This is a list of secondary characters from the science fiction
television series Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. Characters are ordered
alphabetically by family name, and only characters who played a
significant major role in the series are listed.
1 Recurring characters
1.1 Bareil Antos
1.3 Cretak, Kimara
1.4 Corat Damar
1.7 Eddington, Michael
1.8 Fontaine, Vic
1.9 Garak, Elim
1.15 Mora Pol
1.18 O'Brien, Keiko
1.19 O'Brien, Molly
1.20 Opaka Sulan
1.22 Ross, William J.
1.23 Shakaar Edon
1.24 Sisko, Joseph
1.25 Sloan, Luther
1.27 Tain, Enabran
1.28 Tora Ziyal
1.30 Winn Adami
1.31 Yates, Kasidy
2 See also
4 External links
Bareil Antos was a
Bajoran Vedek. He was played by Philip Anglim.
Bareil becomes romantically involved with Major
Kira Nerys of the Deep
Space Nine space station. He runs against
Vedek Winn Adami for the
role of Kai, but is forced to drop out to protect the reputation of
the previous Kai, Opaka. Bareil is injured in a shuttle explosion, and
Julian Bashir has to replace his failing organs with cybernetics
so that he can continue to advise Winn in negotiations with the
Cardassians. His continued efforts in this weakened state cause brain
damage, and eventually his death.
In the mirror universe,
Bareil Antos is a petty thief who is close to
the alternate Kira. He leaves his universe in a foiled attempt to
steal an orb.
Brunt is a liquidator with the
Ferengi Commerce Authority (FCA),
portrayed by Jeffrey Combs. He is the nemesis of Quark, whom he
perceives as a threat to the
Ferengi way of life, and often attempts
to either destroy him or supplant
Grand Nagus Zek (although at one
time, he did help Quark rescue
Ishka from the Dominion). By sharp
contrast, his mirror universe counterpart was a friendly and congenial
person, with unrequited feelings for his universe's Ezri Tigan, who
ended up being murdered by the Intendant (mirror-Kira Nerys).
Brunt (or his counterpart) appeared in eight episodes beginning with
Season Three's "Family Business."
Combs has described Brunt as "the IRS guy from Hell".
Kimara Cretak is a Senator and representative of the
for a short time aboard Deep Space Nine. She is accused of treason
against the Star empire and found guilty in the episode "Inter Arma
Enim Silent Leges." The ending of the episode leaves her fate
ambiguous, with it unclear if she will be imprisoned or executed.
Kimara Cretak was first portrayed by Megan Cole in "Image in the Sand"
and "Shadows and Symbols," and
Adrienne Barbeau in "Inter Arma Enim
Damar is a
Cardassian military officer portrayed by Casey Biggs. As a
glinn, he served under
Gul Dukat aboard the freighter Groumall, and
later as Gul Dukat's aide when the
Cardassian Union joined the
Dominion and then captured Deep Space Nine. Damar discovered a way to
disable the Federation's self-replicating mines, which had been
Dominion from sending reinforcements from the Gamma
Quadrant through the
Bajoran wormhole, and was recommended for
promotion to the rank of gul. As the Federation re-took the station,
Damar learned that Tora Ziyal had been helping Kira and others
undermine them and promptly killed her. This earned him personal
enmity from Kira. After Dukat's subsequent mental breakdown following
his daughter's death, Damar was promoted to first gul and then legate.
As leader, he learned that the
Dominion was merely using the
Cardassians as pawns in its effort to conquer the Alpha Quadrant, so
he switched sides and encouraged his people to fight the Dominion. As
leader of the new
Cardassian rebellion, he had to accept Federation
aid and advice from a "
Starfleet advisor," Colonel Kira Nerys, who was
Starfleet field commission of commander to take on the role.
In his struggles as a resistance fighter, particularly when his wife
and child were taken and killed by the Dominion, he came to understand
Bajoran perspective during Cardassia's occupation of Bajor. While
fighting beside Commander
Kira Nerys and
Elim Garak in a final push to
Cardassia Prime, Damar was killed in action.
Damar appeared in 23 episodes beginning with Season Four's "Return to
Main article: Dax (Star Trek)
Dax is a Trill symbiont, that has been "joined" to nine humanoid
Joran Dax portrayed by
Jeff McBride and Leigh McCloskey
Curzon Dax portrayed by Frank Owen Smith
Jadzia Dax portrayed by Terry Farrell
Ezri Dax portrayed by Nicole de Boer
Other Dax hosts were:
Verad Dax portrayed by John Glover
Yedrin Dax portrayed by Gary Frank
Main article: Dukat (Star Trek)
Michael Eddington was a
Starfleet security officer holding the rank of
lieutenant commander. He was stationed on Deep Space Nine by Starfleet
due to their lack of complete trust in Odo. Following orders from a
Starfleet admiral, he sabotaged the Defiant's cloaking system when
Captain Sisko defied orders by taking the ship on a mission to the
Gamma Quadrant. On another occasion he was instrumental in helping
recover the command staff when, while beaming back to the station,
their neural patterns were stored in the station computer and their
physical forms were placed in a holosuite program. He later defected
to the Maquis after working for them to steal several industrial grade
replicators destined for the
Cardassian Union. He likened himself and
Sisko to characters from
Les Miserables ("Jean Valjean" and "Javert",
respectively), but was eventually captured and imprisoned. He later
died fighting alongside Sisko in a successful attempt to rescue
survivors of a Maquis colony from the Dominion.
Michael Eddington was portrayed by Kenneth Marshall, appearing as a
semi-regular in the series beginning with Season Three's "The Search,
Main article: Vic Fontaine
Main article: Elim Garak
Main article: Gowron
Main article: Ishka
Leeta is a recurring character on Deep Space Nine, portrayed by Chase
Masterson. She is a
Bajoran employed as a Dabo girl in Quark's bar.
After a brief romantic relationship with Julian Bashir, she married
Rom and therefore ended the series as First Lady of Ferenginar.
Although initially played as a stereotypical "airhead", over the
course of the series it is revealed that she is an intelligent woman
who chooses to maintain a carefree attitude. She is a ringleader when
Quark's employees attempt to start a trade union, and also volunteers
to play temporary host to one of Jadzia Dax's former personalities.
She once explained Season 5, Episode 7 that Dabo girls actually have
to be good at math, to ensure that the house always makes a profit.
Bajoran characters, Leeta is never given a family name.
The non-canon novels explain that this is because she was brought up
in an orphanage during the
Bajoran Occupation, and does not have a
Main article: Martok
Mila, played by Julianna McCarthy, was for over three decades the
housekeeper of Enabran Tain, the head of the Obsidian Order. Possibly,
during their time together, Tain and Mila had a child, whom they named
Elim Garak. Due to Tain's position, it was decided to hide the fact
that he was Garak's father. No confession from Tain, Mila, or Garak
were made supporting this, but Garak does treat Mila as a mother as it
is most likely that she was the only such figure in his life. In 2371,
Tain considered having Mila killed because she knew too much about
him. However, he did not go through with her execution. She was killed
Dominion soldiers on the eve of Cardassia's liberation from the
Dominion. She appeared in three episodes as well as in the novel A
Stitch in Time by Andrew J. Robinson.
Doctor Mora Pol was the
Bajoran scientist who was assigned to study
the Changeling who would become known as Odo. Mora studied and taught
Odo at the
Bajoran Center for Science during the Occupation of Bajor
from 2358–2365. When Odo assumed the shape of a humanoid, he
imitated Mora's hairstyle.
Odo initially resented Mora for failing to realize he was sentient.
Under pressure from the Cardassians to get answers and not fully
understanding what he was dealing with, Mora used some questionable
methods in his experiments. Odo left the institute two years later.
They would not reconcile their differences until 2373, when Mora
arrived on Deep Space Nine to assist Odo in treating an infant
Mora Pol was played by actor James Sloyan.
"Morn" redirects here. For the fictional Celt, see Bran Mak Morn.
Morn, played by Mark Allen Shepherd, is a Lurian male, the only member
of his species seen in Star Trek. Morn is a frequent customer in
Quark's bar, often present in the background of scenes there.
According to make-up designer Michael Westmore, on the first day of
filming the series the director chose Morn randomly from among several
prosthetic characters. Westmore went to great lengths to ensure that
Morn could talk if the character ever had a line, but Morn remained
silent throughout the series. This became a running gag, with other
characters commenting several times how talkative he was. Morn is
credited with knowing the funniest joke in the universe, and in
several episodes an incidental character is seen to start laughing as
they leave his side. Quark sometimes breaks down laughing when he
tries to retell the joke, and always gives up by saying that no one
can tell it like Morn. Despite this, Morn rarely seems to get Quark's
jokes, and when he does, it takes him a while.
Morn's existence as a fixture at Quark's bar is mocked in the episode
"Who Mourns for Morn?" when Quark sets up a holo-imager to project an
image of Morn on his regular stool, quietly drinking. No one realizes
that it is not real until Sisko and Dax run into the bar to let people
know that Morn died. It is later revealed that he did not die but had
faked his death.
Mark Allen Shepherd plays a dual role in this
episode: apart from his regular appearance as Morn, he plays a Bajoran
officer invited to sit in Morn's usual chair at the bar.
Often, other characters refer to something Morn has done that, to the
viewer, would seem uncharacteristic for Morn. For example, when it
became clear that war with the
Dominion was inevitable, Morn threw a
chair at Quark, then ran naked across the Promenade screaming "We're
all doomed!" Following that, he supposedly rushed into a Bajoran
temple and threw himself at the feet of Major Kira, begging for
forgiveness. Vic Fontaine, the holographic singer who is a recurring
character in seasons 6 and 7, has stated that Morn's rendition of "New
York, New York" has to be seen to be believed. Lieutenant Commander
Worf claimed that Morn was a formidable sparring partner, and the pair
fought in the holosuites on a weekly basis.
Jadzia Dax also said she
had nearly become romantic with Morn, except that Morn turned her
Very little is revealed about Morn or his species on the show. Quark
establishes in "Through the Looking Glass" that Morn has more than one
heart. In "The Way of the Warrior," it was implied Lurians are usually
found near the Iodite Nebula; a hostile
Klingon suggested it was
suspicious to find Morn so far from there. It was revealed in the
episode "Who Mourns for Morn?" that he had been previously involved in
some criminal activities, the most notable being a robbery in which
his crew stole 1,000 bricks of gold-pressed latinum. Like all Lurians,
Morn has two stomachs; Quark realized that he had extracted the liquid
latinum from the bricks and was storing it in one stomach, causing his
hair to fall out. Morn regurgitated 100 bricks' worth and gave it to
Quark as a reward for helping to get the other thieves arrested.
Morn also appeared in the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode
"Birthright, Part I" and made a cameo in the Star Trek: Voyager
episode "Caretaker." Because of these appearances, this has made Morn
one of the few characters to appear in three of the
Star Trek series,
alongside Quark (who appeared in TNG, DS9, and Voyager), Commander
Riker (TNG, DS9 (Riker's transporter clone),Voyager, and Enterprise),
Deanna Troi (TNG, Voyager, and Enterprise), Kang (The Original Series,
DS9 and Voyager), and Q (TNG, DS9, and Voyager).
Main article: Nog (Star Trek)
Keiko O'Brien, born Keiko Ishikawa, is played by Rosalind Chao. She is
a professional botanist and the wife of Miles O'Brien in both The Next
Generation and Deep Space Nine.
Keiko married Miles O'Brien aboard the USS Enterprise-D in the TNG
episode "Data's Day". A year later, temporarily stuck in Ten-Forward,
she gave birth to a daughter, Molly, with
Worf as midwife (TNG episode
"Disaster"). When Miles was assigned to Deep Space Nine, Keiko's
mother was still living in the city of Kumamoto, Japan. Keiko began
talking of visiting her mother after seeing the condition of the space
station when first arriving there.
Shortly after arriving at Deep Space Nine, Keiko decided to start a
Jake Sisko and Nog were the first students to enroll. Later,
Keiko went on a botanical expedition to Bajor. Pregnant with her
second child, an accident endangered mother and child on the way back
to DS9. Doctor
Julian Bashir saved them both by removing the fetus and
implanting it into Kira Nerys' womb. In her honor, the child was named
Dominion War began, Keiko and the children were evacuated
from the war zones. They remained away for a time until the fields of
battle had shifted far enough to make Deep Space Nine safe again.
After the war, the O'Brien family relocated to
Earth when Miles became
an instructor at
Molly O'Brien, played by Hana Hatae, is the daughter of Miles and
Keiko O'Brien, and the older sister of Kirayoshi. She originally
appeared on Star Trek: The Next Generation.
Molly was born in 2368, with
Worf delivering her, on the USS
Enterprise-D in the TNG episode "Disaster." She moved to Deep Space
Nine when Miles was assigned there.
In the DS9 episode "Time's Orphan," the O'Briens went on a picnic to
Golana IV, where Molly accidentally fell into an abandoned time portal
and emerged as an 18-year-old (played by Michelle Krusiec). From her
point of view, she had experienced approximately ten years of solitary
existence. Back at Deep Space Nine, she was wild and uncontrollable,
unable to cope with life on the space station; after a violent
altercation in Quark's,
Starfleet officials intended to place her in a
mental health institution. The O'Briens returned to Golana IV, hoping
to send Molly back through the time portal to the place and time she
had become accustomed to, preferring her happiness over a possible
lifetime of confinement. However, she was returned to the point where
she had first entered, allowing the adult Molly to help her child
counterpart return home, erasing the adult Molly from history in the
Opaka Sulan, played by Camille Saviola, was the Kai or spiritual
leader of the Bajorans through the latter years of the Cardassian
occupation and the first few months after it ended in 2369. Opaka
Benjamin Sisko as the long-awaited Emissary of the
Prophets, although he did not return her enthusiasm.
In response to a prophetic Orb experience, Opaka left
Bajor for the
first time to pay an unannounced visit to DS9. Journeying with Sisko
and Kira through the wormhole, she was killed in a runabout crash on
the Ennis penal moon, and was then resurrected by the artificial
microbes present there. The microbes were specifically designed to
only work on the moon, forcing her to stay behind. She took this as an
opportunity to help end the prisoners' fanatical clan war.
Cardassian occupation, Opaka had been a collaborator: she
gave away the whereabouts of a rebel base and her son was killed in
the subsequent attack. The Cardassians had threatened to destroy some
Bajoran towns so by betraying the rebels (including her own son) she
saved thousands of
Bajoran lives. Later on,
Bareil Antos dropped out
of the election for Kai in an effort to keep this secret from ruining
Opaka's legacy. This led to the election of the more controversial
In the Deep Space Nine relaunch novels, Opaka was rescued from the
Ennis moon by zealous aliens called the Ascendants, after which she
Gamma Quadrant as a healer. She is found by
Jake Sisko and
returned to Bajor, where she refuses to resume the post of Kai.
Main article: Rom (Star Trek)
Ross, William J.
Vice Admiral William J. Ross, played by Barry Jenner, was the Field
Starfleet forces during the
Dominion War and was the
coordinator of Starfleet's defense of the
Bajoran fronts in
the early stages of that war.
His command post was on Starbase 375, where he was in direct command
of the 7th Tactical Wing. During the first three months of the war,
Ross was under severe pressure to halt the advance of the Dominion.
Ross did this by making Captain Sisko his adjutant, to relieve himself
of making minor tactical plans and reports. This action gave Ross the
initiative to find the "Argolis Cluster Sensor Array." This sensor
array was the Dominion's line of sight over all the
Bajoran and Bolian
fronts at the start of the War. Ross, along with Sisko, planned the
attack on the Argolis Array and succeeded in the destruction of the
array in late March 2374. As the war progressed, Ross took a much more
tactical role rather than strategically planning the war effort.
After the first battle of Chin'toka, Ross was posted aboard Deep Space
Nine to command the Allied forces presently hemmed in at Chin'toka.
It was later revealed that Ross was one of the few
to know of the existence of Section 31. Although he collaborates with
Section 31 in one of their operations, like
Julian Bashir he staunchly
maintains that he is not a member of the organization.
During the Battle of Cardassia, Ross led the
Starfleet wing of the
assault fleet. He devised the planned assault on
Cardassia and, soon
afterwards, presided over the signing of the Treaty of
Bajor at which
he gave a speech to the delegates.
His flagship (featured in the 7th-season episode "Inter Arma Enim
Silent Leges") is the Intrepid Class USS Bellerophon.
Ross appears in twelve episodes beginning with the Season Six episode
"A Time to Stand."
Shakaar Edon was a resistance leader, farmer, and later First Minister
of Bajor. He was played by Duncan Regehr.
A onetime farmer in Bajor's Dahkur Province, Shakaar returned to his
fields in 2369 after 25 years of fighting the
only to enter politics as his world's secular leader in 2371. As the
head and namesake of Kira's resistance cell, he agreed to let her go
on her first raid at age 13 to fill in a vacancy in the ranks, and
reteamed with her years later during a near-violent showdown with Kai
Winn over the return of promised soil reclamators.
After that encounter and the support he received for his handling of
it, Shakaar handily won the position as Bajor's second post-occupation
First Minister, edging Winn out of her acting role. Shakaar realizes
he has fallen in love with Kira a year after his election, during his
successful push to cut Bajor's UFP admission timetable in half, though
that act was later postponed by Emissary Benjamin Sisko's pagh'tem'far
(sacred vision) that advised against it. As his and Kira's affair
played out, he had a hard time accepting her carrying the O'Briens'
transplanted second child to term after an accident in 2373.
Soon afterward, he and Kira part ways romantically, although she still
respects him as Bajor's best leader. Shakaar is used to death threats
and he routinely ignores them, but a True Way alien operative nearly
kills him twice during the Federation conference on DS9, first by
sending his turbolift car into free fall, and later by almost getting
his quarters depressurized. According to Dukat, Shakaar slept with
every woman in his resistance cell except Kira—but Dukat's jealousy
of the Major should be taken into account.
Shakaar's relationship with Kira ended in 2373 after a visit to the
Kendra shrine on
Bajor revealed that they were not meant to walk the
Joseph Sisko, father of Captain Benjamin Sisko, was played by Brock
Peters (who also played Admiral Cartwright in
Star Trek IV: The Voyage
Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country).
Joseph ran a restaurant in
New Orleans called "Sisko's Creole Kitchen"
(DS9 S7Ep1: "Image in the Sand"), with a particular specialty each
night (generally seafood). While Nog was at
Starfleet Academy, he
San Francisco to dine, as Joseph obtained
grubs especially for Nog. Joseph's grandson, Jake Sisko, often worked
at the restaurant, and Benjamin worked there after the Pah Wraiths
collapsed the wormhole (events of S6Ep26: "Tears of the Prophets",
S7Ep1: "Image in the Sand". S7Ep2: "Shadows and Symbols").
Joseph was first married to a woman named Sarah, but when their son
Benjamin was a year and a half old, Sarah left, eventually moving to
Australia and dying in a shuttle accident. Joseph remarried soon
after, and Benjamin and his stepmother had such a close relationship
Joseph could not bring himself to disclose the truth to his son: that
Sarah was, in fact, a Prophet that took physical form. This discovery
was made by Benjamin and Jake in the episodes "Image in the Sand" and
"Shadows and Symbols".
Though Joseph Sisko does eventually reveal to Benjamin the truth about
Sarah, he vows to take his gumbo recipe "to the grave."
Luther Sloan was played by William Sadler. An operative in the secret
police organization known as Section 31, Sloan appeared in three
episodes of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: "Inquisition," "Inter Arma
Enim Silent Leges," and "Extreme Measures."
In 2374, Sloan placed Dr.
Julian Bashir in a psychologically intense
holodeck scenario designed to test his loyalties to the Federation.
Satisfied that Bashir was a steadfast
Starfleet officer, Sloan offered
Bashir a position in Section 31, knowing of the doctor's fondness for
20th century espionage fiction. Bashir adamantly refused, but Sloan
was content to let him consider the offer.
In 2375, Sloan attempted to recruit Bashir for a mission to gather
information on Koval, chairman of the
Romulan Tal Shiar. Bashir
initially declined, but agreed with Captain Sisko that this would
allow them to learn more about Section 31's operations and possible
Starfleet Command. However, unbeknownst to both of
them, Sloan had already enlisted the assistance of Admiral William
Ross and thus succeeded in strengthening covert ties to one highly
Romulan and subverting the career of another. Sloan appeared to
perish at Koval's hand, but later appeared in Bashir's quarters to
thank him for playing his part and living up to Sloan's high
expectations of him.
Later that year, Bashir discovered evidence that
Section 31 was
responsible for infecting Odo with a genocidal virus intended to bring
an end to the
Dominion War. With the assistance of Miles O'Brien,
Bashir lured Sloan to Deep Space Nine and captured him. Rather than
risk handing Bashir the cure, Sloan triggered a neuro-depolarizing
device in his brain, effectively killing himself. After stabilizing
Sloan, Bashir and O'Brien linked their minds to his in a last-ditch
effort to secure information that would lead to a cure. While inside
Sloan's mind, Bashir was offered secret information that could
supposedly bring about the end of Section 31. This was Sloan's way of
delaying Bashir from escaping with the knowledge needed to save Odo's
life, and the lives of the Founders.
Solbor was played by James Otis. Solbor was a
Bajoran and an assistant
to Kai Winn. He was killed by Kai Winn when he threatened to expose
Dukat and the Kai's betrayal of the Prophets. He appeared in three
Enabran Tain, played by Paul Dooley, was the former head of the
Obsidian Order and the biological father of Elim Garak. However, he
never admitted this fact publicly, believing that his son was a
"weakness [he] couldn't afford."
Tain was the head of the
Obsidian Order for twenty years, and the only
head of the
Obsidian Order to live long enough to retire. As the head
of the Order, Tain trusted no one, with the exception of his
housekeeper, Mila. He was known for his ruthlessness, and many said
that he lacked a heart. Tain was also Garak's immediate superior, whom
he trained and molded into a mirror image of himself. Nevertheless,
Tain was directly responsible for exiling Garak after being betrayed
by him in some way.
Tain attempted to stage a comeback by destroying the Founders'
homeworld with a combined fleet of
Obsidian Order and
Tal Shiar ships.
His plan was compromised by a Changeling infiltrator, and the fleet
was destroyed by the Jem'Hadar. Tain was assumed to have perished when
his ship exploded, but he was actually captured by the
detained at Internment Camp 371.
In 2373, Tain modified the camp barracks' life support system to send
a subspace signal to Garak, indicating he was alive. By the time Garak
reached him, he was dying of heart trouble. On his deathbed, after
being sure all his enemies were dead, Tain asked Garak to escape and
seek vengeance on the
Dominion for what it had done to him. Garak
agreed, but only if Tain asked him as his father. Tain died after
acknowledging that Garak was his son.
Tora Ziyal is the half
Cardassian / half
Bajoran daughter of Gul Dukat
and Tora Naprem. She spent most of her early life with her mother, and
thus her name is structured as are all
Bajoran names (with the family
name first). Her given name, Ziyal, is a popular
Cardassian name. She
was played by
Cyia Batten in "Indiscretion" and "Return to Grace," by
Tracy Middendorf in the episode "For the Cause," and by Melanie Smith
from "In Purgatory's Shadow" to "Sacrifice of Angels."
Ziyal was first introduced in the Season 4 episode "Indiscretion." In
Gul Dukat accompanied
Kira Nerys to the crash site of
Cardassian prison transport Ravinok. On the crash site (in the
Dozaria system) Kira found out Dukat went along because his mistress
(Tora Naprem) was aboard the Ravinok. They discovered the grave of
Tora Naprem, and Dukat confessed Tora Naprem and he had a daughter,
Tora Ziyal, who was also on the transport. Dukat originally intended
on killing Ziyal to protect his career, as it was an abomination for a
Cardassian and a
Bajoran to have a child, but Kira's arguments and his
own paternal love convinced him not to kill his daughter. They found
Ziyal in a Breen prison camp on the planet and freed her.
Even though her mixed heritage made living on either
Bajor unrealistic due to the inherent prejudices, she ended up
spending time on
Bajor attending a university there. After living
there for a short time, Ziyal moved to DS9 where she felt more
comfortable and at ease among the station's diverse population, with
the bonus of being closer to Major Kira whom she considered a big
sister. She was also friends with
Elim Garak and Julian Bashir. She
briefly evacuated to
Bajor after the Cardassian/
reclaimed DS9 (Terok Nor) from the Federation but eventually returned
to be near her father
Gul Dukat and her close friend Kira Nerys. After
she came to realize what type of man her father really was, she agreed
to help Quark liberate Rom, Kira, Jake and Leeta from prison. They had
been imprisoned for attempting to sabotage the Cardassian/Dominion
force's planned disarmament of the Federation minefield around the
wormhole, which was preventing the Gamma quadrant's Dominion
reinforcements from entering the
Alpha Quadrant (Season 6 episode
"Sacrifice of Angels"). While her father was attempting to convince
her to flee the station and return to
Cardassia with him before the
Federation troops retook the station, she was killed by Gul Dukat's
first officer Damar after he overheard her confession to her father
about having helped free the New Resistance members. Dukat underwent
an immediate and near catatonic mental breakdown after witnessing his
daughter's death right before his eyes.
Main article: Weyoun
Kai Winn Adami held the title of "Vedek" during the Cardassian
occupation of Bajor, and claimed to have been beaten for her religious
teachings. She had a contemptuous attitude toward Bajorans who fought
in the underground resistance cells, because she felt she did not get
proper credit for helping to fight for Bajor's liberation. She was
played by Louise Fletcher.
Winn makes her first appearance objecting to the teachings of Keiko
O'Brien in the Deep Space Nine school, in the episode "In the Hands of
the Prophets." In particular, she objects to Keiko's teaching of only
the scientific information about the
Bajoran wormhole, instead of
teaching the religious mythos regarding it. Winn views the
science-based teachings as blasphemy, and eventually her influence
results in all of the
Bajoran students being pulled from the school.
Later, a bomb is detonated inside the school. Commander Benjamin Sisko
Vedek Bareil on
Bajor and asks him to reprimand Winn before
she stirs up more violence, but he declines to enter into the
conflict. Winn also directs one of her supporters to assassinate
Bareil, who is Winn's chief rival in the
Vedek Assembly. The failed
assassination attempt is made during a speech Bareil is giving calling
for an end to conflicts over the school. Winn's involvement, although
suspected by Major Kira Nerys, is never proven.
Ever the ambitious opportunist, Winn later aligned herself with an
extremist group called "The Circle." The Circle's goal was to
eliminate all external influences from Bajor, including the
Federation, which would have served Winn's purposes in getting rid of
Commander Sisko, whom she resented as the Emissary of the Prophets.
The reward for her support would have been the guarantee of becoming
Eventually it was discovered that "The Circle" was actually being
supplied by the Cardassians. Major Kira managed to sneak into the
council chambers and presented the evidence to the Council of
Ministers. When Kira announced she has the thumb scan of a Cardassian
Gul signing off on a shipment of weapons to the Kressari, who in turn
sent them on to The Circle, Winn immediately changed sides telling
Minister Jaro that if he truly believes the Cardassians were not
supplying the weapons, he should not mind an examination of the
In the episode "The Collaborator," the election for the next Kai
approaches. Winn seeks out and obtains information about the Kendra
Valley Massacre, which she uses to manipulate Major Kira into
Vedek Bareil Antos, who is in a relationship with Kira
at the time. Ultimately, Bareil is forced to withdraw, resulting in
Winn's election as Kai. Although Bareil is later proven innocent by
Kira, he chooses not to reveal the truth, which is that
Kai Opaka had
actually been responsible for the massacre---a move that resulted in
forty-three deaths, including that of her own son, but which had saved
thousands of other
Bajoran lives. Over the years, Bareil faithfully
kept the secret to protect the
Bajoran people and preserve their
When the first minister of the provisional government dies, Winn gets
herself appointed to the political office, and tries to reclaim soil
reclamation equipment developed by the
Bajoran agricultural ministry
and loaned to a group of farmers. She wants to have it used to reclaim
soil for cash crops for sale off-planet, while a group of farmers led
by Shakaar, a former resistance leader, are trying to reclaim soil to
produce food for Bajor; Shakaar and his people had been promised the
reclamators, but Winn, now leading the government, reneges on the
previous leadership's promise. A brief insurrection, with Shakaar's
people preparing to fight security forces sent out by Winn, results in
the security force leader and Shakaar burying the hatchet. Shakaar
challenges Winn for the position of first minister in the upcoming
Throughout her service as both
Vedek and Kai, Winn always proved to be
selfish, arrogant, and power-hungry. She would do anything, and betray
anyone to advance her own career and agenda. She is also jealous of
other people receiving visions from the Prophets, especially the
alien, Sisko the Emissary.
In the final days of the
Dominion War, Winn finally received what she
believed to be a vision from the Prophets, who tell her that a guide
will soon appear to her. In reality, this vision was from the Pah
Wraiths, and the "guide" was Gul Dukat, who had been surgically
altered to look like a Bajoran.
Dukat and Winn soon became lovers, and he convinced her that to
restore Bajor, she must release the Pah Wraiths, who he claimed were
the true prophets of Bajor. To do this, Winn obtained the Kosst
Amojan, a forbidden text, but found that the pages were blank. Her
servant Solbor discovered what she and Dukat were planning. He
revealed Dukat's true identity and threatened to expose them. As Winn
killed him to prevent this revelation, a drop of blood fell from the
knife Winn stabbed him with, and onto the blank pages of the Kosst
Amojan, revealing the text. Later when Dukat attempted to read the
Kosst Amojan himself, he was blinded (the text could only be read by
the Kai), and cast out onto the streets by Winn. After studying the
text, Winn discovered there is only one way to release the Pah Wraiths
from the Fire Caves and hesitantly allowed Dukat to rejoin her.
Back on Deep Space Nine in Vic Fontaine's holosuite programme, the
Prophets send Sisko a premonition about a dangerous situation on
Bajor. In the series finale "What You Leave Behind" and after the
battle of Cardassia, Sisko traveled to the Fire Caves on
confront Winn and Dukat. While Dukat and Sisko fight, Winn realized
she has made the wrong choices and that she had been blinded by her
own ambitions. In an effort to correct all that she had done and
redeem herself, she attempted to throw the book of the Pah Wraiths
into the fire and destroy it. Before she could do so, Dukat
disintegrated her using powers given to him by the Pah Wraiths.
Kasidy Danielle Yates, played by Penny Johnson Jerald, is a civilian
freighter captain. She is introduced to
Benjamin Sisko by his son
Jake, who feels it is time for Sisko to start dating again after the
death of his first wife Jennifer at Wolf 359.
Jake's attempt at matchmaking is successful, and Kasidy and Sisko
become lovers, even after her arrest and eventual imprisonment for
aiding the Maquis. Following her release from prison, the two resume
Eventually, Kasidy becomes Sisko's second wife and, at the end of the
series, she becomes pregnant with their child. When Sisko leaves to
join the Prophets, he tells her that he will be away for a while, but
would eventually return to her.
Zek was the
Grand Nagus of the
Ferengi Alliance throughout most of the
24th century. He is played by Wallace Shawn.
Zek attempted retirement shortly after the discovery of the wormhole
near Bajor. He arrived on DS9 and during a business meeting announced
Quark would be his successor, and then appeared to have died.
Eventually it was discovered that Zek faked his death by entering into
a trance his attendant Maihar'Du taught him. The whole set-up was a
test to see if his son Krax was ready to take over, but Krax failed
miserably: by trying to seize power (assisted by Rom); by attempting
to kill Quark instead of acquiring it quietly. The proper approach was
to learn all the favorable deals and assume power by subterfuge and
cunning, in keeping with 'Rule of Acquisition' number 168: "Whisper
your way to success".
Zek visited the
Bajoran Prophets within the wormhole in an attempt to
gather information about the future which he could use to increase his
profits. Instead, the Prophets 'devolved' Zek's personality to that of
a proto-Ferengi, before his people had dedicated their lives to the
acquisition of wealth. During his time in this state, Zek made many
radical reforms to his people's laws and government directing his
people away from their greedy ways, including reformatting the
Ferengi Rules of Acquisition. He was eventually changed
back and his reforms nullified after Quark successfully appealed to
the Prophets' fear of interaction with other corporeal life forms that
might come to their domains to investigate the change. (DS9: "Prophet
During a Tongo tournament on Ferenginar, Zek received a tip from
Ishka, the mother of Quark and Rom, which helped him make a comeback
to win the tournament. They eventually fell in love. They were briefly
broken up by Quark at the prodding of Liquidator Brunt who was
plotting to depose Zek and succeed him as Nagus. Ultimately the effort
failed: Quark became aware of the plan, stopped Brunt's takeover, and
got Zek and
Ishka back together again. (DS9: "
Ferengi Love Songs")
Zek, suffering from failing memory, bequeathed all his financial
dealings to the financially brilliant Ishka, eventually caving in to
her not-so-subtle prods for female rights. He was once again deposed,
this time by Brunt, after he amended the
Ferengi constitution to allow
females to wear clothes in public, but was later reinstated after the
populace learned of the new and exciting business opportunities such
reforms would pave. Under Ishka's influence, he further reformed the
Ferengi political and economic system into a significantly less
Eventually, he and
Ishka retired to Risa after naming Rom as his
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