.
Alien Races: Kazon-Ogla
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