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  • Ziyal Dukat
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  • Ziyal Dukat is the half-Cardassian, half-Bajoran daughter of Skrain Dukat, born as the result of an act of torture by Pah-Wraith vedek Tora Naprem against the Cardassian rebel fighter. (Sigils and Unions: Catacombs of Oralius) Like her father, Ziyal Dukat was a devout believer in the Oralian Way, and followed in his footsteps as a rebel against the Bajorans. She perished with him in a failed 2370 attack against the Eye of the True Prophets, a Bajoran station in orbit of Cardassia Prime. ("Sacrifice")
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  • Ziyal Dukat is the half-Cardassian, half-Bajoran daughter of Skrain Dukat, born as the result of an act of torture by Pah-Wraith vedek Tora Naprem against the Cardassian rebel fighter. (Sigils and Unions: Catacombs of Oralius) While Vedek Tora named her "Tora Fithani," chosen perhaps because of its difficulty to pronounce for native Cardăsda-speakers, her father chose the name "Ziyal" by which she would be known for the rest of her life. The name derives from the Cardăsda word for "future" (zay'oul), chosen by Skrain Dukat in gratitude to his people's deity for giving him the hope to continue living despite the horror of his circumstances. ("Exits in the Haze") Skrain and Ziyal Dukat were fiercely protective of each other--he risked everything to escape captivity on Bajor with her in her infancy, and defended her on his return to Cardassia Prime against the snipes of fellow Cardassians who scorned her because of her origins. Similarly, she kept watch over her father during times when he lacked sufficient medicine to prevent his manic-depressive episodes, essentially taking the role of primary caretaker during these periods. ("Exits in the Haze," "Sacrifice") Her father never allowed her origins to interfere with his affections towards her--in fact, he even raised her to refer to his late wife as "Mother," and to think of the siblings she would have known as something much like angels, watching over her. When a stranger by the name of Elim offered to embroider her name on a cloth Skrain Dukat's wife had embroidered with the names of their other children, Dukat gladly accepted, stating that he would not have Ziyal kept separate as though she were lesser family than them. ("Those Who Live in the Shadow of the Night") Like her father, Ziyal Dukat was a devout believer in the Oralian Way, and followed in his footsteps as a rebel against the Bajorans. She perished with him in a failed 2370 attack against the Eye of the True Prophets, a Bajoran station in orbit of Cardassia Prime. ("Sacrifice")