Re: decision regarding Rugal incomprehensible!
I didn't mean to imply that the Proka family was physically abusive towards Rugal or that they didn't love him. They weren't, and they did. But I also think it's very likely that they purposely imbued Rugal with prejudice against his own race. Not to stick it to Rugal himself, but to the entire Cardassian people. Raising a Cardassian child to hate the Cardassian race could be seen as the ultimate form of revenge for a Bajoran family.
That being said, given the choice of the actor to play Kotan Pa'Dar...
These are the Prokas.
These are the Pa'Dars.
This is Captain Sisko.
And this is...SOAP.
It is by caffeine alone I set my mind in motion. It is by the beans of Java that thoughts acquire speed, the hands acquire shakes, the shakes become a warning. It is by caffeine alone I set my mind in motion.