Re: Dukat character - writer's mess?!
His religious conversion to the Pah-Wraiths seemed a bit of a stretch, but I've known people who became "born-again Christians" after a wild life of sex and drugs and sin. They can become rather unnerving working God and Jesus into every other sentence, and fully believing it because it gives them inner peace.
Despite all of Dukat's strange turns, Alaimo keeps him interesting.
Dr. Howard, Dr. Fine, Dr. Howard: For duty and humanity! --Men in Black (1934)