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Gul Dukat - Star Trek - Deep Space Nine

Gul Dukat from Star Trek - Deep Space Nine played by Marc Alaimo.

Gul Dukat is a fictional male Cardassian in the Star Trek - Deep Space Nine television series who was played on screen by Marc Alaimo. Gul Dukat holds the rank of Gul.

Gul Dukat was once the overseer of Terok Nor but is now an ambassador of sorts between the Cardassians and the Deep Space 9. He is a senior member of the Cardassian military and someone to whom interracts with Deep Space 9 frequently.

He was responsible for the death of Lieutenant Jadzia Dax but covers up his responsibility. He had become possessed by an ancient artifact at the time of killing Jadzia. He oversees the joining of Dominion.

Tora Ziyal

Tora was Dukat's love child whilst he was stationed on Terok Nor without his family. The idea of a love child would bring his dishonour amongst his people. He planned to kill his daughter but was disuaded from doing so by Kira Nerys who was with him when he found his daughter.

When he returned to Cardassia with Tora, his wife divorced him and his children except Ziyal wanted nothing to do with him. Gul Dukat was demoted from military commander to a freighter captain. Ziyal would stay by her fathers side.

After capturing a Klingon bird of prey, Kira was able to persuade Gul Dukat to let Ziyal stay on Deep Space 9 whilst he worked elsewhere, Kira would keep an eye on her.

Tora would eventually be executed by Damar, a Cardassian in revenge for her betrayal. Tora's death led Gul Dukat to have a mental breakdown.

Gul Dukat's Best and Worst Episodes


In the episode Cardassians, it is revealed that Gul Dukat and and Pa'Dar are rivals. Pa'Dar was a civillian politician who ordered the withdrawal from Bajor. In order to embarass Pa'Dor, Gul Dukat kidnapped Pa'Dor's son and put him in a Bajoran orphanage who would then be adopted by a Bajoran couple. Gul Dukat role is revealed in the tribunal looking into who should have custody of the son.


In Indiscretion, we learn that Gul Dukat has seven children. In the same episode, we learn that during his time during the occupation, he had a Bajoran mistress which produced a child, Ziyal which he planned to keep secret.

Dukat's mistress and daughter was on board the Ravinok, a Cardassian ship that was lost during the occupation. When Dukat learns that the ship has been found, he insists on going with Kira Nerys to find it. He plans to kill Ziyal to hide his indiscretion and therefore keep his place in society. When he gets the opportunity to kill Ziyal, he can't bring himself to kill her and lets her live, sending her back to Cardassia Prime their home world to live.

Human Form

In "Far Beyond the Stars", like all the other characters who had make-up on, he appeared as himself without. The episode had Captain Benjamin Sisko unconscious dreaming that he was a 1950's science fiction writer. Sisko wrote a story about a black man being in charge but because it was about a black man, no one wanted to publish it. Equal rights hadn't yet taken off. Marc Alaimo (actor) played the character of a cop alongside Jeffrey Combs who played Brunt and Weyoun.

During the final days of the Dominion War, Gul Dukat turned himself into a Bajoran. He used his new presence to get close to Opaka Winn, a senior Bajoran religious person. Gul Dukat led Winn to believe he was a farmer and she believed him.

Gul Dukat would eventually be found out after he had actually made love to Winn. Even though Winn knew who he was, she continued to work with him. Together they studied the text of the Fire Pah-Wraiths.

Gul Dukat would be poisoned by Winn when they reached the Fire Caves because the Pah-Wraiths needed a sacrifice. The Pah-Wraiths possessed Gul Dukat bringing back to life. Gul Dukat was pushed into the fires of the Pah Wraiths by Captain Benjamin Sisko who also went into the flames.

Gul Dukat Facts

Alien RaceCardassian
ActorMarc Alaimo
Last UpdatedSunday, August 11, 2019

Copyright: Paramount

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