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Encyclopedia > Dukat (Star Trek)
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Gul Dukat
Dukat, S.G.
Species: Cardassian
Gender: Male
Hair color: Black
Eye color: Blue
Home planet: Cardassia Prime
Affiliation: The Pah-Wraiths, formerly the Cardassian Union
Posting: Kornaire
Prefect of Bajor/Overseer of the Cardassian Occupation
Terok Nor commanding officer
Commanding officer of the Second Order
Cardassia Prime
Chief military advisor to the Detapa Council
Groumall commanding officer
Leader of the Cardassian Union
Emissary of the Pah-Wraiths
Rank: Gul
Legate (demoted)
Portrayed by: Marc Alaimo

In the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine television series, Dukat, S.G. was a Cardassian leader and a recurring antagonist of Benjamin Sisko. He was played by Marc Alaimo. He appeared throughout the show, being introduced in the pilot episode "Emissary", and featuring in the show finale "What You Leave Behind". The ducat (IPA /ˈdʌ·kʰətʰ/) is a gold coin that was used as a trade currency throughout Europe before WW1. ... Dukat may refer to: Dukat (Star Trek), a character from the science fiction television show Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Dukat (urban-type settlement), an urban-type settlement in Magadan Oblast, Russia Ducat, an alternative spelling for a gold coin produced in Europe over many centuries Dukat (mountain), a mountain... Image File history File links Guldukat. ... In biology, a species is one of the basic units of biodiversity. ... Cardassians are a spacefaring race in the fictional Star Trek universe. ... The word gender describes the state of being male, female, or neither. ... The shield and spear of the Roman God Mars are often used to represent the male sex In heterogamous species, male is the sex of an organism, or of a part of an organism, which typically produces smaller, mobile gametes (spermatozoa) that are able to fertilise female gametes (ova). ... Human beings have many variations in hair color and hair texture. ... Eye color or eye colour is a polygenic trait and is determined by the amount and type of pigments, primarily melanin, present in the eyes iris. ... In the fictional series, Star Trek, Cardassia Prime is the main planet in the Cardassian Empire. ... In the fictional Star Trek universe, Pah Wraiths (also spelled Pagh Wraiths, Bajoran for Soul Wraiths) are evil Bajoran Prophets, non-corporeal life-forms, who were expelled from the Bajoran wormhole and reside in caves on the planet Bajor. ... In the fictional Star Trek universe, the Cardassian Union is the formal name of the Cardassian civilization in the Alpha Quadrant. ... The Cardassian Occupation or simply the Occupation is a period in the fictional Star Trek universe affecting the planet Bajor and the Bajorans. ... Deep Space Nine Deep Space Nine is a fictional space station in the television series Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. ... In the fictional series, Star Trek, Cardassia Prime is the main planet in the Cardassian Empire. ... In the fictional Star Trek universe, Pah Wraiths (also spelled Pagh Wraiths, Bajoran for Soul Wraiths) are evil Bajoran Prophets, non-corporeal life-forms, who were expelled from the Bajoran wormhole and reside in caves on the planet Bajor. ... This article or section contains information that has not been verified and thus might not be reliable. ... Marc Alaimo is an American actor. ... Space station Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (ST:DS9 or STDS9 or DS9 for short) is a science fiction television series produced by Paramount and set in the Star Trek universe. ... A television program is the content of television broadcasting. ... Cardassians are a spacefaring race in the fictional Star Trek universe. ... Captain Benjamin Lafayette Sisko, played by Avery Brooks, is a Starfleet officer and the main character of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. ... Marc Alaimo is an American actor. ... Emissary was the first episode of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. ... What You Leave Behind is the final episode of the television show Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. ...


Dukat previously held the military rank of Gul, and was therefore often referred to as "Gul Dukat." Tall, charismatic, and strong-willed, he starts as more of an anti-hero, but then becomes one of the series' main villains. He sought confirmation from his adversaries of his belief that he was a gentle and fair leader. Each time he failed to get that confirmation, he would react violently, accusing the people who didn't "appreciate" him of forcing him into hostile action. In the fictional universe of Star Trek, Gul is a military rank used by Cardassians. ... In literature and film, an anti-hero is a central or supporting character that has some of the personality flaws and ultimate fortune traditionally assigned to villains but nonetheless also have enough heroic qualities or intentions to gain the sympathy of readers or viewers. ...


For a time, he believed that he had earned the friendship of Sisko and Major Kira Nerys, and for a while he did seem to have gained their respect, if by reluctance. This usually happened after a crisis would force them to cooperate with each other, but she still distrusted, and sometimes disliked, him thoroughly. Kira rebuffed his constant attempts to woo her and gain her approval, and Sisko would eventually describe him as "pure evil", especially after his ordeal with an insane Dukat while stranded on a barren planet ("Waltz"). This all comes true after he betrays them. Colonel Kira Nerys was a character on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. ...

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Prefect of Bajor

During the Cardassian occupation of Bajor, Dukat served as Prefect of that planet and commanded Terok Nor, an orbital space station that contained ore-processing facilities maintained by Bajoran slave labor. Dukat believed himself to be a kind and benevolent overseer who cared deeply for the Bajoran people; he maintained that he tried to rule Bajor with a "softer" and "gentler" hand than the Cardassian Central Command required him to. As evidence, he pointed to the abolition of child labor and improved conditions in the labor camps (the latter, of course, being relative). However, he blamed the frequent terrorist acts against the Cardassians for forcing him to make harsh retributions, and he came to hate the Bajoran people for refusing to appreciate him or to let their technologically and culturally superior masters guide them into a better future. ("Emissary"; et al.) Deep Space Nine Deep Space Nine is a fictional space station in the television series Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. ... The International Space Station in 2006 Computer-generated image of the completed International Space Station A space station is an artificial structure designed for humans to live in outer space. ... Slavery is any of a number of related conditions involving control of a person against his or her will, enforced by violence or other clear forms of coercion. ... // Child labor or labour is the employment of children under an age determined by law or custom. ... A labor camp is a simplified detention facility where inmates are engaged in penal labor. ... Retributive justice is a theory of criminal justice wherein punishments are justified on the grounds that the criminal has created an imbalance in the social order that must be addressed by action against the criminal. ...


Fall from grace

When the Cardassians finally left Bajor, the Bajorans requested Federation assistance. Starfleet dispatched a crew led by Commander Benjamin Sisko to take control of Terok Nor, which was renamed Deep Space Nine. Shortly thereafter, they discovered the first known stable wormhole in the quadrant and moved the station nearer to stake the Bajorans' claim to it. Dukat's failure to recapture the station after this important discovery made him very unpopular with the Cardassian government. Dukat vowed someday to retake the station from Sisko and Starfleet. ("Emissary") In the Star Trek fictional universe, Deep Space Nine (or DS9) is a space station. ... In the fictional Star Trek universe, the Bajoran wormhole is a wormhole located near the planet Bajor. ... Starfleet Command In the fictional universe of Star Trek, Starfleet is the paramilitary defense, research, diplomacy, and exploration force of the United Federation of Planets (UFP) with – as of the late 24th century – thousands of starships and starbases at its disposal. ...


Tora Ziyal

Dukat had a daughter, Tora Ziyal, born from an illicit relationship with a Bajoran slave woman during the occupation. He sent her away as a 13 year old child without acknowledging his fatherhood because he feared that public knowledge of the relationship would hurt his political standing. Thought to be lost with the crew and passengers of the missing transport Ravinok, Ziyal was found alive six years later. Dukat was prepared to kill her to keep his indiscretion secret, but Kira convinced him to take her back to Deep Space Nine instead. Father and daughter soon became very close. In fact, Ziyal was one of the few people who gave Dukat the admiration he craved. ("Indiscretion") In the television show Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Tora Ziyal is the half Cardassian / half Bajoran daughter of Gul Dukat and Tora Naprem. ...


Return to power

As a result of this act of kindness, Dukat became a pariah; he was demoted to command of the freighter Groumall and assigned routine duties transporting supplies. During this time, the Cardassian Union and the Klingon Empire had become bitter enemies. In response to Klingon incursions into Cardassian space, Dukat commandeered a B'rel class starship with the assistance of Major Kira Nerys and began an independent campaign to repel the Klingons. As his successes grew, Dukat managed to restore some of his prestige with the Cardassian leadership, and made himself a hero in the eyes of his daughter. ("Return to Grace"; "Apocalypse Rising") The Star Trek fictional universe has presented a number of designs for starships of the Klingon Empire. ... Colonel Kira Nerys was a character on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. ...


Dukat became leader of the Cardassian Union when it formally allied with the Dominion. ("By Inferno's Light") The Dominion-Cardassian alliance succeeded in reclaiming Deep Space Nine but was forced to give it up after a decisive battle. When Glinn Damar, Dukat's second-in-command, killed Tora Ziyal for having secretly aided the resistance, her father lost his mind. ("Sacrifice of Angels") In the fictional Star Trek universe, the Cardassian Union is the formal name of the Cardassian civilization in the Alpha Quadrant. ... In the fictional Star Trek universe, the Dominion is a ruthless and militaristic Gamma Quadrant state, consisting of many different races, with ultimate power held by the xenophobic Changelings. ... Combatants United Federation of Planets, Klingon Empire Dominion Commanders Captain Benjamin Sisko, General Martok Gul S.G. Dukat, Female Changeling, Weyoun Strength Approximately 600 Federation ships and an unknown number (likely several hundred) of Klingon ships Over 1,254 JemHadar and Cardassian ships Casualties Unknown Unknown In the fictional... Damar is a character in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, a Cardassian officer, played by Casey Biggs. ...


Madness and the pah-wraiths

Though he was captured by Starfleet during the reconquest of Deep Space Nine, he later managed to escape after the starship he was being transported on was attacked and destroyed. While stranded near the crash site with his hated enemy Benjamin Sisko, Dukat, who had supposedly been cured of his madness by Federation doctors, began to suffer from severe delusions and hallucinations. Before making his getaway, he confessed to Sisko that he felt no remorse for the deaths of the 5 million Bajorans who perished during his reign as Prefect of Bajor and he swore to wipe out every Bajoran in the galaxy. ("Waltz") It is notable that he previously told his daughter that he did regret the Occupation ("Return to Grace"), but this could be a lie he told to get closer to his daughter, or it could be that this side of his personality was lost when he lost his daughter and descended into madness. A delusion is commonly defined as a fixed false belief and is used in everyday language to describe a belief that is either false, fanciful or derived from deception. ... An hallucination is a sensory perception experienced in the absence of an external stimulus, as distinct from an illusion, which is a misperception of an external stimulus. ...


By the following year, 2374, the still-insane Dukat, believing that he had found a way to wreak his vengeance on Bajor, performed an ancient ritual that summoned a pah-wraith, one of the ancient race of evil beings who are the sworn enemies of the Bajoran Prophets. The pah-wraith possessed Dukat and compelled him to bring it to Deep Space Nine, where he released it into the same room as the Bajoran Orb of Contemplation. The creature entered the Orb and caused it, and all the other Orbs, to go dark, thus sealing the wormhole. During the course of this scheme, Dukat murdered Lieutenant Commander Jadzia Dax, the station's science officer and the newlywed wife of Lieutenant Commander Worf. ("Tears of the Prophets") In the fictional Star Trek universe, Pah Wraiths (also spelled Pagh Wraiths, Bajoran for Soul Wraiths) are evil Bajoran Prophets, non-corporeal life-forms, who were expelled from the Bajoran wormhole and reside in caves on the planet Bajor. ... In the fictional Star Trek universe, the Bajoran Prophets are non-corporeal beings who inhabit the artificially constructed Bajoran wormhole which connects a distant point in the Gamma Quadrant to the Alpha Quadrant, near the planet of Bajor and the space station Deep Space Nine. ... Tears of the Prophets is a name for the ten Bajoran Orbs in the fictional Star Trek universe. ... Lieutenant Commander Jadzia Dax (played by Terry Farrell) was a fictional character in the first 6 seasons of the television show Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. ... Worf (Klingon: worIv) is a Klingon Starfleet officer in the Star Trek fictional universe. ...


Although Sisko was eventually able to cleanse the Orb and reopen the wormhole, the temporary disappearance of their "Celestial Temple" caused many Bajorans to question their faith in the Prophets. Some of these Bajorans joined the newly-formed Cult of the Pah-Wraiths, which was actually a front for Dukat. ("Image in the Sand"; "Shadows and Symbols")


Settling on the abandoned Cardassian space station Empok Nor, he founded a community of cultists who worshipped him as the Messiah and fathered another half-Bajoran child with a cultist named Mika. After kidnapping Major Kira and bringing her to the station, Dukat attempted to coerce the cultists into committing mass suicide to cover up his intended murder of Mika, but he was foiled by Kira. Although Federation forces reached the station in time to save the cultists, Dukat himself escaped. ("Covenant") Empok Nor In the fictional Star Trek universe, Empok Nor was a Cardassian space station similar in configuration to the Terok Nor space station (renamed Deep Space Nine when transferred to Bajoran control). ... In Judaism, the Messiah (מָשִׁיחַ Standard Hebrew Arabic: Al-Masih, المسيح), Tiberian Hebrew , Aramaic ) initially meant any person who was anointed by a prophet of God. ... Mass suicide occurs when a number of people kill themselves together with one another or for the same reason and is usually connected to a real or perceived persecution. ...


Traveling to Cardassia, Dukat subjected himself to plastic surgery, taking on the appearance of a Bajoran farmer named Anjohl Tennan. ("Penumbra") Thus disguised, he continued on to Bajor, where he wormed his way into the confidence and affection of Kai Winn, the ambitious Bajoran spiritual leader. Preying on the Kai's bitterness over Sisko, a non-Bajoran, having such a prominent role in her religion, Dukat deceived her into believing that the visions she was receiving from the pah-wraiths were actually from the Prophets. Slowly, he seduced and corrupted the Kai with these visions and turned her against the Prophets, eventually convincing her to worship the pah-wraiths in their stead. ("Til Death Do Us Part"; "Strange Bedfellows") Plastic surgery is a general term for operative manual and instrumental treatment which is performed for functional or aesthetic reasons. ... This article or section may need to be cleaned up and rewritten because it describes a work of fiction in a primarily in-universe style. ... On the science-fiction television series Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Winn Adami was the duplicitous woman who became Kai, the spiritual leader of Bajor, in 2370. ...


Revealing his true identity to the Kai, Dukat convinced her to read the mythical Book of Kosst Amojan, a dark tome that held the secrets of the pah-wraiths. In doing so, he arranged for her to murder her assistant, thus sealing her bond with the pah-wraiths. ("The Changing Face of Evil") When Dukat himself attempted to read from the Book, however, he was blinded. Interpreting this as a sign from the pah-wraiths (and feeling betrayed by Dukat), Winn cast the still-blind Cardassian into the street. ("When It Rains...")


After weeks of sightless wandering, Dukat's vision was finally restored to him by the pah-wraiths, who ordered him to join Kai Winn in freeing them from their prison in the Bajoran Fire Caves. Now armed with the Book, the two conspirators traveled there and began the ritual, igniting the Caves' long-dormant flames. As part of the ritual, Winn poisoned Dukat and offered him up as a sacrifice to the pah-wraiths. However, the evil spirits had other plans for the mad Cardassian. Declaring him to be their Emissary, they resurrected him, with his true Cardassian appearance restored, and filled his body with their dark power. As Benjamin Sisko arrived to stop them, fulfilling his destiny as Emissary of the Prophets, the Kai turned away from both Dukat and the pah-wraiths and attempted to stop him, but the pah-wraiths killed her. Realizing what had to be done, Sisko plunged into the flames with both the Book and Dukat, sealing the Fire Caves and imprisoning Dukat and the pah-wraiths together forever. ("What You Leave Behind") The skull and crossbones symbol traditionally used to label a poisonous substance. ... Marcus Aurelius and members of the Imperial family offer sacrifice in gratitude for success against Germanic tribes: contemporary bas-relief, Capitoline Museum, Rome Sacrifice (from a Middle English verb meaning to make sacred, from Old French, from Latin sacrificium : sacer, sacred; sacred + facere, to make) is commonly known as the...


Appearances

Dukat appears in the following Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episodes: Space station Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (ST:DS9 or STDS9 or DS9 for short) is a science fiction television series produced by Paramount and set in the Star Trek universe. ...

Season 1

  • Emissary, Parts I and II
  • Duet

Season 2

  • The Homecoming
  • Cardassians
  • Necessary Evil
  • The Maquis, Parts I and II

Season 3

  • Civil Defense
  • Defiant
  • Explorers

Season 4

  • The Way of the Warrior, Parts I and II
  • Indiscretion
  • Return to Grace

Season 5

  • Apocalpyse Rising
  • Things Past
  • In Purgatory's Shadow
  • By Inferno's Light
  • Ties of Blood and Water
  • Call to Arms

Season 6

  • A Time to Stand
  • Sons and Daughters
  • Behind the Lines
  • Favor the Bold
  • Sacrifice of Angels
  • Waltz
  • Far Beyond the Stars
  • Wrongs Darker than Death or Night
  • Tears of the Prophets

Season 7

  • Covenant
  • Penumbra
  • 'Til Death Do Us Part
  • Strange Bedfellows
  • The Changing Face of Evil
  • When it Rains...
  • What You Leave Behind, Parts I and II

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Dukat (Star Trek) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1596 words)
Dukat previously held the military rank of Gul, and was therefore often referred to as "Gul Dukat." Tall, charismatic, and strong-willed, he starts as more of an anti-hero, but then becomes one of the series' main villains.
Dukat vowed someday to retake the station from Sisko and Starfleet.
Dukat had a daughter, Tora Ziyal, born from an illicit relationship with a Bajoran slave woman during the occupation.
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