Year of birth :
Place of birth:
Dahkur Province, Bajor
Colonel, Bajoran Militia
Bajoran liaison officer and first officer
Nerys has always possessed the tactical and strategic skills to do her
job exceptionally well, it is in
interpersonal communication, self-assurance, and finding the imagination extinguished by a refugee's atrophied
childhood where she has grown the most since this officer first encountered her in 2369. Having lived on the edge
of life and death for so long, her emotions are always close to the surface and they can be unusually strong:
love, grief and anger being the most prevalent. She has also slowly come to grips with both the violence of her
past actions and her strong anti-Cardassian disposition.
Kira Nerys faced the same terrifying and brutal life faced by many of her
Bajoran brethren: her father
Taban Kira, a farmer or gardener by trade, was killed fighting in the resistance while her mother Meru Kira,
(at least till recent finding which tell otherwise) an icon painter, died of malnutrition in the Singha Refugee Camp
when Nerys was 3.She has two brothers Reon and Pohl, all they had to play in the camp growing up was Bajoran
springball, but she had some crafts such as finger-painting at age 4 in the camp school. Having forsworn any
artistic aptitude, she ironically would have been a member of the artist J'barra of Ih'valla, had the ancient Bajoran
caste system survived the Occupation.
the age of only 12, after working in the mines, the orphaned Nerys was
recruited by Lorit Akrem into the
province's Shakaar resistance cell, named for its leader. A year later, after running errands and cleaning weapons,
the group finally accepted her fully when Shakaar approved her replacing a missing member for a raid on a
Cardassian skimmer. The earring she wears today was made from the metal of the skimmer by cellmate Lupaza,
after Nerys killed the entire unloading complement while giddily trying to impress the group.
later she helped to temporarily liberate the Cardassians' notorious Gallitepp
labor camp, and eventually
learned to fly outdated Raider craft against her oppressors.She suffered during the winter of 2360-61 along with the
rest of her cell in her native Dahkur Hills caves,unarmed and hungry; her group evaded Cardassians for 10 years in
the area. Through it all Nerys never served time in Cardassian prison,but she was once rescued from a Cardassian
interrogation center with her fellow cellmates.
war for Bajor's liberation had to include murder as well,such as when she
helped plasma-bomb the home of
Gul Pirak in Hathon, and when she checked aboard the Terok Nor station in 2365 to kill a native collaborator with
the Cardassians; the latter took a toll on her soul no amount of eventual victory could erase. Ironically, she met
Odo and Quark for the first time on that mission and was almost caught, the truth not coming to light until years
later as the station's post-withdrawal first officer.
accepted a major's commission and the post as Bajoran military attaché
to Ben Sisko and the Starfleet
administrators on DS9 following the withdrawal in 2369 although she had initially turned it down and opposed the
Bajoran provisional government's move to invite Starfleet in. As she and Sisko grew to work and trust each other
while respecting their own agendas, she was temporarily recalled early the next year pending reassignment during
the abortive coup on Bajor, just after she risked life and career to rescue reluctant Bajoran hero Li Nalas. It was
then when she first truly met Vedek Bareil, then the front-runner to replace Kai Opaka, and they fell in love.
the coming of Bajoran independence, grief would continue to be a constant
for Kira. It was she who
performed the Bajoran death ritual for Opaka soon after, when the kai was trapped in virtual death in the Gamma
Quadrant in 2369. The next year Nerys was at Bareil's side when a scandal in a no-win scenario during the
occupation dashed his chances to become Kai.Nerys was opposed and appalled to the election of the next Kai,
the patronizing and manipulative Kai Winn.; a year later she faced his death alone on the eve of his Cardassian
peace treaty that Winn would later take the credit for. But Nerys had some solace, blocking Winn's drive to be
secular leader of Bajor as well when she helped diffuse a crisis and bolster her old resistance leader Shakaar to
the post instead. She in turn fell in love with him a year later, lending no less a figure than Gul Dukat to note her
obvious attachment to strong male personalities. In addition, Nerys was also attracted to Tom Riker despite her
involvement with Bareil;after his theft of the U.S.S. Defiant,she eventually talked him into taking Dukat and Sisko's
deal of surrender with a rare Cardassian prison term that she vows she'll help him escape from some day.
of her initial thin-skinned reputation, Nerys has had to convince Sisko
she can handle cases close to
her heart and has a hard time dealing with the fact that she can't always fight for the underdog anymore.
Her hatred of Cardassians tempered much faster than even she would have thought, sympathizing with the
amazing case of Aamin Marritza and even becoming allies with her hated Gul Dukat on occasion, saving his half-
Bajoran daughter from Dukat's own hand to avoid the shame and later taking her in to save her from a rogue
marauder's life with him. Even more so, she abhors Quark and all Ferengis, and is an infrequent visitor to his bar.
She feels that "Starfleet types" live too much by automation and not enough by their wits, and still thinks the
Federation itself is "naive" - but her Cardassian experience has left her a strong civil libertarian, opposed to
unnecessary security crackdowns.
not overtly religious initially, she supported Winn as a "true believer"
until her treachery, once revealed,
left her shaken and even more an admirer of Sisko's character - despite never having been comfortable with
working under the "Emissary." Although she came to have more faith and meditates daily in her quarters, she
never sees the prophets' will as Winn does. Her Spartan quarters feature a personal Bajoran shrine - the standard
icon behind an altar - with a couch and endtable, a desk, and a table with two chairs in her living room.
was kidnapped in 2371 and surgically altered to be Cardassian as a pawn
in an elaborate Obsidian Order
plot to expose her alter ego's father, a powerful legate, as a Cardassian dissident; after his rescue they formed an
odd bond. Later that year she was chosen as Presider for DS9's Gratitude Festival shortly before Bariel's sudden
death and had planned to spend the holiday with him but fell for Bashir instead, thanks to Lwaxana Troi's Zanthi
fever - which only acts in case of latent relationships.
stays fit and trim thanks to her lifelong affinity for Bajoran springball:
aside from following the local teams'
standings she allows it as a rare personal holo-program diversion. Because she feels ill at ease with idle time and
her rough childhood allowed little room for fantasy, she usually hates holosuites as a waste of time and prefers
instead the real thing - a trait Dax is trying to help change; despite that spare outlook, she does use feminine
toiletries like epidellic skin lotion. In music, she only knows Bajoran composers and doesn't feel artistic at all
despite her mother's career - an irony of Akorem Lann's short-lived return to the d'jarra family castes. At times she
has enjoyed Bajoran synthale, a Stardrifter, Bajoran ginger tea, and hot coffee. She's never won anything before
Quark's "prizes," but does know how to play Dabo.
UPDATE , CMO J. Holzken recording
trip with Dukat early in 2372 to uncover the missing Bajoran prison ship
Ravinok set in motion a host of events
for Nerys. While finally ascertaining the death of her fellow Shakaar cellmate Lorit,her insistence that Dukat let his
illegitimate daughter Ziyal survive cost him his standing and he subsequently became a marauder against the
invading Klingons. In turn, Nerys argued to let Ziyal remain at the station, untouched by the chaos and under her
wing. The entire episode also revealed Dukat's affection for her -- a move which Nerys has confessed she easily
dismissed, even though the cross-cultural emotions between two former avowed enemies troubled her.
importantly, the emergency transporter transplant Julian Bashir performed
to save the O'Brien fetus when
Keiko was injured has had all kinds of repercussions since he determined Nerys would have to carry the baby to
term, due to Bajoran fetal differences. Asking her to move in with them was a good pre-natal move by the
O'Briens for all concerned, but he suspect the baby's birth finally allowed the Chief to relax over everything from
his concern over her raktajino caffeine intake to this doctor's sneaking suspicion of a latent attraction between he
and the major at one point. Having the baby according to the traditional Bajoran relaxation process he believes
eased her port-partum syndrome, if anything could have helped that; her reaction in this vein will be monitored.
reported the typical Bajoran symptoms of sneezing, muscle spasms and swollen
feet, and despite her
distaste for makara herbs she owes her life to them now since they inhibited her system from a kidnapper's
poison serum injections.
she discovered that her mother didn't die like she was told, but that she
in fact became Gull dukat's
lover, in first to keep her family alive but as time went on she came to peace with the lifestyle and forgot almost
everything she stands for..after hearing this she asked the Emissary for his permission, to let her consult the
orb of time, knowing she could do nothing as events took place,for that would probably alter the time line. After
first saving herself as a kid and her family from a group of robbers she and her mother where taken from the
group and had to become pleasure girls which took her through a lot of events , which eventually led to a final
confrontation.She became a member of the resistance and had to plant a bomb in Dukat's quarters, just than
when she planted the bombher mother was given a transmission from her father, although she felt so much hate
for her mother and dukat she actually did the opposite of the expected and saved both her mother's and Dukat's
life, not because she forgave her mother from being a collaborator, but simple for the sake of the time line, her
mother died a curtain dead 7 years later.