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Played by: Casey Biggs
Full name: not revealed
Species: Cardassian
Position/occupation: Soldier; became head of Cardassian state; eventually became rebel leader
Rank: Glinn until "Behind the Lines"; Gul until "Statistical Probabilities"; Legate until "The Changing Face of Evil"
Birthplace or childhood home: Cardassia (presumably)
Spouse: wife (unnamed) - killed by the Dominion during "Tacking Into the Wind"
Child: son (unnamed) - killed by the Dominion during "Tacking Into the Wind"
Other family: none mentioned
Friends elsewhere: none mentioned
Hobbies/likes/interests: Kanar
Dislikes: none mentioned


Damar served under Dukat, as a glinn, on the freighter Groumall and later on a captured Klingon bird-of-prey ("Return to Grace", "Apocalypse Rising"); he was with him when Dominion/Cardassian forces took DS9 in late 2373 ("Call to Arms"). As Dukat's confidante, Damar carried some weight, but his rise truly began when he engineered a method to disable the minefield Starfleet had left across the wormhole entrance, for which he was promoted to Gul. He could not, however, resist bragging about the plan to Quark when the Ferengi got him drunk on kanar ("Behind the Lines").

Sometime later, Damar was sent by Dukat to fetch Ziyal, but was beaten up by Kira when he tried to force Ziyal to go with him. Later, when the battle for the station had finally been lost to Starfleet, Damar shot and killed Ziyal after overhearing her admit to her father that she had helped Kira and the others escape. He was forced to leave Dukat behind in the evacuation to Cardassia ("Favor the Bold"/"Sacrifice of Angels").

After this, Damar became a legate, and succeeded Dukat as head of the Cardassian government. He governed only at the Dominion's sufferance, and knew this very well, but could do little about it. At one point, he apparently arranged Weyoun's death in a transporter accident, but it did him no good, as Weyoun was immediately replaced by a new clone ("Treachery, Faith and the Great River").

By the time of the episode "Penumbra", Damar was descending into depression and alcoholism, and was essentially little more than a figurehead, though he had enough clout to secretly aid Dukat in his plan to masquerade as a Bajoran. Finally, in "Strange Bedfellows", chafing under Weyoun's continual belittling and dismissal of his authority, and incensed by the Dominion's casual sacrifice of an entire Cardassian order, Damar made his choice. He helped Worf and Ezri to escape, with a message: the Federation now had an ally on Cardassia.

In "The Changing Face of Evil", Damar gathered a force of officers still loyal to him and finally declared his rebellion by sending them on a strike against a Dominion outpost. He went underground with his men, including his aide Gul Rusot, and accepted help from Starfleet in the form of Kira, who came with Odo and Garak to teach the Cardassians guerrilla fighting tactics ("When It Rains..."). When Damar learned, while on a mission to capture a Breen energy dissipator, that his wife and son had been murdered by the Dominion, it only made him more determined; so much so that when Rusot threatened to kill Kira and Odo, Damar shot and killed his friend instead ("Tacking Into the Wind").

Not long afterwards, an intended meeting with potential allies turned out to be a trap, and Damar went into hiding with Garak and Kira, in Enabran Tain's old house. To his surprise, Damar learned soon afterwards that he was becoming a legend to the Cardassian people. At Kira's suggestion, Damar then began a popular uprising ("The Dogs of War").

Finally, in "What You Leave Behind", after he had been captured with Kira and Garak by the Jem'Hadar, but rescued by fellow revolutionaries, Damar was killed in the initial assault of the rebel forces against Dominion headquarters.

Appearances: "Return to Grace", "Apocalypse Rising", "Call to Arms", "A Time to Stand", "Sons and Daughters", "Behind the Lines", "Favor the Bold", "Sacrifice of Angels", "Statistical Probabilities", "Waltz", "In the Pale Moonlight", "Tears of the Prophets", "Image in the Sand", "Shadows and Symbols", "Treachery, Faith and the Great River", "Penumbra", "'Til Death Do Us Part", "Strange Bedfellows", "The Changing Face of Evil", "When It Rains...", "Tacking Into the Wind", "The Dogs of War", "What You Leave Behind"