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Visitor Log, Stardate 50173.1 - present 


GUL DUKAT - Visual nr 092
The former Cardassian prefect of DS9, or Terok Nor, Dukat has proven himself a survivor as well as    
an expert tactician at political intrigue as well as combat. He has ridden the roller-coaster of change   
sweeping his people, incredibly recovering from the DS9 loss to becoming military advisor after a    
shocking civilian coup in 2371, then a lone marauder against Klingon aggressors after losing his    
legate rank over a mistress scandal, and finally as ruler of a puppet government in the Dominion on    
the verge of taking the Alpha Quadrant in 2373-74.     

A wily egotist and more silver-tongued than most Cardassians, he was a part of the Bajoran occupation
at least as far back as 2352 (when he fathered a daughter by a Bajoran mistress) and came to head  
the station about ten years before the overall Bajoran withdrawal he opposed. He had dealt with Quark    
throughout the Occupation, but had first met both Kira and Odo in 2363 as a member of the Central    
Command -- afterwards making Odo his station security chief, and later coming to have an ever-enlarging   
crush on Kira; he had called labeled her a 'minor operative' who ran 'errands for the terrorist leaders.     

After the withdrawal he still kept meddling in station affairs as commander of the Second Order but was   
not above cooperating when it suited him, as in hunting down the Maquis with Sisko who kidnapped him   
in 2370, or searching for his mistress and daughter among the Ravinok survivors with Kira in 2372.  
Dukat had just been promoted to legate after helping save the civilian Deteppa Council from Klingon  
capture in early 2372 during their invasion, but he lost all standing and his wife and seven children,  
including an 11-year-old son Mikor in 2371 by admitting to his illegitimate daughter Tora Ziyal    

Rather than keep his demotion to a freighter captain, he broke off to prey as a bandit on Klingon intruders,    
but eventually sold out his world to the Dominion to become its leader under, Weyoun. Although they  
fought together against the Klingon invaders, Dukat and Garak share a special hatred: the former 
Obsidian Order agent had Dukat's father on trial and executed, and Dukat has wanted to do the same 
to his rival, now in exile.