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Old March 3 2013, 07:00 PM   #46
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Re: Dukat character - writer's mess?!

I have to say... I think Sarah sisko was ok...

It doesnt have to be a retcon

maybe she was one of hte more adventerous prophets... And they dont exist in linear time so maybe they went back to arrange for this guy to come by... even though they hadnt met linear beings yet.

like it or not, it works with entitys outside of Linear time.
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Old March 4 2013, 04:14 PM   #47
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Re: Dukat character - writer's mess?!

Nice to have so many people agreeing with me on this point...

To me the whole attraction of Dukat as a character was his ambivalence - the fact you could despise his actions while admiring him almost against your will.

Evidently, he was a bad guy - most people have a few redeeming features, and the fact that he had those as well doesn't change the fact that he was essentially a ruthless, power-hungry, self-obsessed bastard.
And, of course, he believed he was a good guy. That was what made him so realistic. Everyone thinks their own actions are justified. And certainly your classic dictator types never think of themselves as evildoers. Hitler was convinced he was a good guy. So was Idi Amin. It goes with the territory.
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Old March 5 2013, 12:16 AM   #48
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Re: Dukat character - writer's mess?!

HaventGotALife wrote: View Post
I think it would've been more interesting if Dukat wasn't a true believer, just a vessel for power. If he realized that Sisko commanded the Bajoran Gods and to destroy them is to destroy Sisko's power. He is just chasing the power to control, and beat, Benjamin Sisko because he is emissary.
I think that's what Dukat's intentions were when he first sought out the Pah-Wraiths--he thought he could control their power to his own ends.

But, as we had seen all the way back in "Prophet Motive," that species did have the power to overwrite the minds of humanoids in their image. And that's what I think the Pah-Wraiths did to Dukat: destroyed his free will.

BTW, for those of you who liked "Covenant," I have the PERFECT soundtrack for that episode.
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