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Old October 18 2012, 01:14 AM   #1
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Who were the breakout characters on DS9?

Who were the DS9 characters that started out just part of the cast and become fan favorites due to the acting or writing for the characters?

TOS had Spock
TNG had Data and Worf
VOY had the Doctor and Seven of Nine
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Old October 18 2012, 01:25 AM   #2
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Re: Who were the breakout characters on DS9?

Garak, Damar, Dukat...heck most if not all the reoccurring Cardassians (and even the ones that appeared in only one episode)

Quark of course.

And that loveable drunk...

Odo.
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Old October 18 2012, 07:44 AM   #3
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Re: Who were the breakout characters on DS9?

DS9 had many great characters, but in terms of Break out, I've got to say Odo. Rene (I'm not even going to try the last name) played him so well and he probably got the most development out of the cast it was just fun watching him grow into what he became in the later seasons. Heck, I remember when I was watching Boston Legal, everytime I saw Rene on the screen I was thinking this character is kind of like Odo.
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Old October 18 2012, 08:54 AM   #4
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Re: Who were the breakout characters on DS9?

I feel like there was another thread like this.. doesn't "break out" mean not from the main cast?
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Old October 18 2012, 09:00 AM   #5
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Re: Who were the breakout characters on DS9?

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I feel like there was another thread like this.. doesn't "break out" mean not from the main cast?
http://www.babylon.com/definition/Breakout%20character/

"A breakout character is a character in serial fiction who becomes the most prominent, popular, discussed, and/or imitated. The series may be in any medium (novels, magazines, television series, comic strips, games)."
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Old October 18 2012, 09:02 AM   #6
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Re: Who were the breakout characters on DS9?

Oh. Well I'm still going Garak.

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Old October 18 2012, 09:33 AM   #7
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Hard to say, I don't think DSN had any breakout characters, as they did a good job in fleshing out most of the characters. If any I think perhpas Garak.
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Old October 18 2012, 09:35 AM   #8
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Re: Who were the breakout characters on DS9?

Dukat and Damar. They were so much more than just evil characters for the pure sake of evilness. They were much more complex and especially Damar grew from background "yes, sir/no, sir" to such an important character.
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Old October 19 2012, 11:02 AM   #9
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Re: Who were the breakout characters on DS9?

I think it's a testament to strength of ensemble cast that I can't think of breakout character along the lines you mention (Spock, Data etc). Garak or Weyoun would
probably come closest.
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Old October 19 2012, 11:22 AM   #10
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Re: Who were the breakout characters on DS9?

Not sure if there was any breakout characters, as there were so many great characters on the show. But if I had to choose one from the main cast it would be Odo.
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Old October 19 2012, 02:26 PM   #11
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Re: Who were the breakout characters on DS9?

I am not convinced there were really any 'break-out' characters. DS9 had by far the best character development of any of the seasons. If I had to pick one, though, I would have to choose Garek. Would loved to have seen much more of him.
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Old October 19 2012, 02:57 PM   #12
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Re: Who were the breakout characters on DS9?

Nog, Rom and Garak are probably the closest, the rest got interesting during specific story arcs like Damar, not that they became an interesting character.
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Old October 19 2012, 06:32 PM   #13
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I would go with Nog. He ended up being so much more interesting than main cast member Jake Sisko!
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Old October 20 2012, 11:11 AM   #14
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I'm torn between Dukat and Damar... Both great characters.
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Old October 20 2012, 07:11 PM   #15
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Re: Who were the breakout characters on DS9?

I've never considered Data to be a breakout character. If I had to chose a DS9 character, I would pick Quark, due to his crossover appearances on TNG, Voyager and the deleted scene from Insurrection.
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