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Bio on Gul Dukat
Title : Gul Dukat (Character Bio)
Keywords: GUL DUKAT CARDASSIANS
Everything you wanted to know about Gul Dukat. Here's a bio on the
character. It lists his security clearence level to how many kids he has.
"Seven," Dukat said with a grimace marring the stoic features.
Dukat (Marc Alaimo)
POSITION: Commander of the 2nd Order
ACCESS/SECURITY COMMANDS: Security Clearance Levels 1 - 9.
Identification: ADL40. Priority One Override Authorization:
RACE/SEX: Cardassian male
BIRTH DATE/PLACE: Unknown (Cardassia Prime?)
FATHER: Unknown (presumably deceased)
MARITAL STATUS: Married
OFFSPRING: 1 son - Mekor (6 other children)
LANGUAGES: Cardassian and English
HOBBIES/INTERESTS: Food/Beverages - Red Leaf tea.
2360: Assumes command of Terok Nor. Birth date of Mekor.
2362: Orders the abduction of Rugal Pa'Dar.
2363: Attends the funeral of Gul Darhe'el.
2365: Installs Odo as Terok Nor security chief.
2369: Cardassian withdrawal from Bajor.
2370: Briefly held by the Maquis.
Although the exact details are unknown, Dukat's father was
apparently tried on Cardassia and undoubtedly convicted of the
crime and executed. According to Garak, who had some connection
to this trial, Dukat's father stated at the trial that his
biggest flaw was that his ambition outweighed his patriotism.
Dukat, however, believed that his father's biggest flaw was in
trusting Garak. Dukat had at some time tried to execute Garak,
but did not for unknown reasons. He would later regret not going
through with the execution.
As Prefect of Bajor and commander of Terok Nor (later Deep
Space 9), Dukat ordered the abduction of Kotan Pa'Dar's son Rugal
in 2362. Pa'Dar was a long time political enemy of Dukat's and he
was hoping to use the incident, based on strong Cardassian
beliefs in family unity, to discredit Pa'Dar sometime in the
future. Rugal, believed killed by a Bajoran terrorist raid on his
home, had actually been kidnapped and brought to the Tozak
Resettlement Center as an orphan by one of Dukat's officers. He
was adopted by Bajorans and taught to hate his Cardassian
He attended the funeral of Gul Darhe'el on Cardassia Prime
In 2365 he enlisted the services of Odo in the investigation
of a Bajoran chemist who had been murdered on the station. He
told Odo that he needed a neutral party to conduct the inquiry
because none of the Bajorans would cooperate with the
Cardassians. Although this was true, Dukat also needed to
distance himself from the investigation because the murdered
Bajoran, Vatrik, was a collaborator with the Cardassians and
reported directly to Dukat. He had previously seen, and been
impressed with Odo at a reception held for the Cardassian High
Command at the Bajoran Center for Science in 2363. Although Odo
was unsuccessful in solving the crime, Dukat kept him on as
station security chief.
At some point in his career Dukat had dealings with Obsidian
Order agent Elim Garak regarding an arms merchant. When it seemed
apparent that Garak would be returning to the Obsidian Order in
2371 (following his earlier exile from Cardassia), Garak noted
that he would have to look up Dukat and possibly see to Dukat's
He lost command of Terok Nor in 2369 after the military
evacuated Bajor, presumably because all of its resources had been
stripped and nothing was gained by staying. This action, which
included leaving many Cardassian orphans behind, is often blamed
on the orders of the Civilian Assembly (of which Kotan Pa'Dar was
a member of).
He returned to the station shortly after Starfleet took
administrative control in order to meet Commander Sisko and to
assure him that the Cardassians were willing to give assistance
to the station whenever needed. Dukat sent his ship into the
Wormhole shortly after its discovery and was stranded on the
other end due to damage to the ship during the passage.
Eventually the Cardassian warship was towed
back to Bajoran space by Commander Sisko in USS Rio Grande.
He was in communication with the station again later in the
year in connection with the detainment of Aamin Marritza,
suspected by Major Kira of being a Cardassian war criminal. Dukat
was originally reluctant to give the station any information,
simply demanding that Marritza be released immediately. He
eventually complied and the information he provided proved that
Marritza was not involved in any of the crimes committed on
In 2370 he contacted DS9 and issued an official apology from
the Cardassian High Command regarding the discovery of a forced
labor camp on Cardassia IV. The Hutat labor camp had been
infiltrated by Major Kira and Chief O'Brien in order to rescue Li
Nalas, a famous Bajoran war hero who was thought to have been
dead. Dukat claimed that the Cardassian government had no
knowledge of the camp and promised that its prefect who
be properly punished.
He was finally able to attempt to discredit Kotan Pa'Dar in
2370 when Rugal caused an incident on DS9 that brought him and
the existence of other Cardassian orphans to the surface.
Pa'Dar's supposed involvement in the ordering of the evacuation
of Bajor and the abandonment of Cardassian orphans played
perfectly into Dukat's plans to ruin Pa'Dar. An investigation
conducted by Dr. Bashir and DS9's resident Cardassian Garak
uncovered the evidence regarding Rugal's abduction. With his
involvement revealed, Dukat abandoned his plans to ruin Pa'Dar's
political career and left DS9 without comment.
After the destruction of the Cardassian freighter Bok'Nor at
DS9 in 2370, Dukat left Cardassia and made passage to DS9 as an
unregistered passenger on a Kortakian ship. After arriving at the
station he made his way to Commander Sisko's quarters and
persuaded Sisko to accompany him to Volan III, a former
Federation colony ceded to the Cardassians during the border
realignments, in order to find out who was responsible for the
freighter's destruction. Dukat was acting on his own, Central
Command having no knowledge of his actions. Dukat was aware that
a Federation colonist from Volan II had already been captured and
confessed to sabotaging Bok'Nor. After Sisko saw the confession
and heard complaints concerning violence against the Federation
colonists now living under Cardassian jurisdiction, he and Dukat
returned to DS9. Shortly after returning to the station, Dukat
was abducted by an anti-Cardassian organization that would later
proclaim itself as the Maquis. He was taken aboard a freighter
falsely registered to the Galadorans and brought to an uncharted
planet near the Federation/Cardassian DMZ. A Vulcan member of
the Maquis attempted to mind-meld with him in order to obtain
information but was unsuccessful because of Dukat's strong mental
discipline. He was rescued by a party from DS9 and taken back to
the station only to find out that the Cardassian Central Command
had claimed that he was part of a group of misguided officers who
were supplying weapons to the Cardassian colonists along the DMZ.
Having previously denied that Central Command was smuggling
weaponry to the DMZ, Dukat realized that had been deceived by
his own superiors, some of whom still blamed him for not killing
every Bajoran he could during his withdrawal from Bajor in 2369.
Working with Sisko in order to prevent a full-scale war, Dukat
managed to discover the location of the Maquis' next target: a
secret Cardassian weapons depot located within the DMZ. DS9's
entire runabout complement was sent to the Bryma colony to
intercept the Maquis attack. Dukat, accompanying Sisko
onboard USS Rio Grande, was angered and disappointed when Sisko
allowed a Maquis vessel to escape after successfully preventing
them from attacking the weapons depot. After a brief layover at
DS9, Dukat returned to Cardassia.
While patrolling near the Federation/Cardassian DMZ in 2371,
Dukat was surprised and amused to receive an automated distress
call from himself indicating that their was a worker revolt on
Terek Nor. Arriving at Deep Space 9 and beaming aboard the
station, Dukat found that a series of old counter-insurgency
security programs had accidentally been triggered by station
personnel. Knowing that he was the only one that could stop the
station's self-destruct sequence, Dukat tried to strike a deal
with Major Kira that would allow a small Cardassian garrison
to be permanently stationed on DS9. Planning on returning to his
vessel while awaiting Kira's response, Dukat found that he could
not transport off the station. An automated recording from a
Cardassian officer informed him that he was suspected of
abandoning his post during a self-destruct sequence and that all
of his security access codes had be rescinded.
Forced to help station personnel in order to save his own life,
Dukat devised a plan to neutralize the forcefields that had cut
off the Operations Center and had prevented anyone from reaching
the main fusion reactor to prevent its explosion. Ultimately,
Commander Sisko was able to reach a control junction and diverted
the reactors explosion into the station's deflector shields.
Following the theft of USS Defiant from DS9 in 2371 by
Maquis sympathizer Thomas Riker, Dukat was called to the station
and informed that Defiant was in the hands of the Maquis. Angered
that Starfleet would allow such a breach of security, Dukat
explained that the Central Command would send a small fleet after
Defiant to ensure its destruction at all costs, even to the point
of violating the DMZ treaty. As a measure of good faith and to
prevent any drawn-out conflict, Commander Sisko agreed to return
to Cardassia Prime with Dukat and assist in stopping Defiant.
When it became clear that Defiant was heading toward the Orias
system, Obsidian Order observer Korinas made it known that the
Order would not allow any ships inside the system, not even
Cardassian ships. Korinas' threat became real when a total of six
Keldan class warships, not under the authority of the Guard,
emerged from the Orias system to confront Defiant. In
a deal suggested by Sisko, Dukat agreed to let Defiant and her
Maquis crew go in exchange for Riker and the sensor information
collected on the Orias system by Defiant. Riker agreed to these
conditions and surrendered to one of the ships of the Guard that
had pursued him to the Orias system. At Sisko's request, Dukat
was able to convince the Ministry of Justice to commute the
standard death sentence for Riker in favor of life imprisonment
in a Cardassian labor camp.
In 2371 he contacted Sisko after learning of Sisko's intent
an building a replica of an ancient Bajoran solar-powered craft
in order to prove that the Bajorans had developed space travel
800 years ago as Bajoran history claimed. Dukat tried to convince
Sisko not to go through with his plans to journey to the Denorios
Belt and back, claiming that he was concerned with Sisko's
safety. Later, when Sisko's little vessel appeared in the
Cardassia system after having been caught in a tachyon eddy that
had propelled the ship past sublight speeds, Dukat was there to
greet him. Somewhat reluctantly, Dukat read a message prepared by
the Cardassian government which indicated the Cardassian's
acceptance that the ancient Bajorans had developed space travel
before the Cardassians. The message also indicated that the ruins
of a Bajoran spacecraft had recently been discovered on
Cardassia, the first time the Cardassians had ever admitted that
the Bajorans had been the first to make contact
between the two races.
SOURCES: [DS9] "Emissary", "Battle Lines" (AR), "Duet", "The
Homecoming", "Cardassians", "The Collaborator" (AR), "Tribunal"
(AR), "Civil Defense", "Defiant", "The Die Is Cast" (AR) and
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