^ I agree that we have no basis for comparison. For me that's what makes it an interesting topic for discussion. The back-and-forth doesn't do much for the discussion as a whole, but it did help me think about my own views on the character(s). If anyone else has any thoughts, I promise that I won't try to tell you that you're wrong, because I would be wrong to do so
PS: I definitely do NOT think Dax is suicidal, quite the opposite. I think it thinks about it's own life and purpose for being here and disregards that of whichever host it happens to be living in at the time.