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Old October 16 2009, 01:50 PM   #23
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Re: Dukat's love for Ziyal--genuine or selfish?

No - I didn't intend to indicate that it did. I was merely addressing Redshirt's point - pointing out that even if we could accept that he had accepted Ziyal for this reason, that wouldn't constitute "love." I'm not sure exactly what it would constitute, but love wouldn't describe it. But no, I don't really think this is the reason he spared her.

As I've said a couple of times now, I believe Dukat felt some real love for (and responsibility for) Ziyal. But...

....But I do think that after he made that great sacrifice for love, he used her and her love for him a LOT, and that doesn't fit into my definition of love. Like just about anything else having to do with Dukat, it's all very twisted and complicated. That's why we talk about him so much.
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