R. Star wrote:
That's what made Dukat a complete character in my opinion. That he did have some redeeming qualities. During seasons 3, 4 and early 5 he was practically one of the good guys or at least on their side half the time.
That's the thing though. Most of Dukat's redeeming qualities were just a calculated move to increase others' opinion of him. The only good thing he did the entire series that was not designed to make other people think better of him was not murder Zial.
The only thing is, before Waltz he believed his own lie. He was convinced that he really was this wonderful person who fought to make the Occupation more bearable. He was always a narcissistic murdering sociopath, with no genuine redeeming qualities.