Widowed father, Starfleet officer, religious icon… Benjamin Sisko juggles the extreme challenges of his personal life and professional duties commanding one of the most important and most dangerous posts in The Federation.
After the (spoiler alert!) death of Jadzia, Ezri becomes the new host of the Dax symbiont and joins the crew as the station’s counselor. Unprepared to be a joined Trill, Ezri struggles to adjust and establish her identity.
Current host of the Dax symbiont (as of series start), Jadzia has memories spanning several lifetimes. Dax’s previous host, Curzon, was a friend and mentor to Benjamin Sisko, establishing a continued bond for Jadzia. Jadzia serves as the station’s Chief Science Officer.
Having graduated second in his class, the smug and arrogant Julian Bashir had his choice of nearly any post in The Federation. Seeking adventure, Bashir established himself aboard Deep Space Nine as Chief Medical Officer.
The Bajoran liaison officer assigned to Deep Space Nine and first officer aboard the station, former resistance leader Kira Nerys struggles between loyalty to her people and loyalty to her commanding officer… Benjamin Sisko.
A constable in the Bajoran militia, the no-nonsense Odo serves as Chief of Security aboard Deep Space Nine. Unsure of his roots, the shapeshifting Odo desperately seeks out clues about his people, who ultimately prove to be one of the Federation’s greatest threats.
The ambitious Winn Adami is a Bajoran spiritual leader who will stop at nothing to maintain her influence and authority over her people. Imprisoned for five years by the Cardassians, Winn has an isolationist position with other species and is skeptical of the Federation’s motives. Winn resents Sisko and is threatened by his position as Emissary.