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 Dr. 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.External links
Kimara Cretak was a representative of the Romulan empire for a short time aboard Deep Space Nine. She was accused of treason against the Star empire and imprisoned later in the episode Inter Arma Enim Silent Leges. Kimara Cretak was first portrayed by Megan Cole in Image in the Sand and Shadows and Symbols, and veteran actress Adrienne Barbeau in Inter Arma Enim Silent LegesExternal links
Created by a holoprogrammer named Felix, Vic works as a Rat Pack style crooner in an idealized version of 1960s Las Vegas. He is charismatic and extremely perceptive. He is used as an informal counselor by crew-members of Deep Space Nine, and he took it upon himself to get Odo and Kira together romantically, giving Odo lessons on how to relax around women so that he could be more expressive around Kira. His program was once altered by a "Jack in the box" created by Felix to keep things interesting (see Badda-Bing Badda-Bang).
A rarity among holographic characters, Vic is self-aware and knows he is a hologram (as do the Emergency Medical Hologram and Professor Moriarty). Like the Doctor, Vic has the ability to turn his own program on and off. After Vic helped Nog deal with a traumatic battlefield experience, Nog arranged for Vic's program to run constantly so that Vic could experience a full life within his holodeck environment.
In the Mirror Universe, Vic was not a hologram. He was killed by the alternate Bashir.
Originally the role of Vic was offered to Frank Sinatra, Jr., but he turned it down, only wanting to play an alien.
The songs that Fontaine sings on Deep Space Nine are on the James Darren album This One's From the Heart. One song not on the album is "The Alamo" he sang to Dr. Bashir and Chief O'Brien right before they were going to replay the Alamo battle in the Hollosuites.
Although initially played as a stereotypical "airhead", over the course of the series it was revealed that she was in fact an intelligent woman who chose to maintain a carefree attitude. She was a ringleader when Quark's employees attempted to start a union, and also volunteered to play temporary host to one of Jadzia Dax's former personalities. She also once explained that Dabo girls actually have to be good at math, to ensure that the house always makes a profit in the long run.
Unlike most Bajoran characters, Leeta was 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 doesn't have a family name.External links
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 changeling.
Mora Pol was played by actor James Sloyan.External links
Morn is played by Mark Allen Shepherd. He is a Lurian male and the only member of his species seen in Star Trek. According to Emmy Award-winning make-up designer Michael Westmore, on the first day of filming the series, the director chose Morn somewhat randomly from among several prosthetic characters.
Morn runs a shipping business, but he is more frequently seen on Deep Space Nine sitting at Quark's bar. Morn's name is a deliberate anagram of the name Norm, a character on the TV show Cheers whom Morn resembles both physically and for his regularity at the bar.
Ironically, although Westmore went to great lengths to ensure that Morn could talk in case the character ever got a line, he never spoke on camera (though he did laugh); this became a running joke, with other characters commenting several times how extremely talkative he is. Morn is credited with knowing the funniest joke in the Universe, and in several episodes, an incidental character is seen to start laughing as he/she/it leaves 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 can. Despite this, Morn rarely seems to get Quark's jokes, and when he does, it takes him a while.
Often, other characters will refer to something Morn has done that, to the viewer, would seem very uncharacteristic for Morn, considering his usual on-camera silence. For example, when it became clear war with the Dominion was inevitable, Morn is said to have thrown a chair at Quark, then run 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 a priestess, 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 additionally claimed that Morn was a formidable sparring partner and the pair fought in the holosuites on a weekly basis.
Very little is revealed about Morn or his species on the show. In The Way of the Warrior, it was implied Lurians are usually found near the Hyundite 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, notably the Mother's Day Heist in which his crew stole 1,000 bricks of gold-pressed latinum. Like all Lurians, Morn has two stomachs; it was revealed that he was storing the latinum taken from the bricks (in its natural liquid form) in one of them, and it was implied that is the reason his hair had fallen out.
In the episode Who Mourns for Morn?, Quark pleaded that Morn's chair should never be empty: he then sits a patron down and exhorts him to "keep it warm...for Morn". This patron is Mark Allen Shepherd without his make-up on.
Also, the painting of Morn seen in this episode was actually painted by Mark Allen Shepherd.External links
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.
Keiko soon decided to start a school. 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 "Kirayoshi".
When the Dominion War began, Keiko and the children were evacuated away from the war zones. They remained away for a time until the fields of battle had shifted far enough away to make Deep Space Nine safe again. After the war, the O'Brien family relocated to Earth when Miles became an instructor at Starfleet Academy.External links
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, effacing the adult Molly in the process.External links
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.
During the 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. She had little choice though: the Cardassians had threatened to destroy some Bajoran towns so by betraying the rebels (and 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 Winn Adami.
In the Deep Space Nine relaunch novels, Opaka was rescued from the Ennis moon by zealous aliens called the Ascendants, after which she roamed the Gamma Quadrant as a healer. She is found by Jake Sisko and returned to Bajor, where she refuses to retake the post of Kai.External links
Vice Admiral William Ross, played by Barry Jenner, was the Field-Commander of Starfleet forces during the Dominion War and was the coordinator of Starfleet's defense of the Bolian and 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, in order 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.
It was later revealed that Ross was one of the few Starfleet personnel 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 the DS9 episodes "A Time to Stand", "Behind the Lines", "Favor the Bold", "Tears of the Prophets", "Image in the Sand", "Shadows and Symbols", "Inter Arma Enim Silent Leges", "Til Death Do Us Part", "The Changing Face of Evil", "When It Rains...", "The Dogs of War", and "What You Leave Behind".External links
A onetime farmer in Bajor's Dahkur Province, Shakaar returned to his fields in 2369 after 25 years of fighting the Cardassian occupiers—only to find himself in 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 ironically found himself 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. Even after knowing Kira for 10 years, he realizes he has fallen in love with her 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 that advised against it. As he 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, and made a fool of himself during her delivery in mid-2373.
Soon afterward, he and Kira parted 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 killed him twice during the Federation conference on DS9 by sending his turbolift car into free fall, then almost getting his quarters depressurized. According to Dukat, anyway, he slept with every woman in his cell of resistance fighters, 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 Kenda shrine on Bajor revealed that they were not meant to walk the same path.External links
Joseph ran a restaurant in New Orleans called "Sisko's Creole Kitchen" (DS9: "Image in the Sand"), with a particular specialty each night (generally seafood). While Nog was at Starfleet Academy, he commuted from San Francisco to dine, as Sisko obtained Ferengi tube grubs for Nog, wishing he could cook them to make them palatable for humans. His grandson, Jake Sisko, has often worked at the restaurant, and Benjamin worked there after the Pah Wraiths collapsed the wormhole. He was waiting for the Prophets to communicate with him.
Joseph was first married to a woman named Sarah, but inexplicably, when 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 episode "Image in the Sand".
Though Joseph Sisko does, eventually, reveal to Benjamin the truth about Sarah, he vows to take his gumbo recipe "to the grave".External links
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 connections to 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-placed Romulan and subverting the career of another. Sloan appeared to have perished at Koval's hand, but Bashir could not believe that a man like him could die so easily. This was confirmed when Sloan re-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, however, 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 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. If not for O'Brien's intervention, Bashir would have died with Sloan and the Founders would have perished as a species.External links
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 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.
The following year, 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 resulting Battle of the Omarion Nebula was a complete failure. The entire combined fleet was destroyed by the Jem'Hadar. Tain was assumed to have perished when his warbird exploded, but he was actually captured by the Dominion and detained at Internment Camp 371.
In 2373, Tain managed to modify 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 unspecified heart trouble. On his deathbed, Tain asked Garak to escape, so that he could 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 finally acknowledging that Garak was his son.External links
Ziyal was first introduced in the Season 4 episode "Indiscretion". In this episode, Gul Dukat accompanied Kira Nerys to the crash site of the 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.
After living on Cardassia for a short time, Ziyal moved to DS9, where she entered into a relationship with Elim Garak, much to her father's disdain. She lived there until she was killed by Gul Dukat's first officer Damar, because she confessed to freeing Rom, Kira, Jake and Leeta from prison (Season 6 episode "Sacrifice of Angels"). Dukat underwent an immediate mental breakdown with this, and could barely even register his Federation imprisonment, he was so distraught over her death.
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.External links
Jake's attempt at matchmaking is successful, and Kasidy and Sisko become close friends, even when she is arrested and serves time for working with the Maquis. When she is released from prison, the two resume their relationship.
Eventually, Kasidy becomes Sisko's second wife. At the end of the series, she is pregnant with their child. When Sisko leaves to join the Prophets, he tells her that he will be away for a while, and did not know when he could return to her.External links
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 is discovered that Zek faked his death by entering into a trance his attendant Maihar'du taught him. The whole set-up was to test to see if his son Krax was ready to take over but Krax failed miserably. This was due to Krax' trying to seize power (assisted by Rom) by attempting to kill Quark instead of, more appropriately, acquiring it quietly by learning all the favorable deals and assuming power by subterfuge and cunning, in keeping with 'Rule of Acquisition' number 168: "Whisper your way to success".
Later, Zek visited the Bajoran Prophets within the wormhole in an attempt to prod them for information about the future he could use to further 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 long-standing Ferengi Rules of Acquisition. He was eventually changed back and his reforms nullified after Quark had successfully appealed to the Prophets' fear of interaction with other corporeal life forms that might come investigating the change.
During a Tongo tournament on Ferenginar, he received a tip from Ishka, who is the mother of Quark and Rom, which helped him make a comeback to win. 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 after Quark realized the plan and stopped Brunt's takeover and got Zek and Ishka back together again. (DS9: "Ferengi Love Songs")
Zek, suffering from failing memory, acquiesced 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 successfully 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 syndicalist model.
Eventually he and Ishka retired to Risa after naming Rom as his successor.External links
Dayton native lands recurring role on 'Weeds' ; Joey Luthman may not even get to watch the show on which he works
Jun 15, 2008; Dayton native Joey Luthman has a recurring role on "Weeds." However, his parents may not let him watch the show. Luthman, 11,...